Start Date: 1/23/2020 11:00 AM CST
End Date: 1/23/2020 12:00 PM CST
Association of Licensed Architects
Join us for a casual conversation with two experts on lessons learned from working with small firm architects. Our presenters, Todd Reding and Emily Hall of Charrette Venture Group, will address what they hear as pressing topics for smaller firms as well as answer your questions on the challenges you face in 2020.
1. Finding and retaining talent remains a top challenge
2. Understand how to engage emerging leaders within your firm (and how their professional development is critical to your success)
3. Concerns about the economy and memories of the "Great Recession" loom over firms making 2020 business decisions
4. Firm leaders that are "too busy" to focus on their business operations experience less profitability overall
5. Learning how and what to outsource / delegate is an ongoing struggle at small firms
6. Firms must create and nurture an ongoing business development culture regardless of current pipeline
7. Planning for ownership transition is often done years too late (and why this is financially detrimental)
*Plus any questions that come from surveying attendees and the Q/A throughout
Cost: $15 Members/$30 Non-members
Earn: 1.0 CEU - ALA and AIA Approved
Todd L. Reding, CEO and President, Charrette Venture Group
Todd heads the CVG organization, coaching small firm architect principals and staff on leadership development and best management practices. While serving as the Vice President for Alumni and Development at Grinnell College, he earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named President and CEO of ASI Signage Innovations in 2008 and in 2011 he was among the first employees of the software startup, FunnelWise. Todd is also an Adjunct Lecturer on Entrepreneurialism at the University of Iowa and chair of the board of trustees of Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
Emily Hall, Vice President of Marketing, Charrette Venture Group
Emily brings over 18 years of architectural marketing experience to CVG, with a focus on discovering a firm's authentic personality and using it to drive strategy. She served for over six years as Senior Associate and Director of Marketing and New Business Development at Union Studio Architecture & Community Design and for nine years at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, both architectural firms in Providence, Rhode Island that have experienced significant growth. She received an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Colorado College.