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As the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology, and advocacy, NRCA will present a variety of educational events to help attendees grow their skills and knowledge. 

NRCA 2024 Safety Leadership Workshop

Tuesday, February 6 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Cost: Members $595 / Non-Members $645

Join NRCA for this one-day workshop to enhance safety leadership skills through advanced topics and engaging speakers, aimed at attendees who have a leadership role in safety in the roofing industry including owners, project managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and human resources. Come and learn from roofing industry experts on a variety of safety and health topics including risk management, safety culture, insurance, legal, and regulatory.

Presented by the following industry experts:

Refugio Alvarez, Jr., Safety Director at King of Texas Roofing

Trent Cotney, Partner at Adams and Reese LLP

Craig Lowrie, Vice President of Health & Safety at Flynn Group of Companies

Kara Houck McCaffrey, Chief Wellness Officer at Houck

Neil Nichol, Construction Consulting Director at CNA Insurance

Neff Ortiz, Director of Risk Management at Nations Roof LLC

Corey B. Rimmer, Assistant Vice President of Construction Risk Control at CNA Insurance

Dave Stefko, President/COO at Eberhard

Mark Wilke, Vice President - Head of Specialized Construction at CNA Insurance



Cheryl Ambrose, Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at NRCA

Rich Trewyn, Director of Risk Education and Training

Roofing Alliance Construction Management Student Competition

Wednesday, February 7 | 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

The Roofing Alliance is hosting its 10th Construction Management Student Competition. This hallmark competition promotes
careers in roofing industry management by challenging students’ roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills.

Formula 1 Paddock, Las Vegas, is the project for this year’s competition. 

Five finalist teams will be selected to give 15-minute live oral presentations at the IRE in Las Vagas. Attendees can stop by room CC/N110 and watch as each team presents their project. Winning teams will be announced at NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.

NRCA Foreman Leadership Training, Level 1

Wednesday, February 7 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Members $695 / Non-Members $995

Take a proactive approach to employee education by sending your field managers to this class, which focuses on communication and management skills. Foremen often have excellent roof system installation skills but may lack strong communication and management abilities that would help them lead more effectively. This course teaches your foremen how to communicate effectively and work well with all types of people. Your foremen will learn how to handle tough situations tactfully, especially when disciplinary action is needed. They also will learn how to establish credibility, build rapport with crew members and motivate workers to improve job-site productivity.

About the instructors:

Amy Staska, vice president of NRCA University

Amy has been with NRCA since August of 2011 and also worked for the association for seven years from 1996 to 2004. Amy has worked in training and education her entire career, including at Awana Clubs International—a non-denominational children’s and youth Christian ministry—and the University of New Hampshire.

At NRCA, Amy started her work in health and safety—her first projects were helping to author NRCA’s first Safety Manual and Toolbox Talks. As part of the education department, Amy has helped with the startup of the Future Executives Institute and shaping and teaching the Foreman Leadership Training programs.

Amy’s current responsibilities include leading the education department team, spearheading development of TRAC training for installers and working with the NRCA University Operations Committee to ensure all NRCA University offerings are well-developed, thorough and meet member needs.

Jon Goodman, roofing subject matter expert

Jon has been with NRCA since  February 2018. He attended Sonoma State University, graduating with a degree in industrial management.

 Goodman worked for Hewlett-Packard in production management and from there, he went on to own a roofing contracting company. He also worked as a consultant for the National Center for Construction Education and Research where he assisted with the development of its roofing and solar installer curricula. 

Goodman is NRCA’s subject matter expert and a ProCertification assessor. He helped develop and write training manuals for NRCA’s Training for Roof Application Careers program and is an instructor for various NRCA educational classes such as Roof Design Considerations, Roof Repair Maintenance, Foreman Leadership Training and Qualified Trainer Conference.

Please note: NRCA understands circumstances may arise that require you to cancel your registration. If you cancel up to 10 business days before an event, your registration fee will be refunded. If your cancellation is received 10 business days or less before an event, you may send another person in your place or receive a credit voucher that can be applied toward any NRCA University program during the next 12 months. Registrants who do not cancel before the seminar or do not attend are liable for the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. NRCA reserves the right to cancel any programs. If such a cancellation is necessary, registrants will be notified and an attempt will be made to reschedule or make alternative arrangements. Registrants will receive a full tuition refund for the program. NRCA is not responsible for other costs incurred. The registration fee is due and payable before the start of a seminar.


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