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    Webinar & Virtual Learning Opportunities

     

  • As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, ACEC Georgia is compiling a list of available resources to help you manage your firm through these very trying times. Please see below a list of available virtual learning opportunities for you to participate in. Most of these webinars are available for free and on demand. Click the "plus" sign for more information and to register. If there is anything that we can do to assist you, please contact any one of our ACEC Georgia staff here.

     

  • ACEC Georgia's Principals Roundtable: Reopening Your Office - What You Need to Know ACEC Georgia's Principals Roundtable: Reopening Your Office - What You Need to Know

    When: Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: This event is for ACEC Georgia members only. Non-members can attend one session of the Principals Roundtable as a guest. 

     

    ACEC Georgia is kicking off a new resource to help firms better navigate through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening Your Office: What You Need to Know is the first session of our new Principals Roundtable, a virtual forum for the leaders of ACEC Georgia Member Firms to hear the latest business information from industry experts, clients and local and state elected officials and to be able to share and discuss the issues that are on your mind. Meetings will last no more than 1 hour, with the first half of the meeting devoted to a presentation on a specific topic and the second half reserved for group discussion of any other topics the participants want to address.

    Reopening Your Office: What You Need to Know
    Employers are going to need to adapt to a constantly changing landscape of executive orders and workplace safety regulations in order to bring employees back to the office. Our presenters will discuss important HR, legal, and risk management considerations for employers to consider as we move into this “next normal”: 

    • Navigating OSHA & CDC workplace guidelines.
    • Developing health and safety protocols, including hazard and risk assessment surveys for employees.
    • Potential modifications to both the physical workplace (particularly with “open concept” floor plans) as well as workplace practices (including PPE, temperature screening protocols and social distancing).
    • Determining if current work from home arrangements might continue to be a better option.
    • Considering protocols for handling clients, vendors and other visitors to your office.
    • Conducting a review of your insurance policy coverages and exemptions to determine changes you might need to make to cover the range of new risks.
     
    Speakers: 
    Lee Edmond, Vice President with Risk Strategies Company
    Glianny Fagundo, Attorney/Partner with Taylor English
     
    Register for webinar here

     

     

    Speechworks: How to Answer Questions in a Way That Inspires Confidence Speechworks: How to Answer Questions in a Way That Inspires Confidence

    When: Friday, May 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm EST

    Price: Free

     

    We'll focus on how to:

    • Get lots of questions in your presentations and meetings
    • Prepare for Q&A
    • Give answers that build your credibility

    The call will be led by JD Clockadale and Joey Asher from Speechworks, a communication skills coaching company that has been helping professionals become better communicators and presenters through workshops and individual instruction for more than 30 years.

     

    Register for webinar here

     

     

     

    International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) COVID-19 Webinar Series International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) COVID-19 Webinar Series

    When: Recurring

    Price: Free

     

    COVID-19’s immediate and long-term impact on the engineering and consulting industry will be far reaching and will change the industry’s operating structure. In order to examine and provide best industry practice solutions to the challenges ahead, FIDIC has decided to roll out a regular Global Leadership Roundtable webinar program.

     

    Topics include:

    • COVID-19 - and its impact on contracts, supply and labour, activities on site and dealing with Force Majeure
    • COVID-19 - Impact on JV transactions
    • COVID-19 - Consultancy agreements and the role of engineers within projects
    • COVID-19 - Insurance coverage, what security it provides for liability, business interruption, etc.
    • COVID-19 - ADR and the role of dispute avoidance.

     

    For more information and to register for individual sessions, click here.

    ACEC Georgia Webinar: Managing the Risks of Private Plan Review & Inspections ACEC Georgia Webinar: Managing the Risks of Private Plan Review & Inspections

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

    Speakers: Tawny Mack and Kent Stair with Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell and Jeff Mitchell with Insurance Offices of America

     

    The State of Georgia’s recent executive order on third-party plan review & inspections has prompted many questions from firms hoping to maintain progress on projects during the COVID-19 crisis.

     

    Join ACEC Georgia for a webinar examining the details of the executive order, legal concerns, insurance requirements, and other issues.

     

    The presentation will answer many common questions to help your firm assess the risks and rewards of participating.

     

    Watch the recording here

     

    COVID-19 Legislation: What Do Employers Need to Know? COVID-19 Legislation: What Do Employers Need to Know?

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

    Speaker: Amanda Machin of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

     

    This free webinar provided by ACEC covers the employer-related provisions in HR 6201 as amended: emergency leave, emergency sick leave, and the payroll tax credits for employers that are required to provide the leave.

     

    Download the recording of this webinar here.

    Georgia Chamber & SBA Virtual Business Loan Relief Conference Georgia Chamber & SBA Virtual Business Loan Relief Conference

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

     

    Join the Georgia Chamber and Ashley Bell, SBA Regional Administrator in this virtual conference designed to explain how the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for working capital to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes to help meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

     

    Watch the recording here.

    COVID-19 Potential Effects on Overhead Deadlines, Allowable Costs, and Steps to Take Now COVID-19 Potential Effects on Overhead Deadlines, Allowable Costs, and Steps to Take Now

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

    Speaker: Dan Purvine, President, A/E Clarity Consulting and Training, LLC

     

    Will state DOT overhead submittal deadlines be affected by the COVID-19 crisis? Are costs related to the COVID-19 crisis allowable? What steps should you take now to support the allowability and proper allocation of your costs? Join ACEC for this complimentary online class to learn the answers to these questions and discuss other issues related to the effects of business disruption on your overhead rate.

     

    Access the recording of the webinar here.

    The Third Coronavirus Relief Package: Discussion of the Tax Relief Provisions The Third Coronavirus Relief Package: Discussion of the Tax Relief Provisions

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

    Speakers: Marc Gerson, Loren Ponds, Jorge Castro, and Layla Asali of the Miller & Chevalier Law Firm

     

    In its third legislative response to the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has approved a massive economic stimulus bill. This complimentary webinar will provide an initial discussion of the tax relief provisions in the stimulus bill, what they might mean for your firm, and tax proposals that Congress may consider in future coronavirus legislative relief packages.

     

    Access the recording of the webinar here.

    Navigating Your Small Firm Through COVID-19 Navigating Your Small Firm Through COVID-19

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

    Speakers: Barbara Irwin, HR Advisors Group, LLC and David Cohen, Matheson Financial Advisors

     

    What should your small firm do next in response to COVID-19? Join Barbara Irwin and David Cohen for this complimentary online class to explore HR issues, updating procedures that you may have found lacking, and financial strategies for firm operations.

     

    Access the recording of the webinar here.

    ACEC Massachusetts Web Briefing on Business Continuity Planning During Uncertain Times ACEC Massachusetts Web Briefing on Business Continuity Planning During Uncertain Times

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free for ACEC Members

     

    Learn from these A/E Business Thought Leaders on ways to manage your business challenges related to the virus:
    • Mark Goodale, Principal, Morrissey Goodale LLC
    • Chad J. DaGraca, CPA, Partner, DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
    • Jackie Weir, Audit Partner, BDO USA, LLP
    • Jared Maxwell, Vice President & Equity Partner, Ames & Gough Insurance Agency
    • Cheryl Waterhouse, Partner, Donovan Hatem
     
    This is a complimentary on-demand online class courtesy of ACEC Massachusetts, but you must sign in to your ACEC National account to access the recording.
     
    Listen to the recording here.
     

    Guidance for Small to Medium Sized Businesses on COVID-19 Guidance for Small to Medium Sized Businesses on COVID-19

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

     

    TriNet, along with Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading labor and employment law firm, answer some of the most frequently asked questions on COVID-19. For small and medium size businesses, the potential consequences of Coronavirus can present some unique challenges, and this presentation aims to help you prepare.

     

    Listen to the recording and download the presentation here.

    Atlanta Business Chronicle: Technology Trends to Help Your Small Business Stay The Course Atlanta Business Chronicle: Technology Trends to Help Your Small Business Stay The Course

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free 

    Speakers: 

    Jim Walsh, SVP Growth Marketing, Cisco

    Dr. Heidi Wyle, Founder & Chairwoman, Venti Technologies

    Dave Brown, CEO, ROVE

    Chris Jury, Director of Operations, MAHEC

    Moderator:

    Mary Johnson, Business writer, and editor

     

     

    71 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses are addressing the forecasted slow growth by making long-term plans, taking into account anticipated technological, demographic, and economic changes over the next 5-10 years*. A secure, sustainable approach to technology and innovation will help business owners combat future challenges, including talent retention, cybersecurity, and an uncertain economy.

    *Source: American Express, 2019 Global SME Pulse

     

    Watch the recording here.

     

    100% Remote Onboarding Webinar 100% Remote Onboarding Webinar

    When: Available On Demand

    Price: Free

     

    • What is remote onboarding? 
    • How COVID-19 has affected I-9 and E-Verify requirements
    • Why you should be onboarding remotely, even with in-person staff
    • Best-practices when selecting and implementing a remote solution
    • Demo of WorkBright's remote onboarding process

     

    Watch recording here. 

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