ACEC WASHINGTON PROGRAMS
Business Practice Breakfast
ACEC provide seminars and workshops that offer opportunities for the in-depth exploration of critical business issues.
Business Practice Breakfast: 90 minute meetings delivered by an industry expert with an eye on the consulting industry. The BPS Series tackles relevant business issues, and is usually held the first Wednesday of the month.
Being connected with clients and agencies that affect the engineering business is critical. ACEC Washington offers annual meetings with WSDOT, SAME, and others, discussing the future initiatives coming for Washington.
In addition, ACEC will try to provide speaker notes/presentations in electronic form, when possible.
2010 ACEC/SAME Meeting Presentations
2010 WSDOT Meeting Presentation
Seminars & Workshops
Seminars and Workshops: More in-depth sessions based on emerging industry issues. These range from half-day seminars to multi-day retreats. Seminars cover topics like negotiating contracts, enhancing your firm's marketing impact, and others. ACEC Washington hosts at least 4 half-day seminars a year and are typically mid-month events.
Multi-Day Events: Annual Project Management Bootcamps and other multi-day seminars add essential tools to consultants, aimed at improving performance and delivering invaluable projects to clients.
Core Competencies for Principals
Core Competencies for Principals (CCP) is ACEC's flagship program, designed to provide aspiring or established principals the broad foundation of business tools and knowledge necessary to fulfill the position of firm principal. The CCP program is for anyone looking to capitalize on affordable business training geared specifically for the engineering industry.
Taught by area industry experts, program topics are delivered with the unique issues that face the consulting industry. The class is limited in size, and seats are highly coveted. Enrollment begins in May, with the first class in September.
OTHER ACEC WASHINGTON OFFERINGS
Conferences & Networking
ACEC Washington has numerous conferences and social gatherings throughout the year. From the special Engineering Excellence Awards, to the ACEC Golf Tournament, to Spring and Fall Membership Conferences, there is something for all members. An excellent opportunity to meet peers in your field and to share ideas on business issues facing firms today.
Salary Survey - In August, Salary Surveys are sent to engineering firms for the annual publication. The Salary Survey provides data of salary information (anonymously) to ACEC member firms. This is a valuable tool in strategic planning and budgeting for firms.
Member Directory - Every fall ACEC publishes the Member Directory, listing the state's member firms, offices, and points of contact. It is a highly visible tool for clients and firms alike to find those member firms of ACEC Washington. A slimmed-down version is available online here.