This program is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore concepts and means by which both personal learning and business performance may be increased. Primary focus is on interactive learning with a select peer group facilitated by both local and national leaders of the business community and A/E professions.
Primary objectives will assist participants to:
Outcome benefits for Program participants include:
Outcome benefits for employers who send their employees to the Program include:
Participants must be nominated by a Principal of the firm of which they are employed and should have a minimum of five years’ experience in the field. All applicants will be selected on the basis of experience and background. There is a limit of 2 nominations per firm.
Insuring geographic and practice-area diversity in each Future Leaders class is an important goal of the Program, and those factors may be considered when selecting participants.
Participants must attend all seven sessions in order to graduate from the Program. If a session is missed, participants will be given one year during which they can make up a missed session with the next class of Future Leaders. If missed sessions are not made up within one year, participants will forfeit their opportunity to graduate from the Program.
Participants must attend at least one ACEC/NC Committee Meeting or Event prior to the 2021 ACEC/NC Summer Conference.
The Program will consist of seven sessions over the course of seven months. The tuition for the ACEC/NC 2021 Future Leaders Series is *$1,000 per person for ACEC/NC members and $3,000 for non-members.
Tuition is due with nominations and will be returned should a nominee not be chosen for the Program or if the class reaches the twenty person limit. Please contact the ACEC/NC office directly if an invoice is required for processing or if your firm requires extended time to process a check request. Once a nominee has been notified of acceptance into the Program, no refunds will be available.
The last session and graduation ceremony will be held at the 2021 Summer Conference.
RETURNING THIS YEAR: All class participants will attend the entire Summer Conference at no additional cost.
Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the series participants. No refund is given for missed seminars.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) toward the requirements for license renewal will be earned during six of the seminars in the series, for a total of 19.5 PDH credits. Note: While ACEC/NC offers Professional Development Credit for this program, it is up to each Professional Engineer to determine if the content is relevant to his/her individual practice and suitable for his/her continuing education. Specific locations for classes will be determined based on where the class participants are located. A typical schedule rotates locations around the state.
Curriculum & Schedule
Session One: Dr. Mitzi Downing
Professor / Training & Development Specialist
NC State University
Communications, Team Building
Session Two: Ken Tichacek
Think Like Your Clients LLC
Business Development and Marketing
Session Three: Anna Beavon-Graveley
Executive Director, NC Free Enterprise Foundation
Session Four: Legislative Day
Engineering Day at the Legislature
Session Five: Mindy Toole
Director, AEC Tax Practice, Stambaugh Ness
Session Six: Stephen Safran
Attorney, Safran Law
Contract Law and Risk Management
June Makeup Day
In case one class has to be rescheduled
Session Seven: Dick Kracht
Executive Coach, A Constructive Influence
ACEC Summer Conference
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