Upcoming events

    • 07/25/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) is proud to host its annual NEPA Policy and Legislative Update. The July 25 webinar will provide current information on developments regarding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

    The presentation will be made by Ted Boling from The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). ACRA members can join this timely and important webinar for the NAEP member price - click here for the discount code.

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

    About the Speaker:

    Ted Boling
    Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality

    Edward (Ted) Boling is the Associate Director for National Environmental Policy Act at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a position he assumed in January of 2016 after upon his return to CEQ after five years at the Department of the Interior. Ted served as Deputy Solicitor for Parks & Wildlife at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he supervised the work of the Solicitor's Office in support of programs of the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ted joined the Department in August of 2010, as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management where he focused on land management planning and renewable energy development and was Deputy Solicitor for Land Resources from April of 2011 to July of 2013. Before Interior, Ted served ten years at CEQ as Deputy General Counsel beginning in August of 2000, General Counsel beginning in January of 2008, and Senior Counsel from September of 2009.

    • 07/25/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 91

    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)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97


    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)
    • 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

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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