By - Jon Brown

Women in Engineering & Construction
March 2-3, 2020 | Kansas City, MO

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Overview

According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2016, women made up 14% of the engineering and architecture industries, and just 9% of the construction industry. The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key engineering and construction trends and skills for personal and professional development.

Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in engineering and construction as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth! You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network. 

You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in engineering and construction.

 

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for each workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course, and complete the conference assessment with a 70% or higher to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, site visit

Agenda

Monday, March 2, 2020

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Welcoming Remarks


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Opening Keynote

Leslie Duke, President & General Manager, Burns & McDonnell


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Succeeding as a Leader

Oftentimes, succeeding as a leader takes a different skill set than those of our original roles. This panel session will discuss:

  • Leadership techniques at different levels of management
  • Leadership styles
  • Developing leadership potential
  • Leading vs. managing
  • Key leadership qualities

Marietta Hannigan, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Jacobs

Clare Archer, Vice President/Senior Director, Gilbane Building Company

Connie Determan, Vice President-Environmental, Kiewit

Maja Rosenquist, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Mortenson Construction

Vicki LaRose, President, Civil Design, Inc.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Candid Conversations: Two Executives’ Journeys to the Top

Great leaders don’t just happen randomly or by sheer luck.  In this session, you will hear two senior-level executives share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds to reach high levels within their organizations. A few of the points to be discussed include:

  • Leveraging opportunity and relationships
  • How self-perception and our view of the world around us impacts our opportunities for success
  • How women can develop their leadership capabilities at each stage of their career

Pamela Monastra, Senior Vice President- Head of Communications, Skanska

Hope Luhman, Senior Vice President, WSP

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Networking Reception


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Effective Negotiation Strategies

Negotiations are not just about the billion-dollar deals, boardroom strategies, or company takeovers; it’s a process we use daily. This session is designed to help you understand the process of negotiation, using techniques and steps you can apply in getting what you want successfully.

Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming deal, renegotiating a current contract, or slicing your company share, knowing how to effectively negotiate is necessary in order to succeed in your leadership journeys. Take-aways for this session include:

  • Preparing a negotiating strategy
  • Avoid common mistakes in negotiating
  • Understand the role of influence and persuasion in negotiating
  • Understanding basic bargaining techniques

Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President, ZeroGap.co


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: Unstoppable Women at Work

Vanessa Zambo, Senior Vice President/Senior Principal Director of Marketing & Communications, Terracon

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Work-Life Balance: Myth or Obtainable Goal?

Striking a balance between our careers and our personal lives is a challenge for many women in the workforce.  Devotion to your work, obligations to family and friends, and the need to take care of yourself, can often make work and life get in the way of each other.  Research has shown that logging in long working hours and an extreme work environment negatively impact the overall physical and psychological health of employees and deteriorate family-life.  A good work-life balance can enable employees to feel more in control of their lives and lead to increased productivity, lower absenteeism, and a happier, less stressed workforce.  In this session, we’ll explore ways that you can work toward a healthier balance to achieve greater personal satisfaction and improved well-being.

Suzanne Murtha, Vice President Connected & Automated Technologies, AECOM

Meggan Krase, Vice President Corporate Controller, Garney Construction

Sonya Roberts, Vice President- Benefits & Compensation, Balfour Beatty

Erica Carter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn

Jessica Chen, Project Executive, Suffolk-Yates

Megan Weismantel, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Global Engineering & Construction Trends

The engineering & construction landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. More than ever, the engineering & construction industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands.  In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short-term and long-term future of engineering & construction will look like.


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: Exploring the Root Causes of Gender Gaps in the Workplace

Stereotypes and unconscious biases create barriers to inclusion, performance, engagement and ultimately innovation.  Catalyst research examines today’s work environments and employees’ experiences within them, and by doing so reveals gaps in women’s and men’s experiences at work.  During this session, we will explore the barriers and root causes of gender gaps in the workplace and provide solutions to overcoming these barriers and creating workplaces in which all talent can thrive.  

Martha Feeback, Senior Director- Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 – 4:15 p.m. :: Cultivating an Executive Presence

Executive presence is comprised of both the internal and external qualities that allow someone to take charge of a room. People with strong executive presence inspire others to follow them. In this panel, we will discuss ways to these qualities, including:

  • Reading the room/importance of EQ
  • Understanding your firm’s M.O. (how decisions are made, what’s the appetite for change and/or risk, what does leadership value, etc.)
  • Leading with influence vs direction
  • Understanding the impression you make
  • Addressing imposter syndrome
  • Overcoming perfectionism
  • Defining your personal brand
  • Projecting competence and calm

Judy Lynn Hricak, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Gannett Fleming

Robin Broder, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Principal, Henderson Engineers

Kristen Braden, Vice President- Construction Operations, H.R. Gray

Catherine Southers, Vice President- Marketing, Whiting-Turner

Maggie Walsh, Vice President- Strategic Clients and Pursuit Leaders, HDR

4:15 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop


Negotiation 101

Monday, March 2, 2020

Overview

What if you could negotiate at an even higher level? This workshop is designed for women who work in construction and engineering. To avoid the pitfalls of the double bind, you need a clear understanding of how you are perceived and it impacts your decisions (and those of your counterparts) at the bargaining table.

Research shows that women are excellent negotiators in representational situations. In this session you’ll learn the six strategies that can help you engage and perform more effectively in negotiations.

Participants will learn to enhance their negotiation skills including:

  • Best Practices in Preparation
  • Understanding How to Cultivate A Win-Win Mindset
  • 3 Ways to Boosting Emotional Intelligence
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • How To Increase Leverage By Negotiating A Package Deal
  • The Power of Alternatives

Participants will leave this workshop with proven negotiating techniques, a deeper understanding of negotiation strategy.

Learning Outcomes         

  • Prepare a negotiating strategy
  • Discuss how to avoid common mistakes in negotiating
  • Describe the role of influence and persuasion in negotiating
  • Determine basic bargaining techniques
  • Participate in interactive activities that will engage attendees who want to practice their negotiating skills in person

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, and a site visit will be used in this event.

Program Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

  • Basic Bargaining Techniques
    • Gather information
    • Build relationships
    • Understand your BATNA (Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement)
    • Listen
    • Take care of your target
  • Preparing a Negotiating Strategy
    • Brainstorm
    • Research
    • Understanding the market
    • Map it out
    • Anticipating responses
  • Common Mistakes in Negotiating—and How to Avoid Them
    • Expectations drive behavior
    • Underpreparing
  • Understanding the Role of Influence and Persuasion in Negotiating
  • Interactive Activities to Practice Negotiation Skills

Instructor

Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President, ZeroGap.co  

Jacqueline V. Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership, is the Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, a global training, and development firm that specializes in women’s leadership within male-dominated industries. She’s the Amazon Best Selling Author of Navigating The Career Jungle. Jacqueline has been featured in Forbes, FastCo, Essence Now, Black Enterprise, Parade, Today.com, NBC BLK and more… Her life’s mission is to eliminate the gender wage gap by providing practical strategy for women to advance and thrive in leadership roles within male-dominated industries. Jacqueline is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a MBA in leadership from Tiffin University. In her downtime, she loves to practice yoga and cook. When Jacqueline isn’t working on leadership development for women she enjoys seeing the world from up in the air check out her skydive video on YouTube. 


Leadership & Time Management 101

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Overview

How many times have you said to yourself, “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get it all done. Do you stress over deadlines, promises made to your children or parents, and closets filled with too much stuff? When is the last time you took a day for yourself.

Women are faced with different challenges juggling their family and work life roles in each stage of their life. We explore the hacks and tips to manage and thrive no matter what the circumstance. Together we will help you map out a plan to make some changes – FOR THE BETTER!

This workshop will include the SheLeads365 Leadership & Work-Life Balance Assessment – Explore the results of this Pre-Conference Self-Assessment Tool.  This assessment can help you clarify:

  • How you are spending the hours in your day
  • The key elements of your personality – your biggest strengths and challenges
  • The best way to define your goals and create the legacy that you want to build

Learning Outcomes   

  • Discuss effective ways to say no
  • Determine how to get- and stay- organized
  • Address effective ways to network
  • Review self-care strategies
  • Assess how to set goals
  • Participate in the SheLeads365 Leadership & Work-Life Balance Assessment

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, and a site visit will be used in this event.

Program Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental  Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Learn to Say No – Time Tracking Exercise, Juggling Balls Exercise


Get Organized for Success


Find Your People – Networking Activity


Give Yourself Time to Recharge – Using the Digital Detox


Set the Right Goals – SMART Goal Exercise


Get Out of Your Own Way


Leaving a Legacy and Paying It Forward


SheLeads365 Leadership & Work-Life Balance Assessment – to help you clarify:

  • How you are spending the hours in your day
  • The key elements of your personality – your biggest strengths and challenges
  • The best way to define your goals and create the legacy that you want to build

 

Instructor

Cynthia Patton/President/Patton Leadership Consulting

Cynthia K. Patton is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who served 25 years in both the Army & Army Reserves. Today she is founder and President of Patton Leadership Consulting located in Leavenworth, Kansas. She created a program called SheLeads365 ( www.sheleads365.com ) as a way to empower and inform women of all ages, backgrounds, and careers on the challenges of leading in all aspects of their lives (work, family, faith, school & community) 365 days a year. She speaks on Work-Life Balance and How to Organize Your Life to local organizations.

She is proud to have authored a chapter in the recently released Best-Seller anthology – Camouflaged Sisters: Leadership Through the Eyes of Senior Military Women called “Leading from the Middle.” She has also published two articles for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) eNews on Work-Life Balance and Time Management.

She is a Board member for the Women’s Division, Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce and serves as Regent for the White Alloe Chapter, DAR in Parkville, Missouri. She also owns a rental property business (Blue House Properties) with her husband Denny Fitterling and is pursuing the next chapter of her life as a professional Genealogist, author and speaker.

Speakers

Clare Archer, Vice President/Senior Director, Gilbane Building Company

Kristen Braden, Vice President- Construction Operations, H.R. Gray

Robin Broder, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Principal, Henderson Engineers

Erica Carter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn

Jessica Chen, Project Executive, Suffolk-Yates

Connie Determan, Vice President, Kiewit

Leslie Duke, President & General Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Martha Feeback, Senior Director- Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

Marietta Hannigan, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Jacobs

Judy Lynn Hricak, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Gannett Fleming

Meggan Krase, Vice President, Garney Construction

Vicki LaRose, President, Civil Design, Inc.

Hope Luhman, Senior Vice President, WSP

Pamela Monastra, Senior Vice President- Head of Communications, Skanska

Suzanne Murtha, Vice President Connected & Automated Technologies, AECOM

Sonya Roberts, Vice President- Benefits & Compensation, Balfour Beatty

Maja Rosenquist, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Mortenson Construction

Catherine Southers, Vice President- Marketing, Whiting-Turner

Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President, ZeroGap.co

Maggie Walsh, Vice President- Strategic Clients and Pursuit Leaders, HDR

Megan Weismantel, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Vanessa Zambo, Senior Vice President/Senior Principal Director of Marketing & Communications, Terracon

Location

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 W 12th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

Reserve your room:

please call 1-816-421-6800

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of March 1 – 3, 2020

Room rate through EUCI:

$164.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to February 1, 2020.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, February 14, 2020
Standard RateAttendees
Women in Engineering & ConstructionUS $ 1295.00 US $ 1495.00

This event has the following workshops:

Negotiation 101US $ 495.00
US $ 595.00
Time Management & Work-Life Balance in Each Stage of Your JourneyUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and both workshops and pay US $ 2,095.00 per attendee (save US $ 190.00 each)
  • Attend the Conference and any 1 workshop and save US $ 95.00 per attendee

Register 3 Send 4th Free!

Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to these conferences may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all registrations must be made at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before January 31, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800


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