The Leadership in Engineering Administration Program (LEAP) is a career development program designed for upwardly mobile young professionals working in Arizona’s consulting engineering industry. LEAP is a program that leads to the development of successful business leaders who consistently please our clients and create value in our firms.

Presented by

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC Arizona)

Office: 532 West McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Office Phone: 602-995-2187
Email: administration@acecaz.org or president@acecaz.org

LEAP Session Schedule

Nine sessions will be presented on Fridays during the months of January to June 2022. Sessions will be held in-person at the ACEC Arizona office located at 532 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85003 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.*

*Dates and times are subject to change on account of unforeseen scheduling conflicts with our presenters; however, ample notice will be provided should such a situation occur.



Deadline: December 10th, 2022

2022 LEAP Days

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session One: Welcome; Introductions; Understanding Yourself & Others

A great “icebreaker” as you get started in LEAP. You will gain a better understanding of yourself and the other members of your class. This will occur through an organized and structured self-assessment evaluation and feedback process. Tailored exercises for internal work teams and external relationships, the session will be facilitated by a leadership professional from the National Curriculum & Training Institute.
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Two: Effective Coaching for Leadership Success

In this interactive and informative session, you'll work with Master Certified Coach Pete Walsh to understand why coaching is the most effective form of leadership in today's highly competitive world.
8:30 AM -12:30 PM
Session Three: Communications Skills for Business Success; Value Creation in Consulting Engineering

Communicate with confidence! Whether communicating with your peers, owners, or prospective clients,
clear and effective communication is essential to long-term success in the business of engineering.
8:30 AM -4:00 PM
Session Four: Organizational Management; Value Creation in Consulting Engineering Presentations

Hear the experiences of a seasoned veteran in organizing and managing a successful consulting engineering business to better understand your benefits and responsibilities as a registered professional.
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Five: Project Scoping, Planning & Control

Reinforce your understanding of scope, planning, and control via interactive class exercises.
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Six: Managing Business Risk, Contracts that Manage Risk, and Managing Construction Phase Risk

Increase your understanding of how project delivery methods affect risk.
8:30 AM -4:00 AM
Session Seven: Winning Proposals and Selling Consulting Engineering Services

Learn how to develop winning proposals and presentations. Both the strategy and tactics of creating and delivering proposals and presentations can make a significant difference in the way you differentiate your firm in your markets, helping you provide value to your clients and improve your win rates!
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Session Eight: Human Resources 101; Persuasive Presentations

Learn the complexities of “Human Resources” Management: recruitment, harassment, discipline, and termination. Also, learn how to craft and deliver powerful presentations that motivate clients to select you for the project as part of your day!
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Project Presentations, Graduation Ceremony, and Graduation Speeches

Marketing teams will deliver their project presentations as shortlisted competitors. A graduation ceremony and luncheon will follow the presentations (LEAP sponsors, colleagues, family, and friends are encouraged to attend), ending the day graduation speeches reflecting on lessons learned and career goals will be presented by the LEAP class.