This popular program, facilitated by PSMJ President Frank Stasiowski, provides attendees with the understanding they need to confidently move from high-level project management into firm leadership roles.

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From Senior Manager to Principal covers the most critical elements that drive design firm growth, profit and performance. You get firsthand access to industry-specific strategies and tactics, along with all-new tools and techniques, to make you a more effective and efficient Principal.

This unique workshop is for anyone who wants to stay on top of their game as a current or aspiring design firm Principal. Changing market conditions in a fast-moving world mean that you need the latest proven insight for success.

From Senior Manager to Principal gives you the opportunity to learn:

  • Sustainable strategies for expanding into new markets
  • Why low fees don’t need to mean low profit
  • The best ways to inspire and motivate the future leaders in your firm
  • How the top-performing firms balance their workloads
  • How a simple one-page career development plan can increase productivity
  • AND MUCH MORE
Who should attend?

From Senior Manager to Principal is for anyone who wants to be a successful design firm leader and is motivated to help their firm succeed in this new economy. There are key steps and processes that all design firm leaders should know to effectively run your firm and make your clients happy. This seminar gives you the skills to step up to Director or Principal with an understanding of what it takes to lift your firm’s performance.

The Bottom-Line Reason to Attend This Seminar…

“Real deal” design firm leaders aren’t robots that rely on a “leadership manual” to dictate their approach to problems and challenges, yet they are very knowledgeable and consistent in executing the best practices that have emerged over time. The difference comes in their ability to approach a problem or challenge with an open and creative mind paired with a fully-stocked toolbox of innovative strategies and proven tactics at their disposal. Count on our From Senior Manager to Principal seminar to equip you with the best knowledge and tools for the job.

Participants learn from the facilitator as well as networking with Senior Leaders, Principals, and aspiring Associates from other firms. Your facilitator understands the obstacles and challenges you face on a daily basis, and is a passionate teacher of the tactics and strategies that work. Attending From Senior Manager to Principal seminar is your opportunity to benefit from others’ successes and failures and fuel your growth as a “real deal” design firm leader.

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