• President's Corner - April 2016

  • Did you miss the Winter Meeting?

    The Winter Meeting was educational and fun for participants! John Sarvay of Floricane led members through a day of Appreciative Inquiry and then Strategic Planning, generating many questions and great discussions. We wish you could have been there to learn directly from the pro himself but just as a precaution, John sent us his materials. Email Cassie if you would like more information.

    In addition, members had time to network with colleagues and to explore Annapolis! Members took a tour of the Annapolis Naval Academy and learned first hand what it takes to graduate from this distinguished school.

  • What's Next?

    ACEC National Annual Convention

    The ACEC National Annual Convention is not only a great opportunity to network with fellow firm leaders, but you also have the chance to help influence the VA Congressional delegation. ACEC/VA Executive Director, Nancy Israel, is coordinating these visits in an effort to speak to our VA congressmen and senators to advocate our position on key issues affecting our industry. Join us on Tuesday, April 19 to discuss the issues important to the engineering community! To learn more about the Annual Convention, click here.


    Make a difference for the engineering industry and have a little fun while you're at itThe ECVPAC Golf Classic is another great opportunity to network with colleagues while showing off your golf skills. Bring your clients, reward employees or reconnect with colleagues by getting a foursome together for a day at the Foundry Golf Club.

    Have your firms logo prominently displayed throughout the course by purchasing a sponsorship! There are over 10 different sponsorship's being offered including Hole Signs, Tee Signs, Beverage Carts, Cigars and Goodie Bags. Learn more here!

    2016 Annual Conference

    Registration for the 2016 Annual Conference is now open! The early bird rate will expire June 3, be sure to take this opportunity to register before the cost increases! This year's Annual Conference will be at the Hotel Roanoke and includes a reception at the Roanoke Pinball Museum (over an hour of unlimited pinball play), Accountability sessions presented by Richard Coughlan of the University of Richmond, a Silent Auction, the Emerging Leaders Institute Graduation and the winner of our second annual Bucket of Booze Raffle will be announced! Register here!

    What is accountability? Accountability is an expectation that decisions, actions, or outcomes will be evaluated by some relevant audience with the belief that there is potential to receive rewards or sanctions based on the evaluation. 

    Participants will learn:

    • The true nature of accountability and its importance in organizational performance
    • The factors that shape their own behavior and the behavior of others 
    • How to improve the accountability within their groups to better align with organizational outcomes