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Beverly E. Hauschild-Baron (BHB) Leadership Fund

The BHB Leadership Fund was established in 2001 to recognize Beverly Hauschild-Baron's 25 years of service to AIA Minnesota. Its purpose is to help develop ongoing leadership for AIA Minnesota by providing financial support for AIA Minnesota members and AIA Minnesota staff pursuing Leadership Training. Funding is provided through designated donations and other private support.


BHB Fund Active in Leadership Forum

BHB Fund committee members actively participated in the development of the curriculum and selection of participants for the first AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum that launched in January 2010. The BHB Fund also provided scholarships to two of the forum participants.

Supporting this new program financially was a perfect fit for the BHB Fund, based on the forum’s mission: to engage a diverse group of AIA Minnesota members in understanding and strengthening their leadership skills in the areas of communication, ethics, motivation, community outreach and mentorship.

In its first three months, the forum has drawn great praise from participants and presenters alike. The BHB Leadership Fund also sponsors the final Leadership Keynote Speaker at the AIA Minnesota Convention. This presentation is designed to be inspirational and thought provoking, thus providing a positive conclusion to the AIA Minnesota Convention. Previous speakers included:

2009 Leadership Presence with Cheryl Alexander Stearns, (at left) contributing author of The New Entrepreneurs: Visionaries for the 21st Century

2008 Is Architecture as Important as Education or Medicine? with Dr. Richard Farson, founder of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute

2007 Builders and Destroyers with Jim Paluch, author of Five Important Things; Leaving a Legacy; and Growing Dreams

2006 Mastering your Mind for Peak Creativity & Performance with Steven Snyder, co-founder of Breakthrough Enterprises

2005 If You Are’t Getting Better, You Won’t Stay Good with Dr. Gerry Faust, president of the Faust Management Corporation and co-author of Responsible Managers Get Results

2004 Personal Accountability and the QBQ with John G. Miller, author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

2003 Fierce Conversations: A Way of Conducting Business, An Attitude, A Way of Life with Vito Giordano, co-founder of Giordano Enterprises, a successful health and environmentally-conscious product company.