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2019 AEC Leadership Conference: Get To Know the Leader in You
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When: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Where: Goodwin College
211 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 
United States

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Now in its second year, the Institute's 2019 AEC Leadership Conference: Get to Know the Leader in You builds on the success of last year’s conference, bringing you tools to design your unique path to leadership. This year's keynotes, panelists, and workshop leaders will take you through a self-discovery assessment that is both inspiring and practical. The future of the industry is in your hands.


Leadership programs come in many shapes and sizes across local, regional, and national areas, but leadership programs focused specifically on the AEC/O industry are few and far between. Our purpose driven program gives you the opportunity to meet the challenges you will face as our industry embraces new technologies and new ways of working.


Check out Maria Maia of Montagno Construction's article discussing leading the AEC industry to the future. 



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CI Member  $175
Nonmember  $225
Municipality or Government Employees  $100
Do Not Miss the Discounts! Attend the AEC Leadership Conference and register for any Leadership Series Workshop at a flat rate of $100. That is a savings of $65 for members and $125 for nonmembers! Contact Chris Kullstroem at for information about the Leadership Series and to obtain your discounted rate.



7:45 - 8:30am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30am Opening Keynote & Remarks 
  The Digital Transformation of the Design and Construction Industry
  Stephen Jones, Dodge Data & Analytics
9:45 - 11:50am  Leadership Training Workshop
  The Leadership Challenge® - A Model for Exemplary Leadership 
  Amy Dunn, Organizational Performance Group
11:50am - 1:00pm      



1:00 - 2:15pm Breakout Sessions 
  How Leaders Can Inspire Going from Silos and Sandboxes to Collaboration and Growth, by Petina Killiany, Arcadis
  Leadership vs. Authority – A Distinction that Unlocks Bold Progress, by Brent Robertson, Fathom
  The Neuroscience of Leadership, by Daniel Weitz, Division of Professional and Court Services, New York State Unified Court System 
2:30 - 3:40pm Panel Discussion 
  From Mentee to Mentor: Creating Paths to Leadership
  Elizabeth Wright, MIT Investment Management Company, Moderator
  Robert Benzinger, McPhee Electric/Phalcon USA 
  Tiffany Cartier, e2 Engineers 
  Eric Cushman, Gilbane Building Company
  Ted Cutler, Tecton 
  Zoraida Ferguson, Pratt & Whitney 
3:40 - 4:30pm Closing Keynote 
  Creating Opportunities
  Matthew Barstow, Majestic Development Group 
4:30 - 6:00pm Reception 


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Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider, CCM Recertification Point Provider and NYS approved sponsor of CE - NYS sponsor # 9040. Program attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.





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