AEC Industry Training Program - The Principals Academy

May 17, 2017

"Principals return to their firms primed for success and armed with leadership and team building strategies to share with other principals, managers and staff. "
The Principals Academy is for anyone who is—or wants to be—a leader in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental-consulting field. This seminar is an intensive two-day workshop covering all aspects of managing a professional service firm. The program is presented by an expert team of speakers—including Zweig Group founder and chairman Mark Zweig—with extensive experience working with and for A/E firms and a clear understanding of what it takes to survive, and even thrive, in any economy. Executives will return to their firms primed for success and armed with leadership and team building strategies to share with other principals, managers and staff. The next event will be held June 14-15 in Baltimore, MD with other locations and dates scheduled for the summer and fall. “Our Principals, Partners & Owners Survey always reveals that if there was one thing that would have prepared them better, it would have been a course that covered all aspects of the business,” says Zweig Group president/CEO Chad Clinehens, “The Principals Academy is that program.” “It’s a two-day, AEC-specialized MBA program at a bargain price,” Mark Zweig says. “You cannot get this much business knowledge this fast and for such a low price anywhere else from people who are real experts—not just consultants who read the popular management books.” Zweig—known as the leading expert in management for the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental industry—is not afraid to buck the trend or speak his mind; he’ll share his insights, opinions and experience—and undoubtedly challenge every participant to become part of the solution. Clinehens adds, “This program contains the material, data, perspective, ideas, debate and conversation that any principal needs to succeed in the role.” The two-day agenda covers eight critical areas of business management, presented in tutorial and case-study workshop sessions from the unique perspective of architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms. These areas include:
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing/Business Development
  • Accounting /Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Ownership Transition Planning
  • Recruitment and Retention
Architecture, engineering, environmental-consulting and construction firm managers and owners will learn what it takes to be successful leaders and zero-in on industry best practices that the most-successful firms use to stay on top. The Principals Academy isn’t just for firm principals; department, division and branch managers, project managers and senior technical staff also will benefit greatly from attending the intensive two-day workshop, as will consultants, advisors and those specializing in A/E services. Watch this video Mark Zweig share his insights on The Principals Academy click here. For more information on The Principals Academy and to sign up, click here.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.