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The Secrets to Small Firm Success: How to Lead Your Firm Forward in this New Era

April 3 – May 15, 2023 2-5 PM ET

Early-bird thru March 20, 2023

ACEC Small Firm Coalition Members: $695
ACEC Members: $795
Non-members: $995

Standard after March 20, 2023

ACEC Small Firm Coalition Members: $695
ACEC Members: $895
Non-Members: $1195

Like most large-scale systemic events, March 2020 gave ‘official birth’ to a new era of work and life – one with new rules, new ways of thinking, and lots of big change. The changes we continue to see and experience in the workplace, marketplace, and recruiting space are both fundamental and generational. Our biggest opportunities for new and continued growth and success are dependent on our ability to understand, navigate, and leverage this change.

Although this is true for all firms, the opportunity is especially great for smaller firms. Time is of the essence, however, if you’d like to take advantage of the differences only you as a small firm can offer.

Register now for The Secrets to Small Firm Success: How to Lead Your Firm Forward in this New Era and learn the steps, strategies, skills, and mindset needed to understand and leverage the fact that ‘bigger isn’t always better’, better is better!

Earn up to 12 PDHs and build a more powerful peer-to-peer leader network!

Course Outline:

Module 1: Elevating Your Ability to Lead in this New Era [April 3, 2023, from 2pm–5pm Eastern]

·The four major “shifts” changing everything about leadership and firm success

·The desperate need for you as a leader

·Next level critical and strategic thinking

·Essential time, schedule, and workload management

Module 2: Creating and Sustaining “Next-Gen” Growth [April 17, 2023, from 2pm–5pm Eastern]

·The realities of growth

·What really engages employees

·Creating demand

Module 3: Why Team Success Matters – and Why it Must be Designed [May 1, 2023, from 2pm–5pm Eastern]

·The “team success ecosystem”

·“Opting in” and leveraging the “I” in team

·The leadership and management skills that matter most

Module 4: Achieving Your Better Present and Future Starting Now [May 15, 2023, from 2pm–5pm Eastern]

·Culture design

·Scaling growth

·Strategic planning and goal setting that won’t languish or fail

Each Module will be 3 hours in length over Zoom and have recommended pre-work and homework to help optimize our time together and help advance our learnings. Each session will also feature insightful live polls, surveys, and breakout groups designed specifically to allow for peer-to-peer networking and relationship building.

About the Instructor:

Peter C. Atherton, P.E. is an accomplished A/E industry insider and practitioner turned executive coach and consultant. Pete has over 30 years of industry experience, 24 as a successful professional civil engineer, project manager, principal, practice group leader, major owner, and member of the board of directors with high-achieving firms.

Pete is now the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC (, author of Reversing Burnout. How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process.

Pete is also the host of the AEC Leadership Today Podcast and the AEC Leadership Mastermind.

Pete works with A/E leaders and firms nationwide to grow and advance their success through modern and new era focused strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership and management team development, performance-based employee engagement, and corporate impact design. Connect with him at You can also connect and follow him on LinkedIn.


January 31, 2023

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ACEC Member Price

$ 1.00

Non-Member Price

$ 349.00

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