Learn. Grow. Succeed.

The Business of Design Consulting is a three day program developed to build management expertise and leadership to help your firm thrive. Taught by experienced industry practitioners, the agenda covers the critical topics every A/E firm needs to know to succeed despite an ever-changing business environment.

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Course Overview

Day One
Leadership & Employee Engagement Strategies
Transitioning from Project Management to Leadership

Day Two
Contracts & Risk Management

Day Three
Business Management & Ownership Transition
Marketing & Business Development

“I have been doing this work for 35 years and it was extremely refreshing…I especially learned a lot from the group sessions...To hear what folks like ourselves are doing all across the country. You did a wonderful job with these training sessions. We are going to recommend our department managers and upcoming promising PMs take this training when it is available again.“

David Cutlip, Environmental Services Division Manager, The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.

"Year after year, attendees attest the Business of Design Consulting program consistently meets objectives and fulfills expectations."

"Business of Design Consulting speakers always earn high marks on preparation and subject knowledge, as well as clear and engaging presentation styles."

Build Skills

Learn how to manage finances and risk, develop profitable client relationships, cultivate staff relations, mitigate legal implications, marketing - and more!

Work with Peers

This interactive program allows you to connect and work with design professionals like you, looking to tackle the business side of their firms.

Learn from Experts

Our faculty instructs from the heart of their deep and varied experience in helping A/E firms improve performance and profitability.

Gain Actionable Insights

Come away with case studies and best practices that can be applied to the day-to-day operations and project work in your firm.


Portrait of ACEC Faculty Steve Walker
Steve Walker

srwalker & associates

Tiffany Aukema

HR Advisors Group, LLC

Portrait of ACEC Faculty Kelly McArter
Kelly McArter

HR Advisors Group, LLC

Portrait of ACEC Faculty Matt Fultz
Matt Fultz

Matheson Financial Advisors

Portrait of ACEC Faculty Michaela Kendall
Michaela Kendall


Cheryl Shaw


Portrait of ACEC Faculty Richard Friedman
Richard Friedman

Friedman & Partners


ACEC Member Rate


After 1/12/2024

Early Bird Rates


*ACEC Member Rate
$2,095 Non-Member Rate

Offer ends 1/12/2024

Non-Member Rate


After 1/12/2024

Frequently Asked Questions

You'll earn 22.5 PDHs and instructions on how to download PDH certificates will be sent to you at the conclusion of the course.

Business of Design Consulting

Success Awaits

Questions? Please email Maureen Brown