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Webinars

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 education@nawla.org.

Upcoming Webinars


Hiring Entry-Level/Hourly Positions - Tips for attracting and engaging front-line workers 

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Date and time: October 10th at 11:00 AM CST

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

Lumber Grading 

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Date and time: November 20th at 11:00 AM CST

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.

If you or your company are interested in presenting a webinar please contact education@nawla.org.


Past Webinars

Past webinar recordings are only available to members. 

Tips for Hiring In A Tight Labor Market 

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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

Virginia Tech University - University Partner Webinar Series

Presenter: Multiple

As a NAWLA partner university, Virginia Tech presented latest updates on technology and operations management practices impacting the forest products industry. The webinar series included "Statistical Process Control (SPC)" and "Production Management in Forest based industries".

The 7 Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness and How Assessments Help You Get There

Presenter: Jennie Hollman, PhD, Director of Organizational Research at Caliper

This webinar discussed the definition of organizational effectiveness, how to create an Organizational Effectiveness Profile, and how to diagnose your company's current state of effectiveness.

Workplace Regulations – What to Expect from the Trump Administration

Presenter: Claudia St. John, Affinity HR

Attendees learned about regulatory trends and how they can prepare for the changes with the new administration.

Recording coming soon!

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

Please click here to view the presentation

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. 

Please click here to view the presentation.