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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

2022-23 Leadership Development Series (5302)

Start Date: 10/12/2022 9:00 AM PDT
End Date: 10/12/2022 12:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: in-person & virtual

OR  United States 

Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Merideth Webber
Email: mwebber@acecOregon.org
Phone: 503-292-2348

Develop your firm's future leaders! 
Enroll them in the
2022-23 Leadership Development Series


  • Presenters are key industry professionals.
  • Registration includes Leo MacLeod's book,
    "From the Ground Up: Stories and Lessons from Architects and Engineers Who Learned to be Leaders,
    AND registration to the annual business meeting / dinner in May (date TBD).
  • Individuals who attend the entire series will receive certificates of completion and be recognized at the annual business meeting / dinner event in May.
  • CPDs – Each session is good for accruing 2.0 to 3.0 Continuing Professional Development credits.
  • Series will consist of 3 in-person sessions (Oct, Feb, May) + 4 virtual sessions (Nov, Dec, March, April), plus the in-person dinner / business meeting in May (Portland). 
  • Series is designed for one individual to attend all sessions. If an individual misses a session, they have the opportunity to make it up next year and graduate (or to send someone in their place for that particular session). 

“The biggest challenge facing A/E firms today is development of our future leaders. We had several of our emerging leaders attend the ACEC Leadership Development program and the feedback I received was extremely positive. In particular, it helped them gain a broader perspective on the business aspects of consulting and we are already realizing the return on this investment in their leadership development.”  --Larry Fox, PE, COO, DOWL

This series is ideal for project managers, designers and engineers
who are:
  • Interested in a leadership track in their career
  • Shifting their focus from projects to organizational and financial goals of the firm
  • Challenged by competing priorities
  • Being asked to take on more responsibilities with the same resources
  • New to managing multiple or complex projects
  • New to managing people and teams

  • ACEC members - $1,800
  • Non-members - $2,500


Watch a quick, 20-second video from Jarred Close, EIT, Staff Engineer & Field Technician, Hardman Geotechnical Services


I enjoyed the ACEC Oregon Leadership Series very much and was able to take away several useful tools from the series related to project management and leadership. The series helped me by providing insightful methods, processes, practices and ways of thinking to continue to develop as a leader. Additionally, learning personality types and how to build a successful team with a well-rounded balance of different personality types was very insightful. I also gained knowledge about the Oregon political landscape, lobbying, how to have a voice, and the state legislature.” 

"All speakers during the series were excellent. I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful, thoughtful peers throughout the series.  I particularly enjoyed the breakout sessions. This was a nice component to the series.

"ACEC and all the speakers did an excellent job transitioning from a pre-pandemic in-person experience to an online platform. I thought both worked well, with a slight preference for in-person meetings.

"I particularly appreciated sessions led by Mike Baker and Leo MacLeod. They were engaging, informative, and both speakers did a great job of making it a fun learning experience. 
would highly recommend the Leadership Series to other professionals, particularly mid-career professionals looking to advance their careers by learning important leadership skills and lessons that expand well beyond technical capabilities and can be applied to many areas of life.

"Thank you!"  --Craig Heimbucher, P.E., Senior Associate Engineer, Terraphase Engineering Inc.

The ‘Enhancing Leadership Versatility and Personal Effectiveness’ session has helped me as I work with different team members. I have a new appreciation for different personalities and understand how they each can contribute to a positive project outcome.”  
--Jared Trowbridge, PE, Project Manager, DOWL

Listen to ACEC’s podcast!
Leo MacLeod’s Book—
From the Ground Up:
Stories and Lessons from
Architects and Engineers
who Learned to be Leaders

  • Series is a combination of 3 in-person sessions* (2 in the Portland metro area + 1 in Salem) and 4 virtual sessions. (Not including the in-person annual business / dinner meeting in May which will be in the Portland metro area.) 
  • *In-person programs are subject to change due to COVID conditions.
  • Educational sessions are on Wednesdays and generally run from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon, depending upon length of program. EXCEPT the last session on May 10 will be a lunch program from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oct 12  -   Increasing Leadership Versatility (PORTLAND)     
Nov 9    -   Managing Time & Relationships (virtual)      
Dec 14   -   Demystifying Business Development (virtual)         
Jan     -  OFF (no program)   
Feb 8   -   Political Involvement  (SALEM)   
Mar 8   -   Risk Management (virtual)       
Apr 12  
-   Understanding Financial Management for Non-Financial Leaders (virtual)        
May 10   -   From Doer to Leader: Lessons Learned (PORTLAND)
May tbd    -   Graduates recognized at annual business meeting 
    (series registration includes registration to this event) 

Pictured above: Series presenter and author Leo MacLeod congratulates Leadership Development Series graduate Courtney Davis, PE, Senior Bridge Engineer, DOWL, during the annual business meeting in May. 

Pictured above: Leadership Development Series graduates Tyler Brumit, Designer, WRK Engineers, and Jarred Clos, EIT, Staff Engineer & Field Technician, Hardman Geotechnical Services, show off their certificates of completion during the “pie and pictures” event in June.  
Cancellations must be received by October 7, 2022. 

ACEC Oregon COVID notice for in-person meetings
ACEC Oregon is monitoring all mandate, policy, and guideline changes pertaining to COVID-19. Face coverings are currently optional at this event and we invite participants to wear a covering based on preferences and needs.
If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, we request that you do not attend the event and seek medical attention as appropriate, for your own safety and the safety of others. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 10/10/2022 4:30 PM

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