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Future Leaders 2021: Learning to Lead

Future Leaders 2021 launches with a dedicated session on learning to lead. What are the key qualities of a good leader and what areas do you need to focus on? What attitudes, mindset and behaviours are conducive to success in your career and interpersonal relationships? What does it take to communicate with impact and how can you nurture personal resilience?

Future Leaders is a three-part programme, consisting of three individual half-day online events. It provides early career professionals with a comprehensive introduction to leadership through industry specific training. Sessions on key soft skills are delivered by experienced coaches, communication experts and thought leaders, while delegates also benefit from the invaluable applied knowledge and experience of some of the UK’s leading architects.

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RIBA Future Leaders: Learning to Lead, 18 March

Future Leaders 2021 launches with a dedicated session on learning to lead. To be effective as leaders, we need to develop an awareness of self and others. Join this session to debate the key qualities of a good leader and reflect on the areas you need to focus on. Hear from leading architects about the mindset and behaviours that underpinned their success. Reflect on how to build your professional powerbase and techniques for presenting with impact. Gain insight into the communication strategies leading practices employ when faced with negative press and to get stakeholders onside.

Executive Coach Karen Fugle will provide the leadership framework on the day. Karen is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with more than 20 years of experience in the architectural industry. Karen founded SleepingGiant Consulting in 2014 after a successful career as a UK CAD/BIM consultant and she has been supporting architects, designers and construction professionals ever since.

Karen is a committee member of the Women in Architecture UK network and recently published the report: “Women in Architecture: Self-development and Career Advancement for Mid-Level Professionals”.

This event is RIBA CPD Approved. It is worth 3.5 hours of structured CPD.

Speakers and coaches

What will you learn?

  • Characteristics of successful leaders
  • How our beliefs and mindset shape our behaviour
  • Building strong professional relationships
  • How to present with impact
  • Crisis communication
  • Understanding and mastering stress

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The quickest, easiest and cheapest way of securing your space is to purchase a block booking ticket, which grants you access to all three events for a discounted price. RIBA Members receive more than 40% off tickets.

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