As an award-winning, members-only program, Business Leaders Forum is designed for members who are in senior (10+ years) marketing and business development positions who are seeking a peer-based learning experience. Members share successful (and not so successful) stories about how they support their firm's leadership and lead management teams through difficult and challenging business decisions.

Members learn from colleagues who have charted their paths to leadership positions within their firms, have built and fostered business development cultures that work vertically throughout their organizations, and who manage staff and structure their internal departments to align with greater business goals of their firms.

We currently have three groups formed, one each in: Oakland, Walnut Creek, and the South Bay. Each group includes up to 15 individuals for bi-monthly round-table discussions centered around business strategies, resource management, and professional development. The series provides a venue for open communication and sharing of lessons-learned and best practices among colleagues in the A/E/C professions.

Requirements

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Possess 10 or more years experience in the A/E/C industry*
  • Hold a BD or marketing director/manager position for their firm
  • Manage BD and/or marketing systems and budgets
  • Manage and direct staff and firm resources

 
*If you do not possess the 10 year requirement, or the industry specific experience, and would still like to participate in the forum, please include a letter of recommendation from your supervisor explaining how you would benefit from the program. Acceptance into the program will be on a case by case basis.

QUESTIONS

If you are interested in registering for next year’s program, click below to access the application form. Once it is complete, email it to the contact for your region below.

Wendy Goodman South Bay Leader
Wendy Goodman
Marketing Plus
wendygoodman@yahoo.com

 

Cindy Bustamante East Bay Co-Leader
Cindy Bustamante
LPAS Architecture + Design
cbustamante@lpas.com

 

    East Bay Co-Leader
Julia Oseland, CPSM, ACC 
Executive Coaching & Business Consulting
julia.oseland@gmail.com

 

     Oakland Leader
Nicole La
TEECOM
nicole.la@teecom.com