Webinar Archives

NWiR offers new webinars approximately once a quarter on a variety of topics to benefit the roofing industry through the lens of empowering women. The upcoming webinars are listed on the education page.

Watch our archive of pre-record webinars addressing the labor shortage, advantages of a multi-generational workforce, networking, mentoring, and much more.

Previous Webinars

Annual Report and Association Plans for 2021

Ellen Thorp, Executive Director of NWiR presented the 2020 Annual Report of the association and also touch on the association’s goals and priorities for 2021. This webinar will take place at 1 pm eastern time.

 

TMTE: OC and NWiR Mentoring Session

Join OC and NWIR for a Mentoring Session where a panel of experienced women within the industry will talk about navigating their careers. These women will offer advice on career growth, and overcoming obstacles like gender bias and work-life balance. There will also be plenty of time to ask them for any advice you’ve been wanting! More details…

Mental Health Matters: Mental Health Fundamentals for Managers

Managing people during unprecedented times can be a difficult task. As a manager, you are needed to be an encouragement to your team when things are difficult and still fulfill your daily workload. That can cause strain on your daily life and you may not always recognize when your employees need extra assistance.

Join NWiR to discuss managing employees in a heightened emotional state. NWiR is joining forces again with Optum for part two of our Mental Health Matters Series. Whether you are a manager or not, this will be a great webinar to help your team recognize and support struggling employees and focus on self-care so that you can thrive through these uncharted waters. #UnmaskingNWIR

TMTE: Ways to Maximize Communication & Collaboration Tools with Christina Vlassis from Beacon

Beacon will have Christina Vlassis, their IT Training Team Lead present.

Christina Vlassis is a training professional with 19+ years of experience in live and virtual training including delivering engaging training sessions, directing learners toward job improvement, and providing a memorable learning experience. She has made a career of taking complicated technology and re-arranging it into manageable learning bites for any level of learner to be successful.  In her 17 years in the building industry, she has provided effective training to truck drivers on tablets, dispatchers on delivery tracking software, and the sales team on point of sale software. More details…

Education Committee Webinar: Mamas at Work: Real Talk about being a Working Parent

Mommas at Work: Real Talk about Being a Working Parent. We’ve gathered a panel of working moms to have an open and honest conversation about what it means to be a working parent in today’s day in age. We’ll be discussing work/home life balance, schedules, self-care, mom-guilt, and anything in between. Come prepared to ask questions and share best working mama practices.

Mental Health Matters Webinar

Mental Health Matters. With the COVID-19 pandemic and events of social unrest, many people are feeling emotional distress and distress can impact both our physical and mental health. Fortunately, we can play an important role in supporting our colleagues, our families, and our communities. This webinar will cover signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions along with self-care strategy and resources for support.
Facilitator: Nicki Salcedo joined Optum in 2011 and is responsible for client strategy, education, and innovations that improve the mental health of employee populations. Her career has focused clinical and wellness programs. In addition, she is a certified instructor of adult Mental Health First Aid and lives in Atlanta.

JM Overview and Market Industry Update

JM Overview and Market Industry Update

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Join Johns Manville as they provide an overview of the commercial roofing industry and a manufacturer’s perspective on changes and market trends. Learn about the latest products added to the JM portfolio, including game-changers in the adhesives and cover boards categories. Your presenters are Jennifer Ford-Smith-Director of Product Management and Marketing, and Matt Sayer-Senior Product Manager.  More details…

Normal policy and practice is for NWiR to only promote our own webinar content OR content from sponsors and partners that is open to the public and is also eligible for continuing education credit. However, these are unique times and since our industry has had to cancel several in-person meetings over the past few months, we are allowing our Diamond sponsors an additional opportunity to speak directly to you on any topic they wish.

TMTE: Branding Yourself for the Future

Join Cynthia, she will be discussing how to brand yourself for your next position, what to highlight on your resume, interview prep, and salary negotiation skills.

Cynthia Lang is the Director of Talent Acquisition at SRS Distribution, Inc.  She has a solid foundation in everything from Recruiting, Interviewing, Personal Branding, and any other area of Talent Acquisition.

 

Normal policy and practice is for NWiR to only promote our own webinar content OR content from sponsors and partners that is open to the public and is also eligible for continuing education credit. However, these are unique times and since our industry has had to cancel several in-person meetings over the past few months, we are allowing our Diamond sponsors an additional opportunity to speak directly to you on any topic they wish.

Together More Than Ever Series: Mindful Monday with Debbie Gottlieb

Working with anxiety and anxiety release techniques. Monica Vornbrock Co-Chair of NWiR Events Committee will host Debbie Gottlieb with MindBrandMethod to help us deepen our focus and leverage meditation and breathing techniques to navigate these uncertain times.

She will address:
Working with uncertainty (not knowing what will happen to their business, their jobs)
Creating space where there isn’t any (meaning creating personal breathing room when you are constantly surrounded by family)
Dealing with things you cannot change
Working with anxiety and anxiety release

There will be an opportunity to share what activities and techniques you have been using to stay focused and sane while working remotely and dealing with daily challenges.

Together More Than Ever Series: Empowerment in the Face of Uncertainty Part 3:The Courage to Live an Empowered Life

In times like these, so much falls on a woman’s shoulders. In times like these, we stand up. We rise.

Life is always uncertain. Women are called to rise and to lead now more than ever. We see this in our industry, our businesses, our communities and our homes.

In the face of uncertainty and fear, we must choose to pivot toward hope and possibility. This ultimately requires us to accept what we cannot change, and to see ourselves as the co-creators of our lives. You are the hero of your story. Shine!

Presented by Jill Keuth, this three-week webinar series is designed to ignite the authentic power- empowerment – within each woman so that she can live her life with more enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. Jill is a marketing director turned life & career coach with extensive experience coaching business women.

Part 1 on Friday, 4/24 at 3pm ET: Empowerment Through Belief of Self
Part 2 on Friday, 5/8 at 3pm ET: Fueling Your Empowered Energy Through Radical Self-Care
Part 3 on Thursday, 5/21 at 3pm ET: The Courage to Live an Empowered Life

Living Your Empowered Life Starts with Courageous Empowered Questions

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Together More Than Ever Series: Wine Down Wednesday with Lelia Gowland

You may remember Lelia Gowland from her keynote on negotiations for our 2018 National Conference in New Orleans. We’ve invited her back to share in our Wine Wednesdays programming with an interactive session entitled, Maintain Your Sanity: Powerful Practices to Enjoy Work in Uncertain Times.

Using a strengths-based approach, Lelia provides a fun and interactive opportunity to develop skills for this new work landscape.

Over 13,000 people have benefited from the strategies Lelia provided to increase peace of mind and productivity in her Forbes article at the beginning of the pandemic.

As jobs continue to evolve, this workshop will provide powerful skills to adapt. With a healthy mix of conversation, networking, and content, Lelia offers tangible strategies that clients say “instill courage and optimism.” Participants will:

  • Develop 3 powerful practices to adapt to the changing landscape
  • Laugh and learn from one another
  • Discuss strategies to lift up one another within Women Building Washington

*Unfortunately the webinar was not recorded, please use the attachments below from the webinar.

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Strength-based Leadership

Self-Compassion

Together More Than Ever Series: Empowerment in the Face of Uncertainty Part 2: Fueling Your Empowered Energy Through Radical Self-Care

In times like these, so much falls on a woman’s shoulders. In times like these, we stand up. We rise.

Life is always uncertain. Women are called to rise and to lead now more than ever. We see this in our industry, our businesses, our communities and our homes.

In the face of uncertainty and fear, we must choose to pivot toward hope and possibility. This ultimately requires us to accept what we cannot change, and to see ourselves as the co-creators of our lives. You are the hero of your story. Shine!

Presented by Jill Keuth, this three-week webinar series is designed to ignite the authentic power- empowerment – within each woman so that she can live her life with more enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. Jill is a marketing director turned life & career coach with extensive experience coaching business women.

Fueling Your Energy – Choose Empowered Questions

Fueling Your Energy – Choose Acceptance

Together More Than Ever: Quaren Teens

Spend some time with Jennifer Keegan, NWIR Executive Committee Member and Director Building and Roofing Science at GAF, who will host a support and strategy session on surviving the quarantine with teenagers. We’ll share what is working for us, commiserate a little bit, and figure it out together!

Together More Than Ever Series: Empowerment in the Face of Uncertainty Part 1: Empowerment Through Belief of Self

In times like these, so much falls on a woman’s shoulders. In times like these, we stand up. We rise.

Life is always uncertain. Women are called to rise and to lead now more than ever. We see this in our industry, our businesses, our communities and our homes.

In the face of uncertainty and fear, we must choose to pivot toward hope and possibility. This ultimately requires us to accept what we cannot change, and to see ourselves as the co-creators of our lives. You are the hero of your story. Shine!

Presented by Jill Keuth, this three-week webinar series is designed to ignite the authentic power- empowerment – within each woman so that she can live her life with more enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. Jill is a marketing director turned life & career coach with extensive experience coaching business women.

Part 1 on Friday, 4/24 at 3pm ET: Empowerment Through Belief of Self
NWiR-Who Am I Worksheet v1
NWiR-Validate Your Personal Success Worksheet
Part 2 on Friday, 5/8 at 3pm ET: Fueling Your Empowered Energy Through Radical Self-Care
Part 3 on Thursday, 5/21 at 3pm ET: The Courage to Live an Empowered Life

Download: want-to-improve-your-professional-confidence-these-3-tools-will-help (256 KB html)

Together More Than Ever Series: Financial, Human Resources, and Diversity Impacts of COVID on the Roofing Industry

There has been a lot of information provided over the past three weeks from the roofing industry on the COVID crisis. The NRCA Town Hall Meeting, webinars at Roofing Contractor and RoofersCoffeeShop; as well as an education session hosted by the NRCA and General Counsel, Trent Cotney on how COVID-19 is affecting the roofing industry nationwide and what’s happening from a regulatory, legal and business perspective. These have been excellent presentations and coupled with the NRCA COVID page provide extensive resources for roofing professionals.

Together More Than Ever Series: Kickoff Event

Coping with these challenging times can be made a little bit easier by gaining knowledge and receiving support from each other. To that end, NWiR is creating a series of online-based meetings that focus on both of these aspects of navigating this new normal. Over the next few weeks, we will be hosting 1-2 webinars/virtual meetups every week alternating between substantive educational content and light-hearted chatting around some issues we have in common. All of these webinars and meetups will be publicized on the NWiR calendar, will be sent to members via email, and shared on social media. Many of the local councils will also be holding virtual meetings, so stay tuned to your council communications for details there.

To kick off this national series, the NWiR Executive Committee is going to host some real talk about their efforts to stay sane. The members of the executive committee will present on “We Are Just Like You … Maybe A Little Crazier: Maintaining Your Sanity in These Virtual Times.” Please check out this conversation and strategy sharing session.

Equipping Leaders in a Culturally Complex World

A recording of this Nov. 13 webinar is now available.

Please join National Women in Roofing for our webinar on the Cultural Competency in a Complex World. Ricardo Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Bilingual America, will be speaking about how to build and encourage cross-cultural trust, improve the current work environment, and how to create effective ways to work together.

The workplace can be seen as a reflection of the world we live in, and there are many benefits to having a more diverse workplace. The ability to interact effectively in fields where different cultures interface, such as the roofing industry, is critical to success. We must embrace and prioritize the education of leaders to thrive in such a culturally complex world. Education is key to helping all members of the workplace address issues that arise due to cultural conflicts, but it is also important for companies to intentionally practice diversity and inclusion.

According to the CDC, cultural competence emphasizes the idea of effectively operating in different cultural contexts, and altering practices to reach different cultural groups. This approach challenges organizations to employ structural change, making an institutional shift in the way it operates and the environments it enables.

How do we accomplish this? Join our webinar to hear how Ricardo draws on his personal and professional experience with cultural conflict to provide solutions and resources for this important issue.

Access the recording here!

Looking Ahead: The Next Ten Years of Roofing

Leading roofing industry experts will share their perspectives on the trends, challenges and solutions for the roofing industry in the next 10 years. Attendees will receive insights on what to prepare for personally and in their companies to see success with a changing landscape of labor issues, technology, diversity and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready with definable tactics to prepare your business and your career development for the next ten years. Panelists include:

  • Alison LaValley, NRCA;
  • Joanne Rodriguez, Mycocycle;
  • Mardee Billingsley, Tremco;
  • Steve Little, KPost Roofing & Waterproofing;
  • Heidi Ellsworth, HJE Consulting; and
  • Heather Estes, GAF.

Presented live on October 2nd, watch a recording here today!

Training & Retaining Employees

Are you fed up with the revolving door of employees through your company?

Are you looking for ways to better develop & retain your existing workers?

Learn what your company can do solve one of the biggest problems facing the construction trades. During the session you’ll learn specific tactics in the areas of onboarding, mentorship, increasing efficiencies, and you’ll hear actual case studies from other contractors.

Recorded live on June 20th, watch a recording of the webinar here.

Hosted by Sue Drummond (Harness) of the NWiR Education Committee.

Want to share your thoughts with us? Have questions you want to be sure we address? Send a message to Jennifer Keegan at education@nationalwomeninroofing.org

Recruiting Talent to Address the Labor Shortage

On May 29th a webinar was held on recruiting talent and addressing the labor shortage in the roofing industry. Lorna Mendez, Schwickert’s Tecta America (NWiR Education Committee) and Cynthia Lang, SRS Distribution Inc. (NWiR Board member 17-18) discussed how to recruit, train and place women on roofing-oriented career paths. Key outcomes of this webinar included:

  • Recruiting Workers
  • Addressing workforce challenges
  • Equipping leaders to thrive in a culturally complex world

Watch a recording of the webinar here

Want to share your thoughts with us? Have questions you want to be sure we address?

Send a message to Jennifer Keegan at education@nationalwomeninroofing.org

Advantages of a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, five generations are working side by side, each with different leadership, communication and career development styles. Whether you’re part of a multi-generational family business, or part of a generationally diverse team, understanding what motivates each generation and how to communicate with each other will help you thrive in this diversity and leverage the competitive advantage.

Understanding the circumstances, attitudes and values that influence each generation and their skill sets can lead to a dynamic team. Our multi-generational panel will discuss these differences and skill sets, highlight the strengths of each generation and their natural roles within your organization, and review the blueprint of successful multi-generational teams.

View the webinar hhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4630767338849626882ere.

Networking & Netweaving

This webinar focuses on the basics of networking and how to elevate your networking into netweaving to better benefit professional and business development. NWIR member panelists discuss successful techniques and strategies to help you during your next meeting or conference, as well as how professional development oppotunities can be an avenue to netweaving. The webinar is recorded here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/164528016590753283

Mentoring 102: Real-World Examples of Successful Mentorships

Kayla Schlicker (Duro-Last) and Heather Estes (IBHS) of the Education Committee presented “Mentoring 102: Real-World Examples of Successful Mentorships” in late March. The webinar highlights different types of working mentorship/mentee relationships and ask panelists questions about how to succeed. We are excited to continue the discussion about mentoring, and we hope you can log in and join us!  The webinar is recorded here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6821714674969211650

Mentoring: How to Be Successful Once You Have Your Foot in the Door!

Presented by the NWIR Education Committee, Sponsored by NWIR

Presenters: Jennifer Keegan, Intertek

Kayla Schlicker, Duro-Last Roofing

Jennifer Keegan and Kayla Schlicker of the NWiR Education Committee present “Mentoring: How to be successful once you have your foot in the door!” The webinar reviews how one becomes a mentor/mentee and what it means for the women in these roles. The presenters highlight some real-world examples of mentor/mentee relationships based off of the content that NWIR members submitted.

Access the webinar here (a quick registration is required) – the first couple minutes are cut off, so the slide deck can be downloaded immediately below.

Download: Education Committee webinar on mentoring (2 MB pdf)

Women Changing the Face of Roofing Businesses

Presented by: NRCA

Presenters:
Moderator Heidi Ellsworth – HJE Consulting Group / RoofersCoffeeShop.com / Chair of National Women in Roofing

Panelist Jennifer Stone –  Nations Roof, NW President & NWIR Secretary

Storytellers Lee Lipniskis (Core Contractors Roofing Systems), Michelle Boykin (Rackley Roofing Company, Inc.), Greta Bajrami (Golden Group Construction Corp.)