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So You Want to be a
Transcript of So You Want to be a
Spot the obstacles
Provide the occasional nudge
Catch the occasional fall
So You Want to Be a
1st Line Supervisor?
Evaluate your Career Path
Generally, three paths exist for career advancement of Architects, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu
Clearly paint a picture of an attractive and realistic future.
Foster collaboration & build spirited teams through mutual respect to sustain extraordinary efforts
Could you Supervise?
At certain points in your career, you'll reach an inflection point. Consider your Knowledge, Skills, and Ability.
Would Someone Pay You to Supervise?
If you can have a great and sustainable impact on the organization as a supervisor, prepare to convince a panel.
"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others."
- John C. Maxwell
Evaluate Your Career Path
GS-13 Senior Architect
GS-14 MCX Architect
GS-12 Project Manager
GS-13 Senior Project Manager
GS-14 MEGA Project Manager
MCX Program Manager
GS-15 MEGA Program Manager
MSC Program Manager
HQ Program Manager
GS-13 Section Chief
GS-14 Branch Chief
GS-15 Division Chief
SES MSC Chief
Visibility vs. Exposure
The Portfolio & Resume
Alignment of Values
Clarity of Purpose
The First 90 Days
The First Year
The Long Term
Remember & appreciate successes
Celebrate incremental victories
Focus on solutions, not problems
Set integrated, comprehensive goals
Monitor & Amend
Make the advancement path clear
Tell staff how they'll be measured
Get out of their way
Could you supervise?
Would someone pay you to Supervise?
Jonathan C. Petry, AIA
Chief, N2W Technical Services Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architecture Community of Practice Workshop 2016