Education Opportunities

Through a commitment to offering effective training, development, and networking programs, SAME is helping sustain the future of the profession. From a robust pipeline of webinar offerings to in-person technical presentations and content offered through partnerships with other organizations, SAME provides a variety of education opportunities for professionals, whether you are in uniform or a civilian, enlisted or officer, a new hire, mid-career manager, or senior executive. The Society's Communities of Interest also hold monthly and quarterly calls that often provide continuing education credits while local Posts host a variety of in-person and virtual meetings with professional development components.

Latest News, Notes & Reminders

  • Did you miss Virtual JETC? Don't worryyou can still access all the education and training content and earn over 45 PDHs! Purchase the recordings on the JETC website
  • Don't miss your chance to experience Virtual FM Workshop: Moving Facilities Management Forward. Earn more than 20 PDHs at SAME's second-ever virtual national conference, coming up July 29-31, 2020! Registration is now open.
  • Be a part of the year's biggest market research and networking event for the federal A/E/C industry. The 2020 SBC Call for Presentations is open until July 31. Share your expertise with government and industry leaders. Learn more at www.samesbc.org.
  • Take advantage of on-demand options. SAME has a partnership with online education provider RedVector to offer educational offerings specific for the A/E/C profession at reduced rates. Visit the SAME/RedVector webpage to get started.

Upcoming Featured Webinars

July 9 – Getting the Lines of Communication Right in Future Combat Operations

Day & Time: July 9, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.*

Speaker: Stephen Danner, Acrow Bridge Corp.

Attend this webinar online

Description: Across the spectrum of Multi-Domain Operations, history tells us to “Get the Lines of Communication Right”.  U.S. military forces and our allies face this continuing challenge in planning for, resourcing, training and crossing wet and dry gap obstacles in places like Poland, the Baltic's, Romania and the Korean Peninsula to support heavy armored formations in support of NATO and other key strategic alliances. This webinar, hosted by the International Community of Interest, will provide information about the technical aspects of line-of-communication bridging and shares insight from applications in training and exercises in Europe and on the Korean Peninsula. 

Learning Objectives:
                * Analyze Host Nation Infrastructure and Military Capability (DOTMLPF)
                * Understand the Technical Aspects of the Line of Communication Bridge
                * Employ the Line of Communication Bridge (as a part of the US Army Family of Bridges)

Format: GoTo Meeting (session will be recorded and archived)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
 
Access Code: 615-248-749#
 
More phone numbers.
Germany (Toll Free): 0 800 723 5274
Germany: +49 693 8098 999
Italy (Toll Free): 800 792289
Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80
United Kingdom (Toll Free): 0 800 389 5276
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011

*1200 Washington, DC / 1700 London / 1800 Berlin / 0700 Honolulu / 0900 San Diego / 2000 Doha / (10 July) 0200 Tokyo. 

July 16 – USACE Galveston District Virtual Workshop

Date: July 16, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:30  a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District has many contracts anticipated in the next fiscal year.

View the event's flyer to learn more and register

July 16 – Tyndall AFB: Coastal Resilience in Support of Mission Assurance and Becoming an Installation of the Future

Date & Time: July 16, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Joe Rozza, P.E., BCEE; Director of Strategic Sustainability, Jacobs

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Description: Coastal installations face a range of risks due to extreme weather, sea level rise and storm surge. During this session we will share the approach developed by Tyndall AFB to pursue coastal resilience using innovative planning, engineering and partnerships.  This approach reconciles UFC requirements and the various climate change, resilience and adaptation directives into a coherent approach that supports mission assurance, cost effectiveness and pursuit of the goal of becoming a resilient, sustainable and smart Installation of the Future. A key focal point will include the ‘system of system’s approach that integrates grey, green and natural infrastructure to increase resilience while also creating locally-relevant shared social, environmental and economic benefits.  The stakeholder engagement process and OTA partnerships that are in development to gain alignment and support for the nature-based elements of the coastal resilience strategy will also be shared.

Format: GoToWebinar (login information will be sent to you separately). *Please note: You will be required to register in the GoToWebinar system as well.*

July 20 – beta.SAM.gov: What You Need to Know

*SAME Members Only*

Date: July 20, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00  p.m. EST

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Speaker: Salomeh Ghorbani, Program Manager, GSA

Webinar description:

 Please join SAME and the General Services Administration(GSA) for a members only program on beta.SAM.gov.

The webinar will be led by Ms. Salomeh Ghorbani, a Program Manager within the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) at GSA. She is currently responsible for transition planning for the modernization efforts of the IAE systems portfolio. These systems are used governmentwide and are required for all phases of the acquisition lifecycle.

Agenda

The Integrated Award Environment – Part of the e-Gov system

SAM.gov Modernization – What the system provides users and the public

Opportunities Features and Functionality on beta.SAM.gov – Finding contract opportunities, planned system improvements and data reporting

System demo – tools and resources

July 21 – beta.SAM.gov: What You Need to Know

*SAME Members Only*

Date: July 21, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 5:00  p.m. EST

Register Here

Speaker: Salomeh Ghorbani, Program Manager, GSA

Webinar description: Please join SAME and the General Services Administration(GSA) for a members only program on beta.SAM.gov.  The webinar will be led by Ms. Salomeh Ghorbani, a Program Manager within the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) at GSA. She is currently responsible for transition planning for the modernization efforts of the IAE systems portfolio. These systems are used governmentwide and are required for all phases of the acquisition lifecycle.

Agenda

The Integrated Award Environment – Part of the e-Gov system

SAM.gov Modernization – What the system provides users and the public

Opportunities Features and Functionality on beta.SAM.gov – Finding contract opportunities, planned system improvements and data reporting

System demo – tools and resources

 

August 18 – COVID 19 COOP in the AE Community

Presented by the SAME Resilience Community of Interest

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Virtual, connection information will be provided upon registering

Credit: 1.0 PDH Credit

Cost: FREE to SAME Members; $25 for non-members

This webinar will be a discussion of best practices to enable continuity of operations in response to COVID19 from the
perspective of the architecture and engineering community. The goal of the webinar is to share best practices that
government and AE firms have used during the COVID restrictions to continue to operate successfully and transition
successfully as restrictions are relaxed.

Learning Objectives (4):

  1. Understand what actions public and private AE service providers have taken to enable continuity of operations during Covid

  2. Understand what actions public and private AE service providers have taken to successfully transition "back to business" after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted

  3. Understand how to apply these best practices to your organization to successfully operate during a pandemic

  4. Understand how to apply these best practices to your organization to successfully transition "back to business" after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted

Register for the webinar

 

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Past Event Presentations Archive

Presentations from past SAME national events are archived. Select the event to be taken to the specific year's event website, where session presentations (PDF) are accessible.

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“The mix of being able to get some continuing education, interact with other government folks and the private sector, and do so in formal, open and social settings: I know of very few (maybe no) other venues where you can get cross discipline interactions across the private and public sector in a variety of settings. No one else does this.”

–Lawrence Schorr, 787th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.