Teams and Roles
Be ready from day one to make a strong contribution to your project team.
Learn how project teams are formed and how they function in design firms, both internally and in external client relations. Be an effective team member and gain tips for more strategic communications, focusing on listening, feedback, and accountability.
What You Will Learn
- How a team meeting works (and your role)
- Understand the design review experience
- Identify the elements of a client meeting
- Improve your professional communications
2021 Summer Series: On-Demand Content
Career Path Exploration: What to Expect
Part of being an intern is making connections with professionals who will offer guidance on potential career options and next steps after graduation. Conversations with practitioners about their first jobs out of school can be very valuable, giving you a chance to hear how they got started and how their paths have evolved with more experience. The ASID Virtual Internship offers you the opportunity to have these conversations with mid-career designers, the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars. Each of the eight Scholars has recorded their career story, with a particular focus on their first job out of school.
Access the videos by clicking on the On-Demand Content tab.
- Kelsey Davidson, ASID, Principal Interior Designer, SALT, LLC
- Mike Goetz, ASID, Senior Project Designer | Principal, HOK
- Madison Kester, ASID, Senior Interior Designer, Gensler
- Kendra Locklear Ordia, ASID, RID, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, University of Nebraska
- Taruan Mabry, Creator/Owner, Mabry Art + Design Studio
- Greer May, Allied ASID, Associate Principal, Studio 11 Design
- Santiago Rivera, Allied ASID, Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader | Associate, Gensler
- Heather Sutherland, ASID, Interior Designer II, Perkins&Will
The Multiplier Effect: Working with Consultants
Designers tap many different specialty consultants when working on projects, partnering with experts in everything from acoustical design to medical planning to take their projects to the next level. Learn about the wide variety of specialists you may engage with on the job beyond your internal team members, helping you be better prepared to contribute as a new designer.
Webinar recording available under the On-Demand Content tab.
Effective Listening to Increase Team Productivity and Collaboration
Communication is critical to any relationship and the most fundamental of all the soft skills. It is the most important of the six key indicators of highly functioning teams. Learn how to be a more effective listener and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance.
Feedback/Feedforward: Why Feedback Alone Doesn’t Work & What To Do About It
Feedback alone doesn’t work. Research tells us that about one-third of the time feedback leads to momentary performance improvement; one-third of the time it results in nothing; and in one-third of cases, leads to worsening performance. Learn more effective strategies for giving and receiving feedback, and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance.
Effective Accountability: The Science of Human Performance
Avoiding conflict and creating a culture where being liked is more important than being respected can lead to lack of accountability in a team. As a result, staff produce low-quality work, miss deadlines, and engage in passive-aggressive conflict, causing team productivity to plummet. Learn how to create a culture of accountability in your organization, and enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance.
Do This, Not That
Listen in on casual and candid conversations with leading designers hosted on Instagram Live. Hear their stories about their biggest early-career mistakes, and what they wish someone had told them when they first started out. Featuring Sandra Diaz-Velasco, ASID, Owner/Principal Architect & Interior Designer, EOLO Design Architecture & Interior Design, and Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED AP, Interior Design Director, Principal, Perkins&Will.
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