Upcoming Webinars

Be sure to register for these invaluable upcoming AIA Trust webinars on critical risk topics—free to AIA members.

Risk management webinar AIA Trust.

Retirement Risks & Reality

September 16, 2021; 12PM–1PM ET

Participants will learn ways to calculate future retirement needs, decisions to make when funding a firm’s retirement plan, how to select the appropriate retirement plan for one’s firm based on its size and structure, and the importance of retirement planning based on data regarding architects nationwide. Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and staff. AIA member attendees will receive 1 AIA Continuing Education Credit.



Mediation for the Design Professional

November 3, 2021; 1PM–2:30PM ET (10AM–11:30AM PT)

Mediation is a cost-effective dispute resolution vehicle commonly used in clashes involving design professionals. It can also be used as a mechanism to better understand the claims and respective positions of the other parties to a dispute before or during litigation.

Determining when parties are ready to mediate effectively, selecting the appropriate mediator, and agreeing to the structure of the mediation are all considerations vital to the process. This webinar will provide design professionals insight into how mediation is used to resolve claims or to further the investigation of complex issues commonly found in construction-related litigation.

Find out the benefits of mediation as a non-binding dispute resolution vehicle, better understand the role of the mediator and how to prepare for mediation, and next steps if mediation fails – and more. Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and attendees will receive 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Credits.



Taking the Lead to Address Climate Change

October 18, 2021; 1PM–2PM ET

Extreme climate variability means design firms must respond with solutions and take the lead in adapting the built world to climate change while mitigating worsening impacts. With power and responsibility comes risk. The pace of developments, the changing regulatory/policy landscape, the costs for integrating new systems, materials, and technologies– all require significant time and due diligence. This program will discuss the challenges that professionals face, strategies for managing risks, and the support professional liability insurance provides while they provide innovative solutions to address the changing climate. Registration is free of charge to all AIA members and attendees will receive 1 HSW/LU AIA Continuing Education Credits.



Stay tuned for more webinars!

  • The Risks and Rewards of Integrated Project Delivery – 10/28 at 1PM ET

This webinar will focus on the unique risks and rewards that architects may face when participating in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracts. Participants will better understand the value proposition that IPD can provide building owners, the benefits and potential risks for the design team (some of which could be uninsurable), and some options for mitigating the inherent risks in these contracts. CES credit pending; registration link will be available in October issue.

Registration information will become available on the AIA Trust website—and will be in the October newsletter, Managing Your Risks.

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – coming in 2022


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