April 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to May 12, 2021 - 7:30pm

Join the YEC for a first of its kind event -  a Young Professionals Workshop Series!  The event will consist of three sessions between 6 pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesday 4/28, 5/5, and 5/12.

We are excited to get a group of Young Structural Engineering Professionals together in a virtual space to learn more about their soft skills.  Our catered program of dedicated sessions will challenge the way you view yourself as a team player and where you see your career progressing.  We hope that you come out of this program with a better understanding of yourselves as an employee, incubate your skills as a leader, and obtain knowledge to help you set proper goals to advance your career.



Program Schedule:

Session 1 - April 28th
6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Introductions
6:10 pm - 7:00 pm Personality Type Discussion
Participants will learn from the professionals at Human Dynamics, Inc. about assertiveness and emotionality, the four behavioral styles, and how to utilize their own style to improve results and relationships.
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Virtual Team-Building Activity and Reflection
Participants will be divided into teams to work together to complete a virtual challenge.  In this challenge, you must play to your strengths and work with other people to successfully determine the code to escape.


Session 2 - May 5th
6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Introductions
6:10 pm - 7:00 pm Mentorship, Career Path, and Leadership Panel Discussion
Young Engineers will participate in a panel discussion with experienced industry experts who are past and current SEAOI board members.   Topics to be covered are Mentorship, Career Paths, and Leadership.

Panelists to Include:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Personal Branding Skills
Participants will learn about personal branding - what exactly it is, what are methods to develop a footprint for yourself in the industry, and why it is important for your career.
Session 3 - May 12th
6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Introductions
6:10 pm - 7:00 pm Productive Work Habits
Participants will learn about the habit cycle - how cues, habits, rewards, and issues are all intertwined to develop that cycle.  We will talk with one another about some of our personal work habits and what strategies we can implement to become more effective workers, especially in regards to working from home.
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Case Study Group Discussion
Participants will read a case study synopsis prior to the workshop and come ready to discuss the ethical dilemmas involved in the case study.  This session will involve critical thinking, communication to reach a small group consensus, and presentations of findings to the larger group.

Course material will be provided electronically, some of which will need to be reviewed prior to the course.

Deadline for course sign-up is May 21st, 2021.

Registration Fee:
$5.00 (member rate)
$10.00 (non-member rate)



Nancy Radler ( SEAOI )
Jonathan Tavarez ( AISC )
Mary Jane Davis ( SEAOI )
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )