This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Future Leaders Advisory Council, will be looking at an issue that is increasingly important for young professionals – company values and are they being lived up to by the firms that they work for or want to join.
In a recent survey of nearly 700 large companies, it was found that more than 80% published an official set of corporate values on their website. Senior leaders, in particular, like to talk about their company culture. Over the past three decades, more than three-quarters of CEOs interviewed in a major business magazine discussed their company’s culture or core values – even when they were not specifically asked about it!
Corporate values statements are nearly universal, but do they matter? And, if they do, are firms living up to them and what are the effects when they don’t? Making values mean something is crucial and with companies under ever more scrutiny over issues like ‘greenwashing’ and sometimes saying one thing on paper and doing another in practice, it’s arguably never been more important for firms to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to their values.
This webinar will highlight the importance of taking an all-round view of companies’ activities and look at how they impact on their vision and values. Increasingly, it’s clear that young people are looking ever more closely at companies they are considering working for and they want to know that they are joining a decent firm that aligns with their own values. People just won’t stay with a company that doesn’t fit with their values so getting this right is crucial.
Other issues to be discussed at the webinar include corporate values and ESG, social impact and social value and how best to demonstrate it, integrity and much more.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Digital Transformation Committee (DTC), will look at the fast-moving area of artificial intelligence (AI) in the engineering, construction and infrastructure sector, focusing on real-world applications and technologies which are revolutionising the design, construction, operation and maintenance of major global infrastructure projects.
The panel speakers will discuss how they see AI enhancing and transforming the sector, with specific reference to tools they are developing or utilising which can optimise workflows, enhance safety, manage time and cost and assist with minimising carbon emissions.
Full details of the speakers will be available soon.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Contracts Committee, will be giving an update on the latest developments and trends around FIDIC contracts and what users need to be aware of at the present time. Attendees will get a unique insight into how these market leading documents are being used and will also receive inside information about new contracts in the pipeline. Full details of the webinar, including speakers, will be available soon.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Membership Committee and taking place on Tuesday 4 June 2024, will highlight the value and some of the key benefits that member associations (MAs) receive from their FIDIC membership.
This value includes tangible benefits like discounts for MA member firms on key industry documents and publications, access to key industry committees and links to influential international funding organisations, as well as the intangible advantages of being part of a global industry community of interest that collectively strengths the sector by working and collaborating together on key issues.
Through this webinar, we hope to make member associations more aware of the many services that FIDIC provides and crucially how to access them to benefit the member firms in their specific regions. The webinar should appeal to staff at all levels in FIDIC member associations and will act both as a useful reminder of what FIDIC offers for longstanding staff and also a helpful introduction for newer arrivals or those less experienced in working in the global association arena.
Speakers for the webinar will be confirmed soon but will include representation from the FIDIC Membership Committee, the FIDIC board, FIDIC staff, member association leaders and MA member firms.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, is the second in a series of three events where FIDIC and EY will demonstrate the importance of undertaking anti-corruption activities at all levels, from the individual to the nation state and how people can play their part in advocating for integrity. The webinar will highlight the need for an industry-wide collaborative approach to tackling the scourge of corruption and offer some practical and workable solutions for companies and organisations looking to combat this key challenge for the industry. Full details of the webinar, including speakers, will be available soon.
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This best practice webinar, organised by the FIDIC Directors and Secretaries Advisory Council (DNSAC), has been organised to highlight some of the successful initiatives being undertaken by FIDIC’s global member associations which are making a positive difference to member firms in their local area and the wider industry.
This webinar will highlight some of the best practice success stories of FIDIC member associations and how these have benefited MA member firms and the wider industry. Attendees will be able to learn from these best practice initiatives and how they were undertaken to take these learnings back into their own MAs.
FIDIC’s MAs are involved in a wide range of activities in their geographical regions which bring the industry together around common issues and to address key challenges. This webinar will highlight some of these with a view to sharing that learning amongst attendees so that they can be inspired and encouraged to undertake similar initiatives in their areas, including for regions with less well-resourced MAs.
The webinar will also look at the benefits for member consulting engineering firms from getting involved with their MA’s work.
Speakers will be confirmed soon but are likely to include a FIDIC MA from a developing region highlighting their successes and a number of award-winning initiatives from MAs showcasing what they did and how they did it.
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This webinar taking place on Tuesday 15 October 2024 and organised by the FIDIC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DEIAC), will look at how best to build diverse and inclusive companies in the engineering, construction and infrastructure sector by focusing on how to attract, retain and promote people to ensure that businesses are truly sustainable for the future.
Attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse pool of talent is crucial for companies in our sector, especially given the diverse and ever-evolving challenges facing the sector and this webinar will offer some effective and practical measures to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion across businesses with a focus on the following key areas.
How do we attract talent into the industry? What can the industry do to attract more women, minority and underrepresented groups into its ranks? What are the best practice methods and strategies that are working and how can these be implemented by companies?
Having attracted people, how do we retain them in the business? The webinar will look at strategies to retain people in the industry. How can firms make themselves more attractive places to work for staff with parental responsibilities? Are facilities like creches being provided or help with childcare? Are there flexible working practices in place and do companies have a fair promotion and pay policies that encourages diversity?
How do you assist equity in the career development process? How do companies ensure that people are given all the tools they need to do the job? Is there a clear and transparent promotion pathway that respects the challenges that staff face and how are they being supported to reach the C-suite level?
More than ever before, the engineering, construction and infrastructure industry must become more diverse and inclusive to meet the challenges of an increasing diverse world in which it operates. Workable EDE&I strategies are essential if companies in the sector are to compete with other industries and professions and avoid losing out in the battle for talent. This webinar will address that challenge and give attendees solid and workable ideas to help them become more diverse and inclusive helping them to futureproof their businesses.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Sustainable Development Committee, will be looking at current developments in the sustainability and net zero arena and how these are affecting the engineering, construction and infrastructure sector. With a focus on some of the current initiatives being undertaken by FIDIC’s Sustainable Development Committee, this webinar is a must-attend for all consultancy and engineering firms. Full details of the event, including speakers, will be available soon.
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This webinar, organised by the FIDIC Integrity Management Committee, is the third in a series of three events where FIDIC and EY will demonstrate the importance of undertaking anti-corruption activities at all levels. The webinar, organised to coincide with the UN International Anti-Corruption Day, will give updates on the collaborative work being undertaken by FIDIC and EY on this important issue and offer attendees helping tips, approaches and strategies that companies and organisations can apply to combat the scourge of corruption. Full details of the webinar, including speakers, will be available soon.
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