January 18, 2017

Education & Professional Development

Webinar - NLRB Update

January 18, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Amanda Jansen, BrownWinick Law Firm, Des Moines, IA

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal labor law that applies to both unionized and non-unionized employers.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the body that enforces the NLRA.  In recent years, the NLRB has been very active, and there have been several developments employers should have on their radar.

This webinar will discuss:  

  • The Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule—what it is and its status
  • NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule—what it is and its impact
  • NLRB’s “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules”
  • Browning-Ferris decision and the standard for determining joint-employer status
  • Banner Health and confidentiality in employer investigations

Webinar - Legislative Focus

January 20, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Chad Kleppe, Master Builders of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

There is always something interesting going on at the Iowa Statehouse during the legislative session and in an effort to enhance MBI’s advocacy efforts and keep members informed, MBI’s public affairs team will host a series of webinars during the 2017 Legislative Session.   On the third Friday of each month in which the legislature is in session, MBI President / CEO, Chad Kleppe will provide members his insights on what is going on at the Capitol, as well as help to keep members informed on construction-related issues.  Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand what our elected-officials are talking about, while also learning on how they can help move MBI’s legislative agenda forward. 

High Performing Leadership Series for Project Managers and Project Supervisors

January 26-27, 2017

February 2-3, 2017

Success of a construction team, project or company often boils down to a few key components, that if carefully combined, can lead to great accomplishments where everybody wins. Employees, companies and customers can all win with the proper combination of teamwork, leadership, communication, accountability, personal responsibility, budgeting and quality control on every project, every day. A large portion of the responsibility for these areas falls on the project’s leadership team of project managers and project supervisors. This integrative leadership program will challenge members of the project team to understand project budgets, elevate individual and team performance, understand customer dynamics and even have a little bit of fun in the process. This is an outstanding opportunity to put members of your project team in a teamwork atmosphere of learning and professional growth.

Webinar - Simple Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Company from Cybersecurity Threats

February 8, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Scott German & Dave Cossa, RSM US LLP, Des Moines, IA

Unfortunately no organization of any size or industry is completely safe against cyberattacks. While you may not think you are a target, attackers will attempt to make money from any viable opportunity that crosses their path. This creates a situation in which it is not a matter of if, but when, you will experience an incident.

This webinar will walk through common ways hackers can attack and how you can protect yourself and your company from becoming a victim.

Bluebeam Revu Online Training Sessions - Revu Measurements & Takeoffs

February 21, 2017

9:30 - 11:30 am

Online Training

Presenter: Michael Breeden, Bluebeam

Bluebeam Revu delivers award-winning PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology to Windows desktop and tablet users. Create and navigate smart, information-rich document sets from converted Microsoft Office and CAD files. Annotate drawings with customizable markup and measurement tools, and work on the same 2D and 3D PDFs with project partners in the office or in the field. The possibilities are endless.

Revu Measurements & Takeoffs:

Use Revu’s measurement tools to do estimating and takeoffs on your PDF files. Learn how to calibrate your drawing set, find items using VisualSearch, and apply count measurements. Streamline your estimating workflow by creating custom columns to calculate material and labor costs and generate summary reports to distribute data to key project team members.