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

Let's Talk Taxes: Important PPP, ERC, and SALT Insights

May 5, 2021 3:00pm ‐ May 5, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

2021 has brought new changes into the tax landscape for the construction industry. Join BKD CPAs & Advisors for a much needed tax update where you'll gain insight regarding hot topics like the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), as well as an overview of state and local tax issues for contractors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

CFMA’s Speaker Development Toolkit: Tips & Techniques for Effective Public Speaking

Apr 26, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Being able to communicate your message clearly and concisely so that it has an impact on the listener is the cornerstone of public speaking. This webinar will provide attendees with valuable information to help develop their public speaking skills for live virtual on in-person sessions. Attendees will have access to CFMA’s Speaker Development electronic Toolkit to easily access articles and information on best practices for public speaking engagements. Learn valuable insight from experienced speakers during this one-hour webinar.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Pandemics and Productivity: Quantifying the Impact

Apr 7, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Apr 7, 2021 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

Jobsite shut-downs and restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic has had negative impacts on budgets for many businesses. This study, commissioned by SMACNA’s New Horizons Foundation and conducted by Maxim Consulting Group, assesses the impact of the coronavirus (COVID 19) across the HVAC and sheet metal industry. Learn how industry experts quantified those impacts and financial losses. Find out how this industry resource helps contractors measure the lost productivity working under pandemic-driven protocols.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Subcontractor Prequalification iconSubcontractor Prequalification

Preview Available

Subcontractor Prequalification

Mar 10, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Mar 10, 2021 5:00pm

Credits: None available.

Prequalification programs have been well established for a long time, but questions still persist for many in how to choose the best subcontractor, and likewise as a sub, how to put in your best effort to get the job. This session will take a deep dive into learning the prequalification process. Learn why some General Contractors (GCs) worry about Subcontractor failure? And for Subcontractors, learn how to become more comfortable with sharing financial information. Gain insight into best practices your company can implement to make your financial statement picture perfect.

Learning objectives:
After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Take steps to make the prequalification process successful in your company’s culture.
  • Identify the types of information requested and how it’s used.
  • Evaluate the process in companies who have developed a successful prequalification process to identify best practices.

Speaker(s):
  • Kevin Burnett, CPA, CCIFP, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Sundt Companies, Inc.
  • Patrick Cebelak, CPA, CCIFP, President, Triangle Associates
  • Lisa Best, CPA, Prequalification Manager, The Sundt Companies, Inc.
Members: $45.00
Standard: $69.00

Secrets to Successful Hiring in Today's Environment

Mar 3, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Mar 3, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Attracting and retaining talent was already challenging when the pandemic added complexity. Now, it is more important than ever for senior leaders and their hiring managers to learn best practices for attracting and hiring top performers. In this session, we will discuss candidate attitudes and behavior in today’s market, including how it is impacted by the pandemic. We will cover hiring processes and practical strategies to successfully attract and get top talent hired in this environment.

Learning objectives:
After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain perspective on how the pandemic impacts candidate behavior
  • Examine motivators of top performers, and how to find them
  • Discover the underlying reasons job ads may not generate results

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Expand Your Construction Contract Knowledge - Day 2

Feb 25, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Feb 25, 2021 5:00pm

Credits: None available.

In this course, you will gain an attorney’s view of how risks can be avoided with specific contract language that will minimize your company’s liability exposure. Learn about various case dispute situations and how the contract clauses respond to real-case examples plus best practice approaches to manage the circumstances. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the instructors on sample construction project scenarios and determine potential consequences as a result of the contract definition and legal requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how risks can be created and avoided by specific—and sometimes overlooked—contract language.
  • Learn how to spot contract language that increases your company’s liability risk, and how to negotiate provisions that minimize your risk and apportion liability fairly among parties.
  • Gain best practices on how to use your company counsel more effectively in preparing to negotiate difficult contract clauses.

Speaker(s):

Expand Your Construction Contract Knowledge - Day 1

Feb 24, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Feb 24, 2021 5:00pm

Credits: None available.

In this course, you will gain an attorney’s view of how risks can be avoided with specific contract language that will minimize your company’s liability exposure. Learn about various case dispute situations and how the contract clauses respond to real-case examples plus best practice approaches to manage the circumstances. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the instructors on sample construction project scenarios and determine potential consequences as a result of the contract definition and legal requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how risks can be created and avoided by specific—and sometimes overlooked—contract language.
  • Learn how to spot contract language that increases your company’s liability risk, and how to negotiate provisions that minimize your risk and apportion liability fairly among parties.
  • Gain best practices on how to use your company counsel more effectively in preparing to negotiate difficult contract clauses.

Speaker(s):

Contracts 101 - Day 2 iconContracts 101 - Day 2

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Contracts 101 - Day 2

Feb 18, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Feb 18, 2021 5:00pm

Credits: None available.

Are you ready to learn how to analyze and improve your construction contracts? While you don't need to be a lawyer to read a contract (though you absolutely want one to) you do need to understand what you are reading. This course will teach you how construction contract sections fit together and which clauses you need to look out for to protect your company's bottom line.

Speaker(s):

Contracts 101 - Day 1 iconContracts 101 - Day 1

Preview Available

Contracts 101 - Day 1

Feb 17, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Feb 17, 2021 5:00pm

Credits: None available.

Are you ready to learn how to analyze and improve your construction contracts? While you don't need to be a lawyer to read a contract (though you absolutely want one to) you do need to understand what you are reading. This course will teach you how construction contract sections fit together and which clauses you need to look out for to protect your company's bottom line.


Speaker(s):

Ownership Transfer and Succession Planning: 2021 FMI/CFMA Industry Study

Feb 8, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Feb 8, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Key insights will be presented from the latest FMI/CFMA industry study that focused on ownership transfer and succession management trends. The presenters will share new findings around how the global pandemic is affecting timing and rollout of ownership transfer plans, including details on how firms are cultivating their next generation of leaders and future owners.

Learning objectives:
After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn what industry peers have to say about ownership transfer methods and succession planning trends
  • Consider specific factors when selecting an ownership transfer method
  • Learn best practices when replacing critical leadership positions

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00