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Smart Answers to Tough Questions

Managing the Q&A, interactive exercises, and group dynamics during project interviews.

Selection panels are expanding the Q&A portion of project interviews and using surprise “paper airplane” exercises to better understand how A/E/C teams work together. These more conversational-focused interviews require a different type of approach than the typical clicking through slide after slide of a formal presentation. Join Scott Johnston, principal at Johnston Training Group to learn how to prepare for and answer challenging questions, manage interactive exercises, and draw out critical information from the panelists during project interviews.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Center for Architecture & Design | 1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

3:30 – 4:00 PM:   Registration Opens
4:00:   Program Begins
5:30:   Program Ends
5:30 – 6:30 PM: Networking + Happy Hour

All sessions and speakers subject to change. 


  • Prepare for and answer challenging questions during project interviews with impactful answers that show selection panels how you think.
  • Navigate unexpected “paper airplane” exercises during project interviews that demonstrate how you and your team work effectively together.
  • Differentiate yourself and your team during project interviews through unique and detailed answers about your process and approach.
  • Manage group dynamics between team members and selection panel members during project interviews to draw out valuable information and address key client concerns.


Includes 1.5 LU and light refreshments

$37.00 AIA Member
$37.00 Government
$18.00 Associate
$5.00 Student
$73.00 Non-Member

Early Bird Deadline: July 20, 2018. After this time, the price increases 15%

Reduced rate options are available, please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form  via email by Friday, July 27


Scott Johnston | Johnston Training Group

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Missy Garvin, Volunteer Hospitality at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Cassie Blair, Professional Programs Manager at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq



July 31, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Price
$5 - $73
Class Credit
1.5 LU


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


WA United States
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