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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 Principals Roundtable: COVID-19 County Update ACEC Georgia Principals Roundtable: COVID-19 County Update

    When: Friday, July 24, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: Free for ACEC Georgia Members | $45 for Non-Members

     

    Join ACEC Georgia for our Principals Roundtable, featuring an update on COVID-19's impact on County Budgets and Project Forecasts.
     
    This session will feature:
    Mike Boyce, Cobb County Commission Chair
    Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Commission Chair

    The Principals Roundtable is 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 their minds. Meetings will last no more than 1 hour, with the first half of the meeting devoted to presentations on a specific topic and the second half reserved for group discussion of any other topics the participants want to discuss.


    Click HERE For information on sponsoring this session, or contact Jennifer.Head@acecga.org
     
     
    Register for this webinar here. 

    ACEC Georgia: Rocket Fuel for Managers - Three Skills to Propel your Leadership and Promotability ACEC Georgia: Rocket Fuel for Managers - Three Skills to Propel your Leadership and Promotability

    When: Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: $25 for ACEC Georgia Members | $45 for Non-Members

     

    Did you know that 60% of managers fail in the first two years of leadership? Or that, when employees quit, they’re usually not leaving their job or their company….they’re running from their manager? Managers are critical to an engaged workforce and company success. As a manager, you can learn the key skills and mindsets that make the difference for your employees, your company, and your career as a leader.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn to
    • Get commitment, not just compliance, from your employees.
    • Discover steps to delegate masterfully.
    • Shift from being a boss to a coach.


    Speaker: Perry Anne Scott, Owner & Principal of Converge Coaching & Consulting. Click HERE for Perry Anne's bio. 
     

    Click HERE for information on sponsoring this session, or contact Jennifer.Head@acecga.org
     
     
    Register for this webinar here. 

    ACEC Georgia: Water & Environmental Forum - Reginald Wells Update on Watershed Management for DeKalb County ACEC Georgia: Water & Environmental Forum - Reginald Wells Update on Watershed Management for DeKalb County

    When: Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: Free for ACEC Georgia Members 

     

    ACEC Georgia members are invited to join the Water and Environmental Forum, chaired by Tyler Hewitt with Atkins.

    Speaker: Reginald Wells, Director of Watershed Management for DeKalb County will be joining us to share an update. Click HERE for Mr. Well's bio. 
     
    This forum is designed around the interests of the consulting community with water and related environmental practice areas. The forum is intended to serve as a collective where business colleagues can participate in a free exchange of ideas to discuss challenges, opportunities, and subsequent policies facing the consulting engineering community, as well as ideas about how ACEC Georgia might engage to address those concerns. 

     

    Interested in learning more? Contact Chandler.Carter@acecga.org.

     

    Register for this webinar here
     

    ACEC Georgia: Powered Up People - Making The Most of Your Talented Team ACEC Georgia: Powered Up People - Making The Most of Your Talented Team

    When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: $25 for ACEC Georgia Members | $45 for Non-Members

     

    Your people are your most important asset – this webinar focuses on how you can maximize their potential!
     
    It starts with finding the right folks and establishing the guardrails they need to run free without fear of failure. Our speaker, Craig Lemasters, will drill down into a few of the tools that moved the needle for him as a leader and people manager.
     
    He gets specific about helping employees cultivate their personal brands, communicating effectively across all levels, and developing a gritty organization. He will share a simple methodology that leaders can teach their teams to help them get unstuck, no matter what challenge arises next.


    Speaker: Craig Lemasters, CEO, GXG Click HERE for Craig's bio. 
     

    Click HERE for information on sponsoring this session, or contact Jennifer.Head@acecga.org.
     
     
    Register for the webinar here. 

    ACEC Georgia Principals Roundtable: GDOT Update with Commissioner Russell McMurry ACEC Georgia Principals Roundtable: GDOT Update with Commissioner Russell McMurry

    When: Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: Free for ACEC Georgia Members | $45 for Non-members

     

    Join ACEC Georgia for our Principals Roundtable featuring GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry. The Commissioner will provide an update on GDOT's recently approved FY2021 Budget. Click HERE for the Commissioner's Bio. 

    The Principals Roundtable is 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.


    Click HERE For information on sponsoring this session, or contact Jennifer.Head@acecga.org
     
     
    Register for this webinar 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.