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    • 05/09/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
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    Accounting is the language of the business world. Whether your own your small business or are an employee of a larger company, you need to understand basic accounting principles to succeed: the more employees in your firm that understand basic accounting principles, the more likely you are to turn a profit. 

    This webinar from ACRA will go over all of the basic accounting skills needed to successfully run a business and will give you the opportunity to ask questions of the expert providers in real-time.

    It is recommended that everyone take at least one accounting class in their lifetime to gain a greater understanding of their personal and professional finances. Sign up today to reserve your spot.

    ACRA's expert providers for this webinar are Marcy Maslov and Tom Fulcher. Mr. Fulcher is the founder and President of The Idea Gardener® LLC, a business development, strategy and leadership/management consulting organization. He has over 25 years of professional experience. Tom has led projects and divisions for start-up, small and large firms including Colgate-Palmolive and Heinz. He served as CEO of an internet firm leading up to its eventual sale. Tom’s firm is also actively engaged with the Arizona and New Mexico Departments of Transportation leading small business educational, development and networking programs for small businesses.

    Mr. Fulcher holds a B.S. in Management from Arizona State University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Denver and a Global Leadership Certificate from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Tom is a Certified Small Business Counselor and Certified Global Business Professional. He and his wife, Michelle reside in Cave Creek and own several businesses including Organized Affair LLC (meeting and event management company).

    Marcy is a member of The Idea Gardener® team. She is a national speaker, game inventor and executive coach devoted to building strong ethical leaders and entrepreneurs. Her experience includes 25 years as an international accounting professional with Pepsi, 20th Century Fox and Motorola, as well as more than 15 years as an entrepreneur and national speaker. Marcy also invented a board game on business ethics and uses this as a tool for delivering engaging continuing education programs for professionals.

    This webinar will only be given live and will not be recorded.


    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 05/16/2019
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    • 05/17/2019
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    • Washington, D.C.
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    Join ACRA in Washington, D.C. on May 16-17 for CRM Day on Capitol Hill! We’ll be meeting with Senators and Representatives to discuss the CRM industry. There are 100 new members of Congress, and lots of new staffers too. We need to introduce ACRA, and our priorities, to the new leaders on the Hill! We’ll also be visiting our champions in Congress to ask them for their continued support of our work.

    ACRA will arrange the meetings and provide training beforehand. Together with fellow ACRA members, you will talk with Members of Congress and their staff about our most pressing CRM concerns.

    Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to influence preservation policy at the national level. Help make a difference for CRM businesses across America - join us!

    • 05/22/2019
    • 05/23/2019
    • Suquamish, WA


    This is the 12th annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit. Since its inception, the primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use. The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and expensive stalemates or law suits.

    This year, the Summit agenda includes an engaging array of cutting-edge topics that will encourage attendees to examine the various values ascribed to cultural resources and how value-based perspectives might influence solutions for today’s most pressing challenges to effective cultural resource protection. Keynotes, panel discussions, “lightning” talks, small group discussions, and an interactive walk-about will highlight useful examples of the links between value-based CRM and responsible land use. We will also reserve plenty of time to eat well and socialize!

    Please join us at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful and inviting House of Awakened Culture for a two-day gathering that will help you improve your technical skills while deepening your connection to why we do this work. Leave with more tools for protecting cultural resources and sharing the important stories they tell, not to mention new allies and friends.


    To register and view more details, please visit the event website.

    • 06/20/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    When a federal agency finds that an undertaking may adversely affect a historic property, it must consider measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate such adverse effects, document the resolution of the Section 106 consultation in a formal, legal agreement, and implement the measures in the agreement. In this webinar, Associate General Counsel Kelly Fanizzo will practice applying the tools for agreement writing and reviewing provided in the ACHP’s Guidance on Agreement Documents and guide participants in performing a “reality check” for agreement consultation. Cultural resources professionals and project/program managers with a strong understanding in the requirements of Section 106 consultation will benefit from this fresh look at effective strategies to execute implementable agreements in a timely manner.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The expert providers for this webinar are Kelly Fanizzo and Katry Harris.

    Kelly Fanizzo joined the ACHP in 2006 and is now the agency’s Associate General Counsel. She has a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and an LL.M. in legal education from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. Kelly has coordinated project reviews for both federal property management and assistance agencies. She provides legal advice on the ACHP’s program responsibilities in historic preservation law and environmental law, and she advises the agency regarding other aspects of federal law and regulation. Prior to her current position with the ACHP, Kelly taught legal research and writing and land use planning at the Beasley School of Law, and practiced environmental law for the Navy’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. 

    Katry Harris has 25 years’ experience in historic preservation. Since joining the ACHP in 2006, she has worked with FCC, HUD and local governments, VA, the various transportation agencies, the US Forest Service, and NPS regarding their programs and historic preservation policies. She is the ACHP’s Training Specialist and remains involved in ACHP initiatives regarding Section 106 and NEPA coordination, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Energy Development and Transmission, Federal Lands Stewardship, and Distance Learning.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 07/25/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    Despite how often meetings are criticized as dull, boring, or pointless, there is no better way to positively affect an organization than by changing how it conducts meetings. In fact, observing how senior leaders conduct their meetings will tell you more about the health of an organization than its balance sheet, or customer surveys.

    Attendees will learn a system of a series of meeting rhythms that include daily check-ins, weekly staff meetings, stand-alone topical, quarterly review, and staff check-ins. Each of these focus on different issues that require their own solutions, from administrative, tactical, strategic, and developmental. This allows organizational leaders to focus on what’s important, rather than trying to cover everything under a single bloated meeting. Or worse still, to be in a constant state of putting out fires and dealing with interruptions that arise because of issues that aren’t being resolved during meetings in the first place. And how does this differ from similar trainings from other organizations? This one was developed specifically with the needs of CRM firms in mind.

    Leaders who implement these meeting rhythms will see improved communication, reduced stress, and an environment where they and others can more effectively do their jobs.

    ACRA's expert provider for this session is Ryan Duddleson, Senior Archaeologist and Principal of Orbis Environmental Consulting. Ryan has developed this system over 15 years of researching this topic and working in small, medium, and large CRM companies.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 09/19/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    The interactions between a CRM firm and its clients aren’t just one-time business transactions - they are an ongoing relationship that must be established, cultivated, and maintained. Learn strategies that will help you along all stages of the firm-client relationship, from client acquisition, to client development, maintaining at risk clients, and winning back lost clients.

    ACRA's expert provider for this webinar is Anna Schneider. Ms. Schneider is a consultant with Heritage Business International, a social enterprise venture that works to strengthen the value, sustainability, and impact of heritage organizations. She has been involved in HBI’s business education program, has taught at Cochise College, and has worked in the business office at an archaeological non-profit. She has also worked as a Federal archaeologist for the U.S. Department of Defense. An archaeologist with a background in public outreach, social media, and heritage management, she holds both an M.A. in anthropology and an M.B.A. in business administration. Anna is passionate about using this unique degree combination to bring both archaeological expertise and business know-how to the CRM industry.


    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 10/10/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
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    Are you planning where you are going or just waiting to find out where you end up? Hear from an expert how to build and manage a simple forecast and the key lines items to consider.

    ACRA's expert provider for this webinar is Tom Fulcher. Mr. Fulcher, a Certified Small Business Counselor, is the founder of The Idea Gardener LLC, a business development, strategy and leadership/management consulting organization. He has over 25 years of marketing, management and business development experience. Mr. Fulcher has led projects and divisions for start-up, small and large firms including Colgate-Palmolive and Heinz. Mr. Fulcher served as CEO of an internet firm leading up to its eventual sale. He also currently serves in executive advisory role with several startup firms. He teaches an Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor workshop, the Pitch Power® training course for entrepreneurs and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence for NACET at the Chandler Innovations Incubator. He served as Co-Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the ASU Innovation Advancement Program mentoring graduate business, engineering and law students as they assisted start-up and early stage tech companies with a variety of business operations, strategy and legal issues. In addition, he lectures on topics including leadership, marketing, strategic business planning, branding and capital formation at Arizona State University, The Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation among other venues. Mr. Fulcher assists clients in all phases of business development and expansion. During his career, he has held the positions of VP of Marketing, VP of New Business Development, VP of International Development, COO, CEO and Board Member. Tom has also supported the AZ SBDC as a Business Analyst since 2009.

    This webinar will only be given live and will not be recorded.


    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 10/24/2019
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    • 10/27/2019
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    • Spokane, WA
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    Our 25th annual conference will be held at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington, from October 24‒27, 2019. This year’s conference theme is: ACRA at 25 - Exploring Our Past to Build Our Future. Using our host city’s frontier history as our impetus, sessions and events during the conference will focus on looking into ACRA's past as we build the programs that our members need. This includes introspective sessions examining where the organization has come from and where we would like to go, as well as connections between ACRA firms and those who use the data we produce. Our host firm is Plateau Archaeological Investigations, LLC

    Information about booking your hotel, add-on events, and other details are available at our Conference Page.

    Early bird rates are available until July 15th, and ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today!

    Rooms are available at The Historic Davenport Hotel for the special conference rate of $145.00/night. Click here to book online, or call (509) 455-8888 and use the code “ACRA” to get the special conference room price. 

    For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Kerri Barile.

    • 12/05/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
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    Experienced Section 106 practitioners will benefit from this opportunity to explore the steps necessary to make a reasonable effort to identify historic properties for a specific undertaking and to carry out such identification efforts in good faith.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The expert provider for this webinar is Katry Harris.

    Katry Harris has 25 years’ experience in historic preservation. Since joining the ACHP in 2006, she has worked with FCC, HUD and local governments, VA, the various transportation agencies, the US Forest Service, and NPS regarding their programs and historic preservation policies. She is the ACHP’s Training Specialist and remains involved in ACHP initiatives regarding Section 106 and NEPA coordination, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Energy Development and Transmission, Federal Lands Stewardship, and Distance Learning.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

Past events

04/03/2019 CRM Day on the Hill: What to Expect
03/21/2019 ACRA Webinar: The Art of Negotiation and Conflict Management
01/24/2019 ACRA Webinar: Advocacy Skills for All Levels
12/06/2018 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
11/15/2018 ACRA Webinar: What the 2018 Election Results Mean for CRM
10/25/2018 ACRA Webinar: Geophysical Survey for Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
09/06/2018 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
08/16/2018 ACRA Webinar: Communications Skills for All
07/26/2018 ACRA Webinar: Ethnography Basics
06/14/2018 ACRA Webinar: Planning to Involve the Public in Section 106
05/23/2018 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
03/22/2018 ACRA Webinar: Digital Data Management and Curation for CRM Professionals
01/17/2018 FREE WEBINAR -- Preservation in the Trump Era: What Will Year 2 Bring?
12/06/2017 Proposals due for ACRA Continuing Education Presenters
11/02/2017 OLO: Secrets Revealed: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How You Can Change this at Your Firm
10/20/2017 OLO: Hosting a Successful Internship Program
10/04/2017 OLO: Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/02/2017 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/19/2017 OLO: Indigenous Stone Features and Landscapes of the Northeast
09/07/2017 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/12/2017 Beyond Profit: Increase Value and Create a Sustainable Firm
05/18/2017 The California Environmental Quality Act: What Cultural Resource Managers Should Know about the Fundamental Process and Larger Context
04/13/2017 Occupational Wellness Among U.S. Archaeologists: A Special Preview of Study Results
02/21/2017 How to Make a Project Budget for CRM Professionals
02/10/2017 Advocacy Strategy Session (Members Only)
01/26/2017 How to Write a Great Proposal
11/28/2016 The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump
10/20/2016 Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/20/2016 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/15/2016 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California
07/28/2016 Making Your Voice Heard in Election Season

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