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Saturday, October 18 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
MI 3. Welcome Back! Recapturing the Missing 32% ALMOST FULL

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There is a stigma that taking a Leave of Absence is detrimental to career growth when in fact time away can be celebrated as an opportunity to gain strength and focus. Can we provide a path to re-entry for those who have left the profession due to family or medical needs, financial concerns, unfavorable job markets, or divergent career exploration? What are the precedents for returnships and on-ramping by corporate workplace that can be applied to Architecture? What are potential, radically fresh ways that we can design this transition process so it is mutually beneficial for firms and returning employee?


Learning Objective 1 Upon completion, participants will be able to clarify current priorities and work values by completing “Work Values” assessment questionnaire before the session and discussing in small groups.

Learning Objective 2 Upon completion, participants will be able to identify transferable skills gained during time away and re-frame narrative to highlight assets gained during time away vs. deficits accrued

Learning Objective 3 Upon completion, participants will be able to identify opportunities and challenges for  returning to the profession and assess the current skills that need to be developed to align with professional goals, and determine the tools/people that can help achieve those goals.

Learning Objective 4 Upon completion, participants will be able to propose a set of Best Practices for use by the AIA or individual firms to support and provide returnee access paths and programs for successful re-entry into the profession.

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Portnoy AIA

Sharon Portnoy AIA

Principal, Sharon Portnoy Design
Sharon Portnoy Design is a solo practice focusing on creating meaningful and beautiful residential environments for modern families. | | Specialties:Current residential specialty, with past experience in educational, institutional and retail architecture. Licensed in New York and California
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 →
avatar for Pauline Souza, AIA, LEED Fellow

Pauline Souza, AIA, LEED Fellow

Partner, WRNS Studio
Pauline’s practice is rooted in a deep respect for people — those with whom she’s working to build something healthy, inspirational, and functional, and those who will spend their days in the environments we craft. With three decades of experience, she has dedicated her career to the building and advocacy of high-quality sustainable environments that serve our communities, with a particular focus on education. The driving force behind her... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Chu Richter

Elizabeth Chu Richter

President, AIA National
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, of AIA Corpus Christi, was elected 2014 AIA First Vice President/2015 President at the AIA Convention in Denver. As Vice President and eventually President of the AIA, Richter will lead implementation and execution of the Repositioning the AIA effort. As the repositioning initiative progresses, her leadership will help bring the AIA into a more member-focused future, enlisting greater support and understanding from... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Shroll, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Tamara Shroll, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Architect, RIM Architects
Experience in Architecture, Interiors, and Construction Administration, with a diverse portfolio of project types including academic/higher education, commercial, retail, tenant improvements, and residential, with budgets up to $50M, with recent experience navigating the entitlement process and the challenges of urban infill development. Tamara joined Gould Evans in 1998, in the Phoenix, AZ office and served as Vice President in 2008. As... Read More →
avatar for Lilian Asperin Clyman AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Lilian Asperin Clyman AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Co-Chair, The Missing 32% Project
Lilian is a Practice Leader and licensed Architect interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary design environment that embodies a culture of collaboration, is connected to the community, takes risks and fosters talent. Her passion is to lead Process and build teams that achieve aspirational outcomes, while developing and maintaining synergistic relationships with leaders in the architectural and education community. On March 2013, Lilian... Read More →
avatar for Je'Nen Chastain, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

Je'Nen Chastain, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

Marketing Professional, Perkins+Will
Je'Nen brings 7 years of diverse experience across the industry of architecture. She is a recognized leader within the community of the AIA, having served as the 53rd national president of the American Institute of Architecture Students in 2009/2010, and a national board member of the AIA in 2010. She has continued to work along side top industry leaders and emerging professionals from around the world, and is frequently an invited guest... Read More →


Saturday October 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
MCR