Individual Development Track

Individual Development Track

Advancing Individual Development is constructed to help engineers from entry to senior levels improve their productivity, career goals, and communication skills.


  • AIA Learning Units Awarded: 4 (1 per session)
  • Cost: Free
  • Number of Educational Sessions: 4

Two Paths: Engineering or Business

John Suzukida, PE
Owner, Lanex Consulting

During this presentation, John Suzukida will help attendees discover the options available to them in their careers-some of which may come to them, others which they may need to pursue. The objective is to help participants make conscious decisions on how to spend their careers in a way that’s most valuable to them-and not to passively allow their career to happen. An engineering degree can be an extremely valuable point upon which to build a life of doing what is most fulfilling-awareness of your options is key.

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Networking to Develop Your Business

Brian Alcorn, PE, LC

Franchise Owner and Trainer, Referral Institute

During this presentation, Brian Alcorn will engage the audience by providing tips and tools to build a professional network.

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Managing Your Future as a Supervisor

Erin McConahey, PE

Principal in Mechanical Engineering, Arup

In this presentation, Erin McConahey will help engineers set specific goals for professional development, specifically as a supervisor managing junior staff (the internal team). By better managing your team, you’ll get the best out of their performance to meet the goals of the firm.

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Presentation Skills That Sell You and Your Ideas

Danielle Turcola
President, Professionalism International Inc.

Take the fear out of speaking in one quick session. Professional speaker Danielle Turcola will share secrets professional speakers use when addressing groups of 2 to 2000 people. These techniques work for anyone delivering a conference speech, or promoting or selling a product, service, or idea.

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