Upcoming events

    • 09/05/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) will host the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Case Law Update webinar on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

    This webinar will review substantive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) cases issued by United States Courts of Appeals in 2018. The implications of the decisions and relevance to NEPA practitioners will be explained.

    ACRA members can join this webinar for the NAEP member price ($75) - click here for the discount code.

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

    About the Speakers:

    Michael Smith

    Michael is a Senior Environmental Practice Leader for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) with GEI Consultants in Sacramento, CA, at one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms. His current work focuses on providing project and program management, technical analysis and review, policy development and review, and training and education focused on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for some of the nation's and California’s most complex and controversial projects. He frequently provides training and strategic advice for NEPA and related environmental compliance requirements as an adjunct faculty member at numerous educational institutions. He has served as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) headquarters Office of Water and Office of Federal Activities in Washington, DC.

    Pam Hudson
    Esq., Dep't of the Navy, Office of General Counsel

    P.E. Hudson, Esq. is the Counsel, Department of the Navy Office of General Counsel, at Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering and Civil Engineer Corps Officer School at Naval Base Ventura County, California. She has 17 years of NEPA experience and 34 years of federal agency experience. The focus of her practice is environmental law and planning, and specifically NEPA; she also develops and teaches courses involving NEPA, environmental planning and impact analysis, and environmental law, with a special emphasis on coastal and ocean resources, to federal employees. She has published 13 federal agency, academic, and peer-reviewed articles on environmental planning and impact assessment since 2013.

    • 09/26/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 96


    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. CRM firms tend to place far more emphasis on client acquisition rather than on client retention—and this is generally a business mistake. Find out why, and how to extend the “lifetime” of your clients. Learn how to calculate the cost of acquisition, cost of retention, customer lifetime value, and the amount you should be investing in your customers to increase your profitability and value. Learn how to identify at-risk clients before it is too late and learn some things you can do to win back client that do leave your firm.

    ACRA's expert provider for this webinar is Christopher Dore. Dr. Dore is a consultant with Heritage Business International, a social enterprise venture that works to strengthen the value, sustainability, and impact of heritage organizations. While starting his career as an archaeological technician, he has since served as an executive and senior manager at some of the largest CRM and environmental firms in the world and is one of the few archaeologists holding a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. He is currently the President of the Register of Professional Archaeologists has been the Treasurer of the Society for American Archaeology the President of the American Cultural Resources Association. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona and Simon Fraser University where he teaches students about heritage business management. Dr. Dore is always excited about opportunities, like this ACRA OLO, for increasing the business knowledge of heritage professionals!

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 10/10/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97

    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
    • (EDT)
    • 10/27/2019
    • (EDT)
    • Spokane, WA


    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)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97

    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

07/25/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meetings for a Healthy Organization
07/25/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Legislative Update with Ted Boling/CEQ
06/20/2019 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
05/22/2019 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
05/16/2019 2019 CRM Day on the Hill
05/09/2019 ACRA Webinar: Accounting Basics
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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