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IIBEC Presentation: Retaining Talent Through Coaching and Mentoring
June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 13th, 10-11:15 AM ET (9am central, 8am mountain, 7am pacific)
Join NWIR Co-Chair Jennifer Stone, NWIR Board Member Jennifer Keegan, and NWIR Executive Director Ellen Thorp for this presentation during the IIBEC Virtual Convention.
Building enclosure consultants are often in the position of training and/or supervising an employee, teaching a facility manager about roof system maintenance and forensics, explaining to a building owner or HOA board why a seemingly simple enclosure issue is actually quite complex, and working collaboratively with contractors to problem-solve and get work done quickly. As we enter the longest period of uninterrupted growth in the construction industry, building an inclusive culture amidst diverse project teams benefits one’s professional practice and reputation. Supporting female employees on the rooftop, at the wall, or in the office is critical to reducing employee turnover. Creating a collaborative culture that is supportive of women is also beneficial to all employees and colleagues.
Future leaders are entering the workforce with the expectation that coaching, mentoring, and emotional intelligence are a basic skillset among their colleagues and managers, so there is a need and value for consultants to possess and utilize these skills to successfully retain a future workforce. Organizations without deep knowledge of these topics risk plummeting employee retention rates.
Together More Than Ever: NWiR Virtual Support Series
Coping with these challenging times can be made a little bit easier by gaining knowledge and receiving support from each other. To that end, NWiR is creating a series of online-based meetings that focus on both of these aspects of navigating this new normal. Over the next few weeks, we will be hosting 1-2 webinars/virtual meetups every week alternating between substantive educational content and light-hearted chatting around some issues we have in common. All of these webinars and meetups will be publicized on the NWiR calendar, will be sent to members via email, and shared on social media. Many of the local councils will also be holding virtual meetings, so stay tuned to your council communications for details there.