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ACEC/MA Genesis Program

Description Three carefully designed instructional sessions address key topics identified by firm leaders as vital for the professional with 3-5 years experience
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 3:00 PM
Begin Date 01/19/2016
End Date 01/19/2016
Early Reg: 01/19/2016

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Location name: CDM Smith
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City: Boston
State: MA
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Genesis Program:Connect.  Learn.  Grow.
An ACEC/MA Leadership Education Program
Tuesdays,  January  19,  26, February 2,  2016
New Location:  CDM Smith, 75 State St, Suite 701, Boston, MA 02109
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Developed for new professionals, this three-part program helps the participant understand the transition from the university to the professional environment.  Basis fundamentals are presented with a direct application to our industry.  The sessions will focus on business consulting, what it takes to be a professional, and effective communication skills.
Building a professional career requires acquiring expertise in more than just technical and design skills.  To advance, it is important to be comfortable with the range of appropriate protocols, values, ethics, reputation and relationship-building strategies that characterize our profession.
$500 per person from an ACEC/MA Member Firm
$750 per person from a Non-Member Firm
*If your firm is an ACEC/MA Member, you’re an ACEC/MA Member.
Participation is limited to 20 people.  Registration is first-come, first served, but there is a wait list.

Download the Registration Form and Brochure.
Fax completed forms to:  617-227/6783 or email to
Post: ACEC/MA; The Engineering Center; One Walnut Street; Boston, MA 02108
Questions? E-mail or call 617/227-5551
Register Online: click the "Register" button above.
When registering online, you must firstlog in using your individually unique username and password to receive the member rate. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.If you do not know your member login information, call 617/227-5551.
To process your online payment the billing name and address must match the name and address of the credit card you are using. If you have difficulties registering online, call617/227-5551.
ACEC/MA's Genesis Program provides this foundation for moving forward.
Three carefully designed instructional sessions address the key topics identified by firm leaders as vital for making the transition from recent graduate to emerging professional.  Using a classroom style with a mentoring approach, these sessions allow for gaining new information, techniques, and insights through conversation, discussion, and instructional exercises.
Session 1:  January  19, 2016
Personal Communication Effectiveness
Instructor:  Paul D. Weisman, PE, President, SMART Conversations
Join us for skill-building in key communication areas that will improve your ability to work successfully with colleagues , supervisors and in teams.  Topics include:  Personal Mastery, Professional Conversation, and Interpersonal Collaboration.  The goal is to build confidence in your ability to exchange information while enhancing rapport and working-relationships.
Session 2: January 26, 2016
How  Firms Get Business
Instructor:  Genevieve Cahill, Vice President/Principal of Marketing, BSC Group
In this session, Ms. Cahill will introduce the role that marketing plays in running a successful firm. Topics will include what a go/no-go decision is and how it is made, how marketing is achieved at every level in a firm, the proposal process,  and the role of marketing as part of project delivery.  
Session 3:  February2, 2016
How  a Firm Works—the Business Side of Engineering
Instructor:Bruce E. Beverly, PE, Managing Director,Beverly Management Consulting, LLC
This session establishes the essential foundation for how firms thrive. Mr.Beverly will cover issues in managing a firm, what it takes to run the business, the essence of project management, and develop the understanding that, to keep a design firm afloat, you need to know more than just design.  
Snow date for any session: Monday, February 8, 2016.

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