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April 1, 2021

Next Week's Online Classes: Professional Development Plans, High-Growth Firm Secrets, Ethical Decision-Making

Building Professional Development Plans for Engineers
Tuesday, April 6, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (EDT)

Many engineering firms struggle with written, strategic development tracks for their staff. It’s hard enough to train engineers to do the jobs you have right now, much less develop talent to learn new lines of business or access new markets.

But as we've seen time and again, staff want to feel valued, like they're contributing to a higher purpose ... so by not investing in their development, you run the risk of losing your best people.

Join Tim Christ to walk through the practical steps to build professional development plans for your people, including how to:

  • Identify the correct components of a professional development plan
  • Tie your development plan to your compensation plan
  • Determine the right frequency of communication regarding professional development
  • Align your professionals to future company goals

Click here to register.

2021 High Growth Study
Wednesday, April 7, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (EDT)

Recent cultural and economic shifts have accelerated marketing and business development trends for architecture, engineering, and construction businesses. Through these changes, some firms have excelled by growing nearly twice as fast as their average growing peers. What are they doing differently?

In this online class, Hinge Partner Karl Feldman will reveal key insights from his firm's latest study on the AEC industry – The 2021 High Growth Study: AEC Edition. Learn where the industry as a whole is spending its time and resources and what the high growth cohort is doing differently. Find out how much and where these high growth companies are investing their marketing energy to build their visibility and capture opportunities in an increasingly digital marketplace.

What You Will Learn:

  • The top marketing priorities of high growth AEC firms
  • How much high growth AEC firms spend on marketing
  • How AEC firms are navigating to more digital marketing strategies
  • How COVID-19 had an impact on AEC firms
  • What challenges and opportunities high growth firms are focusing on next

Click here to register.

Ethical Decision-Making for PEs: Today’s Standards and Benefits
Thursday, April 8, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (EDT)

For engineers across firms, disciplines, and states, ethics are a part of daily decisions. With blurred lines bearing big consequences, understanding the core principles is essential.

Gerard Cavaluzzi of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants will review professional and ethical conduct guidelines and applicable standards of practice.

Following this session, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the core professional ethics principles and canons governing ethical behavior and standards.
  • Recognize the duties of the engineer in "responsible charge.”
  • Describe "Standard of Care" and engineering practice issues.
  • Apply ethical decision-making in resolving professional dilemmas/conflict scenarios.

If you are a professional engineer at any level of experience or just plain interested in the applicable standards governing the practice of the profession of engineering, this class is for you.

Click here to register.


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