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  • House Plan Designs that Can Save You Thousands

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Through the power of these smart new house plans you can cut costs, add curb appeal, deliver a lot more functionality while providing your clients clean, efficient features. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

    Best of IBS Series 2020

    Through the power of smart, economical house plans, this webinar will explain how you can get the most out of every square foot and slash costs while increasing curb appeal. Learn how design can unlock functionality and provide your home buyers with contemporary money-saving features at a price that’s well within their budget.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Discover how to reduce waste and construction time while increasing profits.
    • Learn design tips so you can provide your clients with a more aesthetically pleasing product.
    • Review a case study where implementing value engineering provided substantial savings for both the builder and client.

    Speaker: Michael Walker - Owner - Walker Home Design, jamiew@walkerhomedesign.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, August 18. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on August 18. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

  • Will Tomorrow's Cities Be Timber? Exploring Midrise Mass TImber Housing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/06/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will give an overview of design and construction considerations for midrise mass timber housing within the context of streamlined project delivery. It will outline the IBC 2021 changes that allow timber to compete as a sustainable option. This webinar is free to HCCP designee holders and HCG members.

    In this webinar, learn about additions to the 2021 International Building Code that allow for larger and taller wood buildings. You’ll get an overview of new design and construction considerations for midrise mass timber housing within the context of streamlined project delivery and how they support urban density and more sustainable communities. Variables will include allowable increases, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Discover how midrise wood‐frame construction meets housing needs while supporting well designed urban growth.
    • Identify the construction types, building metrics and fire resistance/protection requirements for timber midrise buildings per the 2021 International Building Code.
    • Understand the schedule and cost implications of mass timber structures as supplemented by prefabricated assemblies. 

    Speakers: Craig Curtis, Chief Architect, craig.curtis@katerra.com; Chester Weir, Design Lead, chester.weir@katerra.com; Katherine Faulkner, Architect, Katherine.faulkner@katerra.com, Katerra

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 5. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 5. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org


  • New Rules for Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn these new rules of managing customer experience and change the way builders interact with customers -- from the first visit to the final step of the home buying experience. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

    Best of IBS Series 2020

    The consumer experience has changed. Customers expect things they never did before. And the only way to survive is to remodel your company’s processes around them. This webinar will explore the biggest home buyer pain points and how your team can provide “WOW” moments to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and the end-to-end experience buyers want.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Better understand the radical shift in consumer expectations and what you need to do to respond.
    • Recognize the vital importance of re-imagining the home buying experience from start to finish.
    • Identify the greatest challenges in client/builder relationships and discover the tools and processes you’ll need to implement improvements.  

    Speaker: Mark Hodges, owner Blueprint Strategic Consulting, markhodges1018@gmail.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 28. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 28. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

  • Update Your Elevations: A Live Demo on Applying Multiple Facades to a Single Floor Plan

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/15/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will feature a live 3D modeling demonstration to help you create multiple elevations, from traditional to contemporary, from one floor plan. Walk away with the knowledge to offer your clients a variety of options and the choices they desire.

    This interactive webinar will feature a 3D modeling demonstration to show how you can create multiple unique elevations ranging from traditional to contemporary. Through the live tutorial, you’ll see how altering detailing, materials and patterning can achieve varying levels of style. The result? Multiple elevations applied to a single floor plan, allowing you to offer your clients the variety of options and choices they desire.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Understand the key elements for a well-composed elevation.
    • Explore material, pattern and price options to be able to differentiate elevations.
    • Learn how to create varying elevations for broad consumer appeal and market flexibility.
    • Identify the varying types of elevations currently in demand by consumers.


    Speaker: Seth Hart, Associate and Senior Designer; DTJ Design; Boulder, CO; shart@dtjdesign.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, July 14. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, July 14. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org


  • Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing- Live Online (June 30)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner. The course takes place on Tuesday, June 30, 1-4 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 29.

    Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner. 

    What to expect from this course:

    • You will be introduced to the land acquisition and development process and review the first five steps of this eight-step process: finding land, market analysis, tying up land/preliminary investigation, concept plans and due diligence.  
    • As a building professional who is new to the land development business, you will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small building projects (2 – 50 lots) by examining real-world examples.
    • And you will have the opportunity to review key business structures and financing options for running a small volume land development business.  

    Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM

    Course Length: 3 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM

    Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

    Important Registration Details:

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the the resources associated with this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 29. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 29. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.    

  • How Gen Z and Millennials Are Changing Homebuilding Forever

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/24/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Come to understand the wants and needs, desires and expectations of the Gen Z and Millennial generations based on the latest scientific and consumer research and learn how to appeal and sell to these new consumers. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

    Best of IBS Series 2020

    Millennials and Gen Z are not only reshaping the economy, they’re completely altering the homebuilding industry. These generations expect unique experiences that are changing the ways we buy and sell -- forcing companies to examine how they do business. See how these consumers are making an impact on home design with strong preferences for smart home technologies, energy efficiency and more workable spaces. Learn how they’re devising new communication and wellness protocols, influencing design spaces and affecting technological advances.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Learn why health, technology, environment and sustainable living are important to these buyers and how you can more effectively merchandise to appeal to these interests.
    • Identify how these two generations are changing the fundamentals of location, size and space in urban areas and the suburbs.
    • Learn the style, color and design preferences of Millennials and Gen Z.  

    Speakers: Brooke Collins, Regional Manager, Builders Design, bcollins@buildersdesign.com, 5; Marnee Duffus, Regional Manager, Builders Design, mduffus@buildersdesign.com, 7; Megan Eltringham, VP of Marketing, The New Home Company, meltringham@nwhm

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 23. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 23. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

  • Best of IBS 2020 Webinar Series

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    This package includes all six webinars in this year’s Best of IBS 2020 series.

    This package includes all five webinars in this year’s Best of IBS 2020 series

    . These webinars are: 

    • 4-5-3! ONE Framework to Master Your Financials & Make More Profit
    • It’s 2020—and THIS is What Buyers Want
    • The Four Ps of Leadership: Understanding Yourself to Influence Others 
    • How Gen Z and Millennials Are Changing Homebuilding Forever
    • New Rules for Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience
    • House Plan Design that Can Save You Thousands 
  • Top Trends Shaping the Future of 55+ Communities

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This image-packed webinar will show trends in 55+ floor plans, amenities and apartments from around the country to increase sales and touch on land planning solutions to keep product affordable. This webinar is free to the 55+ council group.

    In this webinar, leading architects will present industry trends for building out floor plans, amenities and apartments to help increase sales in 55+ communities. You’ll learn about emerging single-family and senior apartment markets and get creative solutions for land planning to increase density and keep product affordable.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Explore floor plans and features that 55+ buyers are looking for.
    • Discover the latest trends in building 55+ communities and amenities.
    • Learn creative land planning solutions and product types to achieve higher densities.
    • Identify the plans, features and product types that allow for affordability.


    Speakers: Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, Managing Principal, KTGY Architecture+Planning, mgonzalez@ktgy.com; Deryl Patterson, AIA President, Housing Design Matters, Inc. dpatterson@housingdesignmatters.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, June 10. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, June 10. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org


  • The Four Ps of Leadership: Understanding Yourself to Influence Others

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar focuses on four key areas of leadership that need constant attention in order to successfully manage your employees and serve your customers. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

    Best of IBS Series 2020

    This webinar focuses on the four key areas of leadership that one needs to master in order to successfully manage employees and in turn, serve customers. Learn why understanding yourself is the most critical factor in becoming an effective leader and why Philosophy, Persistence, Perspective and People are the keys to you and your team’s success.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Recognize the four areas that’ll help you lead.
    • Identify the three people you need around you and why they determine the trajectory of your overall success.
    • Learn how to develop a clear picture of who you are as a leader.

    Speaker: Dustin Kaehr, Director, Lippert Academy for Leadership, dustinkaehr@gmail.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 10. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 10. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Dustin Kaehr

    Owner, R/I Soltuions, Self-Employed

    Dustin Kaehr (pronounced “Car”) serves as the Owner of R/I Solutions. He is driven to help leaders think differently, lead courageously, and live passionately. He has over 20 years of experience working with large and small organizations throughout North America, helping them with leadership challenges, operational management, and employee/customer engagement.

    Prior to his existing role, Dustin was the Director of Leadership Develop within Lippert’s RV Products division. A division of over 1,100 team members, two facilities, and 200 leaders. He worked with leaders and teams, providing leadership training, 1-on-1 coaching, personal and professional development. He was part of both facilities’ core leadership teams, providing strategic operational inputs and helping ensure that business and cultural strategies aligned.

    Dustin also worked for Do it Best Corp., a hardware Co-op in the States, for over 12 years, spending over 8 years in the field. He worked with independent store owners on all aspects of their business including financial analysis, expansion/remodel projects, new locations set-up, store closings, succession planning, marketing, and leadership/HR challenges.
    Dustin has led breakout sessions, keynotes, and multi-day conferences across the U.S. and Canada, covering topics including the customer experience, leadership, team development, and personal development.
    He is the author of two books. A business book entitled, “Retail is…50 Thoughts, Ideas, and Conversations to Make Your Business Better.” His latest book, released in October 2018 is entitled, “Dear Boys…The Letter Every Son Needs From His Father”.

    He lives in Northern Indiana with his wife Amber and their four boys.

  • Social Media Marketing for Your Business – Live Online 2020 (June 9, 16 & 23)

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 06/09/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 8.

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website.

    The world has changed; it is no longer enough to just be online. Millennials have changed the game for all generations. The sales process is about the user experience, so make it fun!

    Most companies have a website, Facebook and Twitter pages and various other social media accounts. Often what they are missing is the strategy to make them work together and produce results that meet goals. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Identify the fundamentals of a sound marketing foundation
    • Recognize how social media relates to the company’s marketing foundation
    • Use content calendars to effectively plan and maintain a strategic program
    • Identify and engage the right audience
    • Discover how to start conversations today for sales tomorrow

    Instructor: Carol L. Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP, President, Denim Marketing  

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to nahb.org as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now. 

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 8. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, June 8. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.