BOLD: Building Our Leaders in Design
Building Our Leaders in Design (BOLD) is designed by principals and firm leaders from across Indiana. Designers with at least two (2) years of experience and a maximum of five (5) years of experience in the design industry who want to pursue future leadership roles within in the design community are encouraged to apply for this ten (10)-month program.
The program is no cost for designers, including non-IIDA members, so designers from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate. In exchange for this curated and invaluable training, employers agree to pay for the participating designer’s IIDA membership for the following year. This allows designers who have graduated from BOLD to act as mentors to the incoming class of BOLD designers and serve on IIDA IN committees where their leadership skills will be further developed. Interested designers can apply through the application link below. Space is limited to twenty (20) participants for this unique opportunity.
Please note all sessions will be held in Indianapolis, IN. Designers from the entire state of Indiana are welcome to participate.
Assessment to find out who you are as a leader and how that impacts with whom you interact.
February 10, 2024
March 9, 2024
Presentation Skills/Improv Exercises
May 11, 2024
Writing Proposals/Contracts/ Time Management/Strategy/ Refining Design and Problem Solving
July 13, 2024
August 10, 2024
Learn about NCIDQ Certification and the latest legislation impacting designers
September 14, 2024
BOLD Future and BOLD Designer
Growth Potential, Leadership Path, Career Exploration, Business Certifications, Business Structures
GRADUATION from the BOLD Program
October 12, 2024
The IIDA Indiana Building Our Leaders in Design (BOLD) program is for interior designers with two (2) – five (5) years of experience working as an interior designer at, but not limited to, a firm, furniture dealer, or as part of a facilities team.
This program’s success is directly related to the attendance by the participants, and therefore attendance is mandatory. Each member will be allowed one excused absence. If two or more sessions are missed, the applicant may be released from the program. Supervisor approval and full support is required for applicants in this program. A committee member will confirm such with your supervisor as part of the selection process.
- Application opens October 1, 2023
- Application due December 1, 2023
BOLD Planning Committee
For more information, please contact:
Director of BOLD