AEBL Summer Symposium Offers Leadership Tips, Great Value, Beautiful Locale

The Association of A/E Business Leaders (AEBL) is offering a deal for AEC industry managers that sounds almost too good to be true. The group’s two-day 2009 Summer Leadership Symposium features a quintet of heavy hitters in the leadership coaching arena at the picturesque Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, N.Y., with a member registration fee of just $375 ($425 for non-AEBL-members).

The symposium takes place August 24-25.

The faculty features John Zumwalt, the CEO of ENR Top 30 firm PBS&J; John Engels, president of Leadership Coaching, Inc.; Sherri McCardle and Jim Ramerman, co-authors of “Why Dogs Wag Their Tails”; and Michael Lillibridge, a nationally renowned psychologist. (Program summary below.)

AEBL Board Member Wayne Wegman, P.E., president of Passero Associates, says, “The quality faculty and low cost are what set this event apart. These are leadership consultants that work all over the world, making as much as $400 or $500 an hour, and our attendees will get a half-day from each, over the course of two days, as well as dinner at a very good restaurant and a cocktail hour, for $375. The value is outstanding.”

The venue is impressive as well. The Inn on the Lake is a full-service resort in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The discount rate for conference attendees is $169 per room, per night (plus tax).

Wegman adds, “It’s also going to be a great place to network. On Monday evening, the 24th, we’ll have the session leaders and all the conference attendees meet to network, ask questions and learn more about their best practices.”

Another plus for attendees is that AEBL is intentionally keeping the event relatively small, with only a limited number of spaces available. The goal is to ensure that all attendees get sufficient attention and opportunity to network, learn and ask questions.

For more information, go to the Summer Symposium page on the AEBL Web Site.

The sessions:

Running a successful business in tough economic times
Sherri McCardle and Jim Ramerman – Co-Authors of “Why Dogs Wag Their Tails”

Developing Leaders
John Engels – President of Leadership Coaching

John B. Zumwalt, III, PE – CEO of PBS&J Corporation

People Map Training
E. Michael Lillibridge, Ph.D., Nationally recognized Psychologist

Lunch and cocktail reception/dinner included on Monday – breakfast/lunch included Tuesday

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