QEA Associate Julia Siple, AIA, LEED AP has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 class of the American Institute of Architects DC Chapter’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development (CKLD) Program.  
 
Participants were selected by a jury through a nomination process based on proven career success and community involvement. Ms. Siple represents the finest in a diverse group of professionals with strong potential as future leaders. Alyson Steele, QEA Principal stated that “We are pleased to sponsor the participation of Julia in CKLD Program with AIA|DC. The program has proven to provide a strong network of personal and professional support to be leveraged. Julia Siple is exceptionally well-suited to contribute meaningfully in both of these aspects, making the most of the initial experience, and amplifying its future impacts." 
 
The program has been developed to prepare AIA|DC emerging professionals for future leadership roles. The year-long program begins in September 2014 and consists of nine individual half-day sessions. The curriculum will focus on core skills such as marketing and business development, office and firm management, presentation and public speaking, professional ethics and the law, philanthropy and board involvement, community service, industry trends, and the future of the practice. For more information on the program, visit the CKLDP webpage.