2013 EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The ACEC of Kansas Emerging Leaders Program is for individuals committed to developing their leadership abilities. This program imparts specific skills and competencies identified by top ACEC of Kansas principals as critical for leadership success. These highly interactive sessions are taught by experts in the field of business administration and people management in professional services firms. The dates and locations for the 2013 ELP sessions are shown below.
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Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2013
Location: Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka, Kansas
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Orientation – Scott Heidner, ACEC of Kansas Executive Director 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Do you think 20 engineers will be too shy to get to know each other in a short time? Think again! ACEC Executive Director Scott Heidner will deliver a high energy presentation, and interactive sessions will have class members working and laughing together in no time at all. This critical session sets the stage for class members to work together for the next six weeks.
Leadership and Ethics – Tony Comella, SPHR 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Leadership is the process of influencing people by inspiring them to achieve, by communicating in a manner that they best understand and by building trust such that they will embrace risk. However, a leaders' ability to see themselves as others see them is a challenge. A good leader commits to a continual process of gaining feedback in order to know themselves.
Ethical Leadership is a concept that aligns the beliefs and values with the behaviors and actions in order to build trust and be the type of leader that others will follow. Strong ethics are essential to leadership.
In this module we will learn and practice communication models, behavior models and use an assessment to learn more about our own style and characteristics. All of these discussion will be underpinned within an Ethical Leadership framework.
Reception at ACEC Office 5:30 – 6:30 pm
This will include a presentation from Steve Hall, ACEC National Vice President of Government Affairs and other ACEC Kansas leaders.
Dinner as a group: Paisano’s Italian Restaurant 7:00 pm
Friday, September 20, 2013
Planning: A Key to Success in Business Development –
Vicki Flesher, InterAct Training Group 8:30 - 10:30 am
Any business development interaction worth making is worth planning! During this interactive presentation, you will gain a template for planning your calls. You will be exposed to six major tasks that every well done pre-call planning process includes. You will also learn how to plan your sales cycle and strategically win new accounts. The heart of the planning process is asking the right questions. During this course you will be exposed to a model to structure questions around in your business development interaction. You will learn to ask questions in five critical areas to gain intelligence about the customer, your competition, the decision making process, the customer’s sense of urgency and the customer’s budget.
Governmental Affairs – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt* 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
*(To Be Invited)
The government’s leadership influences the overall business climate and an individual firm’s success. Business leaders need to know how to participate effectively in the public arena and build consensus. They also need to understand how government affairs activities can help their business succeed and how to encourage active participation at the grassroots level in the firm.
Thursday and Friday, October 10-11, 2013
Location: Hotel at Old Town, Wichita, Kansas
Thursday, October 10, 2013
HR – Recruiting, Retaining & Owning – Tony Comella, SPHR 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Human resource philosophy and functions are often the basis for company planning and meeting client needs. We’ll examine systems for performance management and employee relations strategies. The strongest asset for any organization is its people. Maximizing that asset is essential to strong leadership.
Dinner as a group: Old Chicago 7:00 pm
Friday, October 11, 2013
Contract Language/Risk - Wyatt Hoch, Foulston Siefkin LLP 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Carefully wording contract provisions minimizes risk to design professionals. We’ll discuss how contract provisions allocate risks between parties and the legal effect of specific contract provisions. Getting contracts right the first time can be the difference between a profitable project and incurring more liability than your firm can afford.
Thursday and Friday, November 14-15, 2013
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Economics of Private Practice – Lee James, Lee James & Associates 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Understanding the role and importance of financial project management is a critical attribute of emerging leaders. It is equally important that they understand fundamental metrics of successful firms, which financial indicators are important and what they mean for future growth. In this session, we will discuss these important financial management issues.
Dinner as a group: Garozzo’s Ristorante 7:00 pm
Bowling as a group: AMF College Lanes 8:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 2013
Senior Leaders Roundtable – Douglas Doerr (SCS Aquaterra), Cecil Kingsley (BG Consultants),
Jack Poole (Poole Fire Protection, Inc.) 8:30 – 11:30 am
From Management to Leadership – Secrets of Success
Take the opportunity to network with a diverse panel of leading industry professionals. This session will culminate the Emerging Leaders Program experience. The facilitated session gives participants a chance to ask industry leaders questions concerning industry, practices, and management.
Graduation Celebration and Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00
If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Program or would like to be placed on a waiting list for the 2014 class, please contact Amy Dubach at 785-357-1824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.