The Path to Prosperity:

How to Build & Measure Against Your AE Firm’s Strategic Plan

Part 11 of the ‘Blueprint for Success’ Masterclass Series

Wednesday, November 20th, 2024

1pm ET | 10am PT   

For AE firms, a strategic plan isn't a luxury—it's your financial roadmap to success. Yet, how many of us truly dedicate the time to create, update, and review our firm's strategic plan? The answer is often not enough. But it doesn't have to be complicated. It's about planting your flag in the ground, defining your destination, and steering your firm towards prosperity. It's the blueprint that answers critical questions: Who is your ideal client? What are your firm's strengths? How do you measure success?

Join Douglas Teiger, FAIA, for this game-changing session, where AE leaders discover the financial secrets hidden within strategic planning. In this session, Douglas gives a simple breakdown of the strategic planning process, providing a roadmap for development. He dives into the 'who, what, when, where, and how' of strategic planning, making it accessible and actionable. Moreover, he shows you how to identify and leverage essential Key Performance Indicators that will transform your strategic plan into a financial powerhouse, setting your firm on the path to prosperity for years to come. 


By the end of this session, you will learn how to:


Create a roadmap to develop a strategic plan that guides your firm's financial journey 


List the 'who, what, when, where, and how' to kickstart the strategic planning process 


Identify and explore an example of a strategic plan to demystify the concept 


Evaluate which KPIs your firm should be tracking to ensure your strategic plan's success and financial prosperity 

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Did you know that you can receive one LU for this course?

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Douglas Teiger, FAIA 

Founder  | Teiger Consulting


Douglas Teiger, FAIA, graduated from Cornell University, in 1982 with a BARCH.  He opened his own firm in 1989 and grew from a solo practitioner to become managing partner of his 32-person firm.   

In 2009, Douglas received a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from USM, where he learned tools and skills he is sharing with his staff and clients. His ability to effectively streamline the operations allowed for more time to be spent on design and project research while creating a culture that fosters a holistic approach to a work life balance.    

In 2017, he served as President of the AIA Los Angeles Chapter and previously served on the AIA National Strategic Council. In 2019 Douglas transitioned out of his firm elevating three associates to partners, sold his shares and started his next venture, Teiger Consulting.   

Douglas’s mission is to “live an inspiring balanced life” whether it involves family, coaching, consulting, painting, or sports.   


In the world of architecture and engineering, professionals rarely receive the comprehensive business training they need, yet they often find themselves juggling the demands of design and business management. Enter visionary architect and business consultant, Douglas Teiger, FAIA. With a wealth of experience, he has crafted this exceptional series to empower fellow architects and engineers to elevate their firms, mirroring the success strategies of Fortune 500 companies, all while maintaining a harmonious work-life balance. 

Douglas Teiger's own journey from a solo practitioner to becoming the managing partner of a thriving 30+-person firm, followed by his venture into Teiger Consulting, serves as a testament to his expertise. 

Every third Wednesday of the month, Douglas Teiger delves deep into pivotal topics that promise to fortify your firm's profitability and set the stage for sustainable growth in the years ahead. 

Returning to BQE University with an upgraded version of this masterclass for the third year in a row, Douglas equips you with the systems and processes necessary to not only boost profitability but also reclaim the freedom to focus on the aspects of your practice and life that ignite your passion. 

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