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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_N2CEO Roundtables – AEBL’s CEO 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.

Operations Roundtables – If you manage a business unit and have profit and loss responsibilities, AEBL’s Operations Roundtables are for you. Limited to 8-10 participants, these facilitated, small-group discussions offer excellent opportunities for attendees to share current trends, best practices, and strategies for addressing common challenges.

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 five-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.

April – December 2014

Apr
22
Tue
Lunchtime Roundtable, San Francisco @ 2020 Environmental Group
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Redesigning Business in an Era of Global Climate and Regulatory Change

Join us on Earth Day for this lunchtime roundtable that explores how design and engineering firms need to anticipate, react to, and adapt to our evolving environment. How will our industry morph as a result of environmental changes? Our discussion will include approaches to projects and materials, greenhouse gas vs. project cost, water use, land use, urban design, and transportation.

What steps do we need to take today to prepare, and what legacy traits will serve us well going forward?

Facilitated by Sasha Dansky, PE, Principal/Division Manager, Mark Thomas & Company

Lunch will be provided.

Register

 

Apr
23
Wed
Breakfast Roundtable, Orange County @ Mark Thomas & Company
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Redesigning Business in an Era of Global Climate and Regulatory Change

Join us on Earth Day for this lunchtime roundtable that explores how design and engineering firms need to anticipate, react to, and adapt to our evolving environment. How will our industry morph as a result of environmental changes? Our discussion will include approaches to projects and materials, greenhouse gas vs. project cost, water use, land use, urban design, and transportation.

What steps do we need to take today to prepare, and what legacy traits will serve us well going forward?

Facilitated by Sasha Dansky, PE, Principal/Division Manager, Mark Thomas & Company

Lunch will be provided.

Register

May
15
Thu
Lunchtime Roundtable, Sacramento
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Jun
10
Tue
Step Up to Leadership I, San Francisco @ HOK
Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Identifying the Leader in You

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Liz Halton & Linda Pearson of Cameron MacAllister Group  cameronmacallistergroup.com for this first section on identifying your leadership assets and potential.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections. 

Series Registration

Section 1 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

 

 

 

Jun
12
Thu
Step Up to Leadership I, Orange County @ Harris & Associates
Jun 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Identifying the Leader in You

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Liz Halton & Linda Pearson of Cameron MacAllister Group  cameronmacallistergroup.com for this first section on identifying your leadership assets and potential.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections. 

Series Registration

Section 1 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Jun
25
Wed
Step Up to Leadership II, San Francisco @ GHD
Jun 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Importance of Vision

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Matt Henry, CEO of Fehr & Peers, fehrandpeers.com for this section on the relationship between leadership and vision.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 2 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

Jun
26
Thu
Step Up to Leadership II, Orange County @ PSOMAS
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

The Importance of Vision

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Matt Henry, CEO of Fehr & Peers, fehrandpeers.com for this section on the relationship between leadership and vision.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 2 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Jul
9
Wed
Step Up to Leadership III, San Francisco @ Forell/Elsesser Engineers
Jul 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Key Operations Metrics: Measuring Success

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join John Cowdery, Senior VP at TRC Solutions,  trcsolutions.com for this discussion of why, what, and how we measure success.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 3 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

Jul
10
Thu
Step Up to Leadership III, Orange County @ Mark Thomas & Company
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Key Operations Metrics: Measuring Success

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join John Cowdery, Senior VP at TRC Solutions, trcsolutions.com for this discussion of why, what, and how we measure success.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 3 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Jul
17
Thu
Senior Executive Roundtable, Sacramento @ The Citizen Hotel
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Guest facilitator: Matt Henry, President/CEO, Fehr & Peers

AEBL Executive Leadership Roundtables offer small-forum opportunities for CXOs and directors to discuss shared business challenges and opportunities. Registration is limited to 10 company executives and directors. Roundtable agendas feature the issues participants bring to each event, so discussions are relevant to each group’s interests.

All Tables begin at 1:30pm and conclude around 5pm with cocktails in the bar. There is a 15-minute, mid-afternoon break.

Our 2014 Executive Leadership Roundtable schedule is capped with AEBL’s 4th Annual Strategic Growth Symposium in December with a program that examines the 2015 prospects for A/E/P and environmental consulting firms!

Register

 

Jul
23
Wed
Step Up to Leadership IV, San Francisco @ Nelson/Nygaard
Jul 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Engaging an Increasingly Diverse Workforce

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Laurie Dreyer, VP International HR at Stantec, stantec.com for this discussion about the benefits and challenges of the modern workforce and how to engage it in your firm.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 4 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

Jul
24
Thu
Step Up to Leadership IV, Orange County @ TAYLOR
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Engaging an Increasingly Diverse Workforce

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Join Laurie Dreyer, VP International HR at Stantec, stantec.com for this discussion about the benefits and challenges of the modern workforce and how to engage it in your firm.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 4 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Aug
6
Wed
Step Up to Leadership V, San Francisco @ Rutherford & Chekene
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

What You Need to Know about Becoming a Shareholder

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Jennifer Suzuki, Partner at Long & Levit, longlevit.com will discuss the factors you need to consider when faced with the opportunity to become a shareholder in your company.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 5 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

Aug
7
Thu
Step Up to Leadership V, Orange County @ ValleyCrest Design Group
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

What You Need to Know about Becoming a Shareholder

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. Jennifer Suzuki, Partner at Long & Levit, longlevit.com will discuss the factors you need to consider when faced with the opportunity to become a shareholder in your company.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 5 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

 

Aug
20
Wed
Step Up to Leadership VI, San Francisco @ BAR Architects
Aug 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Embracing Organizational Change

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. In this section, Lisa Larrabee, CEO of Harris & Associates, harris-assoc.com will discuss embracing the challenging but inevitable factor of organizational change.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 6 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Aug
21
Thu
Step Up to Leadership VI, Orange County @ TRC Solutions
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Embracing Organizational Change

Step Up to Leadership is a six-section summer program offering a sampling of best business practices and leadership skills. In this section, Lisa Larrabee, CEO of Harris & Associates, harris-assoc.com will discuss embracing the challenging but inevitable factor of organizational change.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sections.

Series Registration

Section 6 Registration

Registration is confirmed once payment has been received. Emailed cancellations received at events@aebl.org 48 hours or more prior to the event will result in credit towards future events.

Oct
16
Thu
Senior Executive Roundtable, Orange County @ Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Guest facilitator: Lisa Larrabee, CEO, Harris & Associates

AEBL Executive Leadership Roundtables offer small-forum opportunities for CXOs and directors to discuss shared business challenges and opportunities. Registration is limited to 10 company executives and directors. Roundtable agendas feature the issues participants bring to each event, so discussions are relevant to each group’s interests.

All Tables begin at 1:30pm and conclude around 5pm with cocktails in the bar. There is a 15-minute, mid-afternoon break.

Our 2014 Executive Leadership Roundtable schedule is capped with AEBL’s 4th Annual Strategic Growth Symposium in December with a program that examines the 2015 prospects for A/E/P and environmental consulting firms!

Register

 

Nov
5
Wed
Lunchtime Roundtable, San Francisco @ TBD
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nov
6
Thu
Breakfast Roundatable, Orange County @ TBD
Nov 6 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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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