Top 10 Resources for 2023 (So Far!)

GBA provides hundreds of highly effective resources developed to satisfy the unique needs of geoprofessionals, giving members essential tools for achieving success. However, we also know that it can be overwhelming to sort through them all. To help, we have compiled a list of the top 10 GBA resources by numbers ordered for the last six months. This is a great place to start your exploration of GBA’s resources, or to get acquainted with a publication loved by your peers and “new to you”.

1. GBA Business Brief: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Financial-Performance Survey

This GBA Business Brief — available only to members and free of charge – comprises the key financial-performance issues surveyed firms reported.

2. GBA Best Practice: Project Records Retention

This revised publication gives recommendations on what project records you should keep and what not to keep. It also gives recommendations on how long and where those records should be kept.

3. GBA Best Practices: Establishing a Mentoring Program

This updated Best Practices document identifies the many benefits of mentoring for the firm, for mentors, and for protégés. It also provides a program overview, offers guidance on program leadership, and identifies resources.

4. GBA Best Practices: Taboo Words

This document examines six “taboo words.” These words are not necessarily dangerous in and of themselves, but the consequences of using any one of them improperly can be so severe, many risk managers believe the words should be used only on a carefully considered, by-exception basis.

5. GBA Best Practices: Avoiding Absolutes

When used by professionals within an instrument of professional service, correspondence, or other written communication, or when they are spoken by professionals while acting in a professional capacity, absolutes are almost always inappropriate.

6. GBA Best Practices: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices in the Geoprofessions

This document explains the advantages of diversity in workplaces with proven research data, and how the geoprofessional industry is adapting and is moving toward a more diverse talent pool.

7. Fundamental Elements for Project Managers

GBA has developed, with support of member-firm volunteers, a Project Manager essential skills training course to support and augment training available by member-firms. This course will help you introduce and discuss the essential skills needed as a Project Manager.

8. GBA Best Practices: Go/No-Go Checklist

This checklist may be a tool you use to evaluate opportunities in new sectors, new clients, or a new line of service for your firm.

9. GBA Guide to In-House Review of Geoprofessional Reports

The publication provides step-by-step instructions – as well as overarching concepts – for report writers and reviewers. The guide addresses a report’s ability to satisfy the contractual obligations it was intended to fulfill; the quality of its technical and risk-management content; and the clarity of presentation.

10. Contract Reference Guide, Fourth Edition

This new edition not only provides significant updates from the prior editions, but also includes important new topics, such as Climate Change, Indemnities and Hold Harmless Provisions in Favor of the Consultant, and Instruments of Professional Service.


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