professional development seminars
On-Site Training, Continuing Ed
April 24, 2017
Developing an Internal Culture to Manage a Firm's Risks
Michael Strogoff will be presenting this fast-paced seminar, full of insights and practical advice, at the 2017 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Topics will span recruiting people with appropriate risk management attitudes, screening projects to pursue, negotiating effective contract terms, managing client expectations, and improving QC programs.
April 27, 2017
Attracting and Retaining Talent: A Guide for Successful Firms
Stephen Epstein and Michael Strogoff will be presenting a seminar "Attracting and Retaining Talent" at the AIA National Convention in Orlando, Fl. Based on extensive research by the AIA California Council and Strogoff Consulting, attendees will gain insights into what motivates design professionals to join a firm, remain committed, and assume increasing levels of leadership. This session will help firms attract, develop, nurture and protect their most valuable investment.
April 28, 2017
Anatomy of a Merger
Michael Strogoff will be joined by Paul Westlake, FAIA, and Griff Davenport, AIA, at the AIA National Convention in Orlando, Fl. to discuss the recent merger of DLR Group and Westlake Reed Leskosky, two of the nation's most successful firms. This candid discussion, recapping 18 months of intense negotiations, will provide insights and behind-the-scenes lessons that firms of any size can build upon when exploring an acquisition or sale.
June 2, 2017
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Stephen Epstein and Michael Strogoff will be joined by Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Christopher Orsega, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson at AIA San Francisco's NEXT Conference to explore specific steps design firms and professionals must implement to develop, prepare and support the next generation of leaders. Attendees will leave the seminar with new perspectives on leadership, and renewed energy and determination to seek opportunities to develop inspired leadership strategies that impact themselves, their firms, and the industries and communities they serve.
To request a copy of handouts from recent seminars, 415.383.7011 or Michael@StrogoffConsulting.com.
AIA Leadership Institute
Stephen Epstein and Michael Strogoff facilitated a series of leadership exercises during this one-day multi-venue training event streamed live.
Panel Discussion: Recruit, Retain or Die -- Building a Winning Team
Presented by ULI San Francisco District Council, Michael Strogoff joined a diverse panel of industry professionals as they discussed strategies for building a winning team amidst the fast changing business environment and major demographic shifts. Michael provided perspectives about the transition of firm leadership from Baby Boomers to younger generations.
October, 2016 - San Francisco
Panel Discussion: Attracting and Retaining Talent
In collaboration with the AIA California Council, panel discussion moderated by Stephen Epstein with emerging professional panelists from ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Gould Evans, Harley Ellis Devereaux and Mithun
June, 2016 - San Francisco
Building a Successful Practice: From Infancy Through Mastery
With Mark Jensen, AIA (Jensen Architects) & Wally Gordon, AIA (DLM Architects)
November, 2015 - AIA San Francisco
Tying the Knot: The Uncensored Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions
August, 2015 - AIA San Francisco
May, 2015 - ACEC California Annual Conference
Planning an Effective Internal Ownership Transition
April, 2014 - AIA East Bay
April, 2014 - AIA Los Angeles
Developing an Internal Culture of Risk Management
May, 2014 - CNA/Schinnerer's Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys
April, 2014 - SEI and ASCE 2014 Structures Congress
Telling Your Story, Conveying Your Value:
An Interactive Workshop to Position Your Firm and Attract Desirable Clients
June, 2014 – Chicago, AIA 2014 National Convention
Ownership Transition and Succession Planning for Emerging Professionals
June, 2014 – Chicago, AIA 2014 National Convention
Nuts and Bolts of Small Firm Management
ASLA National Convention
Strategies for Leveraging Staff
South Atlantic Regional Conference
AIA California Council's Practice Conference
The Flexible, Sustainable and Integrated Firm of the Future
AIA Conference: Changing Times | Times for Change
Expanding your Firm with Minimal Capital Investment: How to Expand and Diversify Your Practice through Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions
AIA National Convention
Why Firms Are Consolidating and What This Means to Your Practice
AIA Practice Management Fall Conference - The Future of Professional Practice Conference
Effective Negotiating Techniques for Architects
Marketing Strategies for Engineering Firms
Structural Engineer's Association of Northern California (SEONC) Business Forum
For a series of informative Continuing Education courses, visit www.aecKnowledge.com.
To discuss speaking engagements or to arrange for an on-site training seminar, contact Michael Strogoff at 415.383.7011 or Michael@StrogoffConsulting.com.