Educational Opportunities

Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge, and build a strong community of peers through SMPS Education.

Build Business, the SMPS Annual Conference

Build Business is the leading business development, marketing, and management conference for the A/E/C industry.

Business Development for the A/E/C Industry

Everyone on your staff should be involved in developing client relationships, building business for your firm, and winning work. This full-day interactive workshop will help sharpen your BD skills or better assist your technical staff to develop more business. Position your firm competitively through the skills learned at "Business Development for the A/E/C Industry."

New–Prepare to Win: Your Guide to Proposal Success

In this virtual workshop series, you'll learn tips and tactics from industry experts to prepare you for your next win. This first series is all about proposals—planning, organizing, designing, and writing. The instructors will share how to create core messages, increase hit rates, and develop strategies to secure more projects. Learn more about how you can prepare to win. Series dates: January 13‒February 3, 2016.

SMPS University: Leadership Advancement Program

Gain the critical business management knowledge to increase your firm’s profitability and the leadership skills to establish yourself as a respected leader, inside and outside your firm at the Leadership Advancement Program. This program is offered in partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Webinar Series

Interactive, 90-minute Webinars are conducted monthly and cover hot topics, best practices, and special interests in A/E/C marketing and business development.

The SMPS Body of Knowledge

The SMPS Body of Knowledge (BOK) is a written, comprehensive resource guide for the business development and marketing profession within the A/E/C industry. Learn more about its development.

Corporate In-House Training

SMPS' Corporate In-house Training is a great way to take advantage of our cost-effective, convenient professional development and bring high-quality educational programs and valuable CEUs to your entire firm.

Lunchtime Learning Labs for SMPS Members

Grab your lunch—or breakfast—and join us online every other month for our new Lunchtime Learning Labs. This educational series features great topics to help you learn new skills, advance your career, and build your firm’s business. The learning labs are free and open to SMPS members only!


  • Continuing Education Credits

    CPSM CEUs 

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    All programs offer continuing education units (CEUs) toward recertification for the Certified Professional Services Marketer program, awarded according to the following scale: 1 contact hour = 1 CEU.

    AIA LU Hours

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    SMPS programs are eligible for learning unit (LU) hours from the American Institute of Architects. Credits are awarded based on the following scale: 1 contact hour = 1 LU hour.

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