ULI Atlanta’s Center for Leadership is now accepting applications for its Class of 2014. Those working in the real estate industry and related fields that are ready to gain insights and life management skills, as well as collaborate with real estate professionals in problem solving are encouraged to download the application available at www.uliatlanta.org.
“ULI’s Center for Leadership is an amazing opportunity to meet real estate professionals from almost every facet of the industry,” said Center for Leadership alumnus Matt Mason. “Government, non-profit, legal, construction, design, development, operations, and brokerage disciplines are all represented.”
The Center for Leadership is organized around eight full-day seminars that consist of presentations, panel discussions, property tours, small group activities and other activities, which provide participants access to industry leaders they may not normally receive.
“The Center for Leadership was the best education I’ve ever had on how my work fits into the bigger picture of our built environment,” stated alumna and incoming Chair Katherine Molyson. “This course is a must for those wishing to increase their impact and effectiveness in our industry.”
During the nine-month course, emerging leaders will have the opportunity to provide guidance on a critical Atlanta issue through a mini Technical Assistance Panel (mTAP). While working in teams, the participants will be responsible for sharing their expertise and advice to develop recommendations for a sponsor organization.
Applications are available on the ULI Atlanta website and due May 17, 2013. Chosen applicants will be interviewed June 12-21, 2013, and the Center for Leadership Class of 2014 will be announced July 1. Program tuition is $2,000 for ULI members and $2,500 for nonmembers; funding assistance is available for qualified candidates. “Atlanta in Context,” “Regionalism & Infrastructure,” “Housing & Urban Design” and “Economic Development & P3s” are just some of the topics discussed during the course of the program.
“The most recent economic challenges have forced us to be more cautious with public and private resources,” said alumnus and outgoing Chair Keith Brown. “However, the ULI Center for Leadership program has afforded us the opportunity to be more innovative in how we utilize those resources to build attractive, sustainable and connected communities.”
This announcement comes on the heels of Senator Johnny Isakson addressing the alumni of Center for Leadership on April 2. During this intimate gathering, the Senator spoke and answered questions on a range of topics, including the economy, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, local schools, the budget and how the 24-hour news cycle and social media has changed the nature of politics.