Foundations of Practice Webinar Mini-Series

 

The Foundations of Practice Webinar Mini-Series is a NEW webinar-based learning opportunity comprised of multiple webinars that include tailored content unique to the new professional, including students, interns and emerging practitioners. Each webinar is presented by a different subject matter expert in the field being explored. The Foundations of Practice Mini-Series takes place on the last Thursday of the month. Registration for the live webinar includes access to the post event recording on the RAIC Learning Management System.

2020 Webinar Mini-Series Pricing:

Register for the Semester Bundle and get 1 WEBINAR FREE!


Semester 1:

Project Management 

Webinar | 2 CEU | Introductory | Project Management 
Register for the Semester Bundle and get 1 WEBINAR FREE!

Available on demand
Regular Pricing: $100.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!
RAIC Member Pricing: $75.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!

RAIC Student and Intern Members do not receive continuing education certificates
Intern Member Pricing: $50.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!
Student Member Pricing: $35.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!

Summary:
This webinar will introduce the participant to foundational concepts in project management as they apply to the sometimes-chaotic environment of architectural practice. Key concepts to be introduced include: 

  • Be only as organized as you have to be,
  • You are expected to lead the consulting design team whether you like it or not. If you don't head, others are glad to step in and take control.
  • What does the client need, want and expect. Most importantly, what does the client not know? Ask the hard questions,
  • A client may not remember how much the project was over budget or behind schedule, but the will always remember how you made them feel, and 
  • What work needs to be done? Visualize the project's work, document it using simple tools, and follow the plan. 

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on current project management practices in the office and how they do or do not contribute to value generation for the client, 
  • Ask yourself the question, "what is expected of me as the project architect/ design team leader/ project manager?" 
  • Critically reflect on your career pathway and consider if you like bing a project manager.

 

Presenter: Don Ardiel , B.Arch., MDE, OAA, MRAIC, PMP
 

Don is the Director, Practice Support and the Director, Syllabus at the RAIC. He joined the RAIC after nearly 30 years in practice providing architectural and project management services. He has taught multidisciplinary project management for 25 years at the university and college levels and lead professional practice and project management workshops for many of the architectural associations. Don developed and facilitated the RAIC”s highly successful “Project Management for Architects” workshop in major cities across Canada.    

 


Fundamentals of Social Media 

Webinar | 2 CEU | Introductory | Practice
Register for the Semester Bundle and get 1 WEBINAR FREE!

Available on demand
Regular Pricing: $100.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!
RAIC Member Pricing: $75.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!

RAIC Student and Intern Members do not receive continuing education certificates
Intern Member Pricing: $50.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!
Student Member Pricing: $35.00 - PURCHASE ON-DEMAND!

Summary: 
This webinar will explore how social media can be applied within the architectural field, including how it can be used to reach your business goals along with its importance within your firm’s marketing and business development plans. It is critical to not only understand what social media is and how it can be used for networking, story telling and client-relationship building, but also to discern why it matters to your firm, specifically as we continue to move forward in an everchanging digital era. Throughout this session, we will refer to case studies and past metrics to showcase the ways in which social media has resulted in tangible business results for other firms in the industry. We will also highlight best practices for developing personalized strategies for a target audience and their reflected interests.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss social media through an AEC industry lens
  • Identify how social media can be used to ultimately reach business goals
  • Accurately reflect their brand/practice online
  • Identify how social media and mass communication can be used to build relationships online
     

Presenter: Monika Idzior, B.A. 

As the founder of IDZIOR, Monika Idzior creates and implements results-driven strategic plans to help firms tell their story on social media and other online channels. Her knowledge of the AEC industry stems from her multiple years of experience as a proposal and marketing specialist at Toronto-based architecture and design firms. Monika applies her knowledge of behavioural economics and digital marketing principles to help firms grow their online presence. By combining left brain analytics and right brain creative, she understands the importance of both performance metrics and creative content in creating a comprehensive solution. Her client base is primarily composed of firms in the AEC industry such as designers, construction management firms and contractors.
 


Human Resources Management - REGISTER HERE!

Webinar | 2 CEU | Introductory | Practice
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Date: June 25, 2020 - 7:00 ET

Summary: 
In this course we will provide you with a high-level overview of an employee lifecycle, from recruitment methodology to engagement and culture building all the way through to exiting employees.  We will review current employment legislation and any developments learned through this current world state.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Create organizational procedures and templates for finding, screening and hiring effective and quality candidates
  • Identify effective tools for maintaining employee engagement and productivity
  • Describe provincial employment law which encompasses hiring, terminations and current state
  • Describe how people drive the business and how their development and engagement increase company productivity
 

Presenter: Tania Oppedisano, MHRM

With 18 years experience in Human Resource Management and 10 years within the design industry Tania brings big picture thinking and enthusiasm that ensures human resources practices are not only aligned with the strategic direction of the firm, but drive performance and are best practices within multiple industries. Completed her Masters of Human Resources at York University in 2016 she recently received HRD 27 Top HR Directors recognition and previously awarded Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching 2016.

 

 
Semester 2: TBD