Professional Development

At Bowman Consulting, we realize that our high level of success is directly tied to the skilled and dedicated people we hire and the opportunities we provide them; through our commitment to their career growth.

Leadership Coaching Program

The Leadership Coaching Program is tailored for individuals who are in key leadership roles. Through a customized approach, an individual receives one-on-one leadership coaching to support self-awareness and self-learning. The program includes confidential coaching sessions, personality assessments, a 360 feedback report, and work shadowing. Program is available to start at any time requested by leader.

Linchpin Program

Linchpins are not only modest pieces of hardware that keep a wheel from falling off its axle; they are people who are indispensable building blocks of great organizations. They invent, lead (regardless of position or title), connect others, create inspirational and noteworthy experiences, and create order out of chaos. Linchpins figure out what to do when there’s no rule book, love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art. They achieve this by leveraging right brain or "R-Directed" thinking.

This group program explores concepts of R-Directed thinking. Through personality assessments, readings, individual and group assignments, videos and other tools, participants develop greater selfawareness and deeper relationships with colleagues, clients and others. Participants come from offices across the country, from all disciplines and all position levels. Application and interview process required. Program qualifies for up to 16 PDH (depending on state). Program offered on an annual basis.

Managing Your Career Program

A structured group program to explore an individual’s values, strengths and critical skills. After completing readings, personality assessments, individual assignments, and other exercises, an individual will learn how to better self-manage their career options and next steps at Bowman. At the end of the program, each participant will prepare a career development plan to discuss with their manager. Regular meetings are scheduled to evaluate progress (can be during check-in meetings). Program offered on an annual basis.

The Mentor Program

A relationship is formed between an individual (mentor) who has perceived knowledge, experience and/or value in areas desired by another individual (protégé). This two-way mutually beneficial learning situation is focused on conversations focused around sharing knowledge, skills and experiences and teaching through a self-discovery approach. The program is open to any individual at any time.

Professional Registration

Bowman Consulting believes that the successful pursuit of registration/certification by an individual should be a mutually shared activity between the firm and the individual. All regular full time employees who have completed six (6) months of service and are in good performance standing who wish to seek professional registration/certification in their respective disciplines are eligible to participate in this program. To apply for this program, employees must submit copies of the registration/certification paperwork along with any receipts.

Bowman Consulting will pay up to 100 percent (100%) of the cost of tuition for one refresher course and books and 100 percent (100%) of the cost of the registration/certification examination. Employees who have to retake the examination must do so at their own expense. Employees who have to take the examination during the work week will be compensated for any time away from the office. Other expenses such as hotel and meals will be reimbursed if the costs are reasonable and if the employee has received prior approval.

Bowman Consulting will pay 100 percent (100%) of the state registration costs in the state where the candidate works as well as 100 percent (100%) for other states if it is specifically requested by the firm. The firm will also pay for annual renewals if there is a need for that individual to be registered.

Bowman Consulting will provide a one-time bonus award to those employees who successfully pass an initial professional state registration as a Professional Engineer, Licensed Surveyor and/or Landscape Architect. Other types of certifications are not normally covered by this award and are subject to review of management on an exception basis.

Survey Apprenticeship Program

The Survey Apprenticeship Program is a 5-year program consisting of classroom related instruction and on-the-job training (OJT). Apprenticeship related instruction classes are designed to complement OJT provided by employers participating in the Virginia State Registered Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices successfully completing the training program receive a State Apprenticeship Certificate.

Team Enhancement Program

The Team Enhancement Program is designed for work teams in the organization. No matter where you work in the company, no matter what you do, you are part of a team. Teams are lead through an exploration process of self and team awareness. This program is best suited for teams with a minimum of 4 team members and can be initiated by a manager of a team (or office). This program is often combined with the “collaboration” process by which team members are surveyed about their work environment. At a structured meeting, the survey results are reviewed with the group to identify action items to advance the success of the team.

Knowledge Exchange Series “KES”

A series of “go to meeting” webinars. Topics include technical, business, health and personal development content. These webinars are open to all employees and are facilitated by subject matter experts (SMEs) throughout the company as well as outside vendors. “Speed” webinars are 30 minutes. All others are up to 1 hour. Regular email notifications are provided about upcoming webinars. Registration is required. All webinars are recorded and posted on the intranet.

Employee Connection Program

To create more human connectivity between offices across the organization, selected employees “swap” offices during a workweek. The intent is to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the workings of other offices, to build new and existing relationships, to learn different ways of doing things that might benefit individuals or an office, to improve understanding of projects, skills and service offerings across the company, and to create new opportunities for sharing resources, mind sharing and selling work. At the completion of the program, each individual delivers a presentation to staff in their home office on their experience and an idea that they learned that could be implemented to improve their office. This program is offered on a rotating basis to offices across the organization.