ACEC/MA offers these courses for engineers, land surveyors, architects and other design professionals to develop their expertise in the business side of our field. The individual courses are geared to different experience levels and often are presented by nationally recognized instructors in a local venue or on Zoom, allowing participants to stay engaged in their workload while building skills.
Developed for newer professionals with about 3-5 years of work experience, this program helps the participant understand the transition from the university to the professional environment. Basic business 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.
Three 3-hour sessions offered to separate groups of students in Fall and then again in late winter • Class size: 30
Presenting our technical ideas to varying audiences creates a challenge to professionals at all experience levels. This course efficiently presents twelve aspects of writing specifically designed for improving the skills of the technical professional.
One morning session offered each Spring and Fall • Class size: 25 •
This program provides professionals with 8 to 15 years of experience the opportunity to gain additional depth of business understanding. Individual sessions provide the participants an understanding of government affairs, managing people, economics of practice, business development and strategic planning, contracts and risk management. A final capstone session allows the participants to apply their new knowledge in a group problem solving session. Emerging Leaders is the ACEC/MA flagship program with over 12 years of successful graduates.
Carefully crafted curriculum that addresses specific needs for Individuals committed to developing their leadership abilities.
Highly interactive four-hour sessions taught by experts in their fields.
Limited class size that facilitates networking and a quality learning experience.
Leadership in a Professional Services Firm
Your Role in Government Affairs
Marketing Your Firm
Contracts and Risk Management
Economics of Practice
From Management to Leadership: Secrets of Success
Seven weekly evening sessions beginning in late February/March • Class size: 25 •
Leadership skills are honed in an extended program that helps key firm members understand the values and interpersonal responses of themselves and others. Participants with 10 or more years of experience learn how to better communicate with and motivate those we work with, in both our day to day operations and in conflict.
Eight monthly full day sessions beginning in late September • One Individual Session in November • Class size: 20
The growth and success of our industry lies in the effectiveness of our firm leaders. The Everest Senior Leadership Round Table offers an opportunity for firm leaders to learn with their peers in a facilitated and productive environment. The benefits of such peer interaction, as well as sharing and listening to best practice ideas, can lead to substantial improvements in the operation, quality, and culture of our design firms.
One evening session offered each Spring and Fall in Boston • Class size: 20 •
In addition, ACEC/MA may offer this session separately in other regions of Massachusetts.
When Words Matter - Words Really Do Matter
Be ready for a highly interactive series of sessions focusing on case studies, group exercises, and valuable lessons learned. This When Words Matter course includes professional writing specific to the documents developed by our engineers, scientists, and planners. This course includes three 90-minute sessions with 2 modules per session and breakout discussions.
Three 1.5 hour sessions on Zoom in the Spring • Class size: 30
ACEC/MA may offer Professional Development Hours (PDHs), which may be accepted as part of the continuing education requirement for professional license renewal in certain states. Prices are shown for ACEC/MA member firms and are subject to change on an annual basis. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, but your attendee is from another state, we offer the ACEC/MA member rate for these programs, but you must use the form to register. Non-members can register at the Non-member rate. See course registration documents for details on RCEP PDH credit and pricing.
ACEC/MA members only pay the ACEC/MA member rate for registration. Check the ACEC/MA Member Directory to see if your firm is an ACEC/MA member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.
Important: You must use the account, including the username and password, of the individual you wish to register.
IMPORTANT: Altering your name or contact information during registration will overwrite your record in our membership database. Please do not share your login information with anyone else.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, contact us at 617/227-5551 or email@example.com.
Registration is processed through the ACEC/MA associated website, www.engineers.org. ACEC/MA is supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust.