SAME Councils focus on the issues and needs of major segments within the SAME membership. Currently, SAME has two Councils:
These groups bring together leaders at different levels of their careers to explore the many facets of their profession.
Participation on an SAME Council is one of the best ways to gain leadership skills and learn first-hand emerging trends and issues facing the A/E/C, facility management and environmental industry.
The mission of the SAME Young Members Council is to be an advocate for and engage young member support of SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition.
New Professional Credentialing Reimbursement Program (application due dates: April 4, 2014 and Oct. 3, 2014)
SAME has launched the Professional Credentialing Reimbursement Program to support SAME Young Members and NCOs obtain credentials that strengthen their professionalism. The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions. Individuals may apply for reimbursement of up to $500. Reimbursements to approved applicants will be upon successful completion of exams and submittal of required documentation. For full program details and application forms, click here.
The 2014 Professional Credentialing Reimbursement Program application due dates are April 4 and Oct. 3. The award recipients will be notified on April 11 and October 17.
Past YM Professional Development Call:
When: Tuesday, 25 Feb 14, 1100-1200 EST
Guest Speaker: Col Sal Nodjomian, USAF (Ret.), P.E., F.SAME (Bio Attached)
Topic: Engineering Leadership and Development
Description: We are honored to have Col (Ret.) Nodjomian as our guest speaker this quarter. Recently retired after nearly 24 years in the Air Force, Col Nodjomian is currently the Executive Vice President and Global Director of Federal Practices for the Matrix Design Group. He is also the SAME South Central Regional Vice President and was recently re-elected as Councilman for the City of Niceville, Florida. Col Nodjomian plans to discuss engineering leadership, both from his perspective as a former senior Air Force Civil Engineer leader and as a senior engineer in the private sector. His talk will cover things young engineers can do to improve themselves and advance in the engineering field. Further, he plans to talk in general terms about the transition to the private sector and his personal involvement in SAME.
Professional Development Hours: For the first time ever, the YM Council will award PDHs for participation in this call. Depending on the duration, you will likely earn 0.5-1 PDH towards certification requirements.
Past issues [PDF]:
Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.
The SAME Small Business Council is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.
If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Council activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business Council, please send an e-mail with your contact info to
The Small Business Council's mission is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.
YOUR SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL
The Small Business Council was established in 2001 by a group of SAME small business firm members who identified a specific need. The council works to:
As a result of our efforts, the council’s accomplishments include:
The Small Business Council welcomes your participation. We look forward to hearing about how we may continue to support the professional development and success of your small business firm. We encourage you to get involved!
Gita Murthy, Ph.D.
Chair, SAME Small Business Council
Click on the links below for the latest editions of Small Business Connections, the SAME Small Business Council Newsletter in PDF Format.