We are pleased to announce our inaugural event, the Building Leadership: Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), taking place in Chicago on April 20th and 21st, 2017. This conference will bring together both women and men across related sectors in the AEC industry, leading the way on diversity and inclusion issues. Come network with top professionals in the industry regarding the most pertinent developments in AEC, and discuss the challenges of diversity in a traditionally male-dominated sector. Here we will cover strategies for leveraging both professional development resources in addition to technical advances in AEC to invoke change for diversity and inclusion. This event will ensure both women and men are prepared in the changing environment, and leave with the tools necessary to both continue the gender conversation in a solution-focused way, and utilize new developments and trends within AEC to help advance in this career despite any roadblocks.
Implement strategies for continuing the gender conversation in the workplace
Analyze women’s progress in AEC and the barriers that have already been broken down to find out what still needs to be done
Compare the men’s perspective in the AEC industry to the female experience, and discuss strategies for how this side can help effect change
Design a solution-oriented plan to bridge gender and generational differences by uncovering the effects of implicit bias
Leverage committee work, mentorship, and women’s resource groups for career advancement
Evaluate new developments in sustainability and resiliency issues, and project management techniques to lead their implementation
Define practical applications for technical developments in AEC, and how these technologies can most effectively be utilized
Assess the economic and business-focused benefits for diversity in the workplace
EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credits.
PowerPoint presentations, keynote presentations, and panel discussions will be used in this program.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. :: Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by PlanGrid
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Mike Bellaman, CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors
Barbara Bouza, Managing Director, Principal, Gensler
Mary Brush, Principal, Architect, Brush Architects
Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins & Will
Yolanda Cole, Senior Principal and Owner, Hickok Cole Architects
Fiona Cousins, Fellow, Principal, Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability Consulting, Arup
Laura Farthing, Senior Engineer, Eugene Water & Electric Board