At Zweig Group, our educational offerings focus on the needs of AEC industry firms today delivered by a diverse team of industry experts with first-hand firm experience. We employ techniques proven to work in this industry to close skills gaps and improve a firm’s capabilities – one learning opportunity at a time.
Online Learning Opportunities
Elevate AEC Virtual Experience & ElevateHer Symposium
The 2020 Elevate AEC Virtual Experience will be an eight-week long event, providing attendees meaningful content and networking opportunities from afar, highly produced with live interactions. This virtual experience will include daily doses of keynote speeches, Ted Talks, breakout sessions, virtual social mixing events, and awards celebrations. The Elevate AEC Virtual Experience will also include the ElevateHer Symposium which will include presentations of our 2020 ElevateHer Cohort’s research findings.
The Principals Academy – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
This training course covers the critical focus areas every AEC Industry project manager should be familiar with and is presented in lecture, tutorial, individual exercises, and case study workshop sessions. Attendees will leave armed with a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, skills, and techniques successful project managers must have to flourish in their role.
M&A Next – VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
Reserve your seat at the table as Zweig Group’s thought leaders share insights and valuable context gained from working with AEC firms of all sizes across the country and provide deep learning through an engaging experience focused on current and “next” practices in the world of AEC industry M&A. This fully virtual symposium is designed to provide M&A education and practical application through expert panel conversation and focused research and insights to connect leaders from across the country.
In-Person Learning Opportunities
The Principals Academy
Zweig Group’s flagship training program encompasses all aspects of managing a professional AEC services firm including principal leadership, financial management, recruiting, marketing, business development, and project management.
CEO Roundtable Retreat
The CEO Roundtable is designed for top leaders to discuss the highest-level issues facing the C-suite in today’s AEC firms. This collaborative experience will expand your knowledge, strengthen your business, and provide an environment where leaders can share experiences and concerns openly.
Learn the Language of Business: Financial Operations for AEC Professionals
This seminar helps decipher business financial management to help you become a better steward of your firm’s resources, learn to leverage resources, and maximize profit. Topics include interpreting financial statements, key performance metrics, benchmarking and predictive cash flow management, and how strategic decisions drive the value of the firm.
Elevating Doer-Sellers: Intensive 2 Day Workshop
This program is designed to guide technical professionals through all stages of Business Development. Attendees will leave with a deep understanding of what drives value and growth in an AEC firm, how to identify opportunities and develop a BD plan, how to maximize the client experience through authentic relationships, and how to nail the proposal and interview to secure more wins.
Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals
This program was specifically developed to provide design and technical professionals the skills to become more competent leaders. This course helps attendees develop and re-affirm their leadership skills while providing strategies and techniques to help them grow personally and professionally.
Project Management for AEC Professionals
This course covers critical focus areas every AEC project manager should know to successfully manage projects. Attendees leave armed with a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, skills, and techniques successful project managers must have to flourish in their role.
Ownership Transition Strategies
Zweig Group examines the ever-complex environment of ownership transition in an AEC firm. The presentation covers a range of topics, giving attendees a new view of ownership transition and how an effective plan can be put into place. Whether the attendees are young, up and coming project architects or principals looking at their impending transition, the content gives everyone an introspective view of their career.
Elevate Your Recruiting & Retention Strategy
Zweig Group’s research shows that recruiting and retention are the #1 challenges AEC firms face in 2019. With a shortage of design and construction professionals – at all experience levels – the industry is in a talent war. To successfully recruit talent, your firm must develop a multi-tactic strategy to get people in the door. But, once you’ve landed that new recruit, how do you retain them? This workshop arms attendees with a plan to both recruit new talent and also convert new and existing employees into highly engaged brand ambassadors of your firm by developing an internal employee-experience program to ensure your hard-won team members are with your firm for the long-haul.
In-House & Virtual Training
In today’s competitive marketplace, a well-trained workforce helps your firm stay on top when faced with challenges or opportunities. Leaders of today’s most successful firms have discovered that targeted programs provide their staff and firm with the best and most cost-effective professional development training.
Elevate AEC Conference
The Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Gala is the AEC industry’s premiere experience to connect global leaders, solve industry issues, present next practices, and celebrate the most successful firms in the built environment. This year, the Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Gala marks a leap in the evolution of Zweig Group’s annual event with expanded educational offerings including the ElevateHer Symposium; a full-day designed to provide insight on how to embrace, promote, and ensure equal opportunities for everyone in the AEC industry regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
The Principals Academy
This impactful two-day seminar provides AEC firm leaders – and aspiring principals – a comprehensive learning opportunity in key areas of firm management leadership, financial management, recruiting, marketing, business development, and project management.