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On Friday, April 26, SEGD held the 2019 Business & Leadership event in Chicago, IL at IIDA IDEA Studio. Passionate designers from across the country came together to gain and grow their business and leadership skills as their careers move into management positions. Several of the 55 attendees are already fast tracked to move into management positions.
The SEGD Chicago chapter kicked things off the evening of Thursday, April 25 with a chapter mixer sponsored by Gallagher & Associates at the Chicago Architecture Center.The Chicago Tribune called it “the new jewel in Chicago’s architectural crown." Attendees gathered for great conversation over food and drinks, all while taking in the beauty the center had to offer.
Friday was a full day that featured sessions from Shel Perkins (Finance 101 and Copyright Law), Kevin Budelmann (Business Development 101) and Julie Maggos and Kelsey Rodheim (Project Management 101). When asked what they enjoyed most one attendee said “The space. The intimacy of having a smaller audience for Q&A made for a great experience.”
Another attendee was blown away with the speaker content, “Listening to the wealth of experience within the room, how could you have not left inspired?” It certainly was an inspiring event, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.
Be sure not to miss out on these upcoming SEGD events, below. We hope to see you there!
—Jordan Fleger, SEGD Director of Professional Learning
2019 SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking Philadelphia– Philadelphia, August 1-2, 2019