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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

From Doer to Leader: Lessons Learned (5302)

Start Date: 5/1/2019 7:30 AM PDT
End Date: 5/1/2019 10:00 AM PDT

Venue Name: David Evans and Associates, Inc.

2100 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR  United States  97201

Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Merideth Webber
Phone: 503-292-2348

From Doer to Leader: Lessons Learned  
The Leadership Development (LD) series* culminates with a lively and candid session, featuring stories and insights from senior leaders on how to transition from doer to leader.
*One does not need to be a series registrant to attend. Each part of the series is a stand-alone program, though they do complement one another. 

This facilitated session gives participants a chance to ask industry leaders questions concerning industry, practices and management.

It includes a review of key takeaways from past classes, and group problem solving and sharing strategies.

Mel Sears, PE, PMP, Senior Vice President and Regional Business Line Leader, Transportation - Pacific Region, AECOM
Mel brings nearly 35 years of experience in organizational leadership, regional management, operations management, business development, as well as project management experience on west coast transportation programs and projects in both the public and private sector. He has worked across various markets, including highways, transit, water, architecture, and environmental. Mel has worked with clients such as Caltrans, TriMet, Washington State Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation and Sound Transit.

Mike Baker, PE, Vice President & Senior Program Manager, David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Aitken Leadership Group

Mike is an adjunct faculty member for ACEC’s Senior Executive Institute (SEI) program and ACEC faculty member for similar early career professional leadership programs in other states. He is a 27-year professional, former active duty military officer, Vice President and senior program manager at David Evans and Associates, Inc. where he’s practiced for the last 21 years, and an affiliate of the Aitken Leadership Group that specializes in leadership development and coaching. Mike has developed and led in-house leadership and personal mastery programs for nearly 16 years and delivered leadership sessions for hundreds of industry professionals, with a particular passion for engaging early career professionals. He has also designed and delivered team chartering and partnering sessions to support major infrastructure project delivery.

Julie Jensen, SPHR, Founder & Principal, Moxie HR Strategies 
Julie has nearly 20 years of experience as a dynamic and transformational Human Resources executive in small to large public and private sector organizations. She has a proven track record as an influential change agent and collaborate business partner, and has a solid reputation for building resilient and high performing teams, engaging stakeholders and rapidly executing comprehensive human capital strategies. She is passionate about fostering healthy organizational culture where employees of all levels have opportunities to do their best work and grow their career. Prior to starting Moxie HR Strategies, Julie was the Human Resources Director at Otak. 


Leo MacLeod
Training | Coaching | Pie

Leo returns as facilitator of this session.
“Coach Leo” as his soccer team called him, is a leadership and communication coach, who has been helping companies identify and develop future leaders for 15 years. He founded the Succession Consulting Group to help companies navigate the complexities of finding and developing future talent, and managing the transition in roles and responsibilities. Leo writes the "Learning to Lead" column for the Daily Journal of Commerce and speaks nationally on leadership. He lives in Portland and plays and sings in a folk swing trio, and yes, makes a mean pie. More info:

  • Members - $265 per person (if your firm is a member then you are a member) 
  • Non-members - $365 per person 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Check-in & breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. - Program begins, includes time for Q&A
  • 10:00 a.m. - Conclusion 

This class is good for accruing two (2.0) continuing professional development credits

David Evans and Associates, Inc.
2100 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR  97201

There are a few parking garages nearby: 
  • RiverPlace @ The Strand, 1852 SW River Drive ($16 max.) 
  • City Center Parking, 1875 SW River Drive ($16 max.) 
  • Montgomery Garage, 309 SW Montgomery Street ($10 max.) 

Cancellations must be received by Friday, April 25, 2019. 

THANK YOU TO DEA for providing the event space! 


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Closed: 4/29/2019 5:00 PM

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