Evolve the capital projects industry though sharing of knowledge for optimized leadership, delivery and performance.
I conceived of having a Leadership in Capital Projects (LinCP) Forum in early 2008 as I contemplated the question, "What would it look like if the key stakeholder constituents involved in capital projects got together to talk about contemporary design and construction issues in a collaborative way?"
You see, with my experience at the time as an architect, project manager, and executive at various architectural firms and the University of Texas System, I was involved in the conception, planning, design, construction, and management of many major projects. As well, my work as a consultant and project Partnering facilitator has brought me into the midst of the planning and delivery of over 90 wide-ranging capital projects.
During the process of Partnering, the key project stakeholders discuss project goals, team values and behaviors, effective communications, expectations, and project issues, but always focused on a specific project. So, I wondered if it would be of value to invite a "few" of my clients and project participants to a "conversation" that was industry-focused, rather than project focused. As I bounced this idea off some of my clients and associates, I received warm encouragement. Thus, the first Leadership in Capital Projects (LinCP) Forum was born.
After the first LinCP Forum in February, 2009, I was encouraged to form a nonprofit organization and to take the Forums around Texas. The Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) was formed as a Texas nonprofit corporation in January, 2010 and gained nonprofit 501-c-3 status in May, 2011.
In 2012 I moved to San Antonio as the new City Architect, and determined to start chapters around the State in order to de-centralize or efforts and expand our reach. We now have I-LinCP chapters in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and are growing our mission to:
Evolve the capital projects industry through sharing of knowledge for optimized leadership, delivery, and performance.
Thanks for your support!
Carol M. Warkoczewski, MSOLE, AIA, LinCPD; Founder, Board Chair, and Chief Vision Officer, Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP)
Owner, Synergy Builders Consulting, LLC