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About sacvenue's Forums
Special-interest forums play
an integral role in bringing sacvenue'S members together to discuss
common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities,
and share best practices. Beginning in 1997, the first forum
proved so successful with members that the concept has expanded
to now include eleven different forums. Forums are offered
in two-hour segments with some of the same forums repeated
in different Chapter location..
Regularly Scheduled Forums
CEO Forum meets quarterly
with specific dates and times announced.
Construction Industry Women Forum meets the
first Monday of each month
Safety Forum meets the second Tuesday of
Young Constructors Forum meets the third
Wednesday of each month
Be sure to check the calendar to confirm these events
and check for possible rescheduling.
Available Upon Request
Project Manager Forum
AIA/sacvenue Liaison Forum
Small Contractor's Forum
Risk Management Forum
forums provide Chapter members with a place to meet on a regular
basis for the purpose of collaboration and honest dialogue.
The result is stronger relationships between members who are
tackling similar issues often from different perspectives.
As many of the Chapter's different forums evolve and identify
common issues, QUOIN is now helping forums meet together in
what are called "joint forum panel discussions."
These are highly popular and well-attended programs helping
to accelerate the introduction of new thinking and new ways
of doing things to get better results for our member firms
and industry. All of this is in keeping with the Chapter's
vision of "building the best contractor community in
Process: All forums follow a similar start-up process
and implementation format. Initially, a professional facilitator
is used to help the group identify and prioritize critical
issues. At the same time, the group makes a decision about
future meetings and how they want to use the forum to help
them address their issues. Subsequent forums often continue
to use a facilitator to maximize participation and help the
group stay organized and focused on a specific result or outcome.
In some cases, guest speakers make presentations or present
workshops on specific topics of interest to a specific group.
For most of the forums, a summary document is prepared and
distributed to attendees providing a tangible deliverable
to members. Members attest to the value of this summary helping
them to transfer the information learned at a forum to others
in their respective company. History: The Chapter transitioned
from sixteen committees to forums as an outgrowth of a strategic
thinking process conducted by the Board during its 1998 business
planning retreat. What prompted the change was a gradual and
noticeable decline in attendance at committee meetings. After
surveying committee members, it was also learned that their
interest in committees was primarily driven by the opportunity
for networking and education. This was in sharp contrast to
the traditional use of volunteers who served on committees
to help conduct the Chapter's work. Concurrent with this business
planning process, QUOIN was engaging in many new proactive
strategies designed to maximize and strengthen member value.
Forums became the perfect solution to combine education, networking
and a way for the Chapter to reach deeper into member firms
beyond the executive level to get to know more of its members
and deliver a new kind of "value" and "member
service." As a result of the forums, QUOIN has increased
its capacity to communicate directly with over 4000 member
firm employees. ^up
Legislative and Public Advocacy
maximize member firms’ collective voice and influence to law
and policy makers at both the State and local level.
- Target lobbying efforts
with TBB toward legislative bills impacting construction industry.
- Champion of issues
impacting industry and member firms, ie. air quality issue, storm
- Relationship building
with legislators, city officials, school district officials, and
other community business leaders and organizations, ie. NTC, NTCOG,
- Meet with member firms
on “hot topic” issues, ie. storm water presentations,
- Write Capitol News
briefing sheet during legislative sessions.
- Introduce member firms
to legislative process with trips to Austin for the purpose of
meeting with Legislators and other State officials.
- Plan and host meetings
for member firms to meet with lawmakers, government officials,
- Oversee development,
expansion and use of PAC monies for political contributions.
Education and Training
sacvenue offers a myriad of training
courses and seminars. In addition to e-mailed and faxed notices
to active members, these offerings are listed on the website calendar.
and Special Events
Opportunities are offered for members to meet
with one another in social settings to enhance relationships and
recognize members who are distinguishing themselves in the industry
- Special interest
member forums bring individuals together who perform
a similar function to learn and address common issues and dialogue
with one another about new opportunities.
- Special Events
offer an opportunity for members to interact informally with one
another and have fun. These events create opportunities to bring
members together to learn, build relationships with other members,
and to socialize.
Held once a month – Program meetings are
held six times a year and special events take the place of membership
meetings the other six months in a year.
Feature timely and important topics of general
interest to largest number of members
- Golf and Bass
Tournaments are offered in the spring and fall that help
raise funds for the sacvenue Foundation while giving members an opportunity
to have some fun while entertaining guests.
- Industry Tribute
to Superintendents event recognizes the contributions of superintendents
to our industry.
- March's Construction
Industry Oscar's featuring Summit Awards, SIR
Awards, STAR Awards, Construction Safety Excellence Awards.
- December’s Holiday
Extravaganza brings over a thousand sacvenue members and
their spouses together to party and relax together.^up
Information and Referral
Resources available to keep members informed
and knowledgeable on pertinent topics related to their business:
- Complete publications
library containing construction journals
- Video library
- Printed forms
- Current weather
reporting and historical data
- Online job
posting and resume service
- Personal assistance
and counseling on construction issues and/or appropriate
- Safety literature
- 5th Grade
Build Up Kits to promote industry and build relationships
with children, schools and counselors
- Access to
extensive services offered by AGCA ^up
opportunities to attract workers to North Texas and sacvenue member
firms—emphasis is also on training, industry image and university/school
- 5th Grade
Build Up Program — initiated by AGCA with kits
available for member firms to purchase and present to schools
for children to use in exploring careers in construction.
relationship with AGC Student Chapters in Region V universities.
relationship with construction science and architectural
faculty members in Region V universities to promote good will
for North Texas area and strengthen educational programs to deliver
stronger job candidates to this area.
Student Competition bringing teams of students from Region
V universities together with members of our construction community
as the students make presentations on building projects.
Interview Day bringing college juniors and seniors together
with member firm representatives all on the same day to meet with
one another for potential hiring.