Annual Conference Educational Sessions and Activities

Here’s a peek at the 20+ educational sessions and activities that we’re busy developing for you. More details to come!

Wednesday, August 15

  • NEF Certification Course – Estimating & Scheduling Practitioner, Peggy Newquist
  • NAWIC Chapter Leadership Training
  • First Timers Orientation

Thursday, August 16

  • NAWIC Annual Meeting
  • Safety’s Impact on Women in the Construction Industry – From PPE to Harassment and Bullying: How these Affect Recruiting and Retaining Women (and what’s OSHA doing about it), Kathi Dobson
  • Sinkholes and Why They Happen – Shawna Fleming, L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc.
  • Managing Risk to Maximize Margins, Ann Hickman, CPCU, CRIS, ARM, International Risk Management Institute
  • You are Capable of Amazing Things: An Interactive Lesson in Time Management – Angela Highland, CIT
  • Keynote Luncheon: “When It Helps to be a Smart Ask,” Linda Swindling, JD, CSP
  • “Walk, Talk and Negotiate for High Stakes Results,” Linda Swindling, JD, CSP
  • Battling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities - Lillian C. Moon, Akerman, LLP
  • “8 Strategies for Aspiring Leaders,” Jim Bouchard
  • “Introduction to Emotional Intelligence,” Leasa Geelings, JE Dunn
  • General Session: “Industry Outlook/Awareness,” panel discussion

Friday, August 17

  • General Session: “Diversity and Workforce Development”
  • “Setting Boundaries – 3 Keys for Handling Difficult People,” Jan Spence
  • “Silica Dust – OSHA Regulation and Solutions,” sponsored by Hilti
  • “The Rise of Drones in Construction,” Laurie Soleim, LP Video Productions, Inc.
  • “Start Talking – Connect with Introverts and Extroverts, Everywhere,” Nancy McCabe, CPPC
  • “Move Up: Everything You Need to Know About the Job Search, Resumes and Interviews,” Panel from the Emerging Professionals Committee, Romina Byrd, SHRM, CP, and Kizzy Ferrer, CIT
  • Mock Board Meeting: Catherine Schoenenberger, NAWIC President, and Beth Brooks, NAWIC EVP
  • Awards Gala and After-Party

Saturday, August 18

  • “Succeeding in a Male Dominated Industry,” Barb Allen, LEED AP
  • "The Art of Construction Management" – Doreen Bartoldus, PE, CCM, LEED GA, ENV SP
  • Closing Brunch: “Following your Passion for the Trades,” Kayleen McCabe, former host of the DIY Network Series, “Rescue Renovation”