Program Core Faculty
ACEC member executives and other speakers from the A/E/C industry will also participate live online and in-person.
Geordie Aitken, Emerging Leaders Training & Inspired Innovator
Geordie is an internationally recognized expert in developing personal mastery with technically-trained professionals. With his dynamic style and mastery of group learning environments, Geordie has helped AE firms build leaders for over 16 years. 
Rod Hoffman, Defining Leadership Development & Change Agent
Rod is CEO and co-founder of S&H Consulting, and offers over 30 years of engineering consulting expertise. Through his  current work as faculty member of ACEC's Senior Executive Institute (SEI), Rod brings new insights into national and international trends and best practices. 
1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20005
Katie Goodman




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Program Begins October 2022.

Seats Are Limited - Register Today! 

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Gain the practical skills and in-depth knowledge that's needed to be successful. 
Personal, hands-on learning prepares engineering professionals to lead effectively.
Interact with peers, learn from leading A/E/C experts in leadership development.
The only leadership program for mid-career design professionals, 
Pathways to Executive Leadership prepares participants to take on new management roles within their firm while equipping them with a close national network of peers in the A/E/C industry.
Hybrid Learning
Recognizing the daily demands on your leaders' time, this six-month professional development program combines the intensity of in-person meetings with the convenience of 
online programming for a highly-efficient hybrid course.
Building leadership skills step-by-step; creating a path to satisfy high-level client and firm expectations.
Developing long-term financial value; creating a sustainable business based in a positive and healthy work culture.
Improving firm agility to respond to market changes; understanding political influence and advocacy.

In-Person Session: Personal Mastery and the Leadership Journey 

October 15-18, 2022, Colorado Springs, CO

Interactive Online Classes

Online Class 1: Impacting Firm Culture
Online Class 2: Financial, Principal, Ownership
Online Class 3: The CEO Forum
Bonus Online Class: Key Issues Briefing/Update on ACEC Issues

In-Person Session: Strategy and Building Clients for Life   

June 10-13, 2023 – Washington, DC

The Pathways to Executive Leadership curriculum also focuses on engagement and relationship building, 
team effectiveness, and nurturing client trust and confidence. Attendees will also enjoy:

Conference Participation
Connecting with the leaders of the A/E/C industry.

Advocacy Opportunities
Joining state member organizations to lobby our nation’s representatives on Capitol Hill.

Prepare for the Evolving Business Environment

Hear from Pathways to Executive Leadership program designers as they discuss the importance of giving mid-level engineering executives the tools necessary to succeed in the C-Suite.

Pathways to Executive Leadership

"The focus on peer interaction and collaborative introspection made Pathways memorable, and the learning long-lasting." 
- Josh Reynolds, S.E., Principal, Miyamoto International, Inc.

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Still have questions? 

Email program facilitator Katie Goodman at    for further details.