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Keep eLearning with ASCE. As an ASCE member, you have FREE member-only access to live Webinars (each, a $249 value) designed to help you develop critical career skills. Gain valuable online training in:

  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Technical Interests
  • Society Event, Informational, and Training Programs
  • Member Programs
  • And many other areas that are critical to your success as a civil engineer

Developed by leading experts in their respective fields, our eLearning webinars will take place throughout the year at a variety of scheduled times to ensure maximum participation. In addition, you will also be able to go online to the ASCE eLearning archive and view the webinars at your convenience.

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Upcoming ASCE eLearning Webinars

Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices for ASCE Section & Branches
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2pm EDT
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Designed for ASCE Section & Branch leaders, this best practice focused session will provide examples of successful programs and initiatives, information regarding ASCE D&I resources and additional details regarding the ASCE Section & Branch Diversity & Inclusion awards.
Presented by Melissa Sue Wheeler,EIT, M.ASCE & Stephen Randolph, PE, CPESC, CFM, LEED Green Assoc., M.ASCE

Introduction to the Community Engineering Corps

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:30p.m EDT
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 2:00p.m. EST
  • Monday, December 1, 2014 @ 1:00p.m. EST

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In February 2014, ASCE, Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) and American Water Works Associations (AWWA) joined together in an exciting alliance to create the Community Engineering Corps. This program collectively brings the compassion in volunteering, strength and technical expertise of member’s from all three organizations, to assist underserved communities in the United States.

In this webinar you will learn all about what the Community Engineering Corps is and how YOU as a member of ASCE can get involved!
Learn more about Community Engineering Corps


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Past ASCE eLearning Webinars

Visit the eLearning library of previously recorded webinars. They are made available Free to ASCE Members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for viewing at your convenience. Please have your ASCE member login information available to access the webinars.

Student Transition: Great Ways to Foster Life-long Engagement with ASCE
 Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1pm EDT
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Leaders of ASCE are looking for ways to build a vibrant membership base and know that the future of ASCE is dependent on the success of educating students and younger members about the value and benefits of ASCE. Informational campaigns alone are not enough to achieve membership goals.  Activities which engage students and younger members and provide programs, products and services that support these emerging professionals are key to success. This Webinar will feature experienced presenters who have lead creative efforts that are engaging young people in authentic ways that provide the desired value they seek.  Webinar attendees will learn the key components that make these activities so popular and come away with new motivation to reach out to young civil engineers in their area.
Presented by John Frauenhoffer, P.E., S.E.M.ASCE, Craig Quadrato, P.E., M.ASCE, Brian E. Meluch, P.E., M.ASCE, Darren Olson, P.E., D.WRE, CFM, CPESC, Gregory J. Kuklinski, P.E., M.ASCE 

 ASCE was very excited to work with SWE on these three webinars, Read the registration instructions. Please use code SWEAsce to view all three webinars for free. To view this webinar, go to the advance learning center and use the same code to view the webinar for free.

The 10 Commandments of Early Career Financial Planning Issues (Past)
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This webinar is geared toward women starting out in their careers up to their early 30's. Find out what you need to do now to ensure financial success today as well as down the road. We will talk about investment planning, insurance planning, and retirement planning.  

The 10 Commandments of Mid-Career Financial Planning Issues
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Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug 5th at 1PM ET 

This webinar is geared toward women in their 30's through their late 40's. Find out what you need to be doing to ensure your long term financial success. If you are behind in your investment savings we will cover a catchup plan for you. We will talk about investment planning, insurance planning, tax planning, estate planning, and retirement planning.

The 10 Commandments of Late Career Financial Planning Issues
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Scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 20th at 1PM ET

This webinar is geared toward women in their 50's through retirement age. Find out what you need to be doing today to ensure a comfortable retirement tomorrow. We will even talk about a catch up plan if you are behind in saving for your retirement accounts. We will cover investment planning, insurance planning, tax planning, estate planning, and retirement planning.
About the Speaker:
Bob Morrison graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in accounting, from Metropolitan State College, in Denver. He received numerous academic honors, including the prestigious President's Award, which is given to the college's top graduate and is equivalent to the Valedictorian. He was also the top graduate from Metropolitan State College's School of Business, and has received the Colorado Society of CPAs' Gold Key Award. The award is presented annually to the top accounting graduate from each of the accredited business schools in Colorado. Bob has over 20 years of professional experience including working at a Big Four Accounting Firm, Fortune 500 company experience, and financial planning experience. Bob is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), a PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) awarded through the AICPA for Financial Planners meeting rigorous credentials and a CFP (Certified Financial Planner). 

Building Public Trust Through Sustainability
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2pm EDT
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As the stewards of society's physical infrastructure, civil engineers must lead the next shift in sustainable planning, design and construction. ASCE defines sustainability as a ‘set of environmental, economic and social conditions in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic, and social resources.” As both the stewards of the natural environment and the designers and builders of the built environment, we have both the expertise and responsibility to achieve a truly sustainable civilization that provides environmental, economic and social well-being, now and for the future
Presented By D. Michael Mucha, F.ASCE P.E  

Engineers - Building a Sustainable World
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Learn how the sustainability principles apply to you as an engineer and a leader. As the stewards of society's physical infrastructure, civil engineers must lead the next shift in sustainable planning, design and construction. ASCE defines sustainability as a “set of environmental, economic and social conditions in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic, and social resources.”
Presented By: Jeffrey R. Keaton, PhD, PE, PG, D.GE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, F.GSA
Jeffrey R. Keaton has degrees in Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Geology. He has been employed by consulting firms for over 40 years and has been a Principal in AMEC’s Los Angeles office of since 2001. He holds the Envision™ Sustainability Credential and is licensed as a professional engineer and a professional geologist in several states. Jeff is a member of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability and chair of its Strategic Communications Subcommittee. He is chair of the Geo-Institute’s Committee on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering, and past chair of the Geo-Institute’s Technical Coordination Council. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

A Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering: A Case for Change
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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What will the structural engineering profession be like in the future? What will the qualifications of structural engineers include? These questions along with an introspective look at how the profession arrived in its current form and mechanisms for change are explored in “A Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering and Structural Engineers: A case for change”.
The report asserts that structural engineers of the future will need to be innovators and leaders to respond to our changing working environment. While much of the evolution of structural engineering is beyond the influence of SEI, there are certain actions that SEI can take to help mold the profession’s future. Recommendations for education and professional practice are presented as starting points for SEI Board implementation. Recommendations range from a thorough scrutiny of the formal education, to increasing global participation; from establishing a transition expectation via internships, to creating a profession-wide expectation for innovation and leadership.
Presented by: Donald Dusenberry
Mr. Dusenberry is a Senior Principal in the Waltham, Massachusetts office Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., where he has worked for over 35 years. He has Bachelors of Science and Masters of Engineering degrees from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the SEI Board of Governors. He chairs the committee that developed the first edition of the recently-published ASCE/SEI 59 standard for blast-resistant design, titled Blast Protection of Buildings. Having served for over 20 years on the standards committee that maintains Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7, he chaired that committee during the cycle that developed the 2010 edition.
Your Path to Professional Licensure
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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What better time to learn about professional engineering licensure than during National Engineers Week! This ASCE eLearning webinar will describe the step-by-step process to professional licensure and will cover the basics of the FE and PE examinations relevant to civil engineering students and graduates. The speakers will convey the value of licensure to students and younger members as you make important decisions about the direction you want your careers to take. They will cover changes in the examination and licensure process that are now in effect. In addition, several professionals at nationally recognized firms reveal how licensure has played a role in their success. 
Presented by: Timothy L. Miller, P.E.
Timothy L. Miller, P.E., is director of Exam Development Services at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). In this role, Miller oversees the development and scoring of all engineering and surveying examinations used for professional licensure in the United States and its territories. Miller also oversees the production of NCEES examinations, study guides, and exam administration publications.

Bridging the Gap Between Climate Change Science and Engineering Practice
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Join us for this ASCE eLearning webinar that will inform engineers of all disciplines of:

  • Evidence from observational and analytical climate/weather science indicates that changes of climate will affect demands for and the performance of engineered systems
  • Authoritative sources for guidance and recommendations for adaptation of engineered systems to a changing climate and
  • Needs for the engineering community to collaborate in research with the climate/weather science community.  

Presented by:
Ted S. Vinson, F.ASCE, Chairman ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate
Miriam Heller, M. ASCE, Principal MHITech Systems
Bilal Ayyub, F.ASCE, F.ASME, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Maryland
J. Rolf Olsen, Ph.D., Senior Lead for Climate Change, IWR, US Army Corps of Engineers

Citing This Resource: Please cite material used from this webinar as follows: Wright, R.N., Vinson, T.S., Heller, M., Ayyub, B., and J.R. Olson (Writers) & American Society of Civil Engineers and the United Engineering Foundation (Producers). (2013, December 19). Bridging the Gap Between Climate Change Science and Engineering Practice (Webinar). Recorded December 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm, ASCE: Reston, VA. 

Productivity Challenges Faced by Civil Engineers
(Mission Critical Solutions for ASCE)
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Please join us on Thursday, December 12th at 2pm ET for this eLearning Webinar for ASCE Members "Productivity Challenges Faced by Civil Engineers".
This webinar will cover technology challenges faced in the field, Dataforensics customer case studies, and mobile solutions designed for Civil Engineers in the field. An opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the webinar will allow you to post your specific challenges and get answers to help you in the field. 
Presented by: Bill Presler 

Long Term Care - Do I Need It
Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Have you thought about your long-term care needs lately? It’s impossible to know if or when an illness or accident will necessitate extended care. And that’s why now, while you’re healthy, is the best time to put a Long Term Care plan in place. This insurance helps pay for extended care expenses and could save you thousands of dollars. Through your membership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and its partnership with Long-Term Care Resources, you, your spouse/domestic partner, parents, and adult children have access to an extensive list of long-term care plan choices customized to meet your needs. Plans through ASCE are available from multiple highly rated insurance carriers. Plus, you can trust you’re getting quality benefits and special discounted rates because this coverage is available exclusively to ASCE members. Learn more about Long-Term Care Insurance and the advantages of having this coverage during a free, 45-minute webinar hosted by ASCE. This webinar is available only to ASCE members, and you’ll even have an opportunity to ask our insurance experts questions. We want you to leave this webinar feeling more informed, knowing the features of this insurance and how your ASCE membership can benefit you. Presented by: Sharon Harman, Pearl Insurance Vice President of Affinity Client Relations and Mark Kirby, Senior Long-term Care Insurance Specialist with Long-Term Care Resources

Get Members, Keep Members, and Grow Membership
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Do you ever wonder how all of the pieces fit? What resources are available to help you find members, keep members, and handle everything in between? Whether you are focusing on keeping younger members or trying to find ways to transition students, having proven ideas to get you started will mean saving you time while maximizing your efforts.

Decide what to do with confidence by attending The “Get Members, Keep Members, and Grow Membership” webinar. It is designed for active members who are involved in the Section, Branch, Younger Member Forum or Group, or Student Chapter (including faculty advisor) who are at the epicenter of member recruitment and retention activities. This interactive, “information-packed” webinar is great for Region, Section, and Branch leaders who are committed to seeing greater member and nonmember participation in the Section or Branch while encouraging use of ASCE and industry key benefits. Throughout the webinar, you will hear from members and staff who are in the trenches, on the ground, and seeing and hearing what is working in the industry to generate success.  Gain the knowledge of how and when to use the expansive variety of available tools and resources that will help your Region, Section, or Branch make a difference in the growth of the profession.  Presented by:  Marcia L. Boyd, Program Manager, ASCE Membership Champions Program

Topics include:

  • The benefits and resources of ASCE Membership Champions program
  • Ways of: finding new members; keeping members; engaging members; transitioning students; and keeping younger members
  • Involving government engineers
  • Understanding the tools and resources available to you

Conceptual Models for Infrastructure Leadership
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Offered by the Committee on Critical Infrastructure
In policy and aspirational documents both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering have called for engineers of the 21st century to take a leading role in infrastructure discussions and decisions. These discussions and decisions routinely involve stakeholders, constituencies, and organizations that are unfamiliar with traditional engineering modeling and analysis techniques. Removing communication barriers and assuming a leadership role in these conversations requires engineers to adopt new conceptual models that enhance communication between people with dissimilar backgrounds and promote shared understanding.

In this webinar you will learn how to explain the six functions necessary for the proper functioning of an infrastructure; describe any infrastructure to a technical or non-technical audience using the Component Model; develop an infrastructure assessment plan using the Assessment Model; lead discussions among diverse stakeholders on the design of resilient infrastructures that incorporates risk management, engineering design, emergency response, and rationally sequenced recovery.

Presented by: Lt. Col. Steven Hart, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE and J. Ledlie Klosky, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Steve Hart is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers with over 25 years of service in both command and staff positions in Iraq, Kuwait, Panama, Germany, Korea, and the United States.
Dr. Led Klosky is an associate professor of civil engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering at West Point.

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Hosting an eLearning Webinar - What Can eLearning Offer You? 

About eLearning: eLearning is a recent Member Benefit developed in 2010 to offer FREE Webinars. These Webinars are for topics not covered in Continuing Education Webinars or Seminars. Members can not earn CEU/PDH for eLearning Webinars. Previous eLearning Webinars have covered a range of topics from career development, training for ASCE Sections and Branch leaders, and trenchless design. Webinars should be informative, and should not be exclusively for selling an item, such as a particular type of construction equipment. These Webinars are a great opportunity to provide members with an introduction into topics specific to your institute, and to help engage members to become more involved. Also, these are free for you to host!

About the Webinars: Webinars may be up to one hour in length. The format is a PowerPoint slide show with audio provided by the speaker. Slide shows can include video clips. Webinars are interactive: you can include poll questions for participants, and attendees can submit questions to the speaker electronically during the Webinar. Your Webinar can be less than one hour; most hosts intentionally save at least 10 minutes for Q & A at the end.
Following the airdate, Webinars will be archived for viewing on the eLearning Website for 90 days.

What you do: Come up with a topic, find a speaker/host, and submit your completed eLearning Webinar Request form to the eLearning team 8 weeks prior to your desired air date.

What we do: Work with Continuing Education and our Webinar vendor to secure your date and your training session. We handle the administrative aspects of the Webinar, such as making sure your materials are submitted to our vendor by the deadlines. We also market your Webinar through broadcast e-mails, eNews, SmartBrief, Section Informant, and on the eLearning page of the ASCE Website.

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