“The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger

Leaders are certainly made and not born which is why our 2-day seminar, Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals, was specifically developed to provide design and technical professionals with the skills to become more competent leaders. This course helps attendees develop and re-affirm the leadership skills, strategies, and techniques that will help them grow personally and professionally.

Leaders need to know how to communicate effectively including public speaking, know their strengths and weaknesses and how to improve upon them, mentor members of their team, handle a crisis, develop a vision for the future, understand and encourage the role of routine, decision making as a leader, effective recruitment and retention, and change management.

Practical leadership skills are vital to the health and success of every company in any industry. Effective leaders motivate their teams to achieve exceptional results, inspire others to be better than they thought possible, and they create an environment where everyone is moving in the same, positive direction.This course is taught by expert leaders who are immersed in the AEC industry and have practical experience solving many of the challenges facing AEC firms. This seminar is not a course full of buzzwords or the latest fads, it is a course filled with practical solutions design, and technical professionals can use every day to lead their firms to success.

Dates & Locations

Hotel Palomar | San Diego, CA | May 22-23, 2019

Registration fee: $1475.00
(Registration fee does NOT include lodging.)

Hotel Durham | Durham, NC | November 13-14, 2019

Registration fee: $1475.00
(Registration fee does NOT include lodging.)


Day one
 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

  • Introductions & Leader Theory
  • Leadership Styles and Listening
  • Public Speaking & Communication
  • Case Study – Leaders You Admire
  • Decision Making
  • Role of Routine
  • End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Day two
 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

  • Jump Start
  • Recruiting & Workforce Personalities
  • Mentoring
  • Case Study – Crisis
  • Opportunity
  • Change Management
  • Where to Go from Here

Who should attend:

This course is primarily designed for aspiring, emerging, and mid-level leaders.  It’s intended to prepare professionals for their increasing roles and responsibilities as team leaders and client managers.


Your course fee includes:

  • A comprehensive seminar workbook
  • Special discount on all Zweig Group survey and publications
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • Discounted rate on hotel lodging
  • *Registration fee does NOT include hotel lodging.

What attendees will learn from this program:

  • The types of skills essential for leading high-performing organizations
  • Enhanced listening and speaking skills
  • How to lead in a time of crisis
  • The importance of mentorship and mentoring programs
  • Strategies for effecting change in an organization
  • How to effectively recruit and retain top talent
  • The importance of forming daily routines
  • How to formulate effective decision making strategies


Attendees of Leadership Skills for AEC Professionals can earn 12 PDH / 1.2 CEUs.

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.

Meet the Presenters

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Director of Education
Director of Strategy Consulting

Refund Policy

• Satisfaction and Refund Policy: If after attending our event, and you are not completely satisfied, we ask that you, please let us know. We’ll do everything we can to correct the situation, and if we can’t, we’ll refund your money plus $100 to show our appreciation for choosing to do business with us.

Cancellations received at least 15 days before program date, Zweig Group will issue a full refund.

Cancellations received between 14 days and four days before program date, Zweig Group will issue a credit toward any future training event. Credits are valid for six months from issue date.

Cancellations received three days or less before a program date no refunds or credits will be issued.

Refunds or credits will not be issued for “no-shows.” Registrants may choose another event or substitute an attendee without penalty at any time.

Please note locations are subject to change when a meeting space has not yet been finalized. Before making flight or hotel arrangements, please contact events@zweiggroup.com or call 800-466-6275 for the latest information on hotels, venues, and seminars updates.

Interested in hearing more about the program?

Thank you for the highly informational and practical wisdom you shared with us. Everyone I have spoken with really enjoyed the presentations and they all had many takeaways. Thanks again for your powerful presentation and for going above and beyond to teach our group!
Charles Hager
Project Engineer, LJA
This seminar taught me that sincerity in your company's mission statement is important; the difference between managing and true leadership; role of routine and how it can be positive and help a leader flourish.
Matt Lupiani
Project Manager, SWBR
I left with so many takeaways. Mainly the importance of mentoring, listening, taking notes, journaling, routines, and investing time on you.
Richard Garcia
Senior Vice President, T.Y. Lin International
I realize that I was doing a lot if these items and now know what I can do to improve myself. The lessons were applicable to my satellite office and Consulting Engineering Services in general.
Vincent Burns
Team Leader, Consulting Engineering Services

For immediate assistance
please contact us at 800.466.6275.