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  • As an ASCE member, you have free member-only access to live eLearning webinars to enhance your personal and professional knowledge. Topics include:

    •   Engineering technical areas
    •   Social media for personal and professional use
    •   Volunteering and mentoring
    •   Professional development
    •   Business and financial planning
  • Upcoming webinars

    Gaining Management Experience through Pre-College Outreach

    Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    During this webinar, members will learn how to leverage pre-college outreach to develop win-win situations to help educate their audience and empower themselves with the critical management skills needed to succeed as a civil engineer. Members will learn how to connect the dots on strategic thinking, team management, emotional intelligence, business development, and public speaking.

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    Why Professional Engineer Licensure Matters

    Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    Licensure is the mark of a professional. It's a standard recognized by employers and their clients, by governments and by the public as an assurance of dedication, confidence, skill, and quality. Your PE license tells the public that you have mastered the critical elements of your profession. It demonstrates your commitment to the highest standards of engineering practice. For consulting engineers and private practitioners having the PE license is essential. The PE after your name offers many advantages, for instance, you earn prestige and your earning potential rises. Across industries, be it government agencies, educational institutions or private companies, the trend is to hire and contract with licensed professional engineers. This trend will continue in the future.

    If you are unsure whether or not you should pursue engineering licensure, register for this webinar and find out:

    • Why should you earn the PE license?
    • At what point in your career should you pursue licensure?
    • What resources ASCE offers to help you prepare for this pivotal step in your career?

    Presenter: J.P. Mohsen, Ph.D., F.ASCE , is the Course Director for ASCE's PE Civil, S.E., and PE Environmental Exam Review courses. Dr. Mohsen has prepared and helped engineers pass the PE exam for over 20 years.

    Tips for Entrepreneurs & Those That Want to Become Entrepreneurs in the Civil Engineering Space

    Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    The 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest has extended its focus to include showcasing, promoting and rewarding forward thinkers who do more than just come up with a great idea but would like to think about the challenges of commercialization and a plan for market adoption.  By attending this webinar, you will learn not just the importance of a business plan, but what to think about to build one. Here are questions we will address that frequently swirl in the minds of innovators:  

    Who is going to benefit from this innovation and how? What will they be able to do they could not do before and what is the value of that?  Why do most business fail and what do I have to think about to give myself the best chance? Who would be the early adopters and how do we sell to or partner with them?  What resources will I need to get my first customers or partners?  Do I need to incorporate and if so how? Do I need a patent and if so how?  Do I need capital and if so how much? 

    Presenter: Roger London is the Chief Judge of the Entrepreneurial track of the 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest. Mr. London has over 25 years of experience working with corporations, as well as being an entrepreneur, merchant banker, security incubator manager, defense and intelligence community technology scout, angel investor, and entrepreneur mentor.

    ASCE Made Me - How SEI Young Professionals Involvement Results in Continued Career and Personal Success

    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    It is often overwhelming navigating the transition between being a student and the working world. Add to that the transition of getting involved in professional societies. Some may find it difficult to go from having strong leadership roles in college, to finding their place in their local chapters. Some may not know how to get involved at the national level. Others may wonder how to use ASCE/SEI to help advance their career.

    There are many successful people within ASCE/SEI who got involved as young professionals. So what is their secret? What is it like to be involved on a technical committee developing codes and standards? Let’s learn about their journey with ASCE, SEI, and how #ASCEMadeMe applies to them.

    Presenter: Aimee Corn, E.I.T., A.M.ASCE is a Civil/Structural Engineer with Gannett Fleming. Ms. Corn is the immediate Past President of the Colorado Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute which recently won the SEI Chapter of the Year Award. This year she was appointed to the Structural Engineering Institute Board of Governors by the ASCE President-Elect.

    Guidance for Mentors and Mentees

    Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    Professionals appreciate giving and receiving support from fellow civil engineers, either by subject area or by experience level. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, this webinar will help attendees understand the benefits and responsibilities of the role of mentor and mentee in a mentoring relationship.

    Presenter: Stuart G.Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE(Ret.), Dist.M.ASCE is an independent consultant-author-teacher providing engineering, leadership, management, and education/training services to businesses, government entities, and universities.

    Looking for more eLearning Webinars?

    Below are a few webinars that have aired in the past and more can be found on the Past eLearning Webinars page. Login with your ASCE account to access recordings of our past webinars, available 24/7.

    Practical Professional Services Contract Considerations For Engineers

    Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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    This seminar will provide the civil engineer with practical considerations regarding the use of professional services agreement, different forms of agreement, and select key provisions, in addition to tips for negotiating these provisions.
    Presented by: Kevin M. Godbout, Esq.

    Calculating Your Professional Risks: The Fewer Moving Parts, the Better

    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
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    This webinar is about contract basics for engineers. The webinar will explain the various components of contracts with actual examples from real contracts taken from cases that resulted in litigation or arbitration. Engineers will explore the necessary elements of a contract, the importance of defining the scope of their services, how indemnity clauses and limitation of liability clauses may be used and their consequences, and the implications of insurance requirements in contracts.
    Presenter: Sarah A. Johnson

    When Things Don't Go as Planned: A Study of Civil Engineering Litigation

    Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
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    This webinar will focus on lessons learned from litigation arising from civil engineering issues. It will focus on several cautionary tales in which civil engineers have worked with ambitious owners to resolve challenges only to be brought into litigation when things do not turn out as planned.
    Presenter: Scott C. Powers and Erik R. Hamblin

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