Cultivating Emerging Design Firm Leaders: The Push-and-Pull of Diversity and Inclusion - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

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How is your firm addressing diversity and inclusion? For those seeking leadership opportunities, what does it take to be visible? How does EQ and the concept of "authentic self" contribute to the discussion? This session poses the question: is it Push or Pull that generates equity in emerging leaders?

Learning objectives:

  • Understand who can become a leader—the results-based model.
  • Learn how company culture and management commitment impact diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Understand the Skills Curve in moving up the Career Ladder: technical vs. people skills and how this impacts the identification of emerging diverse leaders in the firm.
  • Understand the importance of being our "authentic self" as a precursor to positions of leadership for a diverse workforce.

Steven Terusaki, ASLA

Founder & CEO

SEIDO Consulting, LLC

Steven Terusaki is the founder and CEO of SEIDO Consulting, LLC a business coaching and leadership development practice helping individuals and organizations find their “Right Path” to success. Steve has over 30 years of experience leading organizations through growth and change; initiating systems and practices to deliver excellent client service; and implementing organizational governance structures and procedures. He is a CA registered landscape architect with an M.L.A from the University of Michigan. Steve's design training is complemented with an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley to bring his clients a unique design-based business perspective.

Astrid Hoffmann, ASLA

Associate Principal


Combining her dynamic style and passion for exploring the land, Astrid develops genuine, intricate spaces that emphasize connectivity and discovery within big picture concepts. Her ability to interpret culture though sustainable practices allow for a seamless flow and a first-hand cultural experience that establish healthy environments and promote activity and interaction. As Associate Principal and woman leader, Astrid uses her 16 years of firm expertise to encourage collaboration and support the next generation, as she continues to pave the way for the growth of EDSA. Astrid holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Glenn Smith, ASLA

Co-Founder & Principal

PUSH studio, LLC

Glenn LaRue Smith is Principal and Co-Founder of PUSH studio, LLC in Washington, DC. His 38+ urbanism career is inspired by the intersection of landscape and architecture. Applying this urbanism passion, Smith has led projects from urban waterfronts and community redevelopment to community playgrounds and most recently memorials design. His leadership experience includes positions as Acting Deputy Director, Prince George’s County, Maryland Redevelopment Authority; and academic landscape architecture Chairmanships at Florida A&M University and Morgan State University. Smith holds an MLA from The University of Michigan, BLA from Mississippi State University, and is a Loeb Fellow-Harvard Graduate School of Design.


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1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available