Continuing Education

Why Grassroots Involvement Matters to PEs

March 31, Noon - 1:00 pm CST

Grassroots involvement is vital to effect change at the local and state level. In this session, we will educate you on the impact that proposed changes at the legislature can have on your ability to provide your services as a professional engineer to your clients or employers. This seminar explains the reasons that it is critical to maintain involvement in the legislative process to ensure necessary licensure policy and implementation throughout the state.

The session will also provide some insight on how individual professional engineers can have an impact on the decisions that are made regarding protecting the citizens of Texas health, safety and welfare.

This seminar qualifies for 1 PDH.

$15 TSPE Members/$30 Non-Members Members must be logged in to receive the member rate.

Jennifer McEwan, Ph.D., TSPE Legislative and Governmental Affairs Director, will present on the importance of involvement in the political process. Jennifer has years of experience as a political analyst both working at the Capitol and as a registered lobbyist. Jennifer has been with TSPE for 12 years and this time in addition to her previous positions has added great depth to her knowledge and understanding of the issues facing professional engineers in Texas.

PE Leadership Institute

"Through interaction with class participants, I have begun improving skills needed for successful leadership. I am excited to apply new techniques in the workplace and continue this worthwhile program. Time well spent." Chris Flanigan, P.E., CFM, City of Allen

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Dialogue with other key leaders in TSPE about crucial leadership topics

  • Grow and stretch as a professional leader and position yourself for advancement

  • Apply the learning to improve and enhance your ability to lead and manage others

  • Become more self-aware of your strengths and areas for growth

  • Help shape the future of the engineering profession in Texas

Session 1. Leadership and Personal Development (January 6-8, 2022 - Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX)

Session 2. Leadership in Management and the Engineering Profession (February 3-5, 2022 - Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX)

Session 3. Leadership Communication Skills (March 3-5, 2022 - Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX)

Session 4. Leadership with Teams and Clients (April 21-23, 2022 - Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet, TX)

Session 5. Commitment to a Personal 100 Day Plan (June 16, 2022 - Hilton Post Oak, Houston, TX)

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2022 class are now being accepted. You must submit the application and company commitment form by October 30, 2021 to be considered. Application submittals and questions can be directed to Trish Smith

How many people will be in each class?

Each class will be limited to 20 member participants. Participation will be limited to one person per firm/company in any one class.

What is the program structure?

Each session begins at Noon on Thursday and ends at Noon on Saturday at Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet. The last session will take place in conjunction with the TSPE Conference in June. Participants must be able to fully participate in all classes.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee is $2,500. This does not include travel, lodging or dinner expenses.

PDH Credits:

April 2018 Meeting - Dr. Carolyn Ashe, M.B.A., “Ethics”

March 2018 Meeting - Mr. Rich Heine, P.E., “Best Construction Practices”

January 2018 Meeting - Mr. Mark Hoffman, P.E., “Houston Zoo’s Capital Improvement Planning Process”

November 2017 Meeting - Mr. Jeff Lindner, "Impact of Hurricane Harvey and how to be prepared for Floods in the Future"

September 2017 Meeting - Mr. Dennis Paul, P.E., "Legislative Update"

August 2017 Meeting - Mr. John Ho, P.E., "The State of NSPE/TSPE"

March 2017 Meeting - Mr. George Hartman,"Harris County Flood Control District Project"

January 2017 Meeting - Mr. George Hartman,"Ethics Update"

September 2016 Meeting - Mr. Greg Olinger and Mr. David Miller, "Coastal Water Authority Upcoming and Ongoing Projects"

August 2016 Meeting - Mr. Quincy Allen, "Major Projects in the Houston Area"

April 2016 Meeting - Ms. Gail Morea, "An Overview of PEPS, Recent Changes, and Upcoming Project Opportunities"

March 2016 Meeting - Daniel Wong, "Ethics Update"

January 2016 Meeting - Mark Vincent, "Port of Houston"

November 2015 Meeting - Galvestion Corp Commander, "Galveston Projects"

August 2015 Meeting - Mike Talbott, Jeff Lindner, "Memorial Day Flooding"

March 2015 Meeting - Dewey Helmcamp III, J.D., "Ethics Update"

January 2015 Meeting - Charles Stevens, "Freeway Corridor Technology Trends"

November 2014 Meeting - Jennifer McEwan, "Legislative Update"

September 2014 Meeting - Michael Turco, " Subsidence"

August 2014 Meeting - Jeff Lindner, "Texas Weather"

April 2014 Meeting - Norm Warpinski, "Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing"

March 2014 Meeting - Tim Lyng, Tomball Tollway

January 2014 Meeting - George Hartmann, Ethics

November 2013 Meeting - David Couch METRO Light Rail Construction

September 2013 Meeting - Houston Airport System by Thomas Mertens

August 2013 Meeting-TxDOT Updates by Mike Alford

Regional Leadership