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April 2024

Roundtable: Forging a Team of Leaders

April 24, 2024
5:30-7:00pm PT

We’re pleased to offer our first-ever San Francisco Roundtable on the topic “Forging a Team of Leaders”.

Leadership is an essential component of entrepreneurship – we have to inspire others to follow us (and hire us!) to take on great challenges, even hardships, in pursuit of our goals.

As businesses grow, it also becomes critical to nurture other leaders in our organizations who can lead in areas that are not our strengths, whether that might be sales, marketing, finance, operations, or even management itself.

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss approaches to nurturing leadership in our teams and how this can increase our ability to scale and take on more complex challenges.

San Francisco

Roundtable Austin: The Sustainable Building Imperative

April 30, 2024
6:00-8:00pm CT

The built environment contributes up to 42% of global carbon emissions. These emissions take the form of embodied carbon needed to build and repair buildings, and the operational carbon that buildings consume to stay warm or cool, connected, and productive.

As professionals designing and building the places people live, work, and play, we are both part of the problem and part of the solution.

This Roundtable will explore the imperative to build better, more sustainable buildings. Our lives and the future of life on our planet depend on it.

Austin, TX

May 2024

The Power of Collaboration

May 02, 2024
9:00-10:30am GMT

We’re delighted to welcome Brick & Wonder members and select guests to our inaugural London Roundtable, generously hosted by Brick & Wonder member firm, Hayes Davidson.

Intuitively, we know that we go further together. Collaboration may help us do better work, and it can even increase the joy in the work we do, but in the crucible of doing our best work, things can sometimes get heated…

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss strategies and insights for developing and sustaining collaborations that unlock new opportunities in business growth.

London, UK

Roundtable: How to Handle Client Relationship Breakdowns

May 22, 2024
9:30-11:00am ET

Though we enter new client engagements with energy, enthusiasm, and high hopes for what the future holds, the reality of realizing any built project is that it places stress on the clients, the project collaborators, and on the original vision for the project.

We are wise to counsel clients (before we engage!) that there will be ups and downs, and that this process can often be additive, though it seldom feels like it at the time.

Many projects survive or even flourish in the crucible of getting the work done. Others, for a variety of reasons, do not.

NYC, New York

June 2024

Roundtable: Making Great Decisions

June 20, 2024
9:00-10:30am ET

How do you make critical decisions? Do you use a values-based decision-making framework, or another framework to check your instincts?

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss strategies and insights on how to make better decisions and ease decision fatigue.

NYC, New York

July 2024

Roundtable Austin: Making Better Decisions

July 02, 2024
6:00-9:00am CT

How do you make decisions?

Do you use a values-based decision-making framework, or another framework to check your instincts?

In this Roundtable members will share their experiences in decision-making and how the use of frameworks has influenced their memorable business decisions.

Austin, TX

August 2024

September 2024

October 2024

Roundtable Austin: The Specialist vs The Generalist

October 22, 2024
6:00-8:00pm CT

Most are familiar with the adage “jack of all trades, master of none, ” and you’ve likely debated the pitfalls of specialization or generalization in your business and personal skill set.

Whether project types, services offered, or clients cultivated, it can be hard to choose between perfecting your niche or expanding your offerings.

In this Roundtable, we’ll explore how real estate and design rewards and punishes specialization, generalization, and the area in between.

Austin, TX