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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: Managing Workplace Health and Employee Morale ACEC Georgia: Managing Workplace Health and Employee Morale

    When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 pm EST

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

     

    Are you using data to measure morale, motivation, and overall company culture? 

    And once you've determined areas of improvement, do you have the right tools and language in place to improve?

    Remote working has its challenges and communication is definitely one of them. We need to be intentional about effective communication in this "new virtual world" we are finding ourselves in.

    In this presentation, attendees will learn:
    • Three tools to help liberate and motivate your team
    • How to build better relationships in a virtual workplace
    • A platform that will track workplace health for your organization and teams
    You will be able to immediately implement what you learn through easy language and easy visuals. Unlock the potential of your people.


    Speaker: Skot Waldron, Brand, and Communication Strategist. Click HERE for Skot's bio. 
     

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

    ACEC Georgia: Inclusion & Diversity Task Force Meeting ACEC Georgia: Inclusion & Diversity Task Force Meeting

    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: All ACEC Georgia Task Force Meetings are free and open to ACEC Georgia Members

     

    ACEC Georgia members are invited to join the Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, chaired by Emmanuella Myrthil with HNTB.

    The ACEC Georgia Inclusion & Diversity Task Force (I&D Task Force) was created in 2016 to advance the goal of increasing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusiveness within Georgia's engineering industry. The I&D Task Force seeks to raise awareness, offer guidance to firms and individuals, and create meaningful dialogue, engagement, and activities around inclusiveness, equity, and diversity. The I&D Task Force is open to any employee of an ACEC Georgia Member who is interested in engaging in these issues. 

    In honor of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will have guest speakers, Tori Hughes, Outreach Specialist, and Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Director both from Tools for Life with the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech join us to discuss:

    • Tools for Life and its services
    • Basics of assistive technology (AT)
    • Disability awareness
    • Self-advocacy

     

    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.

    To register for this meeting, click here

    ACEC Georgia: Economic Development Opportunities Update with Bert Brantley ACEC Georgia: Economic Development Opportunities Update with Bert Brantley

    When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 pm EST

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

     

    Session: Update on Economic Development Opportunities Across the State by GDEcD Chief Operating Officer, Bert Brantley

    Topics covered during this sessions will include:

    • New job creation throughout the state
    • The demand for new industrial, manufacturing, and distribution centers
    • The impact these new economic developments have on the impact to the Freight & Logistic Corridors.

    Speaker: Bert Brantley, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Department of Economic Development. Click HERE for Bert'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 ACEC Georgia: Water & Environmental Forum

    When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 11:00 am EST

    Price: Free for ACEC Georgia Members

     

    The Water & Environmental Forum, led by our Chairman, Tyler Hewitt with Atkins, 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.

    We will have guest speakers, Lewis Jones with King and Spalding and Katherine Zitsch with the Natural Resources Group at the Atlanta Regional Commission joining us to discuss the Corps of Engineers Water Operations Plan and give a WRDA Update. 
     

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

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

     

    Register for this meeting here.

    ACEC Georgia: Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty ACEC Georgia: Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty

    When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:30 pm EST

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

     

    This webinar focuses on strategic planning as we move past the initial COVID impact and forward to the Next Normal as it develops over the next 12-24 months. This session explores how firms can refocus and refine to prepare for what the market will need by considering risks and opportunities, both internally and externally, then chart a path for the firm to survive and thrive. 

    Speaker: Donna Corlew, Chief WIT Officer, C+Connect. Click HERE for Donna's Bio.

     

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

    ACEC Georgia HR Forum ACEC Georgia HR Forum

    When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 11:30 am EST

    Price: ACEC Georgia Forums are Free and open to ACEC Georgia member firms and supporting members

     

    The ACEC Georgia HR Forum, led by Chair Pam Gower with Pond, is designed around the interests of the HR community within the engineering industry. 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 HR community and ideas about how ACEC Georgia might engage to address those concerns.

    We want to hear from you! Join us for a collaboration session on what problems are keeping you up at night, how COVID-19 is affecting the HR world, and what ACEC Georgia can do to help. 

    Interested in learning more about the HR Forum? Contact Chandler.Carter@acecga.org.

     

    Register for this meeting 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.