Celebrate 50 Years of Innovation! Firms can submit projects from over the past 50 years that exemplifies superior, positive impact to the community. We are looking for projects from each decade from 1968 to the present. We welcome projects of any type or size in any engineering discipline. Multiple projects from a firm are welcome.
If your firm is interested in joining in this walk through the past, please submit a printed display board on foamcore (24' by 36') to ACEC/VA by June 8 (Firms attending the Annual Conference can bring the project boards to the event). The sponsorship cost for each entry is $50 and can be found in the "additional fees" under Annual Conference registration. Please click here to download the slide/template.
Leadership Lessons from the C-Suite
Over the last six years, Richard Coughlan has conducted more than 30 unscripted, on-stage interviews with executives from a variety of industries. In this interactive session, he translates the key lessons these leaders have shared on strategy, marketing, culture, innovation and product development for the benefit of participants.
Problem Solving Through Perspective Taking Do you truly understand the perspectives of those who work for you and with you? Can you accurately gauge the perspectives of your most valuable customers? Has a supplier or business partner recently taken an action that surprised you or caused some disruption to your business? In this interactive session, we take a deep look at the importance of perspective-taking, distinguishing it from related concepts including empathy and social awareness through role-play scenarios and exercises.
Our Facilitator: Richard Coughlan is an award-winning educator who has delivered engaging talks to academic and professional audiences across three continents over the last twenty years. In addition to his role on the faculty at University of Richmond, he serves as a keynote speaker, strategic advisor and facilitator for a variety of corporate and non-profit clients. His views on business and business education appear regularly in national media outlets and his research has been published in leading academic journals. Over the last two decades, Coughlan has served as an advisor and facilitator to a diverse set of organizations including CarMax, DuPont, Capital One, The Martin Agency and Agilent Technologies. He has also addressed a variety of audiences from national and international associations. Coughlan?s latest research focuses on creating accountable cultures in organizations. His previous research, on loyalty in organizations, earned him the Robins School's Outstanding Scholar Award.