AEC THRIVE Agenda

 

Wednesday, September 25

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops:

AEC MarketPRO

AEC Servant Leadership Workshop

AEC A.I. Foundations

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

10:00AM - 4:00 PM

Your choice of 3 optional pre-conference workshops

Add even more value to your AEC THRIVE experience when you come a day early and participate in one of our optional pre-conference workshops for AEC executives:

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AEC THRIVE Welcome Cocktail Reception

Thursday, September 26

AEC THRIVE Conference Day 1

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Panel:
Vision 2030 and the Disruptive Trends Re-Inventing AEC Business Models

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1668106660136Moderator: Gregory Hart, President, PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Panelist: Peter Devereaux, Founding Principal, HED, Scott Steiding, President, Productive Pursuits.

We're way past the point of just suggesting that the business of architecture and engineering are changing. The conversation now needs to focus on mapping out your strategies to get in front of the opportunities that lie ahead. Forward-thinking AEC firm leaders are embracing the new pathways to growth that combine equal parts innovation, technology, and culture (along with a healthy dose of good risk management). In this interactive opening panel discussion, we leap ahead to the year 2030 to hear from a panel of firm leaders and visionaries on where the business of architecture and engineering is heading in areas such as:

  • How the definition of value and intellectual property is going to be different
  • How contracts and pricing models are going to be different
  • How marketing and business development is going to look different
  • How tech stacks and org structures are going to change

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Session 1A
Let's Make the Business Case: How to Use A.I. to Reduce AEC Overhead and Drive Efficiency

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Natalia Castro, Chief Operating Officer of SaltzMichelson Architects, gives us strategies to harness the power of digital technologies and A.I. to enhance operational efficiency and reduce overhead costs. We delve into real-world case studies, discuss the latest tools, and best practices that can be implemented to streamline workflows, improve collaboration, and reduce expenses. You gain insights on how to leverage A.I. and digital solutions to optimize project management and decision-making processes, ultimately leading to a more efficient and cost-effective operations. Learn how to: 

  • Identify key areas of your operations where A.I. and digital solutions can reduce overhead costs and drive efficiency
  • Leverage digital and A.I. tools to optimize project management, resource allocation, and decision-making processes
  • Implement these solutions effortlessly without disruption to you current operations 

 

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 1B
Rethink Your AEC Firm’s Reporting Schedule and Structure… and Re-Energize Your Balance Sheet!

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Your AEC firm probably employs a financial management strategy driven by deadlines, reporting periods, and one dimensional organizational units. Yet as firm leaders, we make critical and impactful decisions every day, not just at the end of the month or year. So could a radical rethinking of those structures yield stronger business performance?

Staying confined by our calendars and organizational units can keep us from spotting trends or making course corrections on a timely basis. In this session, seasoned AEC CFO Jenifer Navard shows us new tools and processes to make proactive financial decisions that drive profitability and financial effectiveness,  and maybe do away with some useless reporting tasks!

  • Why moving from annual budgeting to a rolling forecast and annual planning drives better decision making

  • How to think beyond one dimension and grouping projects by market sector to think in terms of practice area, manager or geography, and evaluate success in a versatile way

  • What key metrics better reveal growth opportunities in the multiple dimensions of your organization

  • How to maximize your AEC firm’s return on human capital investment by making smarter compensation decisions.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 1C
What’s Driving Your Business Development Professionals? AEC Operations and BD Alignment Strategies that Yield Huge Gains

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For too many AEC Principals and C-Suite executives, Business Development is a black box that either produces new projects or drags down the bottom line. Resources flow in and contracts pop out. But what goes on inside the BD function and how BD priorities align with those of operations remains a mystery. No more! In this eye-opening session, a senior BD executive at HDR (#6 on ENR500) gives us a look inside his world and reveals how a few simple changes to your interaction with the BD team can improve firmwide performance. Plus, Wally will moderate a lightening round Q&A with AEC senior executives just like you to uncover common areas of friction with BD staff and misconceptions, plus ways to improve alignment with operations. We’ll dive into:

  • How to motivate your BD professionals (hint: it’s not just about more money)

  • The key ingredients of your firm’s BD position description that can flip the script on poor outcomes and suboptimal ROI

  • Where a few small process changes can have big results on BD performance, freeing your rock stars to land the projects you want

  • How to define “peak performance” in BD and what the most successful BD professionals do

The premier AEC C-suites have mastered a culture of collaboration where Operations (Project Management, Finance, Talent) and BD sing from the same sheet of music. This requires alignment of strategic priorities and tactical activities. Join us to learn the secrets of creating a productive BD culture and hitting all your targets!

Lightening round questions:

  • Biggest challenge facing business development teams today?

  • Most important skill for a business developer?

  • Do you prioritize short-term wins or long-term growth in business development?

  • One thing you wish business developers would do more often.

  • Biggest misconception about business development?

  • Key factor for business development professionals’ career growth?

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 1D
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 2A
Leveraging Tax Incentives: Strategies during acquisitions along with winning new projects with incentives

Jordan Headshot SQLearn the current rules and legislation governing the Federal Research and Development (R&D) tax credit and how it applies to AEC firms. Jordan Wilson from Corporate Tax Advisors explains recent law changes and the types of activities that qualify for the R&D tax credit and expenses included in the tax credit calculation. 174 has had a tremendous financial impact on companies, we will share strategies on how to offset 174 impact, leverage 174 in acquisitions and along with using credits and incentives to win work by educating clients on how certain designs will qualify for cash back to the owner of the project and reducing cost.  

  • Understand more deeply the congressional intent of federal incentives programs
  • Recognize the types of activities that qualify for the R&D / ITC / 179D
  • Leverage big picture strategies and how 174 amortized cost can be of benefit for a buyer / seller
  • Add tax credit eligibility in your proposals: How can business development build out an ROI based on your firms knowledge of qualified projects to help reduce cost for client and increase margins.   

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 2B
How to Increase Profit & Reduce Risk

Tim CorbettLooking to improve profitability? PwC, and Accenture surveys show firms with effective enterprise risk management programs have higher profit margins. What are the risks unique to AEC firms that impact profitability? In this session, former Bechtel and EG&G risk assessment and mitigation expert Tim Corbett gives us the key to unlocking profits through risk analysis. The process identifies strengths, areas of concern, and recommendations that in return helps manage and reduce risk, improves project and financial performance, increases client satification and decreases insurance costs.

In this session you will learn:

  • Identify A/E/C professional liability claims trends
  • Understanding enterprise risk management categories
  • Recognize characteristics of the higher performing A/E/C firms
  • How to drive down insurance premiums, and push profits up

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 2C
Disruption Ahead! Examine Your AEC Business Model NOW

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For over 50 years, AEC firms have largely adhered to one success formula, one that has driven record profitability in recent years, aided by favorable conditions such as construction costs rising faster than labor costs and demand outpacing supply. However, as these conditions change and disruptive forces like artificial intelligence and a renewed interest in value-based pricing impacts our industry, our business models must evolve to sustain our current levels of profitability. PSMJ Senior Consultant Jared Jamison takes us through different ways of thinking about how we run our firms, enabling us to adapt and ensure continued, even increased profitability in an evolving future.

  • New AEC business, tech, and project trends that are poised to disrupt what a success strategy looks like in the near term
  • How to visualize and plan a fresh business model strategy using the simple and intuitive Business Model Canvas framework
  • How to future-proof your AEC firm’s business model and enhance its resilience
  • 7 questions you need to ask yourself about your business model

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 2D
AEC Leadership Development Made Easy: The Four Square Leadership Framework to Implement Your Winning Strategy

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Leading teams with confidence and effectiveness, just like architectural or engineering design, is a learnable skill. Yet too many firm executives fail to properly invest in developing their rising leaders because the process feels too hard to define and cumbersome to administer. Maybe you have lingering doubts about whether implementing a leadership development program will actually deliver ROI.

Senior AEC business practices experts and leadership coaches Brian Burnett and Jonathan Wilson show you how to take the mystery out of creating a great leadership development program by treating it like an AEC project, with a defined scope, schedule, and budget, and give you the roadmap for turning your next-gen professionals into a competitive advantage.

Using the "four-square leadership framework" you learn exactly what to include in your firm’s leadership development program, what you should omit, and how to administer it in a way that’s equitable, effective, and includes measurable milestones.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Presentation:
Overlook/Outlook Economic Analysis

2022 Kaplan Headshot-2In which direction should AEC leaders expect the economic winds to blow over the next 12-24 months? Former Dallas Fed Chairman and current Goldman Sachs Vice Chair Rob Kaplan brings his unique insights on both market conditions and the leadership skills you need to thrive in any economic environment.  

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 3A
Where Are We Headed? 2024-2025 AEC Market Conditions Update and Forecast

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Leading AEC business data analyst David Burstein, P.E., breaks down the latest market and submarket numbers into actionable intelligence and clear-picture takeaways for making bold new growth decisions heading into 2025. A highlight of every annual AEC THRIVE summit!

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 3B
Five Emerging Trends in AEC Technical Reporting and Future Strategies for Success

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The AEC industry faces a growing labor shortage, and construction demand shows no signs of slowing. At the same time, recent research reveals that more than 65% of AEC organizations generate 1,000 or more technical reports (“paid” deliverables) annually, and 22% generate 10,000 or more reports per year. In this challenging environment, many organizations in the AEC sector are exploring ways to streamline their manual technical reporting process, optimize their business workflow performance, and ensure their valuable resources can focus on more meaningful work.

In this presentation, Kelly L. Stratton, Founder and President of Quire, will draw on her extensive engineering background, consulting experience, and 14 years of collaboration with AEC companies to improve their work environments. She will share five emerging trends in AEC technical reporting, outline strategies for automating and accelerating the reporting process through technology, and best practices for analyzing intelligence to make data-driven resource decisions. Kelly will explain Technical Report Management and share real-life examples of the benefits it provides.

Throughout the session, attendees will gain insights into the AEC industry’s technical reporting challenges and opportunities. By addressing common blindspots in their processes, AEC firms can unlock thousands of man-hours from their existing staff. Specifically, attendees will discover how to reduce report development time and enhance their workflow processes, enabling greater throughput, ensuring higher-quality deliverables, and ultimately driving top-line growth.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 3C
The Art of the Pitch

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Join Judy Sparks, CEO of Smartegies, as she unveils the proven process behind winning 86% of competitive pitches. Having coached architects, engineers, and construction professionals on presentations for both landmark and smaller local projects, Judy's insights are rooted in real-world success. This session will cover essential strategies for understanding client needs, leveraging storytelling, and differentiating from the competition. Whether aiming for legacy projects or smaller jobs, attendees will gain valuable tools to enhance their presentation skills and secure more wins.

 

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 3D
Embracing Artificial Intelligence in the AEC Space, It’s Not What You Think, Yet.

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All firms in the A/E/C space are hearing buzzwords and potential impacts of “Artificial Intelligence” (A.I.) on their business. Ready or not, the pace of innovation and technological adoption is accelerating in 2024 and beyond. Shelby Coke, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Vice-President, Coke Consulting, LLC will demonstrate their approach to pausing, adapting and embracing A.I. as a small business delivering projects in the Government market. Embracing technology allows firms to “do more” with fewer resources compared to traditional methods. How will you and your firm respond to the technology that is here to stay—embrace it or ignore it?

Join Shelby as he walks us through his engineering firm’s experience developing A.I. usage guidelines and lessons learned affecting top line and bottom-line growth:

  • How to adopt and apply tech guidelines and processes
  • What A.I. can and cannot do when completing AEC projects, and the common misconceptions that are slowing adoption
  • How to distinguish between theory and real-world applications
  • Why A.I. should be another analytical tool in your business process toolbox, not a decision maker.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 4A
AEC Strategic Plan Implementation Essentials: 4 Ways to Ensure You Move From Intention to Action

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Your firm’s strategic plan is only as effective as your ability to monitor and implement the steps to achieve growth goals. So what can you and fellow firm leaders do to make the jump from consensus about targets to hitting them? Over 20 years of leading growth strategy at global engineering powerhouse Terracon has given Michael O’Grady, P.E. a deep understanding of the realities and limitations of even the most well-intentioned and passionate AEC executive teams, and he shares his takeaways that inform the firm’s strategic plan implementation.

  • The best way to hold AEC firm executives and other stakeholders accountable
  • Implementation process waypoints for monitoring success
  • Why strategic plan implementation often fails, and how to make sure yours doesn’t
  • 3 KPIs you must have on your implementation tracking dashboard

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 4B
Get to Goal… Faster! Accelerating the Impact of AEC Strategic Plans With Effective Retreats

Susan Israel SQ

    • ciw50mr2q001t7irs8x8b3tp0-jeremiah-appleton.0.3.3630.2170.full-12019_Christine_Mondor_evolveEA_bannerMarc_Mondor_evolveEA_bannerModerator: Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Consultant, PSMJ Resources and Founder & CEO, Climate Creatives

       

Panelist: Jeremiah Appleton, Director of Operations, WRT, Christine Mondor, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Co-Founder, evolveEA, Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP; Principal and Co-Founder, evolveEA and USGBC Faculty.



What keeps too many AEC strategic plans’ lofty goals from becoming measurable results? Maybe it’s the structure of the planning retreat itself! Hear first-hand reports from AEC firm leaders who shifted to bringing more than half of their teams to a Strategic Planning session and saw improvements in plan implementation and goal attainment. We explore better ways to organize your retreat, why increasing participation makes them more effective, and more!

  • Working through issues that hinder firm profitability, including divisions working at cross-purposes with each other, and imbalanced profit-centers.
  • How large retreats help redistribute, focus, or develop leadership responsibilities, particularly during a leadership or ownership transition.
  • How broadened input accelerates alignment and buy-in from multiple generations and improves accountability for implementing key plan initiatives.
  • How to dovetail your larger retreat with a small Strategic Planning Team to craft the plan.

Join us for stories from small and mid-sized firms, regional and national firms, and a global multi-discipline firm.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 4C
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 4D
Unlocking the Power of A.I.: Decoding the Latest Software Transforming AEC

Niknaz Aftahi

Niknaz Aftahi is the CEO and founder of aec+tech, a database and platform connecting AEC/O professionals with the latest tools and technologies. With a background in architecture in the Bay Area, California, she has served as both a design professional and a design technology director. Niknaz is passionate about innovation in the AEC space and has been a keynote speaker at various events. In this breakout session, we explore  near-horizon cutting-edge A.I. tools poised to revolutionize the AEC space, unveiling how these innovations are reshaping design, engineering, and construction processes for enhanced efficiency and creativity.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:15PM

Day 1 Closing Keynote Address
Disruption is Here: How A.I. Innovation is Shaping the Built Environment, and the Skills You Need to Take Advantage

KP Reddy SQ

KP Reddy is the Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage technology investment firm. He is a globally recognized authority in AEC environments, A.I., robotics, automation, mobile applications, and cloud computing. KP is a Civil Engineer by background and author of BIM for Building Owners and Developers. He is a frequent lecturer at Georgia Tech and is a sought-after subject matter expert, speaking worldwide on BIM and the built environment. He was also the General Manager of ATDC at Georgia Tech, one of the oldest technology incubators in the country.

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail and Networking Reception

Friday, September 27

AEC THRIVE Conference Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Day 2 Opening Remarks

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Day 2 Opening Keynote Address
Psychological Safety: The Science of Great Leadership

Don RheemEffective leadership today is less about titles and hierarchy and much more about the felt experience of employees when they are at work. Leaders must embrace the overwhelming scientific evidence proving that a healthier workplace culture is the key to increased retention, higher productivity, and lasting engagement. According to Gallup, 70% of the variance in employee engagement is directly attributed to managers and supervisors. Great leaders must understand how to influence the micro-cultures created by managers if they want to maximize engagement and retention.

In this session, Don Rheem, CEO of CultureID, an engagement survey platform aimed at improving company cultures, will share valuable global data trends from organizations across North America. Rheem will also break down the science that triggers exemplary workplace behavior at a neurological level.

You'll get actionable tips you can implement right away to see increased engagement and retention at your AEC firm. Discover the powerful and proven strategies transforming organizations and helping senior leaders create workplace cultures where employees look forward to coming to work and thrive when they get there.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Session 5A
The Perfect Fit: How to Pick Outside Board Members for Your AEC Firm

Jim Bishop SQ

Jim Bishop, P.E.
CEO
ARRO Consulting

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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 5B
Run your Talent Acquisition Efforts Like a Data-Driven Business

Shaun Leeper

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AECIQ

A data-driven talent acquisition strategy is critical for meeting your AEC firm's growth goals. Talent acquisition teams that leverage data are more efficient, operate with lower costs and achieve better results in terms of external recruiting and retention. We'll share the most important data points your business needs to be focusing on to ensure you're running a winning talent acquisition practice.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 5C
Leading Your AEC Zoomer Crew: Engaging, Educating, and Leveraging the Skills of the Youngest Employee Cohort

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Freshly minted graduates entering the workforce are different than past generations, having done most of their coursework online and coming in with a vastly different set of both skills and expectations. PSMJ Senior Consultant Bill Hinsley gives us practical tactics for getting the most out of your newest and least experienced A/E/C hires. He reveals the best ways to train them, how to explain your business model (and get buy-in), establish your cultural imperatives, and lay the critical groundwork for a successful A/E/C career. Think of it as a Gen-Zoom Owners Manual, showing you how to:

  • Train them to overdeliver and delight clients, within budget constraints.
  • Empower them to take initiative and solve problems.
  • What profit sharing strategies drive higher ROI.
  • Explain the interplay between their success and your firm’s.
  • Spot AEC career-stall warning signs, before you’ve lost a potentially high-value employee.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 5D
Utilization of Artificial Intelligence for the AEC Project Manager

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In this breakout session, leading AEC Artificial Intelligence application expert Frank Lazaro walks us through the latest practical uses of generative AI tools to assist AEC project managers and firm leaders. Attendees will discover how AI can streamline non-client deliverables, reduce administrative burdens, and enhance writing tasks, making project management more efficient and productive. This session is designed for those skeptical about AI, providing real-world examples and case studies to demonstrate its value.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Role of AI in Administrative Tasks: Learn how AI can automate and simplify administrative duties such as meeting note summarization and report writing.
  • Explore AI’s Capabilities in Writing and Editing: Discover how generative AI tools can assist with proposal writing, technical documentation, and acting as an editor to improve the quality and consistency of written materials.
  • Recognize the Efficiency Gains with AI: See how AI can significantly reduce the time spent on non-client deliverables, allowing project managers to focus on more strategic tasks.
  • Overcome Skepticism Towards AI: Address common concerns and skepticism about AI, showcasing its reliability and value through real-world case studies and examples.
  • Implement AI Tools in Daily Operations: Gain practical insights on integrating generative AI tools like ChatGPT into daily project management workflows to enhance productivity and decision-making.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 6A
AEC Leadership Talent Integration: A First-Hand (and Candid) Acquisition Assessment

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If your AEC firm’s growth strategy includes acquisition, or bringing on executive leadership from outside your firm, it’s easy to focus on all the potential upsides. Less obvious are the long-term challenges of effectively integrating and aligning the newly expanded top leadership group. In this eye-opening session, an AEC executive walks us through the experience following an acquisition by a larger firm and getting past different styles of communication, collaboration, and client relationship management. With candid observations of challenges at both the strategic and individual level, he reveals his takeaways for:

  • Effectively integrating and maximizing the impact of newly acquired leadership
  • How to work toward meeting halfway when the existing C-suite and acquired talent approach the new relationship from different perspectives
  • Communication breakdown warning signs that point to larger problems, and how to overcome them
  • Setting expectations and accepting the integration learning curve
  • Locking in loyalty and peak productivity through expanded career growth opportunities

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 6B
Data-Driven A/E Firm Growth: Are You Collecting and Watching the Right Metrics? 

Lucas_Hayden-1Today’s landscape for architects and engineers is flush with opportunity but counterbalanced by significant headwinds. According to the latest industry insights, your firm’s approach to tech can have a massive impact on your ability to win in the market. Unanet's Lucas Hayden shows us how data can drive strategy and decision-making in your A&E firm. This session provides practical guidance on leveraging data to enhance performance and unlock growth. Explore real-world examples and actionable steps to unleash the power of data-driven strategies. In this session you’ll:

  • Understand the benefits of data-driven decision-making in A&E
  • Identify key data sources and collection methods for A&E firms.
  • Analyze and interpret data to extract actionable insights.
  • Measure the impact of data-driven strategies on your firm's growth.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 6C
AEC Mergers & Acquisitions Update: New Valuations, New Hot Targets

Karl Wohler SQ

PSMJ's Senior M&A Advisor Karl Wohler brings his transaction report and AEC firm valuation data to AEC THRIVE. If you are considering either buying an firm, merging with one, or selling yours, don't miss this session.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session 6D
A Straight Line to AEC Circle of Excellence: How One Firm’s Strategic Attack on Growth Targets Yielded Measurable Results

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If you are going to 3x your business you will need to build a different business to get there. Your current business is built to get you the results you are getting. You need to start building today what you need 6 months and 1 year from now to continue growing. This session will give you practical tools to get your team working together to build the team and systems needed to perform at the next level.

  • Appreciate the need to help your team think strategically

  • Gain practical tools to identify the strategic issues you need to solve to grow

  • Learn to create clear plans with accountability to roll out your strategy

  • Follow a process to get the team fully bought into and committed to implementing the plan

  • Build your leaders for your next stage of growth

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Awards Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Keynote Presentation
Leading for Today and Tomorrow

Melissa Furman Headshot sqOrganizational leaders have been navigating uncertain times, change continues to occur at an accelerated rate, and the workforce is more diverse than ever. As a result, leaders need to evaluate their abilities, preferences, and perspectives to continue to successfully lead their organization through this new era of uncertainty and constant flux. Leading workforce researcher Dr. Melissa Furman reveals how AEC executives can:

  • Identify and discuss current organizational challenges and leadership implications. 

  • Identify and discuss the needs for modern, relevant leadership skills

  • Apply recommendations and strategies to develop leadership skills 
    needed for future success

2:30 PM

AEC THRIVE Concludes