A/E/C Principals Bootcamp

Welcome to the ultimate two-day management course for A/E/C firm leaders—giving you proven strategies and tactics for success in virtually every facet of firm management.

Program Format:  Live/Instructor-Led
Program Length:  Two Days
Avg. Attendee Rating:  4.9/5.0
Registration Status:  Open (Click Here to See Dates and Locations)

"Extremely engaging and insightful. I have so much to take back and share with others."
— Kenny Booth, Associate Planner - The Watershed Company

A/E/C Principals Bootcamp

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Maintaining strong backlog, sustaining profitability, finding and keeping top talent...just some of the priorities that are top-of-mind with today’s A/E/C firm leaders.  Of course, knowing what to do is the first step towards being an effective principal.  But, actually doing it is often what separates the “real deal” firm leaders from the others.

“Real deal” firm leaders aren’t just born that way.  Rather, they develop through proven guidance and experience.  They develop by staying close to those who have been there and learning from the seasoned experts.  They develop by attending PSMJ’s A/E/C Principals Bootcamp.

For junior and senior firm leaders alike, PSMJ’s A/E/C Principals Bootcamp gives you two intensive days of learning and interaction that equip you with innovative strategies and effective tactics for success.


This is unlike any other management course.  Beyond being tailored specifically to the A/E/C industry, this intensive two-day program gives you first-hand access to:

  • Proven strategies that are working right now for design firm leaders
  • Unmatched networking with other current and aspiring A/E/C firm leaders
  • Tools, templates, and checklists to ensure action when you return to the office

We’ve built this program around the areas of focus that you have told us are most vital to successful management.  Here's a glimpse at what we cover:

A/E/C Principals Bootcamp Course Details

But, more than content that is second-to-none, you can rest assured that you are learning from A/E/C management experts who have been there - bringing decades of real-world experience into the classroom. They are passionate teachers who “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk”.


This Bootcamp is for anyone who wants to learn the ropes or stay on top of their game as an A/E/C Principal. Past attendees have ranged from newly-minted Associates all the way up to experienced Presidents and CEOs.


October 12-13, 2017 / Chicago, IL
October 19-20, 2017 / Seattle, WA
October 26-27, 2017 / Orlando, FL
November 2-3, 2017 / Philadelphia, PA
November 16-17, 2017 / San Antonio, TX
December 7-8, 2017 / New Orleans, LA
January 25-26, 2018 / Orlando, FL
March 1-2, 2018 / Newport Beach, CA
March 8-9, 2018 / Seattle, WA
March 22-23, 2018 / Chicago, IL


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Dave Burstein

David Burstein, P.E. is Director of Client Services for PSMJ Resources, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of management information to the engineering/architectural professions. As part of his responsibilities, he provides consulting and training services on the subjects of strategic planning, marketing, project management, human resources, quality, finance and ownership transition.



John Doehring

John D. Doehring, CMC is Executive Leader of Advisory Services and Training at PSMJ Resources, Inc., and is responsible for the company's consulting and in-house training business worldwide. In addition to leading a diverse team of highly qualified professional consultants, trainers, and experts, John himself advises AEC firms in the areas of business strategy and planning, marketing and growth, organization development, and operations transformation.He has successfully led dozens of strategic business planning and operational improvement engagements for professional services firms of all types, sizes, and market focus. John's passion is helping leaders to plan for the future, grow their business, and make more money. 

Tim Griffin

J. Tim Griffin, P.E., MBA, LEED AP As a PSMJ consultant, Tim Griffin has published numerous management articles and trained hundreds of design firm principals across North America in best business practices. He also authored the best-selling book Winning With Millennials: Attracting, Retaining, and Empowering the Next Generation of Design Firm Professional.



Mike D'Alessandro

Mike D’Alessandro, P.E., PMP has a Masters in Environmental Engineering, as well as more than 25 years of experience as a consulting engineer and firm leader. He currently serves as Director of Corporate Development for Geosyntec, a major environmental engineering firm, where his is responsible for project delivery, operations systems, and corporate development. Over the past 11 years he has been with PSMJ, Mike has worked with hundreds of A/E/C firms throughout on strategic planning, operations improvements, and project management initiatives.


Dates, Locations, and Hotel Information

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Your registration at this Bootcamp includes instruction, a workbook, unrestricted access to our Principals Digital Toolbox (a $695 value), and continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on both days.  In addition, you get direct access to your facilitator to assist in implementing what you learned for up to one year...this includes two hours of telephone and email support absolutely free!

Of course, like all PSMJ programs, this Bootcamp includes our 100% money back guarantee.  If, for any reason at all, you are not completely satisfied with the value that you receive from this Bootcamp, just let us know and we'll refund your registration fee.  Every penny.  No questions asked.



Our early-bird pricing makes it easy to save a few bucks on your registration and reserve a spot before a program fills up.  Here's how it works:

- When you register 60+ days before a program date, you SAVE $400! 

- When you register between 30 and 59 days before a program date, you SAVE $200!



We frequently hear from attendees that bringing their peers and colleagues was a great way to apply the strategies and tactics that they learned directly to their firm...in real time!  

To ensure that you get the most value out of this program, we invite you to take advantage of discounts are available for 3 or more attendees from the same firm attending the same program in the same city.  Our group discounts are applied as follows:    

- A Group of 3 Or More Attendees = 25% Off Each Attendee 

If you have 15 or more attendees and want to learn about a cost-effective way to train your entire team with a program that is tailored to your needs and goals, check out our in-house training program options here. 



This Bootcamp is AIA CES-registered to provide this content.  This Bootcamp earns you up to 13 LU Hours, CEUs, or PDHs.  Not all state and licensing boards accept these programs for learning units.  PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (provider #0007694).  PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Landscape Architects (provider #0002844 course #0007693).  For more information, please our education team at (617) 965-0055 or education@psmj.com.



Day 1 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Day 2
- 8:00 am to 3:30 pm



A block of sleeping rooms is reserved for PSMJ's A/E/C Principals Bootcamp attendees at each location.  To secure our negotiated group rate, please make your hotel reservation (not included with your Bootcamp registration fee) before the cut-off date and be sure to mention that you are attending PSMJ's A/E/C Principals Bootcamp

Please Note: PSMJ’s special room block rates are valid through the cut-off date listed, pending the room block is not sold out. PSMJ cannot be held responsible should the allotted amount of rooms be at capacity. We do our very best to accommodate our loyal program participants and we encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible so as to ensure you receive the advertised rate. 

Complete hotel information, including room rates and cut-off dates, can be found here.  



Do you have any questions about this Bootcamp? Contact our education team at (617) 965-0055 or education@psmj.com. 

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