Business of Design Consulting

September 26 - November 14, 2023

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Learn. Grow. Succeed.

Presented for the third time in a virtual format, the Business of Design Consulting is a seven week 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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Module 1: Leadership & Employee Engagement Strategies

Module 2: Transitioning from Project Management to Leadership

Module 3: Contracts & Risk Management

Module 4: Finance

Module 5: Business Management & Ownership Transition

Module 6: Marketing & Business Development

Module 7: Course Reflection and Close-out

"Business of Design Consulting speakers always earn high marks on preparation and subject knowledge, as well as clear and engaging presentation styles."
"Year after year, attendees attest the Business of Design Consulting program consistently meets objectives and fulfills expectations."


steve walker

Steve Walker
srwalker & associates


Tiffany Aukema
HR Advisors Group, LLC


Matt Fultz
Matheson Financial Advisors

Brett Stewart

Brett Stewart

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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!
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
Even in a remote environment, 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.


ACEC Member Rate


After 8/11/2023


Early Bird Rates


*ACEC Member Rate
$1,145 Non-Member Rate

Offer ends 8/11/2023

Non-Member Rate


After 8/11/2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much time should I set aside for this course?
Participants can expect to spend 3-4 hours a week on a combination of short, pre-recorded presentations and live sessions with the instructors.
If I have a conflict, can a colleague take my place?
Registrants may substitute another participant at any time without penalty prior to September 27, 2022. Please alert ACEC so we may update our information for PDH recordkeeping.
Is this course eligible for PDHs?
Yes! On completion of the course, you'll earn 18 PDHs and your PDH certificate will be available for immediate download.
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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