Welcome to Mentoring Mondays!

Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:

June 14th - Ryan C. Swingley, P.S. - Presenting on Micro-Networks. Use this technique from time to time when you need better vertical precision from Network GNSS than you get by using Real-Time.

June 21st - Anna Rios, RPLS - President Future Surveyors Foundation presenting on the upcoming 2nd Women Surveyors Summit on July 22-23, 2021. Join us to find out all the details!

June 28th - Amanda Allred, P.L.S. - NSPS Vice President & Norman D. Ellerbrock, PLS, presenting on the CST application and exam process. A full how to episode.

July 5th - Fourth of July Holiday - No Session

July 12th - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam and any solo land surveyor looking for help on that boundary issue or business problem. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam or keep you out of trouble!

July 19th - Dr. Tony Nettleman, PLS, Esq. Presenting on The Surveyor in his role as an Expert Witness. This seminar/workshop is designed to familiarize the practicing surveyor with the unique requirements placed on being used as an expert in litigation. Not all surveyors should qualify as experts. The instruction will discuss what differentiates experts from the “garden variety” surveyor and will offer suggestions on how to be.

July 26th - Dr. Richard Elgin, Ph.D., PLS, PE - Example Surveyor Notes for Plats. In this presentation, we go through them, discussing the application and need for each. Generally, this helps reduce risk to the surveyor. As one who has served as an expert witness in defending against claims made about surveys, I have a good perspective about making surveys more defendable.

August 2nd - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam and any solo land surveyor looking for help on that boundary issue or business problem. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam or keep you out of trouble!

August 9th - Mike Knopf - Principal Engineer / Principal Land Surveyor - Special Projects for QK (formerly Quad Knopf) presenting on Expert Witnesses.

August 16th - Aaron R. Smith, PLS - Presenting on legal descriptions.

August 23th - - Charles Pecchio from Kingston Capital Corp. - Presenting on HIRING FOR SUCCESS - Every time you make a hiring decision, you are playing “You Bet Your Company” Topics: Defining the Position Requirements, Recruiting Qualified Candidates, Establishing the Interview Process, Formulating the Questions to Ask that Utilize the Behavioral Approach and STAR Method, Evaluating Candidates, Creating an Offer Letter, Determining the Compensation, and Hiring the Best Candidate

August 30th - Dean D. Exline, PLS - Presenting on Encroachments.

September 6th - Labor Day Holiday - No Session

September 13th - One Year Anniversary and Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam and any solo land surveyor looking for help on that boundary issue or business problem. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam or keep you out of trouble!

September 20th - Knud E. Hermansen, P.L.S., P.E., Ph.D., Esq. - Presenting on Adverse Possession.

September 27th - David E. Woolley, PLS - Presenting on a Boundary Survey topic- TBD

October 4th - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam and any solo land surveyor looking for help on that boundary issue or business problem. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam or keep you out of trouble!

October 11th - Jerry Juarez, PLS - NSPS Trig-Star Chairman - Presentation will be based on how to create a successful Tri-Star Program for your local area.

October 18th - Knud E. Hermansen, P.L.S., P.E., Ph.D., Esq. - Presenting on Prescriptions.

October 25th - David E. Woolley, PLS - Presenting on RTK accuracy and how to calculate RTK accuracy using Excel.

November 1st - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam and any solo land surveyor looking for help on that boundary issue or business problem. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam or keep you out of trouble!

November 8th - TBD

November 15th - TBD

November 22nd - No Session - Thanksgiving Holiday Week.

November 29th

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*Please note that all of the presentation handouts are located in the Dropbox folder, and there is a link provided at the bottom of each week's highlights*

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