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4th Annual Educational Event - Architects, Engineers and Designers


06 February 2013
Location: Toronto - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Provider: Shimmerman Penn

As the architectural and design profession continues to evolve in response to changes in the marketplace and economic realities, the definition of “success” is changing as well. While it's important for owners and senior management to have a strategic direction, and for firms to be financially strong, there are other key factors that help a company realize its full value and potential, or in other words… achieve success.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street, Toronto
Room CR-3

Keynote Address:
Ilse Truernicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery Distric, Growth through Innovation

In our 2013 annual industry conference, we will focus on these key areas:

  • Leadership and Culture: Leadership models, contributions of the owners, roles of multiple owners, how staff are organized into teams, how team performance is aligned to the firm’s goals and objectives.
  • Financial bench-marking and metrics: “Dashboard” of key financial metrics used by owners and senior managers to track and measure performance, both internally and in the industry.
  • Compensation strategies: how compensation is tied to the leadership model, rewarding employees’ behavior to align with strategic objectives, creative ideas for compensation packages.

Event format:

Introduction and welcome – by Shimmerman Penn
Keynote address: Ilse Truernicht, CEO, MaRS
Commentary from Sheena Sharp, Immediate Past President of the OAA
Shimmerman Penn presentation: Financial bench-marking update on performance
Industry panel: Leadership, culture and compensation strategies of successful firms

Reception and continental breakfast from 8 a.m.
Tour of the MaRS facility to follow presentations

The cost:
$50 (inclusive of HST) for the first registrant from your firm and $35 for subsequent firm members
Once you have registered you will be invoiced.
Click here to register