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ZweigWhite Continuing Education Offerings Receive Florida Board of Professional Engineers’ Approval

Press Release: July 8, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (July 8, 2011) –ZweigWhite is proud to announce that all its 1 Professional Development Hour (1PDH) offerings are approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
Continuing education offerings include multiple webinars, eLearning Project Management Series, SE, CE and RAI Webcast Series and Professional Development Series.

ZweigWhite is provider number 0005288, and is currently waiting on feedback from the Florida Board regarding the possibility of retroactive credit for licensees who have taken the courses.

“We’re tickled we got this accomplished. Florida has always been a progressive state—beyond that, there’s a large concentration of engineers there who need our training and want to get credits toward their continuing education requirements to maintain registration,” said Mark C. Zweig, firm founder and CEO.

For more information visit www.zweigwhite.com.

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Christina Zweig
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New eCourse, ‘Project Work Plan: The Process’ released in the eLearning Project Management Series by ZweigWhite

Press Release: June 20, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (June 20, 2011) – “Project Work Plan: The Process,” a new eLearning course from ZweigWhite, examines the various work plan options available, their significance to project managers, and makes the case for the use of collaborative approaches.

This is the fourth course in a large series of approximately 36 eCourses on Project Management being released by ZweigWhite over the next year. The courses feature video commentary from industry leaders and ZweigWhite experts.

The course is designed and presented by Stephen C. Evans, AIA, senior project manager for a number of major projects, including Progressive Field, Bank of America Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Evans was just named director, Operations Consulting at ZweigWhite. The course also features Ed Friedrichs, chairman of ZweigWhite and former CEO of Gensler; Bob Gillcrist, project manager for the Anaheim Stadium renovation and University of Maryland Stadium addition; and Craig C. “Mac” McCoy, who was principal and project manager for the Reliant Stadium, Raymond James Stadium, and TCF Bank Stadium projects.

The new course, eCourse 4 “Project Work Plan: The Process,” will break down the work plan process while explaining the reasons behind doing a work plan, what the work plan means to the project manager and the advantages and disadvantages of top-down, bottom-up, and combination work plans. This course will teach participants how to implement a team approach to the timing and detail required for collaborative work planning processes, among other work plan skills.

Last month, two other eLearning courses were released, “Basic Accounting for Project Managers” and “Basic Accounting for Project Managers: A Practical Application.” Each American Institute of Architects’-approved course is one hour long and is worth one continuing education Learning Unit. The flash movie format has open entry/exit for learning at any pace and the ability to reference at any time.

For more information on ZweigWhite eLearning or to view a sneak-peek of the course, visit www.zweigwhite.com/elearning

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Christina Zweig
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www.zweigwhite.com

AIA Approved eLearning Courses Have Practical Applications for both Aspiring and Experienced Project Managers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2011

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May 19, 2011) –Two new eCourses, eCourse # 2 Basic Accounting for Project Managers and eCourse #3 Basic Accounting: The Practical Application, have been released by ZweigWhite.  These are a part in a large series of approximately 36 eCourses being released over the next year.  The courses feature video commentary from industry and ZweigWhite experts. 

The most recently released courses are designed and presented by Stephen C. Evans, AIA, who has more than 25 years of experience in the architecture industry.  Evans worked at HOK Sport (now called Populous) in Kansas City, where he served as Senior Project Manager for major sports facilities, later became Director of Risk Management at HOK’s Corporate Legal Department in St. Louis, and then a Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Operations for HOK’s North Central Region.  Evans is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning, and also holds Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from this University. 

Basic Accounting for Project Managers has an overview of A/E/P accounting principles, terms and practical applications.  According to Steve Evans, “This is one of several courses dealing with the more technical side of project management that complements what would be considered areas of leadership and roles and responsibilities. Our eLearning program for project management as a whole will be broad in scope and touch the most critical and relevant areas of practice.”

Basic Accounting: The Practical Application puts the concepts from eCourse #2 into practice and explains the nuances of Accrual-Basis Accounting.  When speaking of both courses, Evans said, “Although these courses are titled ‘basic’ accounting, they also will serve well as refresher courses for more experienced project managers, while providing a foundation for future courses including project work planning.”  

Earlier this month eCourse #1 Managing Project Communications, was released.  Each course is one hour long, has AIA approval, and is worth one continuing education Learning Unit. The flash movie format has open entry/exit for learning at any pace and the ability to reference at any time. 

For more information on ZweigWhite eLearning visit www.zweigwhite.com/elearning

ZweigWhite Project Management Distance Learning Gets AIA Continuing Education Approval

Press Release: March 28, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (March 28, 2011) – ZweigWhite’s first course in its new Project Management eLearning Inititative—“Managing Project Communications”—recently achieved approval by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), allowing course takers to earn AIA Learning Units that apply toward their continuing education requirements.

ZweigWhite, a premier management consulting, publishing and training firm for the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental industry, launched the Project Management eLearning Initiative earlier this year—an initiative known as distance learning that will consist of 36 project management-related courses available online.

“Our focus on project management is because we know there is more need for PM training in the A/E/P industry than any other type of management training,” says Mark C. Zweig, Founder and CEO of ZweigWhite. “Getting the AIA’s approval for our Project Management distance learning program is critical! Now architects anywhere can work to gain valuable Continuing Education Learning Units (CEUs) necessary to maintain their registrations.”

ZweigWhite’s Project Management eLearning goes beyond the usual scope, schedule and budget basics of project management by offering select insider tips and tricks from industry experts, allowing project managers (PMs) to “sit in” virtually on interviews with industry and PM leaders who know all the shortcuts and tactics to help them succeed. “It’s a rare project manager who comes equipped with full design knowledge and the necessary leadership and communication skills to manage projects,” says Zweig.

The “Course Architect” for the project management series is Stephen C. Evans, AIA, Director of Operations at Treanor Architects P.A. in Lawrence, Kansas, and former Regional Director of Operations at HOK, Inc. in St. Louis and Sr. Project Manager at HOK Sport (now called Populous) in Kansas City. Evans served as senior project manager on such major sports facilities as Progressive (formerly Jacobs) Field (Cleveland, Ohio), Bank of America (formerly Ericsson) Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.), M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Md.) and Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, Md.).

Providing these courses in an online environment allows for intermittent learning, which enables a learner to start and stop whenever they want, thus learning on demand. The courses are not tied to time or distance constraints and also offer a cost savings to companies for travel expenses to seminars while alleviating concerns about time away from the office.

“Managing Project Communications,” the first eLearning course in the 36-course series is available now. Next to be released in order in April/May are Basic Accounting for Project Managers, Accounting: The Practical Application, The Project Work Plan: The Process, The Project Work Plan: The Product, Project Team Building and Facilitation Techniques.

For more information about ZweigWhite eLearning and the Project Management eLearning Initiative, please visit www.zweigwhite.com/elearning/.

ABOUT ZWEIGWHITE

Twice named to the Inc. 500 list of best firms, ZweigWhite is the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. The ZweigWhite team consists of experts in business planning, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources management, finance, marketing, market research, project management and project delivery methods who collectively produce a comprehensive suite of products and services, including investment banking, consulting, newsletters, controlled-circulation magazines, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm has offices in Chicago, Ill., Durham, N.C., Fayetteville, Ark., and Natick, Mass. ZweigWhite is owned by investors Eli Global, BIA Digital Partners and MZ Ventures, with management including Mark Zweig and Ed Friedrichs. For more information, visit www.zweigwhite.com or call (479) 582-5700. ###

ZweigWhite Offers A/E/P Project Management Courses Online, On Demand

Press Release: February 22, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (February 23, 2011) – ZweigWhite’s new eLearning courses offer easy, convenient project management (PM) training ideally suited for today’s time-pressed, on-the-go professionals in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting industry – and the courses contain key information not provided at any PM school.

“It’s a rare project manager who comes equipped with full design knowledge and the necessary leadership and communication skills to manage projects,” says Mark Zweig, founder and CEO of ZweigWhite. “Our focus on project management is because we know there is more need for PM training in the A/E/P industry than any other type of management training.”

ZweigWhite’s online learning goes beyond the usual scope, schedule and budget basics of project management by offering select insider tips and tricks from industry experts, allowing PMs to “sit in” virtually on interviews with industry and PM leaders who know all the shortcuts and tactics to help them succeed.

Providing these courses in an online environment allows for intermittent learning, which enables a learner to start and stop whenever they want, thus learning on demand. The courses are not tied to time or distance constraints and also offer a cost savings to companies for travel expenses to seminars while alleviating concerns about time away from the office.

The ZweigWhite eLearning courses cater to PM practitioners who are pursuing more and more of their learning and up-to-the-moment knowledge using laptops, smart phones, tablet computers and other portable devices.

Says Ed Friedrichs, Chairman of ZweigWhite: “Delivered in bite-sized chunks, these eLearning courses are suitable for the few minutes a person may have between meetings, during a cab ride, or wherever that moment occurs, yet collectively they form the solid platform for learning that professionals need to stay current.”

Rolling out on a monthly basis, ZweigWhite’s eLearning courses feature a Web-based courseware model delivered in a Flash movie-based format. It is an open entry, open exit self-paced program with suggested time frames for completion. Because these modules are designed as self-paced learning, there are built-in methods of self-assessment in addition to a final knowledge test.

An “additional resources” page is included with all eLearning courses that points clients to other ZweigWhite publications, webinars, videos and other available materials on that particular topical area.

ZweigWhite’s first eLearning course, “Managing Project Communications,” goes live February 23, 2011.

ABOUT ZWEIGWHITE

Twice named to the Inc. 500 list of best firms, ZweigWhite is the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. The ZweigWhite team consists of experts in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources management, finance, marketing, market research, project management and project delivery methods who collectively produce a comprehensive suite of products and services, including advisory, consulting, newsletters, controlled-circulation magazines, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with additional offices in, Chicago, IL, Durham, NC, and Natick, MA. ZweigWhite is owned by investors Eli Global, BIA Digital Partners and MZ Ventures, with management including Mark Zweig and Ed Friedrichs. For more information, visit www.zweigwhite.com or call (479) 582-5700. ###