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AEBL events are designed to strengthen business skills and talents within creative consulting firms. Our business-education and networking events offer rich forums for learning from peers at all levels and stages of their careers. Participants benefit from the results of others’ real-world experiences and the opportunity to contribute their own knowledge.

 

 

R_121012_N2Executive Leadership Roundtables – AEBL’s leadership roundtables focus on the top challenges facing leadership teams today. Limited to 10 participants in lead executive roles, these facilitated, small-group discussions offer excellent opportunities for attendees to share industry observations, compare success and horror stories, and make new industry connections. The agenda for each event is based on issues attendees want to discuss.

Business Technology Roundtables – Not just for IT professionals, AEBL’s Business Technology Roundtables provide a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of business technology. Among the most popular topics: the role of the chief information officer/chief technology officer, mobile technology, bring-your-own-device programs, knowledge sharing and content management, social networking, big data, cloud computing, agility, and budgeting.

Lunchtime Roundtables – In these engaging, spirited lunchtime discussions, attendees take on issues that creative consulting professionals should be—but aren’t always—talking about. Among this year’s most popular topics: the right kind of leadership for today’s business climate, thriving in a shifting industry, adapting to leaner firm operations, managing your skills and network to stay relevant over time, and creating the firm of the future.

Step Up to Leadership - AEBL’s signature event is now a six-section summer program offering an annual sampling of best business practices among architecture, design, engineering, construction, and environmental consulting firms. This event highlights the unique character of AEBL event participation. Sections are led by a faculty of practicing executives and industry management consultants who bring their respective expertise and first-hand experiences to each topic, and attendees include a range of professionals along the entire career continuum.
Citizen Hotel

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AEBL’s Strategic Growth Symposium is an annual event developed for executives and directors responsible for growth strategies in their organizations. This informative, day-long session addresses a range of growth strategies, including organic growth, external transactions and capitalization, and more. Participants engage in panels, presentations, and substantive discussions with peers, helping shape their vision for their firms’ future.

November – December 2014

Nov
5
Wed
Breakfast Roundtable, Orange County @ TAYLOR
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Applied Improv for Business

The fundamentals of improvisation can serve as a way to liberate creativity in the work environment. The skills learned in improv enable performers to respond spontaneously, think on their feet, be in the moment, and most importantly listen and make decisions. In business we are under all kinds of creative constraints.  This course will provide tools to positively support and contribute to each other’s ideas. Improv is about making the TEAM look good.

Recommended attendees: People with a positive attitude and a willingness to take risks!

Course Goals:
  • Know the fundamentals of improv
  • Have a greater sense of trust with your co-workers
  • Suspension of judgment
  • Understand how to actively listen and positively contribute ideas
  • Improve your ability to communicate
  • Gain confidence
  • Experience personal growth by getting out of your comfort zone!
  • Have fun!

 

Course Prerequisites

No performance experience necessary!

Desired Results (Objective)

Enhanced collaboration, enrichment of leadership and communication skills

Course Requirements

Check your ego at the door!

Success Measurement

Enhanced work experience

Register

Nov
6
Thu
Lunchtime Roundtable, San Francisco @ Forell/Elsesser Engineers
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Applied Improv for Business

The fundamentals of improvisation can serve as a way to liberate creativity in the work environment. The skills learned in improv enable performers to respond spontaneously, think on their feet, be in the moment, and most importantly listen and make decisions. In business we are under all kinds of creative constraints.  This course will provide tools to positively support and contribute to each other’s ideas. Improv is about making the TEAM look good.

Recommended attendees: People with a positive attitude and a willingness to take risks!

Course Goals:
  • Know the fundamentals of improv
  • Have a greater sense of trust with your co-workers
  • Suspension of judgment
  • Understand how to actively listen and positively contribute ideas
  • Improve your ability to communicate
  • Gain confidence
  • Experience personal growth by getting out of your comfort zone!
  • Have fun!

 

Course Prerequisites

No performance experience necessary!

Desired Results (Objective)

Enhanced collaboration, enrichment of leadership and communication skills

Course Requirements

Check your ego at the door!

Success Measurement

Enhanced work experience

Register

Dec
4
Thu
Strategic Growth Symposium, Sacramento @ The Citizen Hotel
Dec 4 all-day

AEBL’s annual Strategic Growth Symposium is a day-long opportunity to learn about and discuss strategic growth with your peers in a series of panels and interactive sessions. This year’s symposium examines the 2015 prospects for A/E/P and environmental consulting firms. Registration includes lunch.

Further program information will be available this summer.

Visit us here for a summary of last year’s event

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