The world of construction stormwater is changing and techniques for effectively manging construction stormwater runoff are getting better every day. We know that if we aren’t paying attention and not intentionally improving, we could easily be left behind. Or worse, we could unnecessarily risk our client or employer’s time, money and reputation. Or, we could miss out on opportunities to improve the quality of our Nation’s waters.
Fortunately, we are working at a time where information is more easily accessed than ever before. The internet; access to experts through email and social media; and the many educational events that are available in most places at most any time of the year make learning easy.
In addition to providing international leadership for our industry, IECA is one fantastic provider of education and training. IECA is continually trying to improve its delivery of quality teaching. One current effort involves a focus on improving the quality of presenters at IECA’s Environmental Connection meetings (the IECA annual conference – EC13 will be the next one).
IECA is offering a free webinar on the topic of intentional and effective presenting. I will be interviewed by Education Director Jimmy Eanes. After answering Jimmy’s questions, the floor will be opened to your questions. Jimmy will focus on how I plan, prepare and deliver my presentations. You can ask anything you want.
Also, for those of you in the Southeast US, there are a few other opportunities for networking, gaining knowledge, gaining professional certification, earning continuing education credit, and simply sharpening your saw.
- The semi annual offering of the CPESC Review Course and Exam will take place in Clanton, Alabama on August 29 and 30. More information is available from the sponsor of the course and exam – the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Society.
- The annual Clear Water Alabama Seminar and Field Days will be held in two locations this year – Huntsville and Spanish Fort (north and south Alabama). This is a fantastic educational and networking event that simply gets better every year. Opportunities for updating Qualified Credentialed Inspector certification will also be offered. The event is coordinated and offered by the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership sponsored by the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee. Registration and event details are provided by the website and electronic payment provision provider – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Program.
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Your work, and how you go about it matter. Now, go get better!