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September 9, 2021

Next Week's Online Classes: Developing Organizational Talent, Bonus Programs & Project Management

Developing Organizational Talent Through Executive Coaching
Tuesday, September 14, 1:30-2:30 PM (Eastern)

In this online class, Addison Resources Group President Ted Gerber outlines how executive coaching will help you develop talent throughout your organization.

The program will focus on:

  • What is executive coaching and can it help improve leadership in an organization?
  • What is the process to maximize results?
  • What skills are required to be successful when using external as well as internal coaching?
  • What are the typical challenges that need to be addressed?
  • What is required for successful coaching?
  • What are the differences from using external coaching vs. providing it internally?

Click here to register.

Everyone Hates Your Bonus Program – Here’s How to Fix It!
Wednesday, September 15, 1:30-2:30 PM (Eastern)

Each year most firms spend 2-10%+ of net revenue on bonus programs yet industry studies show that 76% of employees believe their employer’s bonus program needs improvement. 

The best firms have learned that a bonus program is not just a magical spreadsheet but a multifaceted and continuous approach that ensures your firm thrives regardless of outside forces.

In this session, Chandra Storrusten of ourlinQ and Ryan Jolley of Jones & DeMille Engineering describe how you can really put your bonus dollars to work. You'll hear how one firm focused on five critical elements to drive the ROI of their program and increased their firm’s profitability by over 100% in less than two years!

During this 60-minute session, you'll receive resources to benchmark your firm’s bonus program against industry leaders and learn what you can do immediately to improve your results.

Participants will:

  • Learn the five key focus areas that drive the ROI of bonus programs
  • Explore how well industry leaders’ bonus programs perform and how well your firm’s bonus program stacks up
  • Understand specific actions you can take to improve your firm’s bonus program to drive immediate improvements in firm performance

Click here to register.


Now That You're A Project Manager: Responsibilities and Challenges
Thursday, September 16, 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern

Everyone has their own reasons for becoming an engineer, but very rarely do engineers set out early in their careers to become a project manager. In fact, many project managers are born from pure necessity, but that doesn't mean they can't excel in their new role.

Join Howard Birnberg, executive director of the Association for Project Management, to take a closer look at the responsibilities and challenges of becoming an engineering firm project manager, and what it takes to succeed in the role. 

During this 90-minute session, you'll explore key responsibilities, including:

  • Marketing and continued contact with clients
  • Proposal preparation and fee determination and negotiation
  • Staff planning and assembly of the project team
  • Managing all phases of the project
  • Quality management
  • Team relations
  • Project status reporting
  • Billing and collection

Click here to register.


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