Continuing Education

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.   

OSHA’s New Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

March 8, 2017
2:00 PM EST

The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. OSHA believes that public disclosure will encourage employers to improve workplace safety and provide valuable information to workers, job seekers, customers, researchers and the general public. The amount of data submitted will vary depending on the size of company and type of industry. The rule also prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness. The final rule requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation, which can be satisfied by posting the already-required OSHA workplace poster. It also clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting; and incorporates the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.

Presenter:

Dave Schmidt, Director, Office of Statistical Analysis, OSHA

Dave has worked for OSHA since 1991 and is currently the Director of the OSHA Office of Statistical Analysis. Dave’s office is responsible for interpreting the Agency’s injury and illness record keeping regulation, generating the Agency’s inspection targeting lists, and meeting the Agency’s statistical needs. He has a broad knowledge of the OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping requirements and occupational safety and health statistics has been involved this area for more than 25 years.

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Looking Past the Skills Gap Crutch: How Electrical Contractors Can Market and Recruit Talent in Today’s Challenging World

April 12, 2017
2:00 PM EST

You have great project opportunities, but how do you commit when you don't have the workforce for fulfillment? That is the unpleasant reality and obstacle to business growth of the skilled labor shortage. If the traditional 'post-and-hope' job advertising strategy is no longer bringing the quantity (or quality!) of worker you need; join this webinar to learn of an online recruitment marketing strategy designed to attract, pre-qualify and automate nurturing of workers to hire with your company. So, you can continue to deliver the standard of customer service your company brand represents.

Presenter:

Dainella Nartker, Recruitment Marketing Strategist, Rhino Fox

After a successful electrical career in Antarctica & Colorado, Dainella has applied her toolset of online marketing tactics to create strategies that automate finding & delivering skilled tradesworker hiring leads to contractors. Fueled by her positive experiences as a JW, she has developed a keen interest in seeing the skilled trades promoted as a career option for both the long-term industry and economic benefits.

 

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How To Grow Your Business By Adding More Trade Lines

April 26, 2017 
2:00 PM EST

National service business expert Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of $28 million dollar residential service business, Gold Medal Service, and founder of business coaching business CEO Warrior, will share how he has been where most service business owners are at some point in their careers – stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed. He will show how to grow a service business with a step-by-step strategy to add more trade lines. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to change their mindset around adding new trade lines to their business, how to learn from their existing clients to increase client retention and sales, and how to tap into their current opportunities and leveraging them more effectively.

Presenter:

Mike Agugliaro, CEO Warrior, Co-founder of Gold Medal Service

Mike Agugliaro is the co-founder of the East Brunswick-based home service company, Gold Medal Service. In the last ten years, Gold Medal has grown to include more than 190 employees and technicians, grossing more than $28 million a year, solving residential plumbing, heating, cooling, electric, drain, sewer and waterproofing issues for homeowners across the state of New Jersey. All services are backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and the company is a Dave Lennox Award recipient, exclusive to the top 25 Lennox Premier Dealers throughout the Unites States and Canada. As an admired business coach, Agugliaro takes from his own experience to regularly lead national speeches, podcasts, webinars, and seminars on behalf of his other business, CEO Warrior, and has published five business books. 

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Set Your GOALS & Develop Winning Action Plans!         

July 12, 2017      
2:00 PM EST  

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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Pro-Actively Monitor, Manage & Maximize CHANGE ORDERS!

August 9, 2017  
2:00 PM EST  

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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Upcoming Webinars

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

Archived Webinars

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