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    2022 Young Designers Professional Development Institute (YDPDI)

    Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

    Program of online evening sessions, January through September

    YDPDI enables you to:

    • Take on new tasks and responsibilities
    • Improve job performance and productivity
    • Comfortably build relationships with peers and contractors
    • Increase the value you add to your company

    The YDPDI program features:

    • Industry leader instructors
    • Focus on the most important skills for 2022
    • No one-way lectures – small groups and hands-on learning
    • Engagement with AGC Young Contractors in all sessions
    • Convenient scheduling 12 sessions January – September

    Registration is open at the bottom of this page



    YDPDI Benefits and Outcomes for Participants
    Training and development are intangible but they produce very tangible results. Key participants’ outcomes from participating in the YDPDI program include:

    • Improved ability to add value in their company
    • Increased skills taking on new, challenging tasks
    • Increased performance and comfort in areas that matter most for the company’s performance
    • Improved ability to develop meaningful relationships with clients
    • Increased understanding and ability to connect with other disciplines in their own company
    • Increased performance and comfort in marketing, business development and networking
    • Development of essential skills, e.g. communicating, writing, presenting, managing projects, managing finances, marketing
    • Acquisition of perspective resulting from interaction with peers from other companies, instructors, and interaction with contractors in the AGC Young Contractors program
    • Increased focus, job satisfaction and motivation resulting from all the above

    YDPDI Benefits / Outcomes for Sponsoring Companies
    Beyond the individual participants, sponsoring companies also benefit from participating YDPDI:

    • Improved retention and development of key talent
    • Increased marketing and business development activity and success
    • Improved morale and company spirit resulting from clear demonstration of the company’s commitment to professional development for young designers
    • Acquisition of current ideas and fresh perspective on best practices being developed by other companies and industry experts participating in the program
    • Improved employee alignment with the company’s strategic plan
    • Raised expectations for job performance and productivity from program participants
    • Use of the program to strengthen the company’s efforts at mentoring and coaching
    • Recognition of the company as an Excellent Employer

    Registration is open at the bottom of this page



    Register Now for YDPDI 2022 to Reserve Your Place

    • YDPDI tuition for AIASF members is: $3,500
    • Non-AIASF members are also welcome. Tuition for non-members is: $4,500

    YDPDI pays for itself many times over in terms of participants’ improved job performance. By several benchmarks, program fees deliver excellent value:

    • Cost of a typical two-day management seminar at local universities is $1,995
    • Cost to a company of turnover is typically 1.5 times a person’s annual salary
    • Cost to a company of less than optimal performance = Immeasurable
    • Value added to a company by employees with increased skills is enormous and ongoing


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    Thursday, January 27, 2022
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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    Online Event


    AIA San Francisco
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