Core Competencies for Professionals




CCP is an integrated series of nine seminars that provides a local, affordable, and accessible means to train key staff. Our faculty is comprised of local experts who are acknowledged leaders in their areas of expertise. The course has been carefully designed to provide the following features:
  • A Cohesive Seminar Series

    The program is designed as a series, with cohesive curriculum covering the spectrum of subjects important to aspiring principals.
  • Offered Annually

    The curriculum will be offered annually as a consistent means of providing, on a local level, a standardized path for training emerging leaders and senior managers of engineering companies.
  • A Limited Attendance Series

    Attendance will be limited to maximize learning and to ensure meaningful interaction and exchange of ideas.
  • Setting a Standard

    We are setting a new standard for training future leaders. Participants will be eligible for a total of 36 PDHs and will receive an “ACEC Washington Certificate of Completion” upon completion of the series.
  • ACEC Recognition

    ACEC Washington will recognize, on our web site and annually at our Fall Conference, the participants who complete this series, as the acknowledged leaders of tomorrow.
Want to know more about the classes? Download the 2017-18 Class Brochure.

Participation Fee

$1,795 for ACEC Washington Member firms
$2,795 for Non-member firms if registering before August 1. After August 1 the fee is $1,895 for members, $2,895 for non-members.
The participation fee includes:
  • Pre-Class Social at the ACEC Education Center (beer, wine & pizza!)
  • Nine four-hour sessions, resource materials, buffet breakfasts
  • Lunch as part of the final session.
Participants are required to attend all sessions (no substitutes are accepted) to receive a Certificate of Completion. Make-up sessions are available within one year @ $50 per session. 36 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded for attending all nine sessions.

Register for CCP

Registration for the 2018-2019 course will open in May 2018. 


2017-2018 Schedule

Pre-Class Social
September 7, 2017 (Thursday evening)
Pre-Class Social at ACEC Washington Education Center
Class Schedule
September 12, 2017 Leadership & Personal Development ♦ Mike Baker
October 10, 2017 Finance & Accounting ♦ David James & Karen Ledbetter
November 7, 2017 Ownership Transition Planning ♦ David Cohen
December 12, 2017 Political Involvement ♦ Cliff Webster & Van Collins
January 9, 2018 Contracts & Liability ♦ Jennifer Beyerlein & Andrew Gabel
February 13, 2018 Human Resources ♦ Nancy Komola
March 13, 2018 Strategic Marketing ♦ Randy Tuminello
April 10, 2018 Strategic Planning ♦ Rod Hoffman
May 8, 2018 Forum & Certification ♦ Students & Instructors