February 28, 2017
By Jeffrey C. Garrison, RRC, RWC, PE, CEI
Emerging Professionals Committee Chairman
As in past years, the RCI Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee has identified convention presentations that are considered particularly beneficial to younger members, first-time attendees, and/or those that may be new to the building envelope industry (“emerging professionals”).
Each member of the EP Committee voted for two presentations in each breakout session that the committee believes offer unique opportunities for the emerging professional. The selected presentations are only suggestions, as each individual’s knowledge and experience may guide him or her in a different direction than those being recommended. We are confident that there is no wrong choice when it comes to the presentations at the convention. We encourage you to review each of the abstracts provided within the convention program guide before making a decision as to which presentation to attend.
The selected presentations are identified as “EP-Recommended Courses” in the 32nd RCI International Convention and Trade Show on-site program guide and mobile app. You will find these courses in the program guide with “EP” noted beside the course title and in the app under “Events By Type.”
The Emerging Professionals Committee also encourages first-time attendees and those new to the industry to attend the convention Opening Reception on Friday, March 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to kickoff the convention and network with other convention attendees and members of the RCI Board of Directors, affiliated chapters, and committees.
The RCI Emerging Professionals Committee is charged with recommending to the RCI Board of Directors programs and services for members within ten years of professional licensure or RCI registration and all professional members under 40 years of age, regardless of professional licensure or registration status. In addition, the committee strives to:
- Provide a forum for members interested in career advancement through networking, continuing education, and leadership.
- Ensure the needs and interests of emerging professionals are being addressed and met.
- Identify potential future leadership of RCI.
- Provide a resource for the RCI board, staff, and other committees.