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The Leadership Institute brings together aspiring leaders ages 25-35 that have three or more years in the AEC industry.

ABC Virginia would like to invite you to nominate one or more employees for the 2024 Leadership Institute. Our program is designed to enhance the potential of our industry’s rising leaders by helping them to develop a greater self-awareness of their unique leadership style. Current industry leaders will facilitate discussions that encourage active participation.

Our curriculum will require reading assignments, will provide a personality assessment with a professionally facilitated workshop, social outings and a community service project.

2024 Leadership Institute begins April 4, 2024!
applications due march 29



Applicants must:

  • Nominee must have worked in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Nominee must be employed by a member in good standing of the ABC Virginia Chapter
  • Nominee must be able and willing to attend at least nine out of ten sessions to graduate

Sessions (beginning April 4)

  • Program Kickoff & the ABCs of ABC (Instructor: Patrick Dean, ABC-VA  |  April 4)
  • The Purpose Driven Life (Instructor: Spencer Teel, TEEL Construction  |  April 25)
  • Behavior Profile Workshop & Emotional Intelligence (Instructor: Brooke Johnson, Hensel Phelps  |  May 16)
  • What Makes a Leader? (Instructor: Patrick Dean, ABC-VA  |  May 30)
  • Situational Leadership (Instructor: Brian Fish, Hensel Phelps  |  June 27)
  • Identifying Ideal Team Players (Instructor: Steve Skinner, WCS Construction  |  July 18)
  • Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust (Instructor: Mike Bellaman, ABC National  |  August 15)
  • Effective Communication (Instructor: Ashley Campbell, HITT Contracting  |  September 12)
  • Corporate Culture and Ethics (Instructor: Steve Daves, R.W. Murray  |  October 10)
  • Career Development (Instructor: Mark Bailey, TMG Construction  |  October 24)
  • End of Year Celebration (October 31, 11:30AM – 1:00PM)

Make-up day: September 26


ABC-VA Northern VA Headquarters
42680 Trade West Drive, Dulles, VA 20166


$600 per Participant


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