Pete DeLisle’s discussions and concepts quickly gave clear direction and understanding to what it means to be an effective leader…
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced continuing education (CE), and AIA Dallas announce that their award-winning Leadership Effectiveness Series is now available via three different venues—online for individuals, at group events at participating A/E firms or at in-place events at their local AIA chapter. This gives design professionals even greater access to distilled, practical, peer-reviewed knowledge while earning their continuing education units.
The six-part series on Leadership Effectiveness—featuring Peter A. DeLisle PhD, Professor of Leadership Studies, Austin College, and consultant to AIA Dallas—offers firm managers and emerging professionals a convenient and affordable platform to develop advanced leadership skills while earning AIA continuing education hours. Individuals can watch the pre-recorded, high-definition courses online at any time or A/E firms and professional organizations can purchase the series at deeply discounted group prices and screen the courses at group events.
According to Jan Blackmon, Executive Director, AIA Dallas, “The Emerging Leaders program has been so successful that we want to share the message with design professionals everywhere.” Blackmon continued, “We have been receiving rave reviews on this series.”
“Pete DeLisle’s discussions and concepts quickly gave clear direction and understanding to what it means to be an effective leader…”
“…I am better equipped to lead teams of diverse individuals, making the most of each person’s strengths, communication styles and talents to develop quality solutions to complex problems. The emphasis on enriching interpersonal relationships to foster trust, respect and empowerment was underscored throughout the program.”
“Early on, I learned how to recognize different personalities and how to quickly adjust my approach to become a more effective communicator.”
Detailed course information can be found at http://www.aecknowledge.com/providers/AIA_Dallas. The courses in the series are:
- Leadership 1: Influence and Effectiveness
- Leadership 2: Performance Development
- Leadership 3: Professional Competency
- Leadership 4: Innovation and Problem-Solving
- Leadership 5: Interdependency and Teams
- Leadership 6: Conflict Redefined
“Building on our mission to transform how architects and engineers acquire and share knowledge, we’ve devised three ways to make this valuable content available whenever they want it and wherever they are,” stated Michael Strogoff, FAIA, President, aecKnowledge.
aecKnowledge's courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES and/or GBCI. The courses are also accepted by many states to fulfill CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies, are also available.
aecKnowledge, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the more than 6 million professionals and tradespeople across the fragmented AEC industry, and provides a venue for allied professionals and knowledge providers to strengthen their presence among a large and engaged audience. Visit http://www.aecKnowledge.com for more information.
About AIA Dallas
AIA Dallas, the seventh largest AIA Chapter in the U.S., encourages, promotes, advances and coordinates efforts to uphold the highest standards of the architectural profession in the community, while creating positive change through design. AIA Dallas has a membership base of more than 2,000 members and 300 architectural firms. More information about AIA Dallas can be found online at http://www.aiadallas.org.