Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Opening Keynote

Plumb_Charlie_webWhat Makes Remote A/E/C Recruiting and Retaining Risky? Avoid Legal Claims, Limit Liability, and Build Your Most Effective Workforce
Charlie Plumb, McAfee & Taft  

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Mariah Meyer webRecruit the Best Employees By Fostering a Culture of Continual Improvement
Mariah Meyer, BRR Architecture  

BO-Newman_EXEC_Web-Headshot-Template_0002_Layer-34High Performance Teams in a Hybrid Work Environment
Bo Newman, Cuhaci Peterson Architects, Engineers, Planners ▼ 

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Jonathan WilsonRebooting Culture for a Post-Covid Workplace 
Jonathan Wilson, AEC Health Metrics  

jenifer navardIs Your Post-COVID Comp Strategy Smart and Equitable? Win the War for Highly Trained Professionals
Jenifer Navard, Chief Financial Officer, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and A/E/C Employer of Choice™ Award Presentation


Top leaders at engineering firm christopher consultants were moved by last year’s social injustice events to make improving DEI a core business practices mission. By listening to employees, establishing working groups, and implementing outreach, hey have taken significant steps to achieving their goals. In this fascinating and candid case-study luncheon presentation, Ali Downes, the firm’s Senior Director of HR reveals what’s working, what isn’t, how to measure the effectiveness of the A/E/C industry’s DEI improvement strategies. You’ll also see how to make the business case for DEI, as christopher consultants has been able to draw direct lines between actions and improved employee recruitment and retention, and new client acquisition.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking & Email Check Break

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Marc Arnold-1A/E/C Talent on Tap? Improve Workflow Efficiency with On-Demand Expertise
Marc Arnold, AIA, President, Studio-Desk On-Demand  

Kathy ProckAccountability in the New Hybrid A/E/C Workplace: How Can You Keep Remote Employees Productive?
Kathy Prock, PHR, Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Wight & Company 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Thrive in a Virtual World with Your Biggest Assets
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BRAYN Consulting

Hyers DeanThe Presence Champion: Your Opportunity to Elevate Team-Wide Success!
Dean Hyers, SagePresence

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote

Barbara Bruno webNo Stone Unturned: How to Attract, Hire, Engage, and Retain the 85% of A/E/C Talent Not Actively Looking
Barb Bruno, Good As Gold Training LLC

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A/E/C TalentMAX and A/E/C THRIVE Casino Night

*Topics and agenda subject to change
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