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Saturday, October 18 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Growth and Development: Knowledge Session

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Licensed or not, principals or not, women are more likely than men to rate their firms’ promotion practices as ineffective at advancing talent, and substantially more likely to believe that gender plays a role in promotion decisions. In the Growth and Development Knowledge Session, survey results will provide insight on how women and men view the key challenges and issues for emerging professionals and firm leadership face today: The need to cultivate innovation and leadership, provide meaningful project assignments,  professional development opportunities, and foster transparency in performance reviews, promotion and compensation practices. 

Moderators
avatar for Saskia Dennis Van Dijl

Saskia Dennis Van Dijl

Principal Consultant, Cameron McAllister Group
Saskia advises clients in business development and marketing. She develops strategic and tactical marketing plans and budgets, and ensures implementation of those plans. She counsels principals and senior marketing staff on best practices, marketing trends, and prospective clients.   Her recent focus has been on strategic message development for architects, engineers and contractors: developing and organizing messages, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Damon Leverett MFA, AIA, LEED AP

Damon Leverett MFA, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Director, Diversity & Emerging Professionals Engagement, AIA National
Damon serves as Managing Director of Diversity and Emerging Professionals Engagement for the American Institute of Architects national office in Washington DC. Damon’s responsibilities include the management of the emerging professionals team which focuses on the concerns of students, interns and recently licensed architects. The EP team works with the National Associates Committee, Young Architects Forum and the American Institute of... Read More →
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Michael Armstrong

CEO, NCARB
Michael became the seventh executive officer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in June 2011. During his short tenure at NCARB, he has already launched new outreach initiatives with state licensing boards and the AIA including its state and local components, a broadening of the NCARB communications activities, business planning for organizational efficiency, and the implementation of the NCARB Strategic Plan... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Devlin-Herbert FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Jennifer Devlin-Herbert FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal, EHDD
Jennifer is a leader in the development of collaborative design processes. Her key strength is an ability to effectively engage the community – the public at large, project stakeholders, the design team, and firm members – to build an understanding of the role of architecture in creating a sustainable future. Throughout her 20-year career, Jennifer has cultivated both high-performance teams and high-performance buildings in an... Read More →
avatar for Stefee Knudsen AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Stefee Knudsen AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate, THA Architecture Inc.
Stefee has 21 years of experience in architecture, project management, and sustainable design, and has been with THA since 2010. She has managed numerous complex and challenging public projects within the United States and abroad, achieving a balance between community involvement and safety and security. Her passion for sustainable design, effective communication and problem-solving has led to significant past roles on educational projects, such... Read More →


Saturday October 18, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street

Attendees (174)