Pathways to Executive Leadership

"The focus on peer interaction and collaborative introspection made Pathways memorable, and the learning long-lasting."

- Josh Reynolds, S.E., Principal, Miyamoto International, Inc.

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Prepare for the Evolving Business Environment

The only leadership program for mid-career design professionals, Pathways to Executive Leadership prepares participants to take on new management roles within their firm while equipping them with a close national network of peers in the A/E/C industry.

Master Skills

Gain the practical skills and in-depth knowledge that's needed to be successful.

Identify Strengths

Personal, hands-on learning prepares engineering professionals to lead effectively.

Be Challenged

Interact with peers, learn from leading A/E/C experts in leadership development.

Exploring ACEC's Pathways to Executive Leadership

Hear from Pathways to Executive Leadership program designers as they discuss the importance of giving mid-level engineering executives the tools necessary to succeed in the C-Suite.

Still Have Questions?

Email program facilitator Katie Goodman at for further details.

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Hybrid Learning

Recognizing the daily demands on your leaders' time, this six-month professional development program combines the intensity of in-person meetings with the convenience of online programming for a highly-efficient hybrid course.

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Personal Mastery

Building leadership skills step-by-step; creating a path to satisfy high-level client and firm expectations.

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Firm Value & Sustainability

Developing long-term financial value; creating a sustainable business based in a positive and healthy work culture.

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Business Environment

Improving firm agility to respond to market changes; understanding political influence and advocacy.

Build Lasting Relationships

The Pathways to Executive Leadership curriculum also focuses on engagement and relationship building, team effectiveness, and nurturing client trust and confidence. Attendees will also enjoy:

Conference Participation

Connecting with the leaders of the A/E/C industry.

Advocacy Opportunities

Joining state member organizations to lobby our nation’s representatives on Capitol Hill.


In-Person Session: Personal Mastery and the Leadership Journey

October 14-16, 2023, Austin, TX

Interactive Online Classes

Online Class 1: Impacting Firm Culture
Online Class 2: Financial, Principal, Ownership
Online Class 3: The CEO Forum
Bonus Online Class: Key Issues Briefing/Update on ACEC Issues

In-Person Session: Strategy and Building Clients for Life

May 11-13, 2024 – Washington, DC

Class 8 is full

Class 8 of Pathways to Executive Leadership, launching October 2024, is currently full.

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