The real challenge of the AIA/AAH PDC Planning + Design Student Challenge is to produce a compelling design-to-budget proposal with teammates drawn from a hat. Creating an effective team is as important as the solution itself. This roundtable discussion with student-faculty advisors will be about team development and collaboration. The issues we will address are not unlike those encountered by teams in real life, and lessons from the challenge can be applied to in-house training programs and to academia.
Garner faculty perspectives on training the next generation to work through differences in professional thought and work processes.
Discuss the merits and challenges of team diversity.
Gain insight from faculty observations on the process of team building.
Assess the role “alpha” personalities play in successful or failed collaboration.
AIA, CHC, LEED AP BD+C,
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McCarthy Building Companies