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2018 WIA Events

This year’s WIA events theme is “structures of power”. These “structures” can be internal or external; they can be psychological, societal, spatial, or digital. We hope that, through this year’s events, we will gain insight into the social and cultural structures we work within, and how to negotiate and balance moments of leading with moments of following. The cycle will be split into three parts:

  • Structuring Self (Spring) – how to design and develop a career for yourself
  • Negotiating Structures (Summer) – strategies for advancement and communication
  • Expanding Structures (Autumn) – connecting with industries, events, and topics beyond architecture

Join us at the events listed below to explore these power structures with us.

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Connecting through Coaching--To Oneself and to Others

Lynn Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, will facilitate a 90 minute limited group session called Connecting through Coaching--To Oneself and to Others. This interactive session will provide an overview of integral coaching and how it is different than mentoring, sponsorship or facilitating a conversation as relevant to our roles as architects and building industry professionals.  The group will participate in exercises on being present and listening actively as well as experience a live coaching demonstration to support a topic of interest to the volunteer “client.”

Participants are invited to be open and engaged in conversation and activities that support and nourish our spirit!

Location: Hawley Peterson Snyder - Architecture, Interiors, Planning, 1237 E Arques Ave B, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Date: April 18th, 2018
Time: 6:00p-6:30p (social), 6:30p-8:00p (session)


About Lynn:

Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a recognized pioneer in the green building industry as well as an entrepreneur and catalyst for change. At Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., she leads the Western Regional Sustainability Practice and consult on millions of square feet of projects. Lynn is also a certified integral coach through New Ventures West. As a coach, she applies her professional experience to leadership development, organizational development, and career management to empower architects, engineers, and construction professionals to reach their fullest potential.  She served on the USGBC Board of Directors, LEED and Education Steering Committees, and was Co-Chair of Greenbuild 2012. She is currently serving on Thornton Tomasetti’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee.  In 2011, Lynn was honored with USGBC’s President’s Award and in 2017, the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from gb&d magazine. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington.