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August 6, 2020

ACEC Online Classes Next Week Lay Out Success Strategies for Diversity & Inclusion and Negotiations

ACEC will offer two online classes next week: Diversity & Inclusion Keys To Success: DPCs Playbook On ACEC Firm's Best Practices on Wednesday, August 12, 1:30-2:30pm ET, and 9 Secrets to Superior Negotiation on Thursday, August 13, 1:30-2:30pm ET. The Diversity & Inclusion class will be free-of-charge.

Diversity & Inclusion Keys To Success: DPCs Playbook On ACEC Firm's Best Practices

Design Professionals Coaltion (DPC) member firms Woodard & Curran, RS&H and VHB led the formation of the DPC Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIWG), which has produced a summary report to help ACEC firms create more inclusive environments.

In this complimentary online class, Woodard & Curran CEO/Chair Doug McKeown, R&SH EVP Lisa Robert, and VHB CEO Mike Carragher will share insights from the report and outline next steps DPC will be taking with this work.

Takeaways from the session include:

  • Lessons learned from 21 engineering firms to get started on a D&I effort in your firm
  • Key resources to help your team develop programs that work
  • How to implement an effective diversity and inclusion program

Click here to register

9 Secrets to Superior Negotiation

Few people are trained negotiators ... which means that even modest improvements in your negotiation skills can have dramatic positive impacts on your ability to achieve desired outcomes.

Performance Management Group President & CEO Chuck Roberts will share nine secrets to superior negotiation approaches, strategies, and tactics, including how to negotiate in a manner that protects and strengthens your relationship with the opposing party. This is especially important because in many cases you'll need to interact with the opposing party following the negotiation.

During this 60-minute session, you'll learn:

  • The three most common negotiation approaches, and which is most effective
  • The difference between strategic and tactical negotiation
  • Techniques for tripling their persuasive power
  • How to overcome an impasse
  • How to increase the likelihood of the other party honoring the negotiated outcome

Click here to register.


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