Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday

    How Engineers Create Added Value

    Mar 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    Why do engineering services continue to be less valued than other professional services? Attorneys, accountants, management consultants, marketing experts—to name a few—all command a higher labor multiplier than engineers.

    It’s time to take a serious look at closing the value gap.

    Creating added value has become an essential issue for engineers for two reasons: (1) the growing commoditization of engineering services and (2) the increasing competition for engineering talent. These trends show no sign of abating, even as the economy continues to grow.

    Join Mel Lester for a fresh take on value creation and to rethink how you diagnose problems, design solutions, and deliver results as an engineer. You'll also explore strategies for adding value to your work, including:

    • Developing a client-centered perspective
    • Delivering business-driven results
    • Providing outstanding client experiences
    • Sharing valuable content

    Speaker: Mel Lester
    Bio: Mel Lester (aka BizEdge) is a management consultant, trainer, and contrarian strategist specializing in helping engineering firms create competitive advantage and improve business performance. He has worked in the engineering business for over 40 years, serving as both a manager and a consultant. His diverse experience includes leadership development, strategic planning and implementation, business development, client service, communication skills, project management, employee engagement, and behavior-based safety. Mel has authored over 300 articles and is coauthor of the ACEC-published book 33 Proven Secrets to Writing Successful Client-Centered Proposals.

  • Wednesday

    Engineering Ethics – Business and Professional Issues

    Apr 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Arthur Edward Schwartz, CAE, NSPE Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel, NAFE Executive Director, and DiscoverE Corporate Secretary will review engineering ethics principles and discuss business and professional ethics issues involving contracts and fiduciary liability; reviewing the work of another engineer and certificate of merit statutes; misrepresentation and obligations to report to a client; and public health and safety issues relating to boiler valves and switches.

  • Wednesday

    Engineering Ethics – Emerging Issues

    May 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    Arthur Edward Schwartz, CAE, NSPE Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel, NAFE Executive Director, and DiscoverE Corporate Secretary will review engineering ethics principles and discuss emerging engineering ethics issues involving building codes and environmental issues, objectivity and truthfulness in the use of drones, patents and the potential infringements in a foreign country and signing and sealing of electronic documents.

    Participants will be provided copies of the power point presentations, NSPE Board of Ethical Review case studies, the NSPE Code of Ethics and other materials.  Each webinar will include an online discussion and interactive polling questions to guide participants.

  • Wednesday

    NICET: Developing a Qualified Workforce

    May 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

    Even the most well-prepared project plan is only as good as the people who carry it out. Having a qualified workforce is essential to increasing productivity, quality, safety on the job site.

    But how can you ensure that your workforce is made up of the most qualified individuals capable of ensuring public protection?

    Through credentialing with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), professionals in engineering technologies can set themselves apart as the most exceptional technicians in their field.

    Join NICET’s Chip Hollis as he discusses the ways in which credentialed technicians earn certifications to further their careers, earn the respect and confidence of employers, and continue to safeguard the public.

    During this behind the scenes look at certification and test development, you will learn how NICET examinations:

    • Distinguish the qualified from the not-yet qualified
    • Measure the knowledge and skills of individual test-takers
    • Administer exams that are fair, valid, reliable, and legally defensible

    This webinar will also cover changes from the old paper-pencil work element model to the new computer-based standard model. Mr. Hollis will explain how NSPE’s credentialing arm is taking advantage of changes in technology to comply with certification best practices.

  • Wednesday

    2019 Professional Engineers Conference

    Jul 17 - 21, (CT)
    Kansas City, MO, United States