2017 Webinar Series

2017 Webinar Series

 

IEC has launched the 2017 Webinar Series focused on topics directly related to your electrical contracting business. As part of the IEC Training Advantage, these webinars are complimentary to all IEC members.   

 

Designing a Process that Fuels Productivity and Profit

June 28, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

This presentation will discuss how to leverage technology to transform business productivity and drive bottom-line growth. Companies require accurate, relevant data to make critical business decisions. By establishing digital processes, businesses are not only able streamline workflows increasing profit per hour, but they can record and generate financial information at the touch of a button. In this webinar, Steve and Kim will discuss how to integrate technology into your company's strategy to improve efficiency and enhance analysis resulting in future-focused leaders and increased profitability.

Presenters:

Kim GillDirector of Marketing, simPRO US

Kim's background includes 20 years of experience in marketing and association management. Kim is responsible for developing US marketing and communication activities in line with corporate strategy, designing and implementing lead generation campaigns, managing and coordinating events, and initiating and maintaining association partnerships at the local, state and national levels.

 

Steve CoughranDirector of Strategy, Coltivar Group
Steve serves as a keynote speaker for national conferences and universities, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, and author of "Delivering Value". He has leveraged his strategic expertise to power sustainable growth in large, multinational construction firms. Steve combines financial experience gained from working with million and billion dollar firms at Ernst & Young with his entrepreneurial knowledge acquired from launching and managing three cross-industry companies. Steve earned his Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Federal Infrastructure Policy: What is Proposed; How Do We Shape It?

July 12
2:00 p.m EDT

Join Business Leaders United (BLU) in a conversation about the federal dialogue on infrastructure policy, including what’s coming out of the Congress and the Administration.  We’ll discuss not just what is currently on the table but also explore the role of IEC leadership in shaping these policies, and related investments, at the national level.

Presenters: 

Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition 

As Federal Policy Director, Kermit directs the organization's Washington-based efforts to advance a national skills strategy within federal legislation, agency regulation and national funding initiatives. Kermit assists state and local leaders in federal policy advocacy both within Washington and in their home districts and works with National Skills Coalition field staff and partner organizations to help improve state and local implementation of federal programs.

Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC-Chesapeake

Grant serves as the Executive Director of the Independent Electrical Contractors- Chesapeake Chapter, representing merit-based electrical contractors in Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Affiliated contractors employ more than 15,000 people nationwide. As Executive Director, Grant oversees all day to day operations, and he is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to run the IEC Chesapeake and IEC Chesapeake Apprenticeship and Training, Inc. Grant is a member of Business Leaders United (BLU) and serves on the BLU Work-Based Learning Working Group.


Moderator:
Jessie LeslieDirector, Business Leaders United

As Director, Jessie oversees the organizing and advocacy strategy of Business Leaders United (BLU) for Workforce Partnerships, a business-led coalition that provides a common platform for business leaders to jointly communicate to policymakers and the press about industry-based workforce strategies that could serve as state and national policy models.

 

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Set Your GOALS & Develop Winning Action Plans!

July 19, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

  

Clear targets = measurable results!  In this webinar, George Hedley will outline his BIZ-Plan template you can use to set your BIZ-GOALS and develop winning action plans to achieve the results you want in your personal and business life. Don't miss this chance to set your goals, achieve your new-year resolutions, and start a tracking system to grow and profit, win more work, and have more fun!                      

Presenter: George Hedley, HARDHAT Presentations and Hardhat BIZCOACH

george hedley.pngGeorge Hedley of HARDHAT Presentations and Hardhat BIZCOACH is a business building expert who helps contractors take their companies to the next level with proven profit-building and business development strategies. He is the author of the bestseller: ‘Get Your Business To Work!’ and founder of Hardhat BIZSCHOOL online university for contractors. George founded and built his construction company from $0 to $50 million dollars in only 7 years. For his accomplishments, George received the nationally recognized “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. To date, he has built or developed over 500 projects valued in excess of $500 million dollars. He is a popular speaker at national conventions including IEC Con, is a columnist for ‘Construction Business Owner’ magazine, and hosts mastermind peer BIZGROUPS open to construction company owners around the country.

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Emerging Technologies: What You Must Know to Survive

July 25, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

The construction industry is becoming inundated with shiny new technology options. Competing on a limited time and financial budget, however, requires companies to make digital trade-offs. In this session, Steve and Kim will explain the different features of technology that will make a lasting impact on your organizational strategy. By discussing how each technology addresses a relevant industry challenge, this session will help your company narrow down the options and understand how to implement an effective digital strategy: by thinking big, starting small, and acting quickly.

Presenters:

Kim Gill, Director of Marketing, simPRO US

Kim's background includes 20 years of experience in marketing and association management. Kim is responsible for developing US marketing and communication activities in line with corporate strategy, designing and implementing lead generation campaigns, managing and coordinating events, and initiating and maintaining association partnerships at the local, state and national levels.

 

 

Steve Coughran, Director of Strategy, Coltivar Group
Steve serves as a keynote speaker for national conferences and universities, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, and author of "Delivering Value". He has leveraged his strategic expertise to power sustainable growth in large, multinational construction firms. Steve combines financial experience gained from working with million and billion dollar firms at Ernst & Young with his entrepreneurial knowledge acquired from launching and managing three cross-industry companies. Steve earned his Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Pro-Actively Monitor, Manage & Maximize CHANGE ORDERS!

August 9, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

Managing the change order process is part of every project. Learn solutions and strategies for documenting, tracking, presenting, proving, negotiating, administering, submitting, and processing requests for valid change orders, extra work, claims, and additional time on construction projects. Implement systems and procedures to reduce claims, minimize conflicts, mitigate disputes, and get paid for all additional costs including: scope changes, differing conditions, incomplete plans, time extensions, acceleration, delays, bad weather, general conditions, administration, and mark-up. Includes examples of change order requests, cost estimating templates, letters, notices, RFIs, tracking logs, extra work orders, and standard rate schedules.

Presenter:  George Hedley, HARDHAT Presentations and Hardhat BIZCOACH

george hedley.pngGeorge Hedley of HARDHAT Presentations and Hardhat BIZCOACH is a business building expert who helps contractors take their companies to the next level with proven profit-building and business development strategies. He is the author of the bestseller: ‘Get Your Business To Work!’ and founder of Hardhat BIZSCHOOL online university for contractors. George founded and built his construction company from $0 to $50 million dollars in only 7 years. For his accomplishments, George received the nationally recognized “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. To date, he has built or developed over 500 projects valued in excess of $500 million dollars. He is a popular speaker at national conventions including IEC Con, is a columnist for ‘Construction Business Owner’ magazine, and hosts mastermind peer BIZGROUPS open to construction company owners around the country.

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Worksite Wellness – Just a Step Away

August 30, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

This webinar will inform you about the benefits of worksite wellness. We have had occupational safety and health for over forty years and now it’s time to take the next step towards total worker health. In 2009, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation firm, Pinnacol Assurance, approved funding for a five-year study to find out:


1. Are health risks associated with the severity, frequency and cost of workers’ comp claims?
2. Could a worksite wellness program positively affect those risk factors, and ultimately impact workers’ comp claims?
3. If Pinnacol offered such a wellness program, would employers participate?

Join us for this enlightening webinar to find out the results and learn something new to help your safety and risk management efforts. You might just be a step away from making a lasting impact at your company.

Presenter: 

John Crawmer, CHST, CET, Safety Services Supervisor, Pinnacol Assurance

John Crawmer joined Pinnacol Assurance as a Safety Consultant in November of 2011 and now works in as Supervisory role. Previously he worked as an HR and Safety Manager, Safety Specialist, licensed Journeyman electrician (Colorado #0110548), and electrical apprentice for an electrical contractor for nearly nine years. He is an instructor for first year electrical apprentices at the Independent Electrical Contractors Southern Colorado Chapter. John is the president of the Southern Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and active in his community. He holds two credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and a Certified Environmental Safety and Health Trainer (CET).

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Changing Demographics in the Workforce – Part 1

September 20, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

The workforce is evolving. Learn 5 major trends and outcomes predicted in research over the next 10 years and how your organization can prepare for a new reality. 

Presenter:

Dresden Farrand.jpgDresden Farrand, MPA, MPP, CAE, Vice President of Chapter Development, IEC National

 

 

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Recruiting people of color and women – Part 2

November 15, 2017
2:00 PM EDT

Lets drop the political correctness here and have an honest conversation about the barriers we face in the association world of trying to bring more diversity into the organization. Barriers such as cultural differences, language barriers, or just plain old awkwardness are real. Dresden will provide an overview of how like associations are learning to be more proactive and achieving better outcomes. Also, learn from your peers about their efforts in diversity recruitment and lessons learned. 

Presenter:

Dresden Farrand.jpgDresden Farrand, MPA, MPP, CAE, Vice President of Chapter Development, IEC National

 

 

 

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Upcoming Webinars

Please check back as more webinars are added to the 2017 calendar.    

Archived Webinars

Please view completed webinars here.