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Roosevelt Room
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Track 1: What Got You Here, May Not Get You There… Correcting Your Course for Future Success

With the unprecedented changes in the business of engineering over recent years, now is the time to get real about how your company functions and to strategize for the future. For most companies there comes a time to recognize that your tried-and-true growth strategies from the past may not continue to work. Over time, the needs of the company, employees, and clients change. Keck & Wood’s leaders will share their story of realization and change, which may help your company gain greater clarity about how to position your firm for the future.

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Taft Room
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Track 2: Succession Planning and Bridging the Leadership Gap – Perspectives From Both Sides

Finding, nurturing, and retaining talent is a huge challenge and developing leaders for your firm’s future is even more daunting. This session will explore key considerations from the employee, manager, and owner perspectives. You will learn how to outline a process to understand these different points of view, evaluate contributions and identify the fundamental drivers of the people component of a succession plan. The session will also explore the building blocks of a successful program to recruit, retain, and grow leaders.

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Wilson Room
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Track 3: Coaching and Conflict Management Skills for Leaders

Being an effective leader can be challenging as you balance workplace needs with the need to accommodate employees' desires for both greater work-life balance and engagement in their jobs. These different goals sometimes pull in opposite directions, creating unexpected workplace conflicts that require leaders to use a more “coach-like” management style in certain situations. In this interactive session, you will learn the three coaching skills that will enable you to improve your leadership, empower your team, and more effectively manage change and conflict.

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