Webinars


CFMA Webinars offer timely, on-point educational sessions presented by subject matter experts. Webinars run between 60-90 minutes in length and cover such diverse industry topics as:

Once you purchase a CFMA webinar, you receive 24/7 access to content and materials. Click on any title below to watch a preview of of the session. Webinars are a FREE benefit for CFMA Members!

(On Demand Webinars do not offer CPE credits)


Sessions

How Emotional Intelligence Creates Inclusion and Safety

Oct 5, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Oct 5, 2022 4:00pm

How would you rate your Emotional Intelligence? Successful leaders harness their ability to identify and express emotions, while cultivating trust with their employees. Join this CFMA Education webinar to uncover the power of emotional intelligence and how it can fuel greater inclusion and safety within construction companies.

Speaker(s):
  • Brent Darnell, Owner, Brent Darnell International
  • Jim Leligdon, Author/Trainer, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Man Therapy: You Can't Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape

Sep 21, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Sep 21, 2022 4:15pm

It’s not a secret, getting the majority of men talking about mental health is not easy. And doing so within construction - a man’s man world - is even more challenging. Discover the research, developments, key insights, impact, and efficacy of Mantherapy.org, an internationally acclaimed men’s mental health website. Insights from the construction industry will be shared along with several interactive activities that assist organizations in identifying effective steps to support men’s mental health within their organization.

Speaker(s):
  • Nathaan Demers, Psy.D, VP, Clinical Programs & Strategic Partnerships, Grit Digital Health
  • Joe Conrad, Founder, Grit Digital Health
  • Calvin Beyer, CWP, SCTPP, VP, Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing, Holmes Murphy

Construction Financial Professionals' Best Practices

Sep 7, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Sep 7, 2022 4:15pm

Accounting departments are often considered to be a cost center or overhead. What if they were thought of as value added or even a profit center? Effective budgeting, projections, and cash management are the keys. This presentation covers the accounting cycle, from a budget to monthly statements to updated projections with a focus on the balance sheet, particularly cash.  It also includes lessons learned from dozens of contractors regarding things that can go right and wrong.

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Challenging Unconscious Bias

Aug 23, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Aug 23, 2022 1:00pm

Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t make assumptions about anyone.”? Have you said it yourself? Unfortunately, research shows us that the statement is nearly impossible to put into practice. At any given moment, we are exposed to millions of pieces of information, and neurons in our brain send signals at speeds over 100 mph. The very brain functions that help us navigate a complicated world can also lead us to follow unrecognized snap judgments and make decisions that recirculate patterns we may not even realize we’ve absorbed.

This dynamic webinar will explore what unconscious bias really is, why it exists, and what we can do about it. Participants will be invited to participate in exercises that examine our socialization and offer evidence-based strategies for mitigating bias in our personal and professional lives.

Speaker(s):
  • Avi Edelman, Associate Director, Multicultural Affairs and Manager of Diversity Education, Columbia University, Columbia University

Learn How the CCIFP Designation Has Opened Doors & Closed Deals

Aug 3, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Aug 3, 2022 4:15pm

Don’t miss this brand new webinar as industry leaders share their experiences about how the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation has opened doors and closed deals in shaping their careers. Moderated by Joe McLaughlin, CCIFP, CPA, the panelists will share a variety of success stories that all have one common denominator — the CCIFP designation. From promotions to CFO and recognitions to saving an organization millions of dollars, this webinar will inspire construction financial professionals to reach for new goals. What will be your CCIFP story?

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Members: $0.00
Standard: $55.00

Managing & Mitigating OCIP & Insurance Risk in Contracts

Jul 6, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Jul 6, 2022 4:15pm

Learn the history behind and reasons for controlled insurance programs, as well as how OCIPs work and the associated advantages and disadvantages. In addition, discover the impact of California AB2782 that went into effect on January 1, 2013, and explore how to determine adequate OCIP limits, OCIP issues/stories, and insurance requirements/additional insured coverage.

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Members: $0.00
Standard: $55.00

Succession & Exit Planning for Construction Contractors

Jun 1, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Jun 1, 2022 4:15pm

Nearly half of all contractors will go through an ownership transition and / or management succession by 2025. Learn what alternatives exist to transfer ownership along with the pros and cons of each. Also explore techniques to garner alignment and buy in from the incoming management team. Evaluate tools to identify skills gaps of the new ownership and management team and discuss resources and options for filling the gaps.

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Members: $0.00
Standard: $55.00

What a CEO Expects from the CFO: A Panel Perspective

May 4, 2022 3:00pm ‐ May 4, 2022 4:15pm

You’ve been in the industry for some time and have been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. It’s a well-earned accomplishment and now the works begins ensuring the company’s financial foothold is on a strong course. Learn from industry experts on what the CEO really wants from the CFO during this CFMA panel discussion webinar. It’s much more than delivering project forecasting, or preparing company financial statements.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $55.00
Members: $0.00

Prevailing Wage Jobs: Competition & Compliance on Infrastructure Projects

Apr 13, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Apr 13, 2022 4:15pm

The $1.2 trillion, bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has been signed into law. How will you prepare and position your company to win and manage this new volume of work? Competition for prevailing wage jobs is fierce. One of the most significant challenges for open shop government contractors is ensuring compliance with numerous rules and regulations while ensuring profitability. Whether competing on projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act or local prevailing wage ordinances, contractors must be well-informed and have a team of experts to help them adhere to the complex rules and regulations at the state and federal level.

This webinar will define fringe benefits, how you can simplify the processes of meeting the prevailing wage requirements and how can you offer your employees a more rich and stable benefits experience. The discussion will cover how contractors can build a prevailing wage-compliant benefits strategy that helps attract and retain key employees. We will also discuss what actions you can take to be in the best position to comply with regulations and survive an audit.

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Fraud & Embezzlement: Lessons from the Trenches

Apr 6, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Apr 6, 2022 4:15pm

Fraud can wreak havoc on an organization’s financial performance and undermine business objectives. No business is immune to fraud risks, and education is key to prevention. Join this CFMA webinar for stories from the trenches and often-overlooked prevention tips. You’ll be both educated and entertained during this fast-paced program designed for those with or without an accounting background. Anyone can benefit from this enlightening presentation, which will touch on the symptoms management should watch for and focus on how organizations can better protect themselves.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $59.00
Members: $0.00