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ASLA Fund Skill ED Campaign

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This June, ASLA is planning to host SKILL | ED, a new virtual practice management program designed to empower emerging professional landscape architects as their job responsibilities grow. This virtual learning experience is a career development investment for practitioners looking to build their leadership capacity, add value to their firm, and develop transferable business skills.

The goal is to share practice management strategies that are not necessarily part of everyday practice for an emerging professional or are taught as part of a Landscape Architecture curriculum. Often, designers early in their career are involved in the conceptual design work, renderings, model buildings, CAD drafting, but may not necessarily be given an opportunity to contribute towards business development for their firm. These are skills that are learned through keen observation, asking questions of leadership, or mentorship within the firm.

This same type of opportunity and experience is invaluable to our ASLA student members too. Many university programs offer a professional practice course, but this is often a one-time, semester-long course. Most landscape architecture students are not exposed to business courses in school that would help them learn business operations relevant to running a practice. This is a great opportunity for our students to be exposed to this kind of education.

Therefore, in order to make this available to ASLA students, the ASLA Fund is raising funds to send as many students as possible to this exceptional virtual opportunity. That is where you come in. As a valued member of ASLA we hope you will consider making a donation to send one, two, or more students the conference.


Thanks to the generous donations of our members, we were able to send all students that registered for reVISION ASLA 2020 event free! Let’s do that again!

For more information or questions about the ASLA Fund, contact Judy Mehlman, 202.216.2366.

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