Update - October 2020
In line with MoA’s mission to help architects be more entrepreneurial, we are developing a special Online Edition of the MoA Directors that specifically focuses on the current situation and challenges in running businesses due to the market disruption.
The new programming in 2021 will focus on different aspects of Business Development
The Original MoA Directors is an annual membership programme that offers the rare opportunity for directors of small and medium-sized practices to share knowledge about how they run their businesses and tackle industry issues and opportunities.
Originally launched in 2017, the MoA Directors membership offers studio-visit discussions among directors and a guest moderator. The sessions are in an informal social environment and held in a different practice each time, where directors can gain valuable insights from business experts and peers. The membership also includes access to 3 MoA Business Academy workshops of your choice.
• Sharing knowledge among directors on how their practices are run
• Sharing knowledge about key topics that will push the industry forward
• Creating action groups to implement strategies on key areas of interest
• Communicating the knowledge with the broader built environment community through
The MoA Directors meetings are for Directors only
The MoA Business Academy and Public Programming are open to everyone in the practice
Membership for the Original MoA Directors
£400 + VAT per year per practice (overall value of over £525 of training including workshops and lectures)
MoA DIRECTORS ONLINE SERIES 2020-2021
Financial Management and Profitability: Special session for Small Practices
27 October 2020
Precise Financial Services International
18 November 2020
Inclusion and Equity for Architects
28 January 2021
Getting Recession Ready with PR: 10 February 2021
- with Robert Fiehn - Architectural Communications
5/ 24 March 2021 TBC Details coming soon.
All sessions are held online; some dates to be confirmed.
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Please register to receive the Zoom link to attend your first session.
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to be on the list.
MoA Directors' sessions online
Getting Recession Ready with PR
10 February 2021 2:00-3:30pm
Speaker: Robert Fiehn - Architectural Communications
The UK is heading into an uncertain economic period and we’re already starting to see the effects on budgets and the amount of jobs out there. If there’s one thing we have learnt from the 2008 financial crisis, it’s that now is not the time for architectural practices to entrench and go quiet. Dependable clients might start to pause projects and stable sectors will experience new pressures and constraints. Your practice needs to be the first one on someone’s mind when they’re thinking on commissioning a new scheme which means consistent and clear messaging.
There are lots of ways to communicate with the outside world and your plan has to be tailored to the specific needs of your business and audience. The trick is to get organised and use what limited resources are available to make sure people hear from you, whether that’s in the press, across social media or direct marketing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Robert Fiehn is a London-based freelance communications consultant, dedicated to professional and cultural activities within the architectural community. With a career spanning books, exhibitions, concepts, thought-leadership, profiling and built projects (both temporary and permanent), Robert has the experience and passion to produce strategic advice for architects, designers and institutions. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Architecture, a Committee Member of the London Society, a Board Director for the Blackhorse Workshop in Walthamstow and a trustee of the DKUK gallery in Peckham.
NEXT MoA Directors' SESSION : 24 MARCH 2021 2pm
details coming soon