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Develop industry related skills and knowledge.

The below five core areas are vital to better practice management in A/E/C firms and for SDA members to excel in the design industry. They are the pillars of our continuing education seminars, on-line resources, networking opportunities, and the Certification Program.

On-Demand Learning.

Would you like to have access to webinars at times that work for your schedule?  Be sure to check out our new e-Learning experience -- a central location where you can access all of our pre-recorded learning sessions.  These programs were developed to target every experience level of the design firm administrator/manager. They will enhance your performance and expand your knowledge. Access our e-Learning Resource page here.


Educates design firm administrators on current design industry topics related to financial managing and planning. Topics include specialized A/E accounting software, bookkeeping, and accounting procedures, liability insurance, contracts payroll, and accounts receivable and payable. Go to articles and information.


Teaches design firm administrative professionals on the tools to balance a host of human resource topics, including federal and regional regulations, employee benefits, staffing, and other personnel issues. Go to articles and information.


Provides design firm administrators networking and support for SDA members who handle all aspects of office administration including general office administration, finance, human resources, marketing, information technology, and more. Go to articles and information.


Instructs design firm administrators in business development, proposal requirements and generation, and methods for conducting market research. Includes enhancing networking techniques, fostering client relations, and developing and monitoring contract management processes. Go to articles and information.


Promotes design firm administrators with awareness of the many software programs available to manage projects and specifications, as well as provides information on forms and shortcuts to help manage the day-to-day business of the project. Go to articles and information.

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