Professional Development

Learning Organizations

Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ADSO) Webinars

A critical part of ASDSO's primary mission to improve the safety of dams is the education of the engineers and other professionals working in dam safety. The Association's classroom-based technical seminar program is well known in the dam safety community for providing expert instruction on a variety of technical topics. ADSO offers a series of web-based seminars as a part of its Distance Learning Program. For details on the series, visit:

ASCE Webinars & Distance Learning Opportunities

The American Society of Civil Engineers hosts numerous live interactive Web seminars, in addition to providing Distance Learning courses. To view a comprehensive list of upcoming events and courses please visit:

Citizen Corps Community Preparedness Webinar Series

This webinar series provides up-to-date information on community preparedness topics and resources available to citizens, community organizations, and Citizen Corps Councils. The free series features new community preparedness topics several times each month. Each webinar will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site at the time of the webinar. In addition to airing live, they will be recorded and viewable after the session, from the Archived Webinars section. For details on this series, visit:

Disaster Emergency Management: Webcasts & Podcasts

The Emergency Management Forum offers frequent seminars via webcasts and podcasts serving the disaster management community.

Discovering OpenSees

The Discovering OpenSees wiki is a resource for OpenSees users, containing recordings (videos), PPT presentations and accompanying examples from web-based learning series. The topics covered in these learning series are targeted for users of all levels, from the first time users up to advanced users.

International Code Council

The Internatonal Code Council (ICC) offers various education and professional development opportunities, including web seminars, online courses and customized training events. Additional information is available on their courses and certification & testing.

The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR)

Specializing in organization resilience, ICOR offers certification & credentialing in several disciplines that support their mission.

ROSE School Short Courses

The European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE) features short courses addressing specific structural/seismic engineering topics (ranging from basic to advanced issues) twice or three times per year and intended for engineers and/or researchers. To view upcoming courses, visit ROSE School short courses.

S.K. Ghosh Associates, Inc.

Seismic and building code seminars are the specialty of S.K. Ghosh Associates, Inc. which hosts various live and Web seminars addressing seismic and building code provisions. To view upcoming events and to register, visit SK Ghosh Associates seminars.

SEI Webinars & Distance Learning Opportunities

The Structural Engineering Institute &ndash with ASCE – host live interactive Web seminars, in addition to providing Distance Learning courses. To view a comprehensive list of upcoming events and courses please visit:

Transportation Research Board

The National Academies' Transportation Research Board occasionally hosts live Webinars; view a complete list of offerings.

University of California, Berkeley

Online courses offered by UC Berkeley's Webcasts include a range of topics such as Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response class.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

New for 2010, the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine is offering a certificate program in EMS Administration and Medical Disaster Management. For more information, visit their site.

University of Madison, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers more than 400 continuing education courses in engineering, design, operations, production, maintenance, management, and planning. Visit Department of Engineering Professional Development.