Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Mar. 23 – Mar. 29

Northwest Farm Credit Services will hold Economic Outlook and Interest Rates Outlook with Dr. Ed Seifried, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26, online. Guests will receive an economic outlook for the U.S. economy, agriculture, and management decisions from banking consultant Ed Seifried, who will address coronavirus and the economy, if a recession is in sight, and new terms for the professional ag producer. There is no cost for the webinar, but registration is required. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2vVA2YH.

The National Business Institute will hold Removing Standard Title Exceptions, 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, March 27, online. Attorneys, title insurance professionals, real estate professionals, and paralegals will learn about strategies to overcome title insurer resistance to removing standard title exceptions, when the proper time to negotiate removal of survey exceptions, and to manage risks associated with gaps in title insurance coverage. The teleconference is $229. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3d7xY0m.

Week of Mar. 30 – Apr. 5

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold Commercial General Liability Coverages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, March 30, online. Guests will learn about sources of legal liability, types of damages, and coverage triggers under the Commercial General Liability Coverage Form. The webinar is $40 for members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Wng6c0.

The National Business Institute will hold Coronavirus, Commercial Contracts & Insurance, 10-11 a.m., Monday, March 30, online. Attorneys, risk managers, and insurance and business professionals will learn about legal options for mitigating financial loss and best practices for assessing and reducing exposure under existing contracts and insurance policies. The teleconference is $199. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2QpClKr.

Associated Industries will hold How Can I Help You? ADA Part 1, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, online. In part one of a three-part series, guests will learn how employers identify a need for accommodation, the types of documentation that can be requested, and how to begin the interactive process with an employee. The webinar is $45 for Associated Industries members, $90 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2vVrrFq.

The Spokane Building Enclosure Council will hold Don’t be Fooled by New Energy Codes-Webinar 1, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, online. Tom Lienhard, chief efficiency engineer for Avista Utilities, will discuss quality of life issues related to energy usage. Guests will learn about the new state code requirements regarding energy regulations in building design and about technologies related to color-tunable lighting and health benefits. The webinar is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Wo4sgS.

The Association of Washington Business will hold Wage & Hours Webinar, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 1, online. Lane Powell associates Shirley Lou-Magnuson and Hank Stebbins will provide information on the latest developments in federal, state, and local wage and hour laws to keep businesses in compliance and avoid claims. The webinar is $40 for members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ITdqLh.

Gonzaga University will hold Leadership Training & Development, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, online. Rosemary Muriungi, former deputy head of HR for the United Nations Development Program, Kenya, will discuss what to expect when you serve on a nonprofit board, how to add value, and how to be a change agent when needed. Guests also will have an opportunity for questions. The webinar is $30. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UcoMPH.

The National Business Institute will hold IRAs and Retirement Assets in Estate Planning: Recent Changes and New Tactics, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, online. Attorneys, accountants, CPAs, trust officers, tax professionals, and paralegals will learn to tailor their approach to specific types of retirement assets, clarify all contribution limits, identify key mistakes in beneficiary designations, and explore new planning options. The webcast is $389. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3b5CJpu.

SCORE will hold A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing, 10-11 a.m., Thursday, April 2, online. Jessica Thiefels, CEO of Jessica Thiefels Consulting, will discuss what intentional social media marketing is, how and why to leverage the power of doing less, how to define platform-specific goals based on business needs, and how to get familiar with data. There is no cost for the webinar. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2TYMfVG.

The National Business Institute will hold Political Speech in the Workplace: Protections, Policies, and Best Practices, 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Thursday, April 2, online. Human resource professionals, accountants, paralegals, and attorneys will learn about First Amendment rights regarding workplace political speech, about the dangers of discrimination and harassment claims that can arise from political discussions, and how to create policies that maximize employer protections. The audio webinar is $299. For more information, visit: bit.ly/33paL5a.

Week of Apr. 6 – Apr. 12

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold Farm Property Coverages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, April 6, online. Guests will examine property loss exposures faced by clients who are farmers, and those who own or have an interest in farm property. The webinar is $40 for members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2TZ8yKT.

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Online Introduction to Construction Estimating, Monday, April 6, online. Guests will learn about organization of the estimate, types of estimates, elements of estimates, and other basic principles of construction estimating. This is a self-paced online class and can be started at any time. The class is $495 for members, $545 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IT2htA.

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Online Introduction to Concrete, Monday, April 6, online. Guests will learn about Portland Cement Concrete and Asphaltic Concrete and the materials and properties of each, to develop an awareness of installation techniques, and the weather’s impact on concrete and asphaltic concrete. This is a self-paced online class and can be started at any time. The class is $495 for members, $545 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IRpZGT.

SCORE will hold Learn to Delegate and Truly Leverage Your Team for Success, 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, online. Managers will learn how to delegate to their staff to leverage their time and grow their company from small business consultant and author Barry Moltz. There is no cost for the webinar. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2xPupvL.

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold Contractors Liability Exposures … Risk Analysis to Coverage Solutions, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, online. Guests will examine construction defect exposures, certificate of insurance dilemmas, and additional insured versus named insured concerns. The webinar is $40 for members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3b6J57I.

The National Business Institute will hold Disciplining and Terminating Employees on Leave, 7-10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, online. Human resource professionals, attorneys, accountants, and paralegals will learn about the Family and Medical Leave Act and how it interacts with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to determine if disciplinary action is legal or discriminates against the employee, what to do when an employer has an honest belief of FMLA fraud or leave abuse, and best practices to protect the company from claims. The audio webinar is $299. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UfT0Bd.

The National Business Institute will hold Ethics and Privilege of Email and Messaging, 8-9 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, online. Attorneys, law office administrators, and paralegals will learn about updates to attorney-client privilege regarding electronic communications, to explore waiver concerns involving intercepted emails, strategies to create and implement defensible disclaimers, ethical implications of shifting to remote access or an online collaboration environment, the intersection of duty of confidentiality and data encryption, and to maintain privilege when storing client data on the cloud. The teleconference is $199. For more information, visit: bit.ly/391Fvue.

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold It’s Not My Fault, or Is It? – Liability Issues in Personal Lines Policies, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, April 9, online. Guests will examine activities that cause an insured to be legally liable and the process used to determine if the homeowners or personal auto policies provide coverage. The webinar is $40 for members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2vyg3z0.

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