SMPS October Programming & Volunteer Event

Our current pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and play. And as we adjust and acclimate, the power of resources, connection, and community matter more and more each day. SMPS Colorado is providing valuable resources for professional development to help you and your firm grow. Join them for both virtual and in-person programming through their event page registration. October programming includes:

2020 K-12 Roundup

SMPS Colorado’s monthly program for October will feature a panel of leading professionals from Colorado’s education sector, including facilities personnel from Littleton Public Schools and Douglas County School District. Speakers will share insights on the current status and short-term future of K-12 educational facilities in our market. Topics will include upcoming opportunities, plans for funding, how K-12 leaders are addressing current challenges, educational trends and more. This virtual event is a unique chance to hear from and interact with key decision makers and influencers about what matters most in K-12 right now. Panelists include:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Member registration is FREE; Non-member registration: $20

SMPS Colorado Volunteer Day

Extreme Community Makeover is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization where organizations are given the opportunity to partner with their Denver neighbors. As groups focus on adopting “one block at a time,” volunteers participate in neighborhood improvement projects. These projects can include painting, landscaping, fixing fences, trimming bushes, removing graffiti, cleaning up alleys and completing yard work.

This SMPS volunteer day will be a fun day of camaraderie with fellow members and the community as we work to clean up a block in the West Colfax Neighborhood. Due to COVID-19, participants will be organized into groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member and non-member registration: $10
Extreme Community Makeover, 1400 Quitman Street, Denver, 80204

Principles of Photography: Featuring the Unfound Door

Principles of Photography will provide you technical photographic knowledge to help you better understand and communicate your vision internally and externally. This vocabulary and know-how will grant you the ability to implement your goals with your team or a professional photographer. This session will empower you to achieve great photography in the A/E/C Industry.

This event will be held in-person and to comply with current COVID-19 guidelines. We will hold two 45-minute sessions each capped at 9 participants. Participants will be seated on blankets or chairs (provided by participants) no less than 6 feet apart as Ely Hemnes, of The Unfound Door, presents the Fundamentals of Photography and Project Photography Basics. Following this presentation, Ely will lead the participants in a hands-on practice session – so bring your cameras! The program will wrap up with a questions and answers session and optional headshots for participants at a reduced rate of $40 per person (one image).

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Member registration: $35; Non-member registration: $55
Washington Park; Meet on the green space north of the South District Maintenance Shop on South Humboldt Street Denver, 80209


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