The Connection
December 5, 2023
Association News
Amber started working at the NAWIC National office in March 2020 as the Membership Coordinator. She is embracing her new role as office manager and her day to day consists of supporting small and struggling chapters, chartering new chapters, and working with the Global Affiliates Alliance. She is a Chapter Development Committee staff liaison and is responsible for membership/recruiter reports. Her favorite part about working with NAWIC is the support she receives from working with her small collaborative team. She loves NAWIC's mission because it empowers the women of the association and she loves meeting members at annual conference. 
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In this 30-minute session, MindForge CEO Stokes McIntyre walks through the top five decisions that make the biggest impact on a construction jobsite. Small but mighty, these are decisions that, made poorly, can drive the largest drains on money, time, and materials. Made well, though, they can be your crew’s biggest sources of productivity, quality, and even safety.
Date: December 5th
Time: 12 PM ET 
Location: Virtual
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This is a casual event where you can take the time to chat with your President and NAWIC sisters. Join NAWIC's National President on the last Wednesday of every month. The next date to join is December 27. 
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Education / Training
As our next cohort of the NAWIC Leadership Academy quickly approaches (get your spot today!), we thought it would be helpful to dive into why the NAWIC Leadership Academy exists and why it’s different from lots of other leadership training out there.
I have had a varied career.  I started as a special events planner for NYCDOT before becoming a traffic engineer and transportation planner.  I worked for consulting engineering firms and construction managers.  I delivered projects for gas utilities, transportation agencies, member associations, and provided services that I never could have imagined when I began my career.  I wrote proposals, made presentations to clients, created programs, and responded to emergencies.  Along the way I became certified as a coach, earned my MBA, and was awarded my PMP.
Click the link to learn more safety tips for the upcoming holiday season!
NEF is pleased to announce that we have two (2) NAWIC Regions planning to conduct study groups and exams during their upcoming Forums. If you are a Midwest Region member, be on the lookout for your opportunity to take the Construction Bookkeeping Technician (CBT). The Southeast Region will be offering the Estimating and Scheduling Practitioner (ESP) course and exam. To keep momentum and interest growing, NEF is currently preparing an online course for the Construction Document Practitioner (CDP) that is slated to begin in March 2024.
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
The SRC Summit has extended a special invitation to NAWIC members. We wanted to send you an invite to this annual conference started back in 2013 by April Hall.  Her goal has been to bring more women in the roofing & construction industry together for learning, networking and to support one another. 
Investing in the right HR technology solutions can automate the most time-consuming tasks. Because tasks are automated, there is little to no room for human error, the work is not only faster but more accurate.  
Industry Update
Downturns, labor shortages and volatile market conditions in construction gripped headlines in 2023. As planning gets underway for 2024, there is an opportunity to learn from the past year to adjust and prepare for what the future might hold. 

(From Construction Dive)
University of British Columbia professor Tony Yang believes that new tech will drastically change the construction landscape over the next 10 years.

(From Construction Dive)
Professionals at The Hartford share resources to help construction risk managers select the most projects that will foster overall company success.
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