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PHILOSOPHY

"SEI really opened my mind to what it takes to establish a successful, sustainable and growing firm ... I'm less competitive individually and much more concerned about all the things that are necessary for the firm’s success."

Ron Fuerst
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
SEI Class 14

Building an Industry of Excellence, One Leader at a Time

The Senior Executives Institute (SEI) program has a single mission: to turn effective A/E managers into successful executives – and successful executives into forward-thinking industry leaders.

Developing the Leader Within

SEI's program works on multiple levels to help executives identify and explore their unique leadership styles as they work toward becoming more effective business leaders. Participants build core knowledge, skills, and overall business acumen — and that’s just the start. SEI training sparks creative thinking and visioning beyond the day-to-day or even year-to-year approach to business management to help build greater resilience in response to an always-evolving industry environment.

The Approach

SEI is highly interactive, energetic, exploratory – and challenging. In five sessions over 18 months, faculty incorporate lectures and interactions with prominent policy makers and public and private sector clients; group discussions and case-study work; self-evaluation and individual work; presentations and discussions with industry leaders; and extensive reading on cutting-edge leadership and management topics from the best contemporary thinkers.

Lastly, SEI executives build strong new peer networks from which to share new ideas and draw support. The benefit of these personal relationships, forged through hard work and intense self-examination, typically thrive for years beyond the last day of class.