All Online Learning Opportunities
The Principals Academy – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: August 9, 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.
Advanced Project Management for AEC Professionals – VIRTUAL SEMINAR
Start Date: August 17, 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.
On-Demand Learning Opportunities
Overview & Insights from Zweig Group’s 2021 Policies, Procedures & Benefits Report
Nearly 100% of firms have changed policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the majority are not planning on reverting. Zweig Group’s 2021 Policies, Procedures, and Benefits Report provides industry statistics on policies and procedures, so you can support your decisions with hard data. To help you better utilize this insightful set of data to its fullest potential, Zweig Group is offering a free webinar to complement the report.
You can expect to hear from Zweig Group’s research and recruitment experts, breaking down the latest trends in AEC firm compensation policies, benefits, budgets, HR department composition, and other major HR issues.
This webinar is an added benefit to all those who purchased the full report; but purchase is not required, registration to this webinar is free and open to all. It is ideal for HR professionals at AEC firms; as well as firm owners and principals interested in benchmarking and staying competitive in the current state of recruitment and retention.
Overview and Insights from Zweig Group’s 2021 Financial Performance Report
Program Description: Zweig Group’s 2021 Financial Performance Report of AEC Firms is an extensive and comprehensive publication. This webinar will complement the report, allowing attendees to utilize and apply this insightful set of data to their firm.
- Overview of the survey process, collection methods, and analysis
- Insights and trends on key financial metrics based on firm demographics
- How and where PPP loans impacted financial statements
- Industry outlook and projections for next year and beyond
- Q&A with the Zweig Group panel
This webinar is for financial leaders and principals in AEC firms looking to understand industry metrics in 2020 and annual trends for these metrics.
Overview and Insights from the Zweig Group’s 2021 Valuation Survey
Program Description: Zweig Group’s 2021 Valuation Survey Report is an extensive and comprehensive publication. This webinar will complement the report, allowing attendees to utilize this insightful set of data to its fullest potential.
- Overview of survey process, collection methods, and analysis
- Insights, trends, and key data points
- How to interpret and use the data
- Q&A about PPP loans and their impact on value
- Q&A with Zweig Group’s Team (valuation, ownership transition, research) – open session, questions welcome
This webinar is ideal for those who work with a firm’s financials, or are interested in the value of an AEC firm. Individuals looking at ownership transition and overall firm strategy will also find this session valuable.
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.