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


Core Content 


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.  


Extra Credit


ASID Research Content


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