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Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals


“The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger



November 13-14 | Durham | Durham Hotel


Leaders are certainly made and not born which is why our 2-day seminar, Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals, was specifically developed to provide design and technical professionals with the skills to become more competent leaders. This course helps attendees develop and re-affirm the leadership skills, strategies, and techniques that will help them grow personally and professionally.

Leaders need to know how to communicate effectively including public speaking, know their strengths and weaknesses and how to improve upon them, mentor members of their team, handle a crisis, develop a vision for the future, understand and encourage the role of routine, decision making as a leader, effective recruitment and retention, and change management.

Practical leadership skills are vital to the health and success of every company in any industry. Effective leaders motivate their teams to achieve exceptional results, inspire others to be better than they thought possible, and they create an environment where everyone is moving in the same, positive direction. This course is taught by expert leaders who are immersed in the AEC industry and have practical experience solving many of the challenges facing AEC firms. This seminar is not a course full of buzzwords or the latest fads, it is a course filled with practical solutions design, and technical professionals can use every day to lead their firms to success.

Two-Day Leadership Program Agenda:

Day 1: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Introductions & Leader Theory
  • Leadership Styles and Listening
  • Public Speaking & Communication
  • Case Study – Leaders You Admire
  • Decision Making
  • Role of Routine
  • End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Day 2: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

  • Jump Start
  • Recruiting & Workforce Personalities
  • Mentoring
  • Case Study – Crisis
  • Opportunity
  • Change Management
  • Where to Go from Here

Who Should Attend:

This course is primarily designed for aspiring, emerging, and mid-level leaders. It’s intended to prepare professionals for their increasing roles and responsibilities as team leaders and client managers. 

Learning Objectives:

    1. The types of skills essential for leading high-performing organizations
    2. Enhanced listening and speaking skills
    3. How to lead in a time of crisis
    4. The importance of mentorship and mentoring programs
    5. Strategies for effecting change in an organization
    6. How to effectively recruit and retain top talent
    7. The importance of forming daily routines
    8. How to formulate effective decision-making strategies

    Your Course Fee Includes: 

    • A comprehensive seminar workbook
    • Special discount on all Zweig Group survey and publications
    • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
    • Access to a discounted rate on hotel lodging once registered for the event (San Diego at Kimpton Palomar: $259 & Durham at Hotel Durham: $179)
    • *Registration fee does NOT include hotel lodging.

      Continuing education credits!

      Attendees of Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals earn 12 PDH / 1.2 CEUs

      Zweig Group seminars are eligible for Professional Development Hours credits and Continuing Education Units. All attendees receive a certificate of completion indicating the number of hours earned during each seminar. Zweig Group is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects.

      To be notified of future dates and locations or for immediate assistance, please email: or call our customer support team at 1 800 466 6275

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