Oct. 2, 2020
Editor's note: Carol Warkoczewski, AIA, is a Senior Architect, Public Works Department, for the City of San Antonio. Carol founded the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) in 2010.
I-LinCP at 10!
Dear friends, members, supporters and industry associates:
Wow! This year, the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) turns ten years old! I founded I-LinCP with a mission to help improve the outcomes of people, projects, organizations, and the design and construction industry, in part by helping to connect and improve collaboration. As humans, we are social creatures and it should not come as any surprise that good relationships are key to our happiness and well-being.
Research has shown that the quality of our relationships with our family, friends, and community is the single most significant driver of our happiness—and is more impactful than financial status, career status, religion, education, social status, fame, or even health. This year has tested us all--but we are proving each day that we are more resilient than we imagined we'd ever need to be.
We are proud and gratified by how I-LinCP has helped build connections over the last ten years, which have helped so many from a business and personal standpoint. And, we are constantly educating and challenging ourselves so that we can continue to add value for our members and the communities we serve.
I recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference, hosted by ENR. It was a celebration of change-makers ranging from woman-owned Fortune 500 construction industry firms, to women in the field. As I watched the presentations, a wave of emotion hit me. I felt extremely humbled to be given the opportunity to connect and learn from some of the most inspiring women in philanthropy, business, and life in general. The two day conference brought together thought leaders that are committed to breaking the glass ceiling for all women and girls, globally. It was such a sincere honor to hear from women that inspire me each and every day.
As I "virtually" saw and listened to these brilliant and passionate women share their own stories of success, failure, and how they persevered, I realized that we all had something in common. Our success was in large part due to great mentors, and experience - frequently, experience that was "hard won."
Let's all be supporters and mentors for each other and our upcoming leaders in the construction industry. We are here to help!
Sign up for our upcoming Leadership in COLLABORATIVE Project Delivery (LinCPD) Certificate ProgramPD) Certificate Program! Applications are due on Dec. 11, 2020, and the program starts on Jan. 11, 2021.
Also, join us at our virtual 2020 LinCP Forum, Oct. 27-28!
As always, stay tuned for event updates on our website, e-blasts, newsletters, and social media.
For information about membership or getting involved, visit our expansive website.
Or, feel free to contact Executive Director, Carla Bingaman.
Carol M. Warkoczewski, MSOLE, AIA, LinCPD
Founder and Chief Vision Officer, I-LinCP