Educational Opportunities

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


MARKENDIUM, also known as the SMPS Body of Knowledge (BOK), is a comprehensive educational resource for the successful practice of marketing and business development in the A/E/C industry. The six-book series is now available on Amazon, and self-paced, interactive courses curated by SMPS and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are available on MARKENDIUM: Online Learning.

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

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. Next course: October 4 in Alexandria, VA.

Online Learning

Focused exclusively on marketing and business development for the A/E/C industry, MARKENDIUM: ONLINE LEARNING brings you the best of both worlds: e-learning and professional development.

Prepare to Win: A/E/C Marketing Essentials

An interactive series of virtual workshops that provide participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance their A/E/C marketing know-how led by experienced industry professionals.

Roadmap to Certification: The CPSM Immersion Course

This program offers a two-day immersion course followed by a 90-day study program that includes new study tools, practice tests, and faculty office hours for feedback. Roadmap to Certification will be offered in May 2017 in Atlanta, GA. 

Seller-Doer Symposium: Building Your Bottom Line through Business Development

SMPS presents the Seller-Doer Symposium: Building Your Bottom Line through Business Development as a ‘pre-con’ to Build Business 2016 in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, August 10. This symposium is created specifically for technical professionals who are also responsible for bringing in work through business development activities. Learn more.

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.

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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