An ACEC/MA Leadership Education Course
May 20, 25, 27, 2021: 3 session course, 4 - 5:30 PM on Zoom
Be ready for a highly interactive series of sessions focusing on case studies, group exercises, and valuable lessons learned. This When Words Matter course has been expanded to include 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.
Fee: $450 ACEC/MA member; $900 non-members | If your firm is an ACEC/MA Member, You are an ACEC/MA Member. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register using the form above.
To ensure a high-quality learning and networking experience, we are limiting enrollment to 30* | *3 employees per firm, additional employees from your firm who are interested will be placed on a waiting list
Session 1: Scopes of Work and Qualifications, Carol Lurie, VHB
Session 2: Legal Language and Deliverables, Eric Howard, Donovan Hatem; Carol Lurie, VHB
Session 3: Insurance and Quality Control, Mike Herlihy, Ames & Gough; Carol Lurie, VHB
Facilitator: J. Matthew Bellisle, Pare Corporation
The words that we choose to use, while beautifully combined to convey our findings, to create an image of our approaches, or to detail our deliverables, can often lead us into trouble. As engineers, designers, managers, and business development professionals we strive to provide well crafted, detailed, and readable materials. These materials vary from business qualifications, and scopes of work, to technical reports and memoranda, and from field reports to specifications. Each product needs to speak to the intended audience with clarity to minimize legal risk and reduce insurance exposure.
This course goes beyond the basic writing skills necessary for grammatically correct technical reports and marketing documents, and addresses word choice, implied meaning, and assumption of risk.
The purpose of this program is to help writers with 5-8 years of work experience gain a better understanding of:
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
*If Your Firm is an ACEC/MA member, YOU are an ACEC/MA member. www.acecma.org
This program is worth 4.5 PDHs (not in NY or FL), which may be accepted in some states for continuing education for PEs & PLSs.
Supported by The Engineering Center Education Trust staff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.