Our Annual Meetings
Rincon’s annual meetings are unique in the AEC, and part of our professional platform. They’re our cultural investment to ensure that we have the most knowledgeable and effective team of professionals in our industry. These day-long meetings serve to empower staff to advance their skills, increase their industry awareness, and develop their professional influence. Not surprisingly, our employees describe our annual meetings as a significantly inspirational event that allows them to enhance relationships with co-workers from other offices, reinforce our companywide vision, and exercise our philosophy of being a fully-connected professional team.
Held on September 27, our event theme was “Turning Corners” and served to accelerate our employee’s ability to “turn a corner” in their own careers by developing their leadership, gaining industry insights, and learning from others.
CUSTOMIZING THE EVENT
In addition to three “all-hands” knowledge sharing sessions, team members were able to select two staff-led break-out sessions (from a list of six) that most resonated with them. This option allowed them to maximize the value of this event by advancing in specific areas that are most relevant for their career phase.
While knowledge sharing is a primary strategy, creating ample networking and relationship-developing time is also critical. Breakfast stations, freestyle lunches, and even a happy hour back at our Ventura office provided plenty of opportunities to connect co-workers who may have collaborated on phone calls prior to that.
This event does a great job of reinforcing that we are not alone, we are one company, and that there are always resources and/or others who have faced the same challenges, and will be open to helping you succeed.2018 Attendee
Connecting with staff from other offices, hearing about collective and project team accomplishments, and executive leadership presentations provided insight, useful tips/knowledge, and motivation for the coming year’s work. Thank you.2018 Attendee
A key benefit of our annual meeting is that staff get really energized, and they take that back to their offices for the benefit of out clients. We see the benefits of this event for months afterwards, and creative ideas and solutions seem to come more easily.2018 Attendee & Supervisor