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GBA 2020 Virtual Spring Conference and Education Series

 

April 23 @ 10:00 am - May 1 @ 1:30 pm

The Coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted virtually every part of our lives: professionally, socially and emotionally. Certainly, it impacted GBA in a big way as we shifted our Spring Conference to online.

We are pleased to present a Virtual Spring Conference & Education Series, designed to safely help GBA members obtain valuable information, interact with fellow members and advance the operation and mission of the Geoprofessional Business Association.

All meetings and education presentations are offered free to GBA Members.

Click here for the Virtual Conference Flyer

Thursday, April 23, 2020

10:00 AM  Eastern GBA’s Board of Directors will hold their scheduled meeting.
Board of Directors, Director Nominees, GBA Staff

2:00 PM Eastern Time GBA’s Committees and Task Forces will meet.

Friday , April 24, 2020

2:00 PM ( Eastern)

GBA will host its annual Business Meeting during which our current President Arthur G. Hoffmann, P.E., D.GE. and President-Elect Kenneth R. Johnston will share their thoughts on GBA and its role in helping members manage risk and optimize performance during these challenging times.  This is also the time where we officially elect and transition to our new Board of Directors.

2020 Virtual Spring Education Series

Monday, April 27, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

The Return of the Economist:  The Impact of an Unprecedented COVID-19 Supply Shock
Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD – Chairman and CEO (Sage Policy Group, Inc.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

Planning, Preparing and Executing for the Looming Recession 
Lee James, CPA, CBI, CMC®, F.GBA (Lee James & Associates, Inc.)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

Negotiate It!  How to Crush Your Fears, Develop your Negotiation Muscle, and Gain Power in the Workplace
E. Lynn Price, J.D. (Lynn Price Consulting, LLC)

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

Recession Tune-up (Overhaul)
Guy Marcozzi, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, F.ASCE (Duffield Associates, Inc.)

Friday, May 1, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

Gripped by COVID-19 – An Economic and Geopolitical Outlook Past the Media Headlines
Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist (The Economic Outlook Group, LLC)

Committees and Task Force will meet via ZOOM. The link will be provided for each Committee and Task Force to the committee chairs.

GBA will host its annual Business Meeting during which our current President Arthur G. Hoffmann, P.E., D.GE. and President -Elect Kenneth R. Johnson will share their thoughts on GBA and its role in helping members manage risk and optimize performance during these challenging times. This is also the time where we officially elect and transition to our new Board of Directors.

Please plan on attending this important meeting on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Monday, April 27, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM (Eastern Time)

The Return of the Economist: The Impact of an Unprecedented COVID-19 Supply Shock

Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD – Chairman and CEO (Sage Policy Group, Inc.)

Coming into 2020, the U.S. economy enjoyed plentiful momentum. Job growth remained brisk, consumer spending robust, and the stock market raced higher. But hidden underneath the luster of the lengthiest expansion in American history was a set of vulnerabilities. The fragility took the form of a stock market “priced to perfection” as well as rising public and private indebtedness. The COVID-19 induced supply shock has exposed those fragilities, driving the economy into a deep recession. The good news is that recoveries from such episodes tend to be sharp. Anirban Basu intends to both inform and to entertain as he speaks to an unusually interesting and challenging period in American economic history.

 

 

Speaker Bio
Anirban Basu is a study in contradictions and has been called the economist with a sense of  humor. He is among the most recognizable economists for his consulting work on behalf of developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms, and business associations. He is the author of several high-profile economic development strategies for gov’t agencies and non-profit organizations. He also serves as chief economist for numerous organizations around the country including Associated Builders and Contractors and the Construction Financial Management Association. Anirban also teaches global strategy at Johns Hopkins University. Anirban has degrees from Georgetown University, a master’s degree (Public Policy) from Harvard University and a master’s degree (Economics) from the University of Maryland, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:

The Return of the Economist: The Impact of an Unprecedented COVID-19 Supply Shock

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Planning, Preparing and Executing for the Looming Recession 
Lee James, CPA, CBI, CMC®, F.GBA (Lee James & Associates, Inc.)

This presentation will expand upon the What, When, Where, Who, Why and How of planning, preparing, and executing for a future recession. What should be done? When should needed actions occur? Where within your organization should this occur? Who should be the key people involved? Why is it important? How should this be completed? Lee will share with you best practices and lessons learned from prior recessions; challenges and specifics to help you be better prepared; and the importance of being proactive in planning, preparing, and executing to best survive and thrive through a recession. Everyone will benefit from this presentation.

 

Speaker Bio:

Lee James is a certified public accountant, certified management consultant, and certified business intermediary. His firm offers individualized services like benchmarking, coaching, facilitating, financial and operational assessment, leadership development, project-management performance, ownership transition (internal and external), software conversions, strategic planning, and training. Lee is also well known for the many seminars and other training programs he leads and is a highly regarded speaker. A long-time member of GBA as well as a member of the Council of Fellows, Lee has worked tirelessly for GBA, donating many years of service to the organization’s Business Practices Committee.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:
Planning, Preparing and Executing for the Looming Recession 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Negotiate It!  How to Crush Your Fears, Develop Your Negotiation Muscle, and Gain Power in the Workplace
E. Lynn Price, J.D. (Lynn Price Consulting, LLC)

Negotiation is a part of daily life – whether it’s formal or informal. Preparing for the next downturn means having your negotiation skills sharpened and ready!

Based on her bestselling book, Lynn will teach you how to apply the “Formula of the Three R’s”: a quick and effective way to see positive results with your negotiations at all levels. You will learn when you should negotiate, how to overcome negotiation fears, and how to avoid common pitfalls. You will learn how to develop the confidence to defend your position, respond to pushback, and negotiate both strategically and efficiently. This presentation will help you to be able to confidently adopt the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Get” philosophy so you are always encouraged to “Make the Ask.”

Speaker Bio

Lynn Price is a speaker, author, and attorney with more than 20 years of experience providing creative business solutions to clients and executives. She successfully negotiated 11,000+ agreements over the last two decades. She is the author of the bestselling book Negotiate It! How to Crush Your Fears, Develop Your Negotiation Muscle, and Gain Power in the Workplace, which landed at #24 on BookAuthority.com’s list of “100 Best Negotiation Books of All Time.” Previously, Lynn was an attorney for Terracon Consultants, Inc., where she served as a principal, managed the legal department, and was corporate secretary. Under her leadership, the corporate legal department was awarded the “Top Corporate Department” multiple times from surveys of the company’s business leaders.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:
Negotiate It – How to Crush Your Fears, Develop Your Negotiation Muscle, & Gain Power in the Workplace

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Recession Tune-up (Overhaul)
Guy Marcozzi, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, F.ASCE (Duffield Associates, Inc.)

The last few years have been boom times for many GBA firms. Experience suggests that the business environment is cyclical, and wow did the conditions just change!  Tune ups are best done before a breakdown, but better late than never.  The best practices of a tune-up should enable your firm to weather the changing business season in a timely, responsible, and empathetic manner. During this presentation, Guy will share a tool kit for your business tune up which will include considerations in aligning your team and business practices and developing an emotional bank to draw from while making hard decisions. Make the appointment to tune up your business for a healthy recovery.

Speaker Bio:

Guy Marcozzi is President of Duffield Associates, Inc. a mid-sized geoscience firm located in the mid-Atlantic region. Guy originally practiced as a structural engineer, then a geotechnical engineer, and has since diversified into civil and maritime work.   Guy has been selected to join GBA’s Board of Directors for the FY 2020-2021.  Guy says he’s closer to the end of his career than the beginning and has weathered prior business cycles, so he encourages his peers to take advantage of opportunities to plan for what’s coming, both good and bad.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:
Recession Tune-up (Overhaul)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Gripped by COVID-19 – An Economic and Geopolitical Outlook Past the Media Headlines
Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist (The Economic Outlook Group, LLC)

Rarely have Americans confronted so much uncertainty about the future. They have been gripped by a deadly virus (Covid-19) that has shut down economic activity and threatens to plunge the nation into recession, if not something worse.  There are also growing fears the damage caused by this lingering pathogen could permanently alter the economic and business landscape.  If that’s not enough to ponder, the nation faces a presidential election this fall, and its outcome will also shape the direction of the economy in 2021 and 2022.  Last, and certainly not least, the US and other nations are about to face a debt bubble unlike anything seen before.  Simply put, we are at a defining moment in history, one that will affect future economic growth, employment, trade and interest rates.

In the midst of all this volatility is the sobering fact that corporate managers, investors and households need to make decisions daily and be able to justify them.  Doing so, however, will require tossing out the old rules and forecast models to make way for a more agile framework on how to operate in this highly challenging environment.

Speaker Bio:

Bernard Baumohl is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of U.S. and world economies.  The Wall Street Journal ranked him as the most accurate economic forecaster for 2018.  Frequently, his projections on the economy and geopolitical trends are cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Financial Times, and on National Public Radio. He also served as a report for Time, covering The White House and Federal Reserve.   He is the author of The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities, an international speaker on the latest economic and geopolitical outlook and on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, where he conducts seminars about how forward-looking economic indicators can help business leaders better foresee turning points in the economy. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association.

 

Register in advance for this webinar:

Gripped by COVID-19 – An Economic and Geopolitical Outlook Past the Media Headlines  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Details

Start:
April 23 @ 10:00 am
End:
May 1 @ 1:30 pm