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2024 Leadership - Building a Strong Foundation - Crystal City, VA (pre-conference) (August 20)
2024 Leadership - Building a Strong Foundation - Crystal City, VA (pre-conference) (August 20)

Tue, Aug 20


Crystal City, VA

2024 Leadership - Building a Strong Foundation - Crystal City, VA (pre-conference) (August 20)

The first of our six program modules, Leadership: Building a Strong Foundation, is the only required pre-requisite. This module must be taken prior to the Academy's other 5 programming modules.

Time & Location

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Aug 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Crystal City, VA

About the Event

DBIA is excited to announce the launch of the Collaborative Delivery Leadership Academy, designed to equip AEC professionals with the leadership skills and mindset needed to successfully make the mental shift from a segregated services approach to an integrated one. The Academy consists of six modules, each focused on a distinct component of the Design-Build Done Right® Leadership model. Courses are designed to prepare design-build team members from any position, role, discipline or expertise for the purpose-driven leadership style integral to design-build's collaborative nature. View the Schedule and Learn More


Leadership matters. Distinguishing different ways to lead is at the crux of Design-Build Done Right®.

This session will focus on introducing the distinctions of Design-Build Leadership Done Right. This course will introduce the 18 competencies associated with the universal model of effective leadership and share why only 20% of all leaders demonstrate these characteristics. These 18 competencies are well researched and shown to be positively correlated to leadership effectiveness and business performance and are highly aligned with Design-Build Done Right®.

The course will:

  • Identify the 11 tendencies leaders usually default to, especially under pressure, and how these default behaviors often diminish our effectiveness and hinder our growth as leaders, especially in design-build.
  • Point out that our industry primarily operates from the Egocentric and Reactive levels and how Design-Build Done Right® Leadership requires moving to the Creative level at minimum, and hopefully onto the Integral level.
  • Distinguish 4 tiers or levels of leadership – Egocentric, Reactive, Creative, and Integral. Each one, and all the behavioral categories associated with them, will be defined and illustrated.
  • Cover the human capacity for learning beyond our 20s and point out how most leaders stop learning and developing after their mid- 30s which is why we have such a gap between the leaders we have and the leaders we need across all of business, design-build included.
  • Discuss the notion of creating a leadership development strategy for your company and what its impact might be on performance. We will show how leadership effectiveness directly correlates with business performance.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (local time)

Part 1: Leadership Imperative

Part 2: Self-Awareness, Identity, and Strategic Intelligence

Part 3: Universal Leadership Model

Part 4: Growth & Development

Part 5: Collective Leadership Strategy

Part 6: What’s Next

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