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Project Management 2022

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Program Overview:

Project Management for AEC Professionals is a modern training for project managers led by a panel of three experts, backed by proven research on how to best train project managers to be more effective and efficient. 

Each team member brings their own unique experiences and skills to project teams. Effectively leveraging the talents of your team can optimize team effectiveness. Project Management for AEC Professionals provides people-focused, science and data driven practical skills to help project leaders harness the power of their team and to create a better client experience. By addressing the most important aspects of any project – the people – this course will provide practical techniques that can be immediately implemented for a positive impact on any AEC team or business.

AEC professionals are extensively trained on technical skills and less so on how to manage a team. However, with rapidly evolving technology, increasing fee pressure, multi-generational teams, and many other challenges, effective team leadership in project environments has proven to be the key to excelling in the high-pressure AEC environment. This course will take the guesswork out of leading your team and develop project leaders who are equipped with practical, science-backed skills to empower their teams to achieve and surpass their goals. 

Why this course:

It gets rave reviews!

  • 94% of attendees would recommend this course to other Project Managers.
  • 97% of attendees state that the skills learned in this course will help them to better lead their team.
  • 96% of attendees state that the course helped them develop skills to be a more effective Project Manager.

Who should attend?

Anyone looking to take their career to the next level and to elevate the client experience.

  • Current project management leaders looking to take their performance to the next level
  • Professionals wanting to enhance their knowledge of project management
  • Design and technical professionals as well as managers, architects, engineers, planners, scientists, surveyors, and designers
  • Anyone who aspires to become a project manager in an AEC Firm

 Discussion topics include:

  • Understand the multiple roles of the project manager, including project leadership as a key differentiator of successful project managers.
  • Understand and develop the key skills and competencies of successful project managers and how to immediately implement your new techniques.
  • Develop tools to improve the effectiveness of your teams.
  • Learn about common issues, how to identify them, and how to neutralize their impact on your team.
  • Develop the ability to identify the project environment and understand which approaches are favored over others for a given project type.
  • Create rapid cohesion in your team by successfully building and maintaining trust.
  • Practice new skills and approaches in “safe to fail” exercises led by course instructors.

Registration includes:

  • Highly-rated seminar content taught in the convenience of your own home/office
  • Polls, quizzes and interactive material that will keep participants engaged
  • Four, one and a half-hour live group lessons that blend up-to-date industry data with empirically supported methods and techniques, delivered by expert instructors. This course is based on the latest in adult learning methodologies, including interactive polling, discussion, reflection, and open forum Q&A opportunities.
  • Continuous electronic access to instructors for the duration of the course to ask questions and troubleshoot performance issues.
  •  *Unlike most Zweig Group virtual seminars, this course does NOT include recordings of the modules*

Session schedule:

MODULE ONE: Time and Task Management

February 1, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CT

MODULE TWO: Project Leader Communication

February 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CT

MODULE THREE: Project Leadership

February 15, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CT

MODULE FOUR: Problem Solving and Conflict Management

February 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CT


Justin Smith, SE, PE, MBA

Justin Smith, SE, PE, MBA is a subject matter AEC leadership and project management expert with a proven track record of business growth and profitability in diverse and highly technical programs. Having led teams successfully completing high pressure projects throughout the country and internationally, he is no stranger to the challenges that organizational leaders and team leaders in the AEC industry face.

Having held nearly every role that exists in a modern AEC firm, Mr. Smith brings a practitioner’s eye to consulting and training and regularly offers his expertise to firms, universities, and professional organizations looking to develop skills and offerings that provide a competitive advantage for talent. Mr. Smith has consulted on projects and with companies on matters including workplace culture improvement, leadership development challenges, business system implementations, and project leadership for highly technical subject matters.

Noelle Smith, PhD

Noelle Smith, PhD is a clinical psychologist, data analyst, and expert in the field of behavior change. Dr. Smith has been leading and transforming teams for almost two decades. She is no stranger to the pressure to perform and the leadership skills needed to transform organizations and teams, as she was a nationally and world-ranked athlete and also served as the captain of the Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.

She is a data expert and has over twenty peer-reviewed publications, many for which she served as lead investigator and data analyst. She has helped AEC industry leaders identify the needs of their companies and identify highly targeted, empirically based strategies to address their problem areas, including difficulties with personnel management, project management, leadership, growth management, risk mitigation, and other critical areas often plaguing AEC firms. Dr. Smith relies on evidence-based approaches and the empirical literature to understand problems and challenges facing various industries today and has had great success implementing strategies to successfully transform individuals, teams, and organizations.

David Rozek, PhD

David Rozek, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with expertise in implementation science, training and mentoring, and emotional intelligence. He has designed and implemented interventions targeted to increase the effectiveness and cohesion of teams.

Dr. Rozek uses cutting-edge research in combination with AEC executives to approach problems in a collaborative fashion where executives are experts on their companies and Dr. Rozek is an expert on change - together they can work to change their business. He has a proven track record in supporting leaders to maximize their own potential through connecting intuition and data to make the best decisions. Dr. Rozek has worked with all levels of organizations to create training programs and interventions to maximize team productivity. His overall goal is to help companies build lasting programs that will unleash the power of their people.

Continuing Education:

Attendees of this training seminar earn 6 LU/6PDH/.6 CEU of continuing education credits.

Zweig Group seminars are eligible for Professional Development Hours credits and Continuing Education Units. All attendees receive a certificate of completion indicating the number of hours earned during each seminar. Zweig Group is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects, and SMPS.

To be notified of future dates and locations, inquire about group pricing or for immediate assistance, please email events@zweiggroup.com or call the Zweig Group team at 800.466.6275.