The NASBP Virtual Seminar program is now in its sixth year. We have offered over 100 of these live telephone presentations to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates. In 2013 we will offer at least 24 seminars on topics of immediate interest to the membership. Under the direction of the Professional Development Committee and led by an Editorial Board, NASBP Virtual Seminars focus on timely and important topics of broad interest to our industry. Upcoming Seminars are listed below.
Each Seminar is one hour in length, including time for Q&A. Supporting documentation is provided for reference to supplement the topic under discussion. We are pleased to offer an impressive line-up of presenters, including but not limited to surety professionals, attorneys, academics, and consultants.
At $69 per phone line this program is priced to make it accessible to all NASBP members and affiliates. We encourage you to gather as many people around a speaker-phone for each presentation to maximize your organization’s benefit. If you cannot be in the office the day of the seminar, you can easily participate from your cell phone or listen to the recording of the presentation soon afterwards.
As we face changing and growing business challenges, NASBP seeks to add value to your membership by communicating timely information on issues, trends, and strategies. Topics for Virtual Seminar are identified to help you through these challenging times. I believe everyone should consider including Virtual Seminar participation in their organization’s plan for success. If you have not yet participated, I recommend you register for a Seminar in the near future.
Lawrence F. McMahon, NASBP President
NASBP Virtual Seminars
Telephone briefings are an economical and effective way for you and your staff to get up to the moment information on the issues of the day and hear from experts about items critical to your business success -- without anyone having to leave the office. All you need is a phone. Or, if multiple people at your location plan to participate, all you need is a speakerphone and enough chairs for everyone to gather around.
- Cost Effective – $69 per phone line per Seminar
- Convenient – Information, expertise, and practical insights come directly to you
- Time Saving – Eliminates travel and time out of the office
- Need-to-know information you can benefit from immediately
- Presented by recognized authorities in their fields
- Useful presentation materials highlighting main ideas and key points
- Live Q&A - the experts answer your questions
- Real-time insights that give you a competitive edge
- Very accessible to everyone in your organization –a low cost, no travel professional development opportunity
Who Should Participate
- Only NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates may register for Virtual Seminars
- Agency/Company Management
- Claim Representatives
- Account Administrators/Customer Service Representatives
Upcoming Virtual Seminars
ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP): Achieving World-Class Safety Performance
Friday, March 14 at 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
COMPLIMENTARY FOR NASBP MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, AND ASSOCIATES - Registration Required
Each year more than 2,000 construction industry firms participate in the annual audit known as the Safety Training Evaluation Process—STEP. Created by Associated Builders and Contractors, the STEP program measures a company’s performance against its industry peers and, through its 20 Key Components of an Effective Safety Program, provides a road map for companies of all sizes to follow as they work towards world-class performance. This presentation will outline the STEP program, how it works and, most importantly, how it helps the construction industry strengthen its safety culture to achieve zero-incident jobsites.
Michael D. Bellaman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Builders and Contractors. He has prioritized safety by leading an industry-wide effort with the Construction Coalition for a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and focusing on ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). As part of his commitment to closing the gap in the construction workforce, ABC joined forces with USA Cares, a partnership which will train veterans for careers in construction. Mr. Bellaman serves as a trustee for the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation, which generates funds to award scholarships and grants in support of construction education.
Chris Williams is Director of Safety for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., where he plays a vital role in helping to shape ABC’s policies on safety training and performance, developing safety resources for ABC members, and representing the association on numerous safety and standards-writing committees. A resident of Centreville, Virginia, Mr. Williams is the son of a home builder and commercial general contractor and has been in construction most of his life, witnessing firsthand the importance of implementing effective safety and health practices—and the consequences of unsafe behavior.
Protecting Your Identity: Information Security Basics
Tuesday, March 18 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
This seminar offers techniques for protecting your identity both at work and at home. We’ll cover Internet security basics, phishing, protecting against identity theft and handling confidential information.
Barbara Kissner is Chief Information Officer for International Fidelity Insurance Company. Previously she was the Chief Information Security Officer for a retail bank in Southern Florida where she developed an IT training and education program for the banking community. Ms. Kissner has over twenty years of experience in technology and in IT security. She has written articles and presented at several industry conferences. Recently she was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Honorees for 2014.
When you register but find you are not able to
participate in a live presentation, you will be emailed links to the recording within a few days.
Online Registration and Information
Before each Virtual Seminar, call-in instructions and supporting documents/handouts will be emailed to registered participants.
Online: Click here to register online.
Virtual Seminars registrations are non-refundable.
Please call NASBP Professional Development at 202-686-3700.
Future Virtual Seminars
- Understanding International Surety Placement - April 8
- Federal Socio-Economic Policies - May 6
- Why Even Good Contractors Can Fail - May 20
- NASBP Fly-In: Instructions for a Successful Visit - May 29