Emerging Leaders Training (Techincal and/or Business Development)

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Name: Emerging Leaders Training (Techincal and/or Business Development)
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
ACEC/MN has designed two series for individuals committed to developing their leadership abilities. These series impart specific skills and competencies identified by top principals and young leaders within ACEC/MN as critical for leadership success. The interactive sessions are divided into two series; developing technical business skills and business management skills. Participants may sign up for one or both series. Programs are led by experts in the field who work with the ACEC/MN engineering community and are very familiar with the industry.

Who Should Attend
Most participants are employees of ACEC/MN member firms (mechanical/structural/electrical/civil engineers, EITs, drafters, technicians, etc.) with up to six years of experience. 

Executive Roundtable Breakfast - Both Series: 8-9:30 a.m. Marriott Minneapolis West 

Series 1 – Technical Development (THIS SESSION DATE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER. Program will begin on February 14, 2019)
Program #1  The Big Picture & Working with Clients
Engineering firm leaders bring work to their firms. Learn where to find work, how to respond to requests, and how to develop client relationships working as a team.
Workshop leaders:
Mark Leutgeb – Gausman & Moore Associates (marketing)

Susanne Miller – Loucks Associates (marketing)
Program #2  Financial Operations and Practices          
Consulting firms are in the business of providing professional services while generating income for their employees.  Learn the basics of company revenue, expenses and profit.  Find out about the financial practices and management of a consulting business.
Workshop leader:
Randy Geerdes – SRF Consulting (civil)

Program #3  Construction Administration & Legal Issues              
What are the common liability issues and situations which arise in the practice of engineering and how you can spot them, prepare for them, and handle them in a way that does not put your firm or license at risk.
Workshop leaders:
Eric Heiberg – Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP (law)

Dave Rettner – AET (geotechnical)

Program #4  Delivery Methods/Risk Management         
Review and discuss available methods of delivery, roles and responsibilities of others, project team (both public and private), different methods and their risk, professional risks and project types.
Workshop leader:  
John Dillingham – Alliant Engineering (civil)

Executive Round Table Breakfast: Both Sessions (March 4 – Marriott Minneapolis West)
Series 2- Business Development
Program #1  
Government Affairs
Learn how government influences business, how business influences government, PACs (perceptions, roles and  funding), value of process, federal vs. state, and Capitol Consulting Day.
Workshop Leader:
Tom Poul, ACEC/MN Lobbyist

Program #2  
Interpersonal Communication                 
Consider the importance of effective communication, how to write a business letter and report, how and when to communicate technical solutions to clients, teamwork, negotiation skills, how to look and act the part, commitment, how to relate to clients’ emails, and conflict resolution when you disagree with someone on a project.
Workshop Leader: 
Doug Cooley – Michaud Cooley Erickson (mechanical)

Program #3  
Career Track
Learn how to create a career track that helps you maximize your professional potential and minimize the risks of career derailment along the way. Understand how to align your strengths with your firm’s goals, and find opportunities to grow your career. 
Workshop Leader:
Steve Salmi – Corporate Psychologists

Program #4   Leadership Meets the Technical Professional 
So you want to be a leader... Or maybe you are not quite sure.... In this session, we will look at leadership from the world of the technical professional.  What does it mean to be a leader?  How do your choices change?  What do you need to develop?  How can you do this?  You will leave this session with greater clarity of your personal leadership choices and plan.
Workshop Leader: 
Margaret Smith – UXL
Series 1: Technical Development
February 14: Overview: The Big Picture & Working with Clients    
February 21: Construction Administration & Legal Issues               
February 28: Delivery Methods/Risk Management 
March 4: Financial Operations and Practices           

Executive Roundtable Breakfast – Both Sessions:  Monday, March 4 (Marriott Minneapolis West)
Series 2: Business Development

March 7: Government Affairs
March 14: Interpersonal Communication
March 21: Career Track
March 28: Leadership Meets the Technical Professional 

Time: All workshops will be held from 4-6:30 p.m.

Location: HIWAY Federal Credit Union 840 Westminster Street, St Paul, MN 55130 (651.291.1515)

Executive Roundtable Breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m. Marriott Minneapolis West (Registration: 7:30 am) **Additional details will be given to attendees. 

Time: All workshops will be held from 4-6:30 p.m.

Location: HIWAY Federal Credit Union 840 Westminster Street, St Paul, MN 55130 (651.291.1515)

Executive Roundtable Breakfast: March 4, 2019, 8-9:30 a.m. Marriott Minneapolis West (Registration: 7:30 am) **Additional details will be given to attendees. 
Date/Time Information:
Series #1 begins on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 4
Mar 4 Roundtable (included for both series)

Series #2 begins on Thursday, March 7, 2019
Mar 7
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Contact Information:
Cost: Members: Entire workshop $600
Non-members: Entire workshop $1,200
Members: Series #1 only $350
Non-members: Series #1 only $700
Members: Series #2 only $700
Non-members: Series #2 only $1,200

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