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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.

     

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    Additional Resources

     

  • ACEC Georgia Inclusion & Diversity Task Force ACEC Georgia Inclusion & Diversity Task Force

    When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:00 am 

    Price: ACEC Georgia Task Force meetings are free and open to all ACEC Georgia Members

     

    What is an Employee Resource Group? Do Employee Resource Groups work? How do you develop an ERG? What's the purpose, and why would you join one? You got questions; we got answers! Join ACEC Georgia's Inclusion & Diversity Task Force and Chair, Emmanuella Myrthil, with HNTB, to learn the ABCs of ERGs.

    Abraham Carrillo, MBA, Associate Vice President, Global Inclusion & Diversity, HDR will be joining us to help lead the discussion.

    Interested in learning more about the Inclusion & Diversity Task Force? Contact Chandler.Carter@acecga.org

    Click HERE for information on sponsoring this meeting, or contact Jennifer.Head@acecga.org.

     

    Register for the meeting here. 

    ACEC Georgia 2021 Introduction to the Business of Engineering ACEC Georgia 2021 Introduction to the Business of Engineering

    When: Thursday, April 29 2021 | 8:00 am - 12:30 pm 

    Price: $75 for ACEC Georgia Members | $150 for Non Members 

    *$15 discount for all subsequent employees from the same firm

     

    ACEC Georgia's Introduction to the Business of Engineering is designed to provide employees with 0-5 years of experience with a broad initial exposure to the critical components of the "business side" of a consulting engineering firm. Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of business development, client management, and other firm profitability factors that will make them far more valuable to their firms as they also continue to develop their technical abilities.  
     

    Program Schedule:

    8:00 am - Introduction   

    Michael “Sully” Sullivan, President and CEO of ACEC Georgia  

    8:05 am - Business Development is Everyone’s Business: The Importance of Building Relationships with Clients and Potential Clients  

    Panel:   

    Donna Corlew, Chief WIT Officer, C*Connect  

    Matt Frankle, Business Development Coach, JE Dunn Construction  

    Cari Gerrits, CPSM, Business Development Manager, PES Structural Engineers  

    8:55 am - Break 

    9:05 am - Enhancing Your Professional Performance Through Effective Internal & External Communications   

    Katie Cash, Executive Vice President, Smartegies  

    9:55 am - Break  

    10:05 am - The Business of Engineering: Firm Finance, Profitability and Project Management 

    Joe Macrina, PE, Executive Vice President, CHA Consulting  

    10:55 am - Break 

    11:05 am - Steering Your Ship: Owning Your Own Professional Development  

    Panel:  

    Rob Jacquette, PE, PTOE, Vice President of Operations, Keck & Wood 

    Holly Painter, PE, Project Manager, KCI Technologies  

    Prashanth Vaddu, PE, Sr. Vice President, MC Squared  

    11:55 am - Break 

    12:05 pm - Keynote Speaker  

    Greg Teague, President, CROY 

    12:30 pm - End of Program  

    Participants will receive 4.5 professional development hours (PDHs) upon completion of the program. PDH certificates will be emailed within 2 business days after the event.

     

    Register for the program 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.

     

    Access the recording of the webinar 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

     

    Access the recording of the webinar 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

     

    Access the recording of the webinar here

    5 Voices Communication Assessment and Learning Session 5 Voices Communication Assessment and Learning Session

    When: Available on Demand

    Price: Free

     

    5 Voices Communication Style Assessment 

    Learn more about how you communicate. This free assessment (based on the science of MBTI) is a more simple, more digestible way to understand yourself and others. Once you take the assessment, you can follow the link below to learn more about your communication style and how to communicate with your team. 

     

    Access the assessment here. 

     

     

    5 Voices Bootcamp 

    In this 60-90 minute coaching session, Skot Waldron, an internal communication strategist, will coach you through the dynamics of your team, the different communication styles that exist, and the areas of potential conflict/harmony and why that matters. Here’s a video to help you understand more about what it looks like. 

     

    Access the session here.