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November 11, 2021

Next Week’s Online Classes: Ownership Models, Project Management, & Next-Level Leadership

The Ownership/Compensation Balancing Act
Tuesday, November 16, 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern)

Balancing compensation with capitalization and cash flow needs is a critical factor in achieving a firm’s long-term objectives. To that end, the sustainability of ownership models has become an important focal point for many firms as they consider the next stage in the lifecycle of their businesses.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, Tim Cleary and Christopher Staloch of Chartwell Financial Advisory will explore the latest ideas around ownership models, including:

  • Current ownership structures
  • Compensation best practices
  • Examples of other A/E firm structures

Click here to register.

How To Be An Effective Project Manager
Wednesday, November 17, 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern)

Why did you become an engineer? This is a fundamental question many engineers can readily answer… Because they were interested in construction, liked to solve problems, or enjoyed seeing their work turned into a reality. Rarely, however, would they say they became an engineer because they wanted to be a project manager! 

PMs typically ended up in the role because of management skills they acquired (often by accident-not because of a plan). A rare few have the most important skill of all – they are good communicators – able to write well, have good public speaking skills and are excellent at listening. 

For engineers who become PMs, technical skills are important, but these are needed to support, not replace, their ability to be effective project managers.

In this online class, Howard Birnbert of the Association for Project Management, will:

  • Emphasize the importance of effective communications for project managers
  • Define who is a project manager
  • Discuss basic management concepts for project managers
  • Present issues in scope creep

Click here to register.

Next Level Leadership & Management for the New Era 
Thursday, November 18, 1:30-2:30 PM (Eastern)

Major changes continue to swirl and mount all around us, but which ones are permanent? Which ones can we take the time to evolve with, and which ones do we need to better understand and get ahead of in order to differentiate ourselves and stay on top?

We know that the “next normal” settling in will never be as it was, and neither will the type of leadership and management needed to move our teams and organizations forward.

Next level leadership and management is about having a higher level of understanding of how business and society has changed and having a clearer and more compelling vision for the future. It is also about initiating a series of actions to inspire greater employee and client engagement and create greater growth and value through better alignment and systems design.

Next level leadership allows us to leverage all of the 4P’s: projects, profits, people, and purpose – some of which hasn’t and won’t change, and some of which requires a major shift. Making the right adjustments will be key to standing out and winning in the workplace, marketplace, and recruiting space.

In this program, ActionsProve President Peter Atherton will help position you and your team for greater success now and moving forward.

You’ll learn:

  • How the “next normal” is different in the eyes of both your talent and your clients
  • Why next level leadership demands more than just a better business strategy
  • The reason most organizations struggle with change and change management
  • How to better understand and leverage each of the 4P’s, including the 3 types of purpose
  • The 5-step I.M.P.A.C.T. process: Inventory, Mission, Plan, Authenticity, Capacity, and Trigger, designed specifically to help you succeed

Click here to register.

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November 11, 2021



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