All Online Learning Opportunities
The Principals Academy – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: May 4, 2021.
Program Description: This is a three-week program with four hours each week of live Zoom meetings. This will be the same great content that is taught during our in-person The Principals Academy seminar that has trained over 900 attendees in the last five years. The Principals Academy is Zweig Group’s flagship training program encompassing all aspects of managing a professional AEC service firm. Elevate your ability to lead and grow your firm with this program designed to inspire and inform existing and emerging AEC firm leaders in key areas of firm management leadership, financial management, recruiting, marketing, business development, and project management.
Virtual CEO Roundtable
Start Date: May 5, 2021.
Program Description: This is a four-week program of two hours each week of live Zoom meetings with our advisors and your industry peers. The CEO Roundtable is a unique opportunity for AEC firm leaders to engage and interact with industry peers to discuss current issues facing firms today, explore industry trends and next practices, and confront the biggest challenges they face leading their firms. Zweig Group’s CEO Chad Clinehens, PE, moderates the program guiding group conversations, encouraging integration and networking, and ensuring attendees gain valuable insight, new ideas and tools – and a new network of colleagues – to foster effective leadership at their respective firms. Come prepared to discuss your biggest challenges and successes during this highly interactive session. With you in control of the subject matter, roundtable discussions strike at the heart of what you need to effect change in your organization.
Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: June 8, 2021.
Program Description: This is a four-week program with 90-minute modules each week of live Zoom meetings. Practical leadership skills are vital to the health and success of every company in any industry. Effective leaders motivate their teams to achieve exceptional results, inspire others to be better than they thought possible, and create an environment where their team is focused and working towards a common vision. Zweig Group’s team of management experts – who have extensive experience working with AEC firms providing solutions to the challenges facing AEC firms today – deliver practical solutions that technical professionals can put to work immediately to lead their firms to success.
Project Management for AEC Professionals – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: July 6, 2021.
Program Description: This is a four-week program with 90-minute modules each week of live Zoom meetings. 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. Each team member brings their own unique experiences and skillset to project teams. Effectively leveraging the talents of your team can optimize team effectiveness. This seminar provides people-focused, science-driven practical skills to help project leaders harness the power of their team. By addressing the most important aspects of any project – the people – this course will provide practical techniques that can be immediately implemented for a positive impact on any AEC team or business.
Elevating Doer-Sellers: Business Development for AEC Professionals – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: July 7, 2021.
Program Description: This is a four-week program with 90-minute modules each week of live Zoom meetings. Elevating Doer-Sellers: Business Development for AEC Professionals is specifically developed to help design and technical professionals in architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental firms become more comfortable managing clients and promoting the firm and its services. Led by two CEOs with extensive experience from the design desk to the board room, this one-of-a-kind seminar presents business development techniques proven to drive real growth and value in your AEC firm.
Advanced Project Management for AEC Professionals – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: August 10, 2021.
Program Description: This is a four-week program with 90-minute modules each week of live Zoom meetings. This seminar will take a deeper dive into project management skills for more experienced PMs. This virtual seminar will be limited to 18 attendees so RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.
M&A Next – VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
Start Date: August 3, 2021.
Program Description: This is a one-week program with two, 150-minute modules of live Zoom meetings. 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.
Ownership Transition Strategies – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: September 14, 2021.
Program Description: This is a three-week program with 90-minute modules of live Zoom meetings each week. 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 AEC professionals or principals looking at their impending transition, the content gives everyone an introspective view of their career. We plan to take a deep dive into ESOPs to better understand the benefits of this transition option.
Ownership Transition in the AEC Industry
Program Description: 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/engineers/
Program Description: The way we work, do business, and interact is constantly evolving and changing. Leaders are the first we look to when we need to adopt a change or understand how change affects us personally. You and your team must understand how to lead and adapt to an ever-changing environment. This seminar is designed to help you proactively lead your firm or team through change. You’ll learn what makes change challenging, several models and systems to lead change efforts, you’ll learn how to define and accept your role in change and gain practical frameworks for becoming an effective change leader.
Driving Financial Results
Program Description: Solid financial management is crucial to the success of any company, and firms in the AEC industry are no exception. This short course provides an overview of business financial management – specifically tailored to our industry – to help firm leaders make informed decisions that drive results. Topics include: interpreting financial statements; key performance metrics; benchmarking and project cash flow management.
Recruitment & Retention
Program Description: Zweig Group’s research shows that recruiting and retention are the #1 challenges AEC firms have faced in the last few years. This webinar discusses current data from exclusive industry survey results that can be used to effectively develop your firm’s recruitment and retention strategy in any type of job market.
Ask the Experts: Becoming a Mobile Workforce
Program Description: Your projects have no room for error, yet many engineering projects have several challenges that can make this seem impossible. The fact that teams are working out of the office more than before – either from a home office, or at a job site, or visiting clients – means that they need immediate access to project documents or the most current project status, plus be able to collaborate with team members in real-time. Making use of mobile applications and other processes that can allow team members to quickly find, view, and manage project information on-the-go has never been more critical in today’s modern work environment.
Advancing the Civil Design Review Process with Model-Based Reviews
Program Description: Traditional methods of coordinating design work-in-progress often hinder productivity with duplicate design artifacts and disjointed workflows. You need to find ways to eliminate these issues to work more efficiently and deliver your best results. Join this webinar to learn how you can streamline your civil design review workflows and improve the quality assurance of design deliverables.
Elevate Your Business – Understanding the Why and How of Unmanned Systems in Engineering and Construction Firms
Program Description: The integration of unmanned systems is exponentially growing throughout all industries. This webinar will guide professionals of the engineering and construction industry on the benefits of adopting new technology in the form of UAVs and the process of achieving all certifications and licenses to fit regulation standards. Adopting new technological advancements will give your firm a competitive edge by creating a more efficient workforce.