2018 SEGD Management for Designers

According to the 2017 Skills Survey,firm leaders want their staff to be trained in Professional Practice Core Competencies,such as project management. They also stressed that Professional Practice Core Competencies were the set of skills that would make the biggest difference to their firms profitability. These skills were also considered the most important skills for designers to develop as they went from mid-level designers to senior designers and onto design leaders. We heard you.

The 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event, April 27 in Chicago, will provide a valuable introduction for your staff to some of the Professional Practice Core Competencies. Designed for mid-level designers who are moving into management roles and senior-level staff, this one-day event will provide valuable training for your design team, making them an even bigger asset to your firm.

 

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Kristy Sieve, Client Lead at Kolar Design, Cincinnati, OH
Kristy Sieve
Mike McCarthy, Design Communications LTD
Mike McCarthy
Shel Perkins
Shel Perkins
Pia Sachleben, Gensler
Pia Sachleben
Shannon Hackley, Shannon-Leigh Associates
Shannon Hackley
Headshot of Julie Maggos, SEGD Chicago Chapter Co-Chair
Julie Maggos
Join Shel Perkins for his session, "Contracts for Designers," at the 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event, April 27 in Chicago.
Essential Business Skills—Contracts for Designers

Let’s face it, contracts aren’t the most exciting part of your job—but they are necessary. And if you want to move up in your firm, knowing the ins and outs of contracts will position you as an asset. Lucky for you, SEGD is hosting the 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event later this month in Chicago.

Learn about budgets for designers at the 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event.
Budgets for Designers—The Hidden Costs of Installation

On April 27, Mike McCarthy of DCL will share his expert insight into budgets for designers at the 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event. In this blog post, he delves into an important facet of budgeting: the hidden costs of installation.

Develop your people skills at 2018 Management for Designers.
Develop Your Firm’s Most Important Assets

People are at the heart of what you do. From the team of talented designers to the clients you interact with to the partnerships you build, developing strong people skills translates into success for your firm.

Join Shannon Hackley for the 2018 SEGD Management for Designers event, April 27 in Chicago.
Building Relationships to Grow Your Business

I have spent my career building companies by cultivating deep relationships with my clients. You can too. Here are three things to keep in mind when building relationships to grow your business.

Business Secrets For Designers with Shel Perkins
Talent Is Not Enough—Business Secrets for Designers

So, if your design firm is already operating successfully, why would you want to write a business plan after the fact? The answer is that the document itself is part of a larger strategic planning process.

Meet the Speakers for 2018 SEGD Management for Designers
Meet the Speakers for 2018 Management for Designers

In order to provide the best insight in developing essential management skills, the SEGD Management for Designers event will feature a talented program of speakers from both within and outside of the design profession. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in business and participate in dialogues with each other.

Develop Your Team's Skills at SEGD Management for Designers
Develop Your Team's Skills at SEGD Management for Designers

Last year, SEGD surveyed the profession about their training needs. The results revealed some important observations about how the profession looks at training. In response to your valuable feedback, SEGD is pleased to announce the inaugural SEGD Management for Designers event, taking place April 27 in Chicago.

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For more information about Friends of SEGD, Industry Partners Program or event sponsorship, contact: Kathleen Turner | [email protected] | 703.657.9171