Business of Design Consulting

February 27 - March 1, 2023 | Scottsdale, AZ

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Learn. Grow. Succeed.

The Business of Design Consulting is a three day program developed to build management expertise and leadership to help your firm thrive. Taught by experienced industry practitioners, the agenda covers the critical topics every A/E firm needs to know to succeed despite an ever-changing business environment.

Course Overview

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Day One
Leadership & Employee Engagement Strategies
Transitioning from Project Management to Leadership

Day Two
Contracts & Risk Management

Day Three
Business Management & Ownership Transition
Marketing & Business Development

“I have been doing this work for 35 years and it was extremely refreshing…I especially learned a lot from the group sessions...To hear what folks like ourselves are doing all across the country. You did a wonderful job with these training sessions. We are going to recommend our department managers and upcoming promising PMs take this training when it is available again.“ David Cutlip, Environmental Services Division Manager, The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.
"Year after year, attendees attest the Business of Design Consulting program consistently meets objectives and fulfills expectations."
"Business of Design Consulting speakers always earn high marks on preparation and subject knowledge, as well as clear and engaging presentation styles."


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Steve Walker
srwalker & associates

Kelly McArter

Kelly McArter
HR Advisors Group, LLC


Matt Fultz
Matheson Financial Advisors


Michaela Kendall


Cheryl Shaw

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Richard Friedman
Friedman & Partners

Program Highlights

Build Skills
Learn how to manage finances and risk, develop profitable client relationships, cultivate staff relations, mitigate legal implications, marketing - and more!
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Learn from Experts
Our faculty instructs from the heart of their deep and varied experience in helping A/E firms improve performance and profitability.

Work with Peers
This interactive program allows you to connect and work with design professionals like you, looking to tackle the business side of their firms.
Gain Actionable Insights
Come away with case studies and best practices that can be applied to the day-to-day operations and project work in your firm.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course eligible for PDHs?
You'll earn 22.5 PDHs and instructions on how to download PDH certificates will be sent to you at the conclusion of the course.
If I have a conflict, can a colleague take my place?
Registrants may substitute another participant at any time without penalty prior to March 25, 2022. Please alert ACEC so we may update our information for PDH recordkeeping.
Is there a discounted room rate?
Yes! Click here to book your room at the ACEC group rate. *Hotel cutoff January 30, 2023 (or until the block sells out).
What is your refunds & cancellation policy?
Full refunds for cancellations received no less than 7 days prior to start date. Credits issued if cancellation received 3 days before start; less than 48 hours, no refund or credits will be issued.

Business of Design Consulting
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Course is full!
Email Maureen Brown at to be added to the waitlist.