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ASFPM 2014 Webinar Rates
1 hour
1.5 hour
2 hour
Non-Member$60$70$80
Individual ASFPM Members*
$30$40$50
Chapter / Corporate / Agency Members*
$45$55$65
*Members must enter the event promo code at registration to receive the preferred rate.

ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only.

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Upcoming ASFPM Webinars

ASFPM 2015 Conference Call for Presenters - Tips to Increase Your Odds of Being Selected to Present

Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)! Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs

Ethics in Floodplain Management: Understanding and avoiding ethical dilemmas in your role as a floodplain manager

Introduction to Social Media for Floodplain Managers



ASFPM 2015 Conference Call for Presenters - Tips to Increase Your Odds of Being Selected to Present
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM (60 minutes)

Location:  online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
 
SPONSOR
ASFPM

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1:00PM - 2:00PM Central Time

DETAILS
Each year when ASFPM issues our conference call for presenters, we receive far more submissions than there are available spots on the program. Understanding the selection process can increase your chances of being chosen to present. We'll provide tips on how to strengthen your submission. Come get your questions answered!

We'll spend approximately 30 minutes on this topic and allow 30 minutes for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Presenters:
Steve McMaster, CFM, ASFPM Conference Program Coordinator
Kait Laufenberg, CFM, ASFPM Conference Workshop Coordinator
Chad Ross, CFM, ASFPM Conference Planner

CONTINUING EDUCATION
This webinar is not CEC-eligible.

COST
Free, but registration is required.

REGISTRATION
Click here to register online.
Attached File:  Conf_Presenter_Tips_9.30.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf
Attached File:  2015_Speaker_Tips.pdf

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Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)! Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM (90 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
 
SPONSOR
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Friday, October 10, 2014
1:00PM - 2:30PM Central Time

DETAILS
Are you getting more questions about determining BFEs at a site, even in approximate A Zones? Do you work with flood development permits or FEMA Elevation Certificates (ECs)? Do you need a BFE for an approximate A zone but are unsure where to start? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you.

Recent NFIP reforms make determining precise flood risk more important than ever in response to rising flood insurance costs. Identifying a BFE with confidence helps to determine actuarial flood insurance rates and plan for possible flood mitigation actions. In some cases the BFE is already available, in others it must be calculated.

Brian Varrella, PE, CFM is co-owner of Forum V Consulting, Floodplain Manager for the City of Fort Collins, and Chair of the Colorado Assn. of Stormwater and Floodplain Mgrs. He has helped professionals and property owners identify BFEs in 19 states across the nation. Brian's approach uses all available resources to determine BFEs to prepare local permits and complete ECs in riverine Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Determining BFEs is not an impossible task, and the demand for more detailed information is increasing!

In this webinar we will:
  • Identify and use free resources to determine riverine BFEs
  • Explain the simplified and detailed methods for determining BFEs
  • Determine how and when to apply different methods in approximate A Zone SFHAs.
All registered participants will receive access to an electronic recording of this eLearning training opportunity, and will be given links to various free resources available to anyone working with BFEs.

Presenter:
Brian Varrella PE, CFM, City of Fort Collins Floodplain Administrator and Chair of the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, routinely helps surveyors, engineers, and property owners with this difficult issue. Brian’s approach is to use all available resources to determine BFEs primarily for use in preparing local permits and completing Elevation Certificates. Fort Collins, a CRS Class 4 community, has used these techniques successfully. Determining BFEs is not an impossible task and demand for providing this type of information is only going to increase!

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 Core CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$40 ASFPM Individual Members*
$55 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*
$70 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at registration to receive the preferred rate

ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Click here to view our webinar policies.
Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.


REGISTRATION
ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Please click here to view our webinar policies. Register early - seating is limited and our webinars usually sell out before the event date!

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Click here to review system requirements for GoToTraining.

Click here to register online.


Attached File:  Find_BFE_10.10.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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Ethics in Floodplain Management: Understanding and avoiding ethical dilemmas in your role as a floodplain manager
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM (90 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
 
SPONSOR
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1:00PM - 2:30PM Central Time

DETAILS
Far too often, being a floodplain manager means making decisions that are made more difficult due to political pressure, project deadlines, supervisor or peer pressure, financial impacts, or NFIP compliance and regulations.

Each of these factors can also lead to ethical dilemmas that floodplain managers must confront. For example, how do you handle a situation where a supervisor who is also an elected leader in the community is leaning on you to make a permitting decision in a certain way? This webinar will explore ethical situations in a variety of areas a floodplain manager may face including floodplain modeling, mapping, planning, surveying, and the administration and enforcement of the community flood damage prevention ordinance.

Our presenters
Jessica Baker and John Ivey, are registered Professional Engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers with diverse backgrounds and experiences in floodplain management and frequently provide ethics instruction in the State of Texas.

In this webinar, we will discuss:
  1. Background and overview of the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Code of Ethics.
  2. Applicable ethical standards from other professions (engineers, planners, etc.)
  3. Ethical issues arising from specific scenarios including:
    • Permitting in the Special Flood Hazard Area
    • Letters of Map Change
    • Substantial Improvement/Damage Determinations
    • Elevation Certificates
    • Proper use of FIS Flood Profiles to determine Base Flood Elevation
    • Local floodplain administrator liability
    • Enforcement and lack of enforcement related to NFIP and local ordinances
Target Audience: CFMs, Floodplain Administrators, floodplain management professionals, elected officials, professional engineers, professional planners (AICP), registered architects (AIA), and registered public land surveyors (RPLS).

All registered participants will receive access to an electronic recording of this eLearning opportunity!


Presenters:
Jessica Baker, PE,
PMP, CFM, ASFPM Region 6 Director, ASFPM Professional Development Community Co-chair, and TFMA Vice President, will identify ethical issues facing local floodplain administrators and the floodplain management community.

John Ivey, PE, CFM, Member ASFPM Certification Board of Regents, will address ethical issues relat-ed to permit requirements in the Special Flood Haz-ard Area (SFHA), Elevation Certificates, and NFIP compliance.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 Core CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$40 ASFPM Individual Members*
$55 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*
$70 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at registration to receive the preferred rate

ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Click here to view our webinar policies.
Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.


REGISTRATION
ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Please click here to view our webinar policies. Register early - seating is limited and our webinars usually sell out before the event date!

Not sure if the webinar software will run on your computer?
Click here to review system requirements for GoToTraining.

Click here to register online.


Attached File:  Ethics_10.15.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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Introduction to Social Media for Floodplain Managers
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM (90 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
 
SPONSOR
ASFPM

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
October 23, 2014
1:00pm - 2:30PM Central Time

DETAILS
This fast-paced webinar will introduce the most popular platforms and how floodplain managers can use them effectively. We’ll cover brief overviews of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other online social media tools. The importance of floodplain managers becoming social media savvy, challenges and considerations when launching a social media strategy, and suggested activities to get you started will be discussed.

Attendees will receive resources including job aids on best practice tips, suggestions for outreach activities, and steps to developing a social media strategy for your agency or organization.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • identify the most popular social media platforms, common terms and actions, and which to use for specific communications;
  • recognize why becoming social media savvy is essential and how it can help you more effectively reach your customers, communicate, and perform outreach; and
  • establish a social media strategy and first steps to get started.
Target Audience: Floodplain managers with little to no prior experience with social media. State floodplain and mitigation staff, and state floodplain management associations will also benefit from this webinar.

Prerequisites:
While not required, participants will benefit from having completed the following tutorials prior to the webinar:
All registered participants will receive access to an electronic recording of this eLearning opportunity!

Presenters:
Brian Varrella, PE, CFM, Co-Owner, Forum V Consulting
Brian Varrella, is the Chair of the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, and Co-Owner of Forum V Consulting. During the 2013 Colorado floods, the Colorado Chapter realized the need for and benefit of a strong social media presence and relationship with their public. The chapter’s successful social media strategy not only aided in disaster and state response and established the chapter as Subject Matter Experts in the field where the media, public, and policy makers could access accurate flood information during and after the disaster.

Kait Laufenberg, CFM, Training & Chapter Coordinator, ASFPM
Kait Laufenberg has increasingly used social media to communicate with ASFPM’s chapters and members about training and outreach initiatives. Social media’s success as a communication and outreach tool especially before, during, and after a disaster has shown how essential it is for FPMs. Kait works with our chapters who have successfully launched social media initiatives to aid others in forming social media strategies. She is currently working to develop new webinar topics on social media to help our members get up to speed in this critical knowledge area.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$40 ASFPM Members*
$55 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*

$70 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at registration to receive the preferred rate

ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Click here to view our webinar policies.
Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.

REGISTRATION

ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Seating is limited, register early—ASFPM webinars usually sell out days before the event! Click here to register online.
Attached File:  Social_Media_10.23.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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Our most popular webinars are presented by floodplain management practitioners and professionals, presenting in areas in which they have expertise.  If you would be interested in presenting a topic that fits in one of the categories we cover, please consider submitting a topic - click here to submit a topic.  It's a great opportunity to share your knowledge with your peers!



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