2024 Leadership - Building a Strong Foundation - Phoenix, AZ (June 18)

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Leadership matters. Distinguishing different ways to lead is at the crux of Design-Build Done Right®.

This session will focus on introducing the distinctions of Design-Build Leadership Done Right. This course will introduce the 18 competencies associated with the universal model of effective leadership and share why only 20% of all leaders demonstrate these characteristics. These 18 competencies are well researched and shown to be positively correlated to leadership effectiveness and business performance and are highly aligned with Design-Build Done Right®. 

The course will: 

  • Identify the 11 tendencies leaders usually default to, especially under pressure, and how these default behaviors often diminish our effectiveness and hinder our growth as leaders, especially in design-build.
  • Point out that our industry primarily operates from the Egocentric and Reactive levels and how Design-Build Done Right® Leadership requires moving to the Creative level at minimum, and hopefully onto the Integral level.
  • Distinguish 4 tiers or levels of leadership – Egocentric, Reactive, Creative, and Integral. Each one, and all the behavioral categories associated with them, will be defined and illustrated.
  • Cover the human capacity for learning beyond our 20s and point out how most leaders stop learning and developing after their mid- 30s which is why we have such a gap between the leaders we have and the leaders we need across all of business, design-build included.
  • Discuss the notion of creating a leadership development strategy for your company and what its impact might be on performance. We will show how leadership effectiveness directly correlates with business performance.

Course Agenda
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (local time)

Part 1: Leadership Imperative
Part 2: Self-Awareness, Identity, and Strategic Intelligence
Part 3: Universal Leadership Model
Part 4: Growth & Development
Part 5: Collective Leadership Strategy
Part 6: What’s Next

Barbara Jackson, PhD, FDBIA

President & CEO

Barbara Jackson, LLC

Barbara Jackson is a leading expert in design-build and integrated project leadership. Jackson spent 20 years in the design and construction industry and served as President of Design/Build Services Inc. before becoming a leading educator of Design-Build at Cal Poly (1998-2013) and the University of Denver (2013-2022). Jackson was honored with DBIA’s prestigious Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award and recognized as a DBIA Fellow by the Institute 2018. She’s also the author of Design-Build Essentials.

Format: In Person

Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown
132 S. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)3.8 miles
  • Parking: $43/day
DBIA does not recommend specific hotels, and no room block is associated with this course. Airfare and lodging are not included in registration.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education@dbia.org.


In-Person Session
06/18/2024 at 8:00 AM (MDT)   |  9 hours
06/18/2024 at 8:00 AM (MDT)   |  9 hours
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Leadership Foundations Course Completion Quiz
13 Questions
13 Questions Over the next 3-9 months, I will focus on a specific overarching goal and selected behaviors in my leadership development. This will go hand-in-hand with a Vision I hold in my mind for what I want my leadership to be long-term, and an awareness of how, if I’m not mindful, I may get in my own way. “Adopted from the Leadership Circle Leadership Development Plan”
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Certificate - 2024 Leadership - Building a Strong Foundation
8.00 CEH credits  |  Certificate available
8.00 CEH credits  |  Certificate available