How to Avoid Ageism

Age discrimination is alive and well. I hear about it often; I find myself pushing the limits of how our owners feel about interviewing and hiring more seasoned employees. In small professional groups, I may hear things like; they are worn out, this business is hard on people, or they want too much money forContinue reading “How to Avoid Ageism”

Hosting Successful Roundtables

When planned and hosted correctly, round table discussions are my favorite way to share and obtain information with associates. It is personal, everyone has a chance to chime in, and they have the potential to be very informative. I found an interesting article on how to plan and host successful roundtables. I thought it wouldContinue reading “Hosting Successful Roundtables”

Career Development: How to Take Ownership

Follow these ten practical strategies to proactively manage your career development and reap the benefits. Written By Raju Venkataraman, FCMA, CGMA Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, a LinkedIn survey of a few thousand US workers in May 2018 revealed that “career sleepwalking” had become widespread, especially amongst younger Gen Xers and older Millennials,Continue reading “Career Development: How to Take Ownership”

Keep Moving Forward

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I wrote the attached article right about a year ago.  However, I feel it is just as relevant today, and maybe even more for some of us.   With ever-changing working environments, now more than ever, it is imperative we keep moving forward, remain positive, and understand the value we all bring to our firms.Continue reading “Keep Moving Forward”

Meet Our DE&I/J.E.D.I. Panelists

Meet our panelist for the June program on Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Design: ·         Panelist: KhoiHoang, Gensler·         Panelist: RebekahGandy, Gensler·         Panelist: Aarti Khatter, P&W·         Panelist: Jordan Conway, P&W Course Length:  1.0 hour | Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 | Time: 12:30pm CDT Description: Join us for a session lead by Aarti Khatter (P&W), Jordan ConwayContinue reading “Meet Our DE&I/J.E.D.I. Panelists”

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Design

Course Length:  1.0 hour | Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 | Time: 12:30pm CDT Description: Join us for a session lead by Aarti Khatter (P&W), Jordan Conway (P&W), Rebekah Gandy (G), and Khoi Hoang (G), panelists from the Diversity & Inclusion Committees at Perkins & Will and Gensler. They will talk about their company DE&I programsContinue reading “Fostering Diversity & Inclusion in Design”

The Dos and Don’ts of Business Contracts

RSVP today: sdadallassuccess@gmail.com   Course Length:  1.0 hour | Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Time: 12:00pm CDT Description: Join us for a session lead by David Cicotte, Esq, a licensed attorney with seven years experience in the legal industry. David is currently licensed in Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Learning Objectives: During the session, attendeesContinue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Business Contracts”

Work-Life, Home-Life Integration

We are now in a position to pursue work-life balance now more than ever. Having a healthy balance of ample personal time and productive work time is not a myth. You may have to re-train your brain that work is a part of life. Think of it as “work-life, home-life integration”. It’s the integration betweenContinue reading “Work-Life, Home-Life Integration”

How to Grow Your Grit

I recently learned about the passing of my company’s founder, Art Gensler. The stories I heard from colleagues showed how passionate he was about the industry and about people. A fellow administrator on the West Coast told me he would make a point at large company social events to sit with and get to knowContinue reading “How to Grow Your Grit”

Managing Stress & Anxiety at Work – Friday, April 23, 2021

Register today on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-stress-anxiety-at-work-tickets-150742718529 **Program Details provided after purchase. Course Length:  1.0 hour | Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 | Time: 12:30pm CST Description: Self-care is not selfish. Over the past year, we’ve all had to adjust to lock down and now we’re going to need to manage how we come out of it. SomeContinue reading “Managing Stress & Anxiety at Work – Friday, April 23, 2021”