Lean On Me

When:  Nov 17, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Lean On Me:
Improving the Specifier and Product Rep Relationship and Results

Presented by:

Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Specification Writer, RDH Building Science

This session will explore the challenges that specifiers and products representatives face in working together and getting their jobs done – correctly, completely, and efficiently.  We will consider the challenges from both perspectives, explore opportunities for improvement, and strategies for more efficient communication.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe common challenges and possible solutions for improving the relationship between project specifiers and the manufacturer’s representatives.
  2. Understand and recognize the responsibilities of a specifier to their employer, the project, and the contract and how those responsibilities affect their relationships with the product representatives.
  3. Identify the skills of a product representative that are most valuable to their relationship with a specifier.
  4. Demonstrate best practices for communication, timing of the exchange information, and quality of information needed for the successful project results.

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES LU

Cost For Program Held Via Zoom:

CSI Chicago Members: FREE
CSI Member - Non-Chicago Chapter: $20*

Non-Member Professionals: $40*
(3 or more years of experience in construction)

Non-Member Emerging Professionals: $20*
(Fewer than 3 years of experience in construction)

Non-Member Student: $10*
(Full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)

*Save 50% on your registration fee when you register by November 10, 2020.

Space is limited to first 100 registered attendees.  Registration is refundable up to 5 days before the event.

About Our Presenter:
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Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Specification Writer
RDH Building Science

Cherise has experience with many facets of the project team in the built environment.  She has worked in many roles in the industry including construction, MEP Engineering, mostly architecture and now building science during her 30+ year career. 

Cherise is now the Senior Specification Writer for RDH Building Science.  She is a CSI Fellow, Past President of the Portland Chapter of CSI, current Co-Programs Chair and Certification/Scholarship Chair, Emerging Professionals Committee Advisor, a former Director-at-Large on the Institute Board, current member on the Institute Awards Committee and has taught the CDT certification program for about 8 years – among many other positions in the organization.

Cherise is particularly passionate about young professional development, has had about 300 public speaking/education engagements in the last 7 years and is particularly interested in improving project coordination/communication.  

They call her the #CSIKraken.  Connect with her on LinkedIn or you can follow her on Twitter @CheriseLakeside.

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