Educational Opportunities

Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge.

Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge, and build a strong community of peers through SMPS Education. SMPS also supports the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation.

Build Business, the SMPS Annual Conference

Build Business is the leading business development, marketing, and leadership conference for the A/E/C industries. Expand your knowledge and network with peers and industry experts. Register by June 15 for the best available rate. 

The Pinnacle Experience

An event specifically designed for senior marketing leaders was held last year in St. Louis. This symposium-style program is back to engage attendees with content aligned with the current and emerging needs of marketing and business development decision-makers. Experienced professionals will share perspectives and connect with other thought leaders. Presentations and discussions focus on strategic issues affecting the A/E/C industries. Registration is now open for our 2018 offering to be held in Dallas, Texas, from October 17-19, 2018.

Business Development for the A/E/C Industries

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.

2018 workshops:
Tuesday, July 17 in Oklahoma City, OK
Faculty: Laurie A. Buckman, CPSM and Michael T. Buell, FSMPS, Assoc. DBIA

Tuesday, July 24 in Alexandria, VA
Faculty: Gilbert S. Brindley, P.E., CPSM

Tuesday, August 14 in San Diego, CA SOLD OUT
Faculty: Karen O. Courtney, AIA, FSMPS and Kathryn A. Mullaney, CPSM

Tuesday, August 28 in Atlanta, GA
Jason Robertson and N. Anthony Steinhardt, III, FSMPS, CPSM

Learn more and register

Corporate Training

SMPS’ Corporate 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.

Knowledge Kits

SMPS Knowledge Kits are designed to further develop your professional skills. Each set includes four on-demand webinars. Save over 60% when you purchase four SMPS on-demand webinars as a set. Choose the kit that best serves your professional development needs.

Lunchtime Learning Labs for SMPS Members

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


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 industries. The six-book series and Kindle version are now available on Amazon. Self-paced, interactive courses curated by SMPS and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are also available on MARKENDIUM: Online Learning.

MARKENDIUM Online Learning

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

Roadmap to Certification: The CPSM Immersion Course

This program offers a three-day immersion course followed by a 90-day study program that includes new study tools, practice tests, and faculty office hours for feedback.

Our 2018 workshop was held in Atlanta, GA in MayReach out to SMPS Certification Program Manager Kevin Doyle for more information.

Prepare to Win Virtual Workshops

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. 2018 series include Elements of Design in May and Content Marketing in June.

Seller-Doer Learning Series

In today’s A/E/C world, having professional skills and training isn’t enough if you can’t also market and sell. The SMPS Seller-Doer learning series is your model for success. Ensure that the best doers are also the best sellers with this blueprint that offers tools, education, and resources. The one-day workshop returns to Build Business 2018 on August 14, 2018.


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

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