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Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort 2024 | Workshop 1

Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort 2024 is a four-part, peer-based workshop series facilitated by Dr. Anu Taranath to support a community of practice, equipping leaders from architecture and allied firms to translate learning and catalyze change outward in their own firms and beyond.

The first workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 12:00-4:00pm PT, in person at the Center for Architecture and Design (1010 Western Ave).

Workshop 1: Power & Privilege

August 7, 12-4pm PT | In-Person @ the Center for Architecture and Design (1010 Western Ave)

We will get to know one another in this session, and learn about the equity journeys of the firms represented. What are some of the general barriers to equity work? How might we handle discomfort in productive ways? How does a deeper awareness of our power and positionality in relation to others help us develop a responsibility toward stewardship, especially as leaders in our firm? This first workshop will explore what exactly equity stewardship looks like, especially since some firm leaders’ life experiences might look quite different from those on whose behalf they are advocating.

Want to learn more? Visit Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort 2024 for additional program information, including registration criteria and the other key dates. 


Alyssa M. Mitchell Assoc. AIA, Weber Thompson | Jennie C. Li, Planning in Color/UW Landscape Architecture | John Alex Correa, HEWITT  | Leon Holloway, NOMA NW/DLR Group | Shweta Sinha AIA, Schemata Workshop | Susan Frieson AIA, Diversity Roundtable/JE:DI Council/NOMA NW/AIA Membership Advancement Committee | Marijana Misic AIA, NOMA, AIA Seattle Board of Directors/Mahlum | Meredith Everist AIA, Past AIA Seattle Board of Directors/Baylis Architects 

Initiated in 2021, the Culture Change in Practice program was developed by the Racial Justice Working Group (RJWG) in close collaboration with individuals from NOMA NW, Planning in Color, and Diversity Roundtable. Thank you to all who have contributed to this program over the years! 

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Andrea Aguilera, Senior Programs Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Senior Programs Manager at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Zee Mars, Development Manager at AIA Seattle


August 7
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
12 LU


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


The Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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