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Future Leaders Program

This program is a powerful investment in Georgia's next generation of engineering professionals and distinguishes your firm as an industry leader. For 25 years, the Future Leaders Program has trained talented, up-and-coming leaders on managerial skills that extend well beyond the engineering profession and set them on a track for higher-level leadership. Participants will learn from various professionals on topics such as business development, presentation skills, and effective marketing. Plus, sessions over the nine-month program include an introduction to political advocacy, accounting, and risk management.

The 2022-2023 Program is currently full, to join the waitlist for next year's program, please Click Here. 

What is the Future Leaders Program (FLP)?

ACEC Georgia's Future Leaders Program partners with top industry professionals to train up-and-coming leaders on managerial skills that extend well beyond the engineering profession. Attendees learn from an array of professionals on topics such as:

  • Accounting & Profitability
  • Building Effective Working Relationships
  • Business Development
  • Effective Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Networking
  • Risk Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Understanding Industry-Related Public Policy Issues

Who Should Apply?

The ideal participant is someone with 5-10 years of experience who has been chosen by their supervisors as someone who is on track for future leadership. There is also a limit of four participants per firm, with additional employees added to a waiting list for the following year.

Build Firm Momentum:

Today's competitive workforce and ever-changing landscape pose new challenges for young professionals. It isn't enough to simply be good at what you do - future leaders are innovative and command respect among their peers. ACEC Georgia's Future Leaders Program not only develops talent within your organization but elevates your firm as an industry leader.

Commitment:

The 2022-2023 Future Leaders Program runs from September 2022 - May 2023. All attendees must commit to attending eight two-hour sessions followed by a networking reception or social event. Future Leaders Program graduates will be recognized by their nominating principal and the ACEC Georgia Board of Directors during a final Graduation Ceremony in May 2023. Throughout the program, attendees will be given the opportunity to earn two PDHs per meeting for a total of 16.5 PDHs. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions (one excused absence approved by Principal is allowed).

Program Benefits:

The ACEC Georgia Future Leaders Program trains emerging leaders to meet the challenging demands of today's highly competitive workforce and turns ordinary employees into extraordinary leaders. Being a part of this program is so much more than gaining PDH's or obtaining industry knowledge; it transforms the way young leaders think and positions engineering firms - like yours - for success.

2022-2023 Program Information:

The dates for the 2022-2023 Program will be:

Session 1:  September 13, 2022

Session 2:  October 11, 2022

Session 3:  November 15, 2022

Session 4:  December 13, 2022

Session 5: January 10, 2023

Session 6: February 14, 2023

Session 7: March 14, 2023

Session 8: April 11, 2023

Graduation: May 9, 2023

​ *Please note, you must be able to commit to all of these dates in order to be in the program. 

To learn more please contact Chandler.Baker@acecga.org 

Cost Overview:

The program cost is $850 for the first attendee and $800 for all subsequent attendee(s) from the same firm for ACEC Georgia Members. There is a limit of four participants per firm, with any additional employees added to a waiting list for the following year. 

If you are interested in the program but not an ACEC Georgia member, please contact Chandler Baker at Chandler.Baker@acecga.org for more information.

The fee includes:

  • The program's administrative costs
  • The food and beverages at every session
  • The graduation and reception

For more information, contact Chandler.Baker@acecga.org