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Anirban Basu
The Road to World-class Safety: ABC’s Safety Academy Wednesday, March 25, 2020;  08:30 AM-12:00 PM

The ABC Safety Academy is designed to help attendees understand the importance of leadership commitment, cultural transformation and the safety management process in achieving a world-class safety culture. The academy goes beyond the technical side of safety and explores the emotional and behavioral components that take safety from one of many priorities to the core value upon which all decisions are based. 

Day One
Wednesday, March 25; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Day Two
Thursday, March 26; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Day Three
Friday, March 27; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
ABC Safety Academy Facilitator Orientation*

To facilitate the ABC Safety Academy, a candidate must have completed all four sections of the academy and be able to deliver a safety discussion during the course. Facilitator qualifications include intermediate-to-advanced experience in classroom management and presentation skills, an uncompromising attitude toward safety performance, working knowledge of STEP and the SPR and time and experience in the field with responsibility for safety performance. 
*Open only to those who attended ABC's Safety Academy at Convention 

Anirban Basu
ABC Apprenticeship Trustee Academy Thursday, March 26, 2020;  08:30 AM-12:00 PM

The ABC Apprenticeship Trustee Academy will provide new and current apprenticeship trustees with the knowledge and tools to effectively lead the essential programs that develop our future construction professionals. In addition to world-class trustee development, the academy provides the unique opportunity to network with fellow merit shop trustees from across the association and witness the premiere craft competition in the construction industry at ABC’s National Craft Championships.

For more information on the ABC Apprenticeship Trustee Academy, please click here

Day One 
Thursday, March 26; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • • ERISA: Advanced Fiduciary Obligations and Plan Administration
  • • ERISA: Basics and Core Competencies for Trustees

Day Two 
Friday, March 27; 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • • ERISA: Best Practices for Day-to-Day Operation of ABC Apprenticeship Trusts
  • • ERISA: Panel Discussion: Suriving an ERISA Audit
Media Strategies for ABC Chapters Friday, March 27, 2020;  09:30 AM-12:00 PM

Is your chapter seen as a credible, reliable source by local and regional media? Develop a strategy to position your chapter as a sought-after media source to generate positive news coverage. Learn what is news—and what isn’t (tip: your convention is not news). Discover how to make your story newsworthy, choose the most appropriate person for the interview and prepare that person to effectively represent you, the chapter, their company and the industry.

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