Program Objectives 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:
An added bonus to the Program is the focus on learning in an interactive environment. Traditional seminar-based learning does not allow for the depth of learning that occurs when the participants are committed to and fully involved in the experience. Therefore, participants will be encouraged to do just that - participate.
Additionally, the interactive nature of the Program allows for a dynamic curriculum. Although general topics to be explored will remain, the Program format will allow the emerging personality of each class to help lead the direction of the learning experience.
A strong peer network will develop between the participants and will provide benefits beyond the formal Program.
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-person*) 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.
*We are sensitive to the changing environment with respect to COVID-19 and are dedicated to hosting an event that puts the safety and interests of our participants front and center. Understanding that this is going to continue to be a dynamic environment, we will continue to monitor all State and City mandates as it pertains to safety, in-person gatherings and social distancing.
Participants must attend at least one ACEC/NC Committee Meeting or Event prior to the 2022 ACEC/NC Summer Conference.
The Program will consist of seven sessions over the course of seven months. The tuition for the ACEC/NC 2022 Future Leaders Series is $2,000 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 2022 Summer Conference in Asheville, NC.
RETURNING THIS YEAR: All class participants will attend the entire Summer Conference at no additional cost. (Conference registration included in Future Leaders program fee).
Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the series participants.
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 24.5 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: Communications, Team Building
Dr. Mitzi Downing, Professor / Training & Development Specialist
NC State University
January 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome Reception 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session Two: Business Development and Marketing
Ken Tichacek, Think Like Your Clients LLC
February 16, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session Three: Financial Management
Mindy Toole, Director, AEC Tax Practice, Stambaugh Ness
March 16, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session Four: Legislative Day
Engineering Day at the Legislature, Raleigh, NC
Session Five: Legislative Process
Anna Beavon-Graveley, Executive Director, NC Free Enterprise Foundation
April 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session Six: Contract Law and Risk Management
Stephen Safran, Attorney, Safran Law
May 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session Seven: Work/Life Balance
Dick Kracht, Executive Coach, A Constructive Influence
August 4-6, 2022
ACEC Summer Conference, Asheville, NC
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JESSICA HARTONG
For Program Details and Nomination form: CLICK HERE