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Early Early Bird Open for the 2022 IWCA Convention for a short time!

Sign up now for the cheapest price ever for an IWCA Convention in 2022!! Orlando, FL at the Rosen Centre Hotel January 31-February4th, 2022!

https://members.iwca.org/early-early-bird-2022-convention-registration/

 

IWCA CONVENTION SCHEDULE TO FOLLOW FOR ATTENDEES

PDF Schedule – https://www.iwca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/IWCA2021Schedule-8.pdf

2021 IWCA Annual Convention Schedule
Monday March 22nd, 2021
Majestic 4-6 Royal 2 Royal 3 Outside Parking Lot – Veranda
8-12pm IWCA New Safety Training Program – Safe Practices for Rope Descent Systems Sunbelt Classroom Training Comprehensive T3 Training,  Sealing Surfaces for Success (Paver Sealing/Cleaning Certification)
12-2pm Delivering a Successful and Profitable Deck & Wood Restoration Service in Today’s Changing Market – PWNA/Everett Abrams
1-5pm Comprehensive T3 Training,  Sealing Surfaces for Success (Paver Sealing/Cleaning Certification), Sunbelt Hands On Lift, IWCA Hands On New RDS Training
4pm-8pm Expert Safety Services 1910 Safety
Tuesday March 23rd, 2021

Majestic 4-6 for classes, Veranda for the First Timers Meet & Greet

Majestic 4-6 Veranda
8-11am Opening General Session, Ettore Award, Fellowship Award, Tradeshow Vendor Highlights, Keynote – Keith Kalfas
11am-12pm Fight Club Panel
12-1pm Recruiting-Shawn Day
1-2pm Waterfed Safety/Mike Draper
2-3pm Insurance, Protect Your Assets/Tammy Artusa
3-4pm Put Culture First to Retain Your Best Employees-Martha Woodard
4-5pm QBO online/Meaghan Likes
5-6pm Disinfecting Course (All attendees will get signed up for the Kimberly Clark Scholarship for the ISSA/GBAC Microbial Warriors Certification Course to take for free.) Brandi Harper
6-7pm First Timers Meet & Greet Social
Wednesday March 24th, 2021
Majestic 4-6 Majestic 1-3 Off Premise
9-11:30am Charity Cleaning – Central Florida Children’s Home *Meet in Lobby 8:30am to leave
8-9am Chemicals – Alternatives to Razors/ABC
9-10am Building a Resilient Contracting Business – Breakthrough Academy
10-11am $100,000 profit/Meaghan Likes
11-12am Market Your Company without Spending Money – Dave Kaminski Trade Show Outdoor Demos
12-6pm Trade Show Open – Speed Cleaning Competition
6-7pm Trade Show Outdoor Demos
Thursday March 25th 2021
Majestic 4-6 Majestic 1-3
8-9am The Sales Process for People Who Think Sales People are Slimy – Curt Kempton
9-12pm Trade Show Open
12-1pm LevelUP: 6 Components to Build a Team That Gives a S**T – Martha Woodard
1-2pm Intro to adding Power Washing – Soft Washing/Power Wash U
2-3pm Facebook/Peter Artusa
3-4pm Breakthrough Academy – Build Your 2021 One-Page Strategic Plan
4-5pm Breakthrough Academy – Building a Resilient Contracting Business
5-6pm CLIPA – Why Christmas Lights?
Friday March 26th 2021
Majestic 4-6 Majestic Pre-Function
8-9am Ettore Cleaning Techniques – Jorge Aguilar and Sheila Smeltzer
9-10am Jim Dubois – Business Building
10-11am Operations Management/ Peter Artusa
11-12pm Glass Education/Cody Thomas
12-1pm The Art of Bidding – Jack Evans
1-2pm Brandi Harper – Marketing Videos
2-3pm Blake Coats/Health Insurance
3-5pm GlassRenu Hands-On Training
10-5pm Silent Auction
5-7pm Pay Online Silent Auction Invoices Emailed to you and come pick up your winnings
TRACKS
Owners
Managers
Technicians
Certificate Course
First Timers
All
Live Zoom Prior To Convention for all fully registered attendees *Recordings are available Residential Panel
Glass Panel
RDS Panel
Business Q&A

 

New IWCA Podcast is up with Mark Unger and Henry Macarios from Unger Enterprises

National Ladder Safety Month | March 2021

National Ladder Safety Month | March 2021

https://www.laddersafetymonth.com/About/National-Ladder-Safety-Month

Every step matters: From step stools to extension ladders, make sure you’re putting the right foot forward.

Every year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) and participate in the fifth annual National Ladder Safety Month February 22 – March 31. This important month was designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.

What is National Ladder Safety Month?

National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety, at home and at work. Help us bring awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training and a national dialogue.

ALI, the only approved developer of safety standards for the U.S. ladder industry, is the presenting sponsor for National Ladder Safety Month.

ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities. Please join ALI and its members in sharing this message with the world year-round.

The “why”: Every life saved is precious

The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:

  • Decrease number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities
  • Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI
  • Increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on www.laddersafetytraining.org 
  • Lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly “Top 10 Citations List”
  • Increase the number of in-person ladder trainings
  • Increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and properly dispose of old, damaged or obsolete ladders

Get involved: Support National Ladder Safety Month

If you are interested in helping ALI spread the word on safe ladder use, explore sponsorship opportunities today!

2021 IWCA Convention COVID SAFETY WAIVER FORM ONLINE

2021 IWCA Convention COVID Safety Release Waiver for Attendees

Video explaining the new Legacy Foundation of the IWCA!

NEW Campus IWCA E-Learning Site is live now! Read here for the link….

Automatic Certificates will be loaded soon. For now we will email them. If you need an additional employee signed up to take the course, they need to become additional professional members under you and then you can purchase the course inside their sign in page.

CAMPUS IWCA – Online Learning Academy

 

COVID Safety Protocols Video for the 2021 Convention and a Video on the Member Benefits of the Association Members

COVID PROTOCOL VIDEO FOR THE 2021 IWCA Convention

 

Membership Benefits Video

International Window Cleaning Legacy Foundation 501C3 is here!

International Window Cleaning Legacy Foundation

IWCA Speed Competition – Rules and Judging Video with Jeremiah Hickey!!

Safe Practices for Rope Descent Systems Guide Now Available! Read