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  GBA’s Business Practice Committee has compiled information from several GBA Member Firms to develop a complete Ethics and Professional Conduct Training.  The materials have been developed for GBA member firms so that they can perform comprehensive ethics training for all employees in smal...

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December 5, 2017

We have all seen the headlines and our attention on workplace harassment is elevated.  GBA Member-Firms have a unique opportunity to promote proven business practices to educate our employees about workplace harassment. GBA’s Business Practices Committee has taken the opportunity to refresh and ...

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December 5, 2017

The next GBA TED Talk group will be discussing How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek. Together we will learn, share, and grow. Please join us! Friday: December 1, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific Duration: 1 hour Facilitated by: Joel Carson Spac...

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November 21, 2017

    From the Archives – GBA 20 Years Ago As we start planning for the kick-off of GBA’s 50th anniversary in May 2019, we are dusting off files, opening storage boxes, and reviewing our archives.  One of the most interesting finds are the boxes of historic NEWSLOGs (currently titl...

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November 20, 2017

GBA has teamed up with Champion System to create top of the line team athletic wear which is now available to all GBA members!  You can order from a catalog of biking and running apparel (i.e. shorts, tights, singlets, jerseys, vests, and jackets) for winter or summer sporting events. Order now by...

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November 8, 2017

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS “Optimizing Performance by Leading from the Heart”  2018 Spring Conference – April 5-7, 2018 Westin Chicago River North Hotel – Chicago, IL  GBA IS LOOKING FOR INSPIRING SPEAKERS!  Are you a dynamic, engaging, inspiring speaker with something valuable to ...

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October 26, 2017

  President Charles “Charlie” Head, P.E., P.G. (Sandborn, Head & Associates) GBA Members, GBA is a great organization, with great people, and a great legacy. For the entirety of GBA’s almost 50-year history, it has thrived under the tenets of openness and sharing so that all may unde...

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October 19, 2017

GBA has a rich history of uniting to tackle tough problems, collaborating on common issues, and working together to elevate our profession. In a pilot program to promote growth and collaboration, interested GBA Members will independently watch the TED Talk “Leading with Greatness” then gatherin...

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October 5, 2017

Troutman Sanders has released the fourth edition of their popular eBook “Legal Guide to Doing Business in China.” The guide is an overview of the legal framework for making foreign investments in China and some of the complexities that may arise during the course of business. China attracts inv...

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September 26, 2017

Refreshed GBA Case Histories have been downloaded almost 1,000 times since May 1, 2017 and they are being used by GBA members for loss prevention discussions in support of professional development and mentoring. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeating mistakes of t...

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September 15, 2017

GBA reminds us regularly, words and phrases are critical to the success of geoprofessional consultants.  It is critically important that we are aware some words and phrases have troublesome meanings and can create costly problems. The following list comprises a few of these words and phrases. Some...

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August 1, 2017

New GBA Business Brief:  Financial-Performance-Survey Report                For more than 15 years, GBA has been collecting key financial metrics from member-firms so our members can measure their success and improve business performance and optimize efficiency.  The new...

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July 28, 2017

Deposition Do’s & Don’ts for Fact Witnesses is Focus of Latest GBA Best Practices  Lawsuit. Interrogation. Sworn testimony. All intimidating words that most people don’t like to hear. But as a geoprofessional, it’s possible that at some point in your career you will be asked to testify...

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June 30, 2017

    Testing Water…and Ethics, A GBA Supported Ethics Education Program:  Testing Water…and Ethics depicts a realistic ethical problem in engineering within an organizational setting. Porter/Rodman Engineering Co. has been retained to drill water test wells on a property that will be ...

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June 6, 2017

      Two Important Legal Resources Updated The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has published new editions of two important legal references, both prepared for design professionals without use of “legalese”; both available free of charge. Limitation-of-Liability Case I...

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June 6, 2017

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