Since so much in the industry has changed lately, NAWLA has recognized that its members and the industry are looking for ways to learn about current issues.
Webinars have been particularly effective lately, as companies have cut back both their travel and training budgets. The webinars allow employees to get the information they need without having the time and expense of an onsite program. It also has enabled companies to have multiple employees to attend, which always helps with the takeaways and long-term implementation of the knowledge.
If you have any questions about our webinars and online learning materials, please contact email@example.com.
The Outlook for the U.S. Economy
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 30 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT
Presenter: Dan North, Chief Economist – Euler Hermes North America
The U.S. economy has finally escaped from a decade in the doldrums. Pro-growth policies have spurred optimism in both consumers and businesses, and a strong labor market and rising incomes will support the economy through 2019. But headwinds are starting to emerge. Fed tightening, waning fiscal stimulus, a stumbling housing market, and the possibility of a trade war are all significant risks, and in the long-term, workforce demographics are likely to keep growth rates from returning to levels seen in previous recoveries.
The presentation will provide Euler Hermes' forecasts for 2019, and will examine developments in consumption, manufacturing, housing, financial markets and employment, and how fiscal and monetary policies could affect the economy.
Past webinar recordings are only available to members.
Presenter: Lon Sibert - Renewable Resource Associates, Inc. (RRA)
This webinar will enlighten the audience about basic, but abstract concepts, related to the grading that one cannot assimilate by simply reading the lumber grading rules.
Participants will not become lumber graders by the end of the webinar (this takes weeks to accomplish); however, they will be empowered with new, substantive information & insight about structural lumber and lumber grading.
Transportation Capacity - Perception v. Reality
Presenters: Jay McElroy – President, McElroy Truck Lines, Inc
Don Mattocks – COO/CFO and Partner, Big Level Trucking
Jacqueline Bendon – AVP Industrial Products, Union Pacific
Brian Vittur – Director Marketing Forest & Consumer Products, Norfolk Southern
Capacity is getting a lot of attention in the transportation circles these days, and its implications are starting to evolve the entire industry. This webinar will provide participants with a greater understanding of current capacity constraints as they relate to both truck and rail freight handling, the current and future impacts of these constraints, industry trends and possible operating strategies to provide solutions moving forward.
Hiring Entry-Level/Hourly Positions - Tips for attracting and engaging front-line workers
Presenter: Claudia St. John - President, Affinity HR Group
Do you have the right strategies to attract entry level and hourly talent. Have you done everything in your power to retain that talent and reduce turnover? This session will provide an overview of the tips for creative recruiting strategies for hourly workers, and the critical components of how to improve overall employee engagement and retention. Participant outcomes include:
- Identifying strategies for improving in-house recruiting efforts
- Learning tips and techniques for successfully onboarding and retaining employees
- Understanding the components of employee engagement and how to improve employee satisfaction
Tips for Hiring In A Tight Labor Market
Presenter: Claudia St. John - President, Affinity HR Group
With the unemployment rate at historic lows and finding qualified employees increasingly difficult, it is now more critical than ever that you deploy the right strategies to attract talent. Where is the best place to find talent? What qualities of your search will ensure that you have greater success in finding and landing talent. And what are some critical not-to-do’s in your recruiting efforts. Participant outcomes include:
- Understanding the unique challenges of the current labor market
- Identifying successful and unsuccessful strategies for posting your position
- Learning tips for ensuring that your recruiting efforts are as effective as possible
Lumber Grading 101
Presenter: Lon Siebert, Renewable Resource Associates, Inc.
This presentation was designed to help lumber traders better understand the products they deal with. Lon focused on how to "read a piece of lumber" and appraise and measure abstract structural characteristics
Leveraging Credit Information for Profit
Presenters: Mark Erickson, Sr. Vice President at Blue Book Services, Larry McDaniel, Vice President of Finance at Blue Book Services, Aaron Lindstrom, the Pacific Northwest Agent for Euler Hermes
Participants learned trade credit policy and procedure best practices, and how to use these to drive business growth.
On Demand Safety Training
Workplace Health & Safety Online Training from UL: Trusted with Your Safety for Over a Century
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions. For more than 100 years, the UL business and brand have been built on trust. Count on us to protect the wellbeing of your workers, ensure organizational compliance and drive business results. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
NAWLA has partnered with Underwriters Laboratory to provide discounted safety training for your employees. As a NAWLA member, you are entitled to a 10% discount on PureSafety on Demand self-paced courses from Underwriters Laboratory. To take advantage of this opportunity, please use the code NAWLA10 upon checkout or in My Account.
You may access the catalog following this link: http://ondemand.puresafety.com/
Year Round Education
As an added benefit to its members, NAWLA provides continuing Year Round Education modules.
Lumber Grading Rules Jeopardy Style Game
Are you a lumber grading expert? Test your knowledge with this interactive online game! Work your way through Levels 1-3 & compete with your colleagues and see who can get the top score!
CLT, The Go-To Building Material of the Future
Can wood replace concrete and steel as the go-to building material? pic.twitter.com/tPJz6AazDZ— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 2, 2018
BNSF Boxcar Safety Video
This video, produced by BNSF, covers the safe operation of boxcar doors. The loading practices depicted in this animation are an artist’s conception and are not suitable for freight loading and should not be practiced.