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Unlock Your Leadership Potential with ACEC Georgia's Future Leaders Program!

Invest in the Future Leaders of Engineering

ACEC Georgia's Future Leaders Program is more than just training; it's a powerful investment in the next generation of engineering professionals. By participating, emerging leaders are equipped with the skills and knowledge that position their firms as industry innovators and leaders. This prestigious program offers a unique opportunity to nurture tomorrow's leaders, ensuring they are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a competitive and ever-changing landscape.

Comprehensive Leadership Development

The Future Leaders Program provides a robust curriculum designed to develop essential leadership skills that extend beyond traditional engineering. Participants will learn from top industry professionals on critical 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

This comprehensive approach ensures that graduates are skilled engineers and competent business leaders.

Professional and Personal Growth

Joining the Future Leaders Program means embarking on a journey of significant professional and personal growth. The program’s structure includes eight two-hour sessions followed by networking receptions or social events, allows participants to gain practical knowledge, earn up to 16.5 PDHs, and build a strong professional network. Graduates will be recognized at a formal Graduation Ceremony, celebrating their achievements and the skills acquired to drive their careers and firms forward.

Elevate Your Firm’s Standing in the Industry

Firms that invest in the Future Leaders Program demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation. This program develops internal talent and elevates the firm’s reputation as an industry leader. By fostering leadership within your organization, you ensure your firm is well-positioned to tackle future challenges and seize new opportunities.

2024-25 Program Dates: 

Session 1: September 10, 2024 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 2: October 8, 2024 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 3: November 12, 2024 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 4: December 10, 2024 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 5: January 28, 2025 - 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 6: February 11, 2025 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 7: March 11, 2025 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 8: April 8, 2025 - 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Graduation: May 13, 2025 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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.

Commitment:

The 2023-2024 Future Leaders Program runs from September 2023 - May 2024. 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 2024. 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).

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