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    Name: 2019 Annual Conference
    Date: June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Join us at our Annual Conference at the Kingsmill Resort! Register before Memorial Day to get a reduced rate for you and your guests! The conference includes a welcome reception with mixology icebreaker, education sessions, installation of officers dinner with reception and silent auction, raffles, and the opportunity to golf. Our annual conference is not only educational, it is also an excellent opportunity to networking with colleagues and meet new members! Note the day change to a Wednesday - Friday format. Click Here for Draft Agenda.

    Sponsorships are available for this event! Support ACEC Virginia and the engineering industry through a sponsorship! Click here to review sponsorship options.

    Hotel reservations must be made by May 31, 2019 to receive the group rate. Call (800) 832-5665 and mention ACEC/VA.

    Business Sessions: Thursday/Friday
    Growing Leadership Culture in Your Company 
    A corporate culture that grows leadership abilities at all levels within the organization leads to improved morale, higher retention, fewer missed opportunities, a deep bench of talented people, and a sense of limitless potential. Effective in-depth leadership can lead to corporate expansion, increased market share, and new revenue streams during succession planning and leadership transitions. Many strategic initiatives to develop leadership within organizations fall short of expectations. This program is designed to guide the development of leadership at all levels of an organization by transforming theory into a practical skillset for maximum positive impact.
    Facilitators: The Jennings Group
    The Jennings Group brings deep experience in providing leadership skills development training for engineering managers and executives. Their objective is to develop leadership skills and emotional intelligence as a practical skill set. They aim to transform high potential managers into high impact leaders. Over the past 15 years, The Jennings Group has completed over 50 extended leadership skills training programs for over 1,300 engineering managers and executives. 

    Kate Kaynak, Ph.D., President
    Kate Kaynak has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Johns Hopkins University, The University of Maryland, American University, Marymount University, and Rutgers University. She was the founder of Spencer Hill Press, which was acquired in 2014 by a New York publishing company. She has received degrees in psychology from Yale University and Rutgers University. She started facilitating for The Jennings Group in 2010.

    Nicholas Kessler, Facilitator
    Nick Kessler brings experience as a policy analyst and campaign consultant, as well as Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Virginia Law School (J.D.) and has attended the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and the leadership program of the Virginia Executive Institute. He started facilitating for The Jennings Group in 2016.

    Jennifer Bolds, Facilitator
    Jennifer has been a practicing marriage and family therapist for over a decade and is an ordained minister. Her counseling practice focuses on the various facets of emotional intelligence in leadership development, marriage & family, and conflict management. She holds a master certification with PSP, Total SDI and a 90 hour MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the  Jennings Leadership Foundation. She started facilitating for The Jennings Group in 2018.

    Event Sponsors:

    Welcome Reception

    Education Sponsor

    • ACEC Retirement Trust

    Installation of Officers Reception/Dinner Sponsor

    Kingsmill Resort
    1010 Kingsmill Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
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