Katrina Ramirez has been a project accountant in the Architecture/Design industry for over 19 years and spent over 13 of them at Gensler’s Houston office. She considers herself an adopted Houstonian, having lived in Houston for almost 20 years, but she is a Midwestern girl at heart. She was born and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri and left to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Spelman College. She graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and a Minor in Dance. Upon graduating, with no real plans in mind, she came to Houston and planted her roots. She has been married for 16 years and enjoys being a mom to her three sons, ages 15, 14 and 9. Accounting may be her profession, but she enjoys the arts and embraces opportunities that allow her to explore her creativity .
Join us for some fun in the mud at 10:00am (Mother Earth)! Team Name: SDA Mud Masters
Entry Fee: 65.00 per person – included is a gritty goddess custom designed shirt, finisher’s item, complimentary post-race food and cold beer… and the great gritty course. Check it out at www.grittygoddess.com.
What is it exactly? It’s a 5K obstacle course built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies!
Yes, it’s gritty too. There will be mud, sand, foam and water involved (we said “get back to nature”), and some other, more colorful goop as well – so leave your Marchesa gown and Jimmy Choos at home. You’ll also be required to run, crawl, climb, slide, balance, hoist, swing, stretch, and make your body do things it may not usually do. That’s all part of the fun!
Kathy Clem, CPM, MA is a dynamic personal and professional development coach specializing in transitional and career coaching. With a Masters degree in Organizational Management and Development, as well as a certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching, she is passionate about connecting people and their potential with opportunities and possibilities. Kathy works with college bound young adults to identify the best course of study and educational opportunities and adults who are exploring or are in job/career transition to find not only the right career/job, but also the best work environment for success. Kathy also assist professionals to navigate the transition successfully from career to retirement.
With over 35-years of multifamily real estate experience, Kathy consults with companies and teams to maximize returns on the real estate and to develop high performing teams. Her vast experience with a wide range of apartment types throughout the country and success with geographically dispersed teams, provides the knowledge and insight to identify opportunities and to help with growth, development, and change management.
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Use four puzzle pieces to understand the game being played in any procurement.
Apply the Best Value Pricing Rules to make sure your price is within reasonable competitive limits in any situation.
Submit proposals that combat the common RFP requirements/scoring disconnect.
About the Presenter:
Matt Handal was a marketer submitting boilerplate proposal and materials that were indistinguishable from his competitors’. He had no idea how to convince new clients to buy his firm’s services. And worst of all, nobody would listen to him.
One day, he stumbled upon some academic research on how people really make decisions. Since then, he’s helped firms beat incumbents, secured sole-source contracts from government clients, written one of the most popular books about proposal writing, and people even fly him across the country to teach them how to apply Mind Marketing to their business.
All SDA Chapter Membership Chairs (and chapter membership committee members) are encouraged to participate in this conference call. The purpose of this call is to allow chairs to network with one another and discuss ideas for growing membership, learn what resources are available to help, and expand connections for future support.
Please join us for a fun-filled evening as we host a Cabi Trunk Show, presented by our Cabi representative, Kathryn Self. Kathryn will bring her incredible line of Cabi clothing to show us ways of transitioning our wardrobes as we prepare for Summer and implementing a new piece of Cabi clothing (or two) into your current wardrobe for an easy and elegant professional look suitable for the office or travel.
If you’ve never heard of Cabi, it is a wonderful line of quality clothing. The prices are completely affordable and work well for office, home, or travel.
Please consider bringing a guest or two with you to share the fun of networking with your SDA Houston friends and introduce them to Cabi!
We are also collecting for Dress for Success. Donate your professional attire and empower a disadvantaged woman in our community. Check the out here: https://houston.dressforsuccess.org/
Beverages and snacks will be served. Bring your business cards to enter for a giveaway.
SDA Houston Chapter's Member Firm Llewelyn-Davies Sahni - 9th Annual L-DS Innovative Practice Lecture
Please join us for the ninth annual Llewelyn-Davies Sahni Innovative Practices Lecture with Dana Cuff. Dana Cuff is a professor of architecture and urban design, an author, and the founding director of cityLAB at the University of California. Her work focuses on affordable housing, modernism, suburban studies, the politics of place, and the spatial implications of new computer technologies. Cuff's research on postwar urbanism was published in a book titled The Provisional City (MIT 2000), and she recently edited Fast Forward Urbanism with Roger Sherman (Princeton Architectural Press 2011). She founded cityLAB in 2006, and has since concentrated her efforts around issues of the emerging metropolis. Dr. Cuff is widely published, the recipient of numerous fellowships, and lectures internationally.
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Understand your fiduciary responsibility to better manage your 401(k) plan. This program will review some of the most common mistakes that can happen when administering a 401(k) plan. The program will also offer some "best practices" to use as guide to ensure your firm is handling the fiduciary responsibility properly and is prepared for any audit that may occur. COST: $69
Learn tips from the SDA Awards Committee for preparing to submit your materials for the Chapter Excellence Award, Star Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Bring your questions to make your submit the best ever!
Online registration is available until: 2/12/2019
Join members of the SDA National Awards Committee along with members from the San Antonio Chapter, our most recent Chapter Excellence Award winners, as they share tips and insights on how to prepare your submissions for the upcoming Chapter Excellence Award. No chapter is too small to be a part of this exciting awards program since all of the pieces are part of what makes great chapters! Get your team together now and begin preparing for your entry by attending this informative session.
Instructions for the webinar will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the program.
Join us for a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun! This event will include a 16X20 canvas painting, wine and snacks. You must RSVP by Wednesday, February 6 as space is limited.
ARRIVAL TIME: Arrive 10-15 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat before we get TWISTED as class will start on time. Plan ahead for parking. Doors Open no later than 30 minutes before class time.
AGE POLICY: Due to alcohol being on the premises, please respect the age policy listed above. All evening classes require a minimum age of 18. No Exceptions. We do not allow infants, toddlers, children under 18 or observers during this class.
SDA will provide wine and snacks!
Tired of not achieving your goals? Do you feel like you are meant to do something more with your life? Join us for this webinar and transform your overwhelmed life from one of procrastination and self-sabotage to a robust life of easily accomplishing your goals and enjoying your work. Cost: $59.00
The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market shopping extravaganza, featuring over 280 booths and welcoming over 100,000+ shoppers from all over the US, takes place annually every November at NRG Center.
Corporate credentials compliance management is critical for efficient practice management and affects all aspects of your business. Join us to learn practical solutions for handling corporate compliance. Cost $59.00
All SDA Chapter Membership Chairs (and chapter membership committee members) are encouraged to participate in this conference call. The purpose of this call is to allow chairs to network with one another and discuss ideas for growing membership, learn what resources are available to help, and expand connections for future support. Your input is valuable! Follow this link to answer a brief survey about any comments you'd like to make in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/iWxhMaoEXGCFOhYv2
Cybersecurity - it's the IT department's responsibility, right? That may be partially true but all of us have a responsibility to help prevent computer breaches. Our September meeting will be a roundtable discussion on IT issues that affect our firms. Cost: FREE
Don’t let your Outlook inbox get you down. This program will walk you thru some of the many tips and tricks our presenter has learned over the past two decades (!) that will streamline how you deal with email as well as calendars and contacts. Step through a few basics and then take a look at features you may not know were there, things that can save you time and frustration. We’ll go over navigation options, subject line editing, folders, rules (a speaker favorite), the Quick Access Toolbar, inserting stock text, Quick Steps, and go over pointers on sharing calendars and setting up appointments.
Our presenter will be Carrie Thompson, CDFA, Director of Administration with the firm of Studio Meng Strazza in Seattle, Washington.
Join fellow SDA members from across the nation for our monthly virtual meeting. Our topic for July will be Transformational Leadership.
We’ll briefly review the 4 most widely accepted leadership styles and then take a deep dive into Transformational Leadership. Transformational leadership is often identified as the single most effective style. Some of the key characteristics of this style of leadership are the abilities to motivate and inspire followers and to direct positive changes in groups. We’ll examine the 4 ‘I’s of Transformational Leadership and look at real world examples. This program will be filled with lots of good take-aways and help each participant reach their own leadership potential.
Our presenter will be Sarah Wallace, CDFA, LEED Green Associate. Sarah is the Controller with the firm of Surber Barber Choate + Hertlien Architects in Atlanta, Georgia.
June 27 at 12:00 PM (Pacific):
Title: Mind the (Generation) Gap: Crafting a Mentorship Mindset
This is a webinar and it's free to SDA members.
Link for more info/registration: http://sda-seattle.org/event/mind-the-generation-gap/
SDA Houston Chapter - Accounting Foundations CEU - Budgeting
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Vintner Collection Reserve Tasting
Join us as we learn about the wines, the vineyards, the winery and the commitment to grow and share 100% Texas wines. Come see what SDA has in store for the rest of the year! We look forward to seeing you and your guest(s)!
Sign up on SDANational.com. Join fellow SDA members from across the nation for an updated on our recent EDSymposium18 conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Hear the highlights of the presentations from those in attendance and find out why you need to plan to be a part of EDSymposium19.