Location: Albany Club, 91 King Street East, Toronto Date: Tuesday November 12, 2019 Dinner: 6:00-7:00 pm Presentation: 7:00 pm Presented by: Kristen Mark, Nutritionist
Stress can be a motivator, but in excess it may become our greatest antagonist. It drains our energy, affects our personal and professional relationships, and can lead to burnout. How do we get away from the stress menace, and return to a state of balanced productivity?
Join Kristen Mark Janes on November 12 and learn to recognize your stress patterns, distinguish the good from the bad, and acquire skills you can use to reduce the harmful effects of stress.
Measuring Financial Health
Location: Albany Club, 91 King Street East, Toronto Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Dinner: 6:00-7:00 pm Presentation: 7:00-9:30 pm Presented by: Elaine Pantel, Shimmerman Penn LLP
As the practice of architecture evolves, firm leaders are faced with many challenges including how to generate sustainable growth and profitability of the firm, build a capable and loyal employee team, develop future leaders, expand services, increase productivity and stay current with professional standards and new technologies. Sustainable growth needs to be driven by healthy profits, while allowing the firm to build its culture and stay true to its purpose. As business advisors to architecture, engineering and design firms, we have had the opportunity to watch and assist senior leadership evolve their firms through significant changes while maintaining financial sustainability. Financial strength is achieved by coordinated efforts throughout the firm, from the leaders to the full staff team. On a macro level, the focus is on integrating new opportunities into the existing firm and culture. On a micro level, the focus is on close budgeting and monitoring projects and firm overheads. In addition, the compensation strategy for owners and employees is aligned with firm goals. Even firms with high revenues can struggle with project profitability, unexpected cash flow shortages and overall loss of profitability. A leading member of Shimmerman Penn LLP’s dedicated architectural, design and engineering (“AED”) industry sector group will explain how senior management and project managers can use key financial metrics to help them to monitor and assess the financial health of their firms, manage day to day operations and focus on specific project performance, and share the results of the firm’s 2018 AED Firm Benchmarking Survey. Learn what critical numbers you should always keep your eye on, how to monitor them effectively, and interpret them through the use performance measurements and comparable industry averages.
Regular Event Pricing:
Member $55.00 Non-Member $65.00 Meeting-Only $35.00
Special Events priced accordingly
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