Under 40 Leadership Summit

Building Design+Construction’s Under 40 Leadership Summit takes place October 26-28, 2011 Hotel at the Monteleone in New Orleans. Discounted hotel rate deadline: October 2, 2011. 

September 23, 2011 |





Master your leadership style.

Strengthen your unique leadership skills.

Lead your firm toward new avenues of growth.

Join an elite group of the most energetic young professionals for Building Design+Connstruction's Under-40 Leadership Summit, an intensive 3-day networking, leadership development and strategy-generating summit from October 26-28, 2011 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. 

Building Design+Construction is proud to bring together the next generation of leadership in the design+construction industry including key disciplines of the building team:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Owners
  • Developers

Attendees will also represent all the major market segments including:

  • Health care
  • Education (K-12 and universities)
  • Government
  • Green-building

Attendees can earn up to 8.0 AIA/CES Discovery Learning Units at the U-40 Leadership Summit as four of the sessions have been approved by AIA/CES for credit.

Reserve a room now at the Hotel Monteleone for the Under 40 Leadership Summit in New Orleans. Rates are $179 until Oct. 2 and increase to $229 thereafter.

Why your company can't afford to miss this summit

At the U-40 Leadership Summit, you can network and share ideas with other next-generation leaders in the design and construction industry in a unique conference environment. Additionally, you will discover your individual leadership style and how to optimize its effectiveness with clients, peers and staff. Learn how to lead your firm strategically into highly profitable, uncontested market spaces. Finally, you will gain insight on how to work more effectively with a wide spectrum of clients.

Who will attend?

Registration open to the following professionals:

  • Current or Past BD+C “40 Under 40” winners (Past winners over age 40 are still eligible)
  • Under-40s from BD+C “Giants 300” AEC Firms (“Giants 300” firms may each nominate up two members of staff (under age 40) who have been recognized as future leaders of their respective companies.)
  • Under-40s from BD+C “Building Team Awards” or “Reconstruction Awards” winning firms and BD+C "Best Firms to Work For."
  • Under-40 leaders from design, contractor, and owner/developer firms.

These firms may each nominate up to two under-40 members of staff who have been identified as future leaders of their respective companies.

Detailed agenda

October 26, 2011

1:00-4:00 pm           Building Team Tour

6:30-7:30 pm           New Orleans Parade

7:30-9:00 pm           Acme Oyster House

October 27, 2011

7:00-8:15 am            Breakfast

8:15-8:30 am            Greetings

8:30-9:15 am            Welcome to New Orleans Q&A from Under-40 Leadership Audience

9:30-11:00 am          Your Leadership Style, Part 1

11:30 am-12:30 pm  Great Solutions

12:30 pm-1:15          Lunch

1:15-2:15 pm            “The Owner’s Perspective” Q&A from Under-40 Leadership Audience

2:30-4:00 pm            Your Leadership Style, Part 2

4:10-4:30 pm            BD+C White Paper: “Zero Energy Buildings+Homes”

4:30-6:00 pm            Adjourn (free time)

6:00-7:30 pm            Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

October 28, 2011

7:00-8:15 am            Breakfast

8:15-8:30 am            Welcome Back-Daily Schedule

8:30-10:00 am          Blue Ocean Strategy, Part 1

10:15-11:45 am        Blue Ocean Strategy, Part 2

11:45 am-12:00 pm  U-40 Summit Strategy

12:00-12:30 pm        Getaway Box Lunch

Detailed session information

To be truly effective, leaders must first understand their personal Leadership Style and the various Leadership Styles of others.

By effectively analyzing and tailoring your unique Leadership Style, you will be able to more effectively lead and collaborate with colleagues, clients, prospects, and your team.

Optimizing Your Leadership Style (October 27, 9:30-11:00 am, and 2:30-4:00 pm)Trainer/facilitators from Baker Communications will on hand to guide Summit participants in a hands-on half-day program focused on understanding your personal Leadership Style and how to use your unique Leadership Style most effectively in your interactions with professional colleagues, staff, and—most importantly—prospects and clients.

U-40 Summit Leadership Activity Training Sessions:

  • Knowing more about your own personal Leadership Style
  • How to identify – and work with – the Leadership Styles of others
  • Understanding the Key Leadership Style “Do's and Don'ts”
  • Adapting your communications to accommodate Leadership Style differences
  • How to avoid and overcome conflict derived from different Leadership Styles

Blue Ocean Strategy: Incorporating "Value Innovation"  (October 28, 8:30-10:00 am; and 10:15-11:45 am) The Blue Ocean Strategy is a best seller across five continents. It has been published in over 40 languages and has sold over 2 million copies. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than 100 years and 30 industries, it provides a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and creating uncontested market space. Blue Ocean Strategy will help you chart a bold new path to winning the future.

In today’s overcrowded business environment, head-to-head competition for competitive advantage, market share and sustained, profitable growth results in a bloody “red ocean” of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool.

“Blue Ocean Strategy” challenges everything you thought you knew about strategic success requirements by arguing that tomorrow’s leading companies will succeed not by battling competitors, but by creating “blue oceans” of uncontested market space ripe for growth. Such strategic moves—termed “value innovation”— create powerful leaps in value for both the firm and its clients, render rivals obsolete and unleash new demand.

What you and your company will gain from the Under-40 Leadership Summit

  • Ways to broaden and capture a new market base while continuing to serve existing clients
  • In-depth understanding of your personal leadership style
  • Techniques to optimize your leadership qualities with clients, peers, and staff
  • "Great solutions" to technical, professional, and client-related problems.

Speaker profiles

George Gallamore

Baker Communications, Inc.

George Gallamore is experienced in conducting training, counseling, and providing coaching services offering a suite of professional development, personal development, and technical development applications. He has provided training with a focus on Leadership, Team-Building, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Employee Behavior, Financial Management, and Communications to a variety of audiences including Business Owners, Directors, System Administrators, Managers, Team Leads, and Trainers. George was active in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded two Navy and Marine Achievement Medals (NAM) in less than four years exemplary service by going above and beyond the call of duty, which is something many strive for but few achieve in their entire careers. He also holds a BA in Leadership Communications and Finance from Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE.

Duane Huff

Baker Communications, Inc.

Duane Huff is an engaging speaker, with over 10 years of teaching experience, who inspires participants to reach their full, personal and professional potential. Prior to entering the training profession, Duane acted as a Sales Professional and Team Lead for several well-known Pharmaceutical Corporations and Laboratories in Louisiana where he eventually became Field Sales Trainer. Throughout his sales career, Duane consistently achieved and exceeded quota expectations and built strong interpersonal relationships with doctors and staff to ensure business growth, stability, and longevity for the companies. His talents as a motivational speaker were recognized as he was consistently honored with the opportunity to address his colleagues at the district and regional levels.

John E. Krahe

Vice President

Manufacturer & Business Association

John E. Krahe is vice president of the Manufacturer & Business Association and certified Blue Ocean Strategy trainer. Krahe joined the Association in October 1992 and served as training and development associate. In 1995, he was named manager of Training and Development and served in that capacity until he was appointed vice president in December 1999. A graduate of Elon College in North Carolina, Krahe is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Additionally, he sits on the Board of the Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System (ACES).

Dan Monaghan

Director of Training & Development

Manufacturer & Business Association

Dan Monaghan is the director of Training and Development at the Manufacturer & Business Association and certified Blue Ocean Strategy trainer. He assists companies in identifying training needs and coordinates programs to meet them. He also develops and markets professional programs to be conducted at regional sites throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Dan holds a B.A. in English communications from Gannon University and has been involved in training for more than 30 years.

Act now to secure lower hotel rates for Under 40 Leadership Summit

Reserve a room now at the Hotel Monteleone for the Under 40 Leadership Summit in New Orleans. Rates are $179 until Oct. 2 and increase to $229 thereafter.

Register today at www.BDCNetwork.com/Under40Summit

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