2020 Virtual Events

TreeLearn - A Virtual Education Series Brought to You by ACF

TreeLearn - A Virtual Education Series Brought to You by ACF
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This series was designed by ACF members for ACF members but is open to all!  All sessions are pending approval for SAF CFEs.  You can register for a single session or bundle and save with Block Bundle and Full Series registration options.

Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 11/30/2020

Specific Events Itinerary

   

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Description
Register by July 10.  Select this option to register for the full ACF TreeLearn Series and get the best bang for your buck!  Recordings will be available to paid registrants if you are not able to attend a live session.  Note: you must register for the free introductory session, "The Media & The Message" using the separate registration form specifically for that free event.
When
7/16/2020 - 12/8/2020
Register by July 16.  Select this item to register for both sessions in the Business & Ethics Block and save $10.  Sessions include The Value of Business and Financial Literacy on Thursday, June 16th and Communicating and Executing  Complex Management Solutions on Tuesday, October 6th.  You can read full descriptions for each session below but do not add the single session to your itinerary if you are choosing this option.
When
7/16/2020 - 10/6/2020
In this session you will learn important Business & Financial literacy truths.  You will learn the importance of leaders/owners working “on the business” vs “in the business.  You will be given several take-aways which will include strategies to connect with all your employees using combination of the numbers and gamification.    Presented by: Patrick Carpenter, President GRITT Business Coaching
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Description
Register by July 31.  Select this item to register for both sessions in the Marketing & Communications Block and save $10.  Sessions include Marketing in an Economic Downturn on Wednesday, August 5th and Take Your Presentations from Meh to Wow! on Tuesday, October 27th.  You can read full descriptions for each session below but do not add the single session to your itinerary if you are choosing this option.
When
8/5/2020 - 10/27/2020
The Economic Policy Institute projects 20M people will be furloughed or laid off by July 2020 due to COVID-19. While consulting foresters are essential workers, how do you market your services in such an uncertain economy? According to Harvard Business Review, most marketing focuses on our products and services as well as what makes you different from your competitors. But in light of COVID-19, all that needs to be thrown out the window. HBR says during a crisis, you need to market to emotions. In this webinar, ACF’s PR consultant Sheri Singer explains how to act early, be tenacious, take a long-term perspective, and continue to monitor your audiences’ emotions. Sheri will provide tips on dos and don’ts when marketing in a downturn economy, how to pace yourself, creating messages that resonate with your stakeholders, and continue to take your stakeholder’s temperature (which may change in a prolonged crisis).    Presented by: Sheri Singer, President, Singer Communications
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Description
Register by August 21.  Select this item to register for both sessions in the Technology Tools Block and save $10.  Sessions include Expand Your Consulting Services with Forest Metrix PRO on Thursday, August 27th and Forest Technology Updates in GIS, Inventory, and Data Collection on Thursday, November 19th.  You can read full descriptions for each session below but do not add the single session to your itinerary if you are choosing this option.
When
8/27/2020 - 11/19/2020
Expand your Consulting Services with ForestMetrx PRO.  To respond to the changing demands and interests of landowners, and increased volatility in timber markets, consulting foresters can provide many services beyond traditional timber sale administration and management planning. Forest Metrix PRO has been incorporating features that allow consultants to broaden their array of services, including invasive vegetation inventory, Audubon bird habitat evaluation, and FIA biomass/carbon reporting. Learn about these and other features that are enabling your fellow consultants to broaden their services and increase their value in these uncertain times.    Presented by: Donn Downey, Consulting Forester, ForestMetrix
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Description
Register by September 11.  Select this item to register for both sessions in the Technology Tools Block and save $10.  Sessions include Opportunities for Consulting Foresters in the Voluntary Offset Market on Wednesday, September 16th and A Practical Approach to Appraising Trees on Tuesday, December 8th.  You can read full descriptions for each session below but do not add the single session to your itinerary if you are choosing this option.
When
9/16/2020 - 12/8/2020
Opportunities for Consulting Foresters in the Voluntary Offset Market.  A spate of recent Fortune 500 company commitments to GHG reductions, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn, and significant advances in remote sensing technology for increasing inventory and verification efficiency have converged to make the forest offset industry interesting times, indeed! Participants will learn about their critical role in project development and ongoing project maintenance with an emphasis on breaking down barriers for smaller landowner enrollment in the voluntary offset market.    Presented by: Matt Smith, ACF CF, VP, Forest Operations & Dylan Jenkins, ACF CF, VP, Portfolio Development, Finite Carbon
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Description
Communicating and Executing  Complex Management Solutions.  This webinar will introduce participants to a few of the primary ethical methods that we employ every day when faced with ethically weighted situations.  Following a discussion about each approach, its central ideas and an overview of how the method works, we will put these techniques to use, demonstrating what they can teach us about effective communication in complex management situations.  The purpose of this program is to raise your awareness and deepen your understanding of the variety of ethical considerations that you already make when thinking about situations that are in tension, as a result of competing interests among individuals, industries and communities.  Throughout the course of this workshop you will become more aware of the key categories of considerations that we all rely on when we try to resolve conflict.  With greater awareness of how  you “intuitively” navigate a fraught or conflicted situation, comes a heightened ability to “interrogate” your own thinking for bias, to recognize the hidden position and motivations of others and to reflect more ably on your decision making process.    Presented by: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Description
According to a 2018 Prezi survey, 55 percent of respondents said a great story captures their focus. They thought most presentations need serious improvement with 4 out of 5  saying they shifted their focus away from the speaker in the last presentation they attended. It’s even more challenging with virtual presentations because you have so many potential interruptions. With 30M PPT presentations created each day, how can yours stand out? In this workshop, ACF’s PR consultant, Sheri Singer, provides suggestions to take your presentation from meh to wow. Learn how more is less, how to create a compelling story, how to create slides that keep your audience engaged and how to monitor your nonverbal communication. Whether you are talking one-on-one with a potential client or to a larger group of meeting attendees, this session will sharpen your presentation skills.    Presented by: Sheri Singer, President, Singer Communications
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Description
Forest Technology Updates in GIS, Inventory, and Data Collection.  So you have been hearing about ArcGIS Pro, Cloud Synchronization, Android devices, Laser Offsets, etc.  Come join us for an informative and fun webinar to learn how to begin leveraging the latest tech software and hardware tools in your forestry business.    Presented by: Johnny Thompson, Sales Manager; Darian Yawn, Support Manager; Mark Books, Geospatial Services Manager, LandMark Spatial Solutions, LLC
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Description
We will explore two seminal publications on tree appraisal: A Practical Guide to Tree Appraisal (Lee and Ed Steigerwaldt), and the Guide to Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition (Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers). Our instructors will engage participants around both theory and practice, and explore case studies reflecting various kinds of assignment including appraisal in a litigation environment. We will encourage robust conversation around issues important to participants.    Presented by: Lee A. Steigerwaldt, President & CEO, Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc. & Bret P. Vicary, PHD, MAI, President & CEO, Sewall Forestry and Natural Resource Consulting, LLC
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM
 
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