Learning From Our Shared Experience—Pearls of Wisdom

May Small Firm Forum
Thursday, May 3, 2012

12 noon to 1:30pm

Learning From Our Shared Experience—Pearls of Wisdom
SFF Host:  Maggie Maiers, AIA

Program Description:
This month’s program will focus on “Pearls of Wisdom.”  We learn from all experiences, the ones we wish to remember and the ones we wish we could forget.  They are all linked together as the experience that helps us survive, prosper and prevail.  Our discussion will be an opportunity to share your experiences and share in the experiences of others.  What are some of the thoughts you have found constantly true and valuable with respect to the following?

The Value of Mentors
The Business of Architecture
Then Tension Between Ideals and Practical Realities
Managing Professional Relationships
Balancing Work and Family
Unexpected “Aha!” Moments
All this and more.

Please feel free to share your pearls with Maggie before hand via email, or simply attend, ready to share.

Maggis is at: maggiemaiers[at]yahoo.com

Learning Objectives:

1. Be able to correlate problems and solutions in one’s own practice with those faced and solved by others.

2. Learn time tested approaches to everyday situations that come up in a small architectural practice relating to professional development, mentoring, the nature of inspiration, problem solving and marketing.

3. Learn several common pitfalls facing an architect in everyday practice and how to avoid them.

4. Learn the value of a peer network.
Free for AIA members / $3 for non-members

1.5 CES LUs

Brown bag lunch (BYO lunch)

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