Future Leaders Management Course


Future Leaders Management Course (FLMC)

In 2020 the FIDIC Young Professionals Management Training Programme became the FIDIC Future Leaders Management Course (FLMC). A new name and a revamped format will provide you with an insightful training experience.

Advance your career with The FIDIC Future Leaders Management Course (FLMC). Registration open HERE. 

The programme starts in April 2022 and takes 5 months to complete. 

 FIDIC Future Leaders Management Certificate
FLMC Mexico

The programme and its aim

The focus of this FIDIC programme is to strengthen the business expertise of young engineers and other professionals working in the field of consulting engineering. It also offers networking opportunities and an insight into FIDIC global activities.

 This programme was developed after extensive surveys covering content and cost. It features a cost-effective training approach. Participants will receive a FIDIC certificate of completion - following the six webinars and successful completion of the test at the end of the programme.

FIDIC has always offered attendance at FIDIC's Annual Conference as part of FIDIC’s Future Leaders Management Course. Attendance at the Conference and the networking opportunities which it offers has been one of the many highlights of the programme and the FLMC programme also intends to offer FIDIC’s Annual Infrastructure Conference at a discounted rate.

Graduates of the FLMC programme are entitled to participate in the activities of FIDIC’s Future Leaders Group led by the Future Leaders Council (FLC). The group aims to promote and empower Future Leaders (FLs) within the FIDIC community to participate effectively in shaping the future of the Consulting Engineering Industry and provide networking opportunities and regular get-togethers.

Make sure you join us in Geneva in September for unrivalled international networking!

In Geneva in September, current and previous FIDIC Future Leaders Management Certificate participants have a unique opportunity to engage professionally with course trainers and fellow young professionals. A final two-day session held at the FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2022 in Geneva provides further lectures and discussions with trainers and among students. Due to this 2022 conference being the first in-person event for some time, we are also inviting previous FLMC participants from the last two tears to attend as well. There will be intercultural exchanges involving around 30 nationalities who will come together to discuss a variety of approaches to the management issues discussed as part of the programme. An important element of the two days is the unrivalled networking opportunity which can serve as the basis for future international cooperation as consultants. The final assignment of the course is a presentation delivered at the full FIDIC conference, The Future Leaders Workshop, of the teams’ perception of their challenges as future leaders in the consulting industry.

Who should enrol?

The programme is aimed at engineering and other consulting professionals under the age of 40 who practice and operate in consulting firm environments and seek to advance their career in management.


Learning material

The reference textbook given to participants will be the FIDIC Guide to Practice. An electronic copy of the guide is provided free to participants, together with other FIDIC relevant documents. All webinars will remain recorded and available to paid attendees for the entire programme duration. Trainers will provide case studies to participants and feedback on their outcomes. Participants will be able to interact with fellow students on their case study analysis. 


The programme is made up of a series of webinars, case study homework and discussions with trainers and fellow students. Six webinars are included with the following content:

  • The consulting firm and profit
  • The consultant contract
  • HR and career planning
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Quality management and ISO
  • Liability insurance and risk
  • Integrity management
  • Sustainability management and sustainable design

Meet our trainers

Robin Crouch - C. Eng., MICE, BSc (Eng)

Robin CrouchRobin Crouch has over 30 years of experience in consulting engineering including 20 years as Director of International Operations for a German firm of consulting engineers responsible for human resources, business operations, corporate planning, quality and risk management. He is a FIDIC Accredited Trainer and was a mentor on FIDIC’s Young Professionals Management Training Program (the predecessor to FLMC). He was Chair of FIDIC’s Conference Committee for several years. He recently prepared new Standard Tender Documents for the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW) based on FIDIC Contracts.


Ben Novak - B. Eng, MCP, Dip B.A.

Ben NovakBen Novak holds a B.Eng. and a Diploma in Business Administration from McGill University, Montreal; his master’s in city planning (MCP) is from the University of Manitoba. He is a now Senior Consultant in corporate management of consulting businesses and a certified FIDIC trainer who specializes in corporate services and corporate management training. He also peer reviews for ACEC’s (US) consulting operations’ management practices. For many years he was with Stantec in Edmonton and sat on the first Board of Directors. Ben has actively collaborated with the University of Alberta and McGill University in Canada.


Andrew Steeves - P. Eng., MBA

Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves has 30+ years with ADI Limited, including front office experience in division management, human resources, corporate planning, quality management (ISO registration), marketing, proposal writing, consultant selection and services procurement (PPPs and qualifications-based selection) and client relations (interviews and feedback surveys). Andrew has lectured to consultants on a wide range of topics including profitability, career paths, procurement methods and business planning. He is a FIDIC Trainer and was a mentor on FIDIC’s Young Professionals Management Training Program (the predecessor to FLMC).


John Ritchie - P. Eng.

John RitchieJohn Ritchie has over 40 years of experience as a senior executive in the consulting industry with hydropower and water resources project experience in Canada and Asia. This includes 10 years of experience in design and use of anti-corruption compliance programs, for engineering firms and projects. He has served on the Board of Directors of Acres International, two consulting engineering associations, and the Canadian Hydropower Association. He is on the Boards of Directors of BC Hydro, and Transparency International Canada. He was also a trainer in the FIDIC pilot training programme in China.

Jomanah Al-Btoush - MBA

Jomanah Al-Btoush holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering and MBA. She has working experience in water and environmental sectors in Jordan and the Middle East. Currently, she is a Project Management Specialist in USAID Jordan.

She participated in FIDIC Young Professionals Management Training Program in 2011 and was a former chair of FIDIC Young Professionals Forum Steering Committee. She is currently a member of FIDIC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and FCL Certification Board. In 2018, Jomanah won the FIDIC annual Young Professionals Award.



Dr Michele Kruger - B. Eng, M. Eng, D. Eng (Civil)

Michele KrugerDr Michele specializes in Water and Waste Water Treatment. She is currently appointed as Advisor to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister Water and Sanitation. She is also currently part of the Advisory Division of MPAMOT, South Africa.

Michele currently chairs the FIDIC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is on the FIDIC Credentialing Limited Certification Board. 

She has written a book called:” The development of Young Professionals and Women in STEM careers” together with Dr Hannelie Nel. It is published by Taylor & Francis Group (USA).


Richard Stump - B.S., M.A.

Richard StumpRichard Stump joined Stanley Consultants of Muscatine Iowa in 2001 and now is a Vice President of Stanley Consultants, Inc., a global architectural, engineering and construction management company. His work experience includes international assignments on US military projects, business development and growing markets in the Pacific, the Middle East, Horn of Africa, North Africa, India and Afghanistan. His work experience includes projects in 39 different countries. Richard served as Chairperson of FIDIC’s Young Professionals Forum Steering Committee from 2006-2008. As a member of the FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, Richard worked to develop and rollout FIMS, the FIDIC Integrity Management System. Richard has been involved with professional activities outside the United States since 1996, working in the US Air Force as an engineer. He is a registered architect in the United States and is an accredited sustainability professional under the US Green Buildings Program (LEED AP). His academic degrees include a master’s degree in Architecture from MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Michael Walker - P. Eng, PE, PMP

Michael WalkerMichael has 17 years of consulting, construction, and design experience over a large variety of projects to compliment his training skills. Michael is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada, a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, and a certified RPAS Pilot. He has experience working in large multi-national public firms, mid-sized employee owned firms, and small private firms, and brings this experience to his presentations. Michael has a long history of presenting and teaching through FIDIC, the Canadian Association of Consulting Companies (ACEC-Canada), schools, and universities.

Jeshika Ramchund

Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer in Developments at Bosch Projects, is a professional civil engineer with 13 years of experience in the planning, design and implementation of water, wastewater and integrated developments projects in South Africa. 

She serves on several industry boards and committees including as a member of the FIDIC Future Leaders Council, FIDIC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, an executive committee member of FIDIC Africa and as an executive director on the Bosch Projects board.



Silvia Fossati

Training Manager

Silvia is FIDIC’s training manager and oversees more than 100 training events per year across the globe, offering support to FIDIC members and other stakeholders. With a PhD in computer science, IT consultant and IT project manager Silvia has worked at FIDIC since 2005. She has played a key role in developing FIDIC’s training activity since its inception.