The Connection
February 11, 2020
Association News
Check out the amazing work being done by our very own new corporate member, Jennifer Mitchell, LEED AP, BD&C, of LinkedIn! 

We can't wait to see what other amazing things you have up your sleeve, Jenny!

We have something new and exciting to share! Our partner, Dovetail Workwear, has graciously offered a $150 giftcard for us to use in a giveaway for our members. We look forward to seeing your submissions! 

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Announcing your 2020-21 Officer/Director candidates! 

NAWIC will have a presence at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, March 10-14 and has partnered with CONEXPO-CON/AGG and Women of Asphalt (WofA) to host  the following events:

Genders on the Jobsite Breakfast (Wednesday, March 11, from 9 – 10:30 a.m.): Join us for a continental breakfast as we explore how women experience job site opportunities and challenges. Whatever your pronoun, the discussion will explore how everyone has a role in keeping job sites productive and safe for all workers. Expect a candid interview dialogue between national diversity advocate Vicki O’Leary and documentary film maker Lorien Barlow.

Ask the Influencers — Panel Discussion & Meetup with Instagram’s Most Popular Construction Minds (Wednesday, March 11, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.): This panel discussion and networking event will feature Missy Scherber of T. Scherber Demolition & Excavating, Aaron Witt of BuildWitt, Keaton Turner of Turner Mining Group, and Stacey Tompkins of Tompkins Excavating, plus numerous other influencers in attendance. The panel will answer your most pressing questions on using social media to recruit new hires, developing your corporate values and culture, taking your marketing to the next level, and the changing face of the construction industry.

Widening Your Workforce Executive Lunch Forum (Friday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m): This session will feature a female executive panel offering insights on how to open the door to a wider workforce base. The moderator will engage the audience through brief interactive peer to peer discussions, as well as questions for the panelists and idea sharing as we explore how we make our culture match the needs and wants of our changing workforce.

Come see us at Booth GL10982, and get your tickets for the amazing events above here.

Keep up-to-date with all things WIC Week! If you have missed an email (or maybe you didn't know there was an email list?!), there's an archive for that!
We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 NAWIC Builds Excellence Awards! Submissions are due no later than May 1, 2020
Each year, NAWIC awards three very special individuals with our annual awards: Future Leader, Lifetime Achievement and Member of the Year. Below, find a brief description of each award (nomination forms available on the NAWIC site - just click "Learn More").
Future Leader: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a new NAWIC member who has been actively involved throughout their first two years.
Lifetime Achievement: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a NAWIC member who has been actively involved throughout their NAWIC membership (min. 15 years).
Member of the Year: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a NAWIC member who has been actively involved October 2018 — September 2019.
The recipient of each award will be recognized at our Annual Conference in August. Deadline for submissions: June 1.
NAWIC's Safety & Health Awareness Committee is pleased to offer the Safety Excellence Award to distinguish NAWIC member companies who recognize safety as a corporate value and commitment. These companies have implemented excellent safety and health programs and innovative solutions for creating strong safety cultures within their organizations. The means of achieving this include owner/upper management commitment, proactive safety and health programs, consistent enforcement policies, employee training, management committee initiatives, and program implementation creativity/innovation.

Applications are due April 30!
Do you have opinions, thoughts or ideas on what our NAWIC PD&E Committee should be offering members? Here is your change to let your voice be heard! The National PD&E Committee is encouraging members to submit ideas for new and exciting development and learning opportunities that will enrich our member experience. 
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Education / Training

NAWIC and the American Bar Association Construction Law Group have joined together to provide a an exciting educational webinar with CLE credits!

This webinar - the topic of which is Enforcement and Exceptions to Limiation of Liability Clauses - will be co-facilitated by NAWIC's very own Elizabeth Rosado and Monica Freeman. 

Read on for more details on this opportunity, offered Feb. 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET.

Here's an updated Save the Date for our webinars for the remainder of February and March!
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc., a thirteen-time National Best Practices Insurance Agency is pleased to offer the CyberOne program to NAWIC members. The program is designed to provide cyber liability coverage to NAWIC member companies with annual revenues of up to $50,000,000.
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Industry Update
The report found that there is automation potential for about 50% of carpenters’ jobs, 42% for electricians, 50% for plumbers and 88% for operating engineers.​
In the last 25 years, the design-build delivery method has caught on with not just contractors but also government officials, customers and jurisdictions across the country. The method is now allowed on at least some types of public projects in all but two states, Iowa and North Dakota.
The growing use of headphones, especially among young Americans, has left some construction companies scrambling to formulate policies for their use on the jobsite. 
PJ Dick-Trumbull Corp.
Feb 2020
Role, responsibilities, and process of Chapter Elections. This webinar will also cover how to handle different scenarios when vacant elected position(s) occur.

Presenters: Robin Fulton-Meyer, CBT, CIT, Past National President (PNP); Deb Lesar, NAWIC Parliamentarian, PNP

Feb 2020
Speaker: Samantha Hedgepath

11 am CST
Feb 2020
What do you do when you’ve got a serious problem with another person that is affecting the common good? The idea of having a confrontation or an intervention can bring high levels of anxiety and dread - so much so that the much-needed conversation may never happen at all allowing bad behavior to continue. Learn how to handle these crucial conversations without high emotion or walk outs ensuring that all involved will experience positive outcomes.

Presenter: Angela Highland

Time: 6 PM CST
Mar 2020
1 pm CST
Mar 2020
You never saw it coming. It’s always the last person you would imagine. The good news? There is a way to protect your chapter from the risk of embezzlement and other crime exposures by way of an insurance policy. Come learn about Crime Coverage and why it is an important consideration for your NAWIC chapter.

Mar 2020
Mar 2020
Mar 2020