Events & Training Calendar

ABC Events Calendar

PDP Curriculum


Session 1, December 2021

Harrison Exam, Each student will take the online Harrison Assessment and will set up a one-on-one session in January with Harrison professional Ken Zeigler of Wellspring Advantage to review the individual test results.

Session 2, Thursday, January 6th, 2022; ABC Greater Baltimore, 3 pm to 5 pm

Program Orientation, Mentor Mix & Mingle, and Happy Hour, Students and mentors will be introduced to the program where the guidelines and requirements will be laid out for the year. Following the brief meeting there will be timed sessions for each student to ‘speed network’ their way through meeting their mentors & fellow student groups. An informal network to follow.

Session 3, Thursday, January 27th, 2022; Neuberger & Co., 8 am to 10 am

Self-Leadership, We welcome Matt Neuberger of Neuberger & Co. to discuss how to self motivate yourself. This eye-opening session makes you truly think through and prioritize every aspect of your life. You will be surprised at the changes and revelations you will come to during this session!

Session 4, Thursday, February 10th, 2022; Location TBD, 8 am to 10 am

Negotiating Skills, Presented by Wally Adamchik of FireStarter Consulting. In this informative session participants will learn industry tricks on how to negotiate specific to the construction trades as well as in tough life situations in general. You are sure to leave this session feeling empowered and convident to take on those tough conversations.

Session 5, Thursday, March 17th, 2022; ABC Greater Baltimore, 8 am to 10 am

The Art of Networking, The group will focus on how to make the most out of attending networking events and how to network on a day-to-day basis. Building and maintaining business relationships can be an invaluable skill as you progress throughout your professional career. Matt Neuberger of Neuberger & Co., provides an interactive experience on learning to expand your business network by attending events and properly following up with contacts. Attend ABC’s March Madness Network the same evening at no cost to the PDP students – put your newly acquired skills to work!

Session 6, March/April 2022

Class Organized Social Event, The class will organize an outing for students and mentors. It could be anything from Axe Throwing to Go Cart Races to Clay Pigeon Shooting , etc… The group of students are expected to initiate the plans amongst themselves and make arrangements for the event (the event is funded through the PDP tuitions).

Session 7, Thursday, April 7th, 2022; ABC Greater Baltimore, 8 am to 10 am

Career Development Reports, We will welcome back Ken Zeigler to discuss a newly introduced portion of the Harrison Assessments, Career Development Reports. These reports are personalized to each student and will focus on certain traits that show a need for development. This class allows each student and mentor to collaborate on growth and development strategies.

Session 8, April/May 2022

One-on-One with Industry Leader, Students find time on their own schedule to meet one-on-one with their appointed mentors.

Session 9, Thursday, May 12th, 2022; ABC Greater Baltimore, 2 pm to 5 pm

Jobsite Visit, The group will meet on-site of a near-completed or just-completed commercial contracting project to discuss various topics such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Deliever Methods (IPD) and other issues/problems that arise during the Design-Bid-Build/Design-Build processes. Informal happy hour to follow.

Session 10, Thursday, June 2nd, 2022; ABC Greater Baltimore, 8 am to 10 am

Controlling Your Emotions, an interactive discussion with Matt Neuberger of Neuberger & Co. on how to control your emotions in the workplace as both an employee and a manager. You will also learn what triggers others’ emotions, in order to better understand and work with those people.

June 2022 OR December 2022

Community Service Project with the Believe in Tomorrow House at Johns Hopkins; 4 to 8 pm, As a requirement of completing this program each student will need to participate in one (1) of the two (2) scheduled dates at the Believe in Tomorrow House at JH’s Children’s Hospital. There will be a summer date (May/June) and a Winter Date (Dec) to choose from. Details will be presented to the group by the YL committee.

Thursday, June 9th 2022; Location TBD

Professional Development Program Graduation Dinner

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