Education & Speaking

Forisk educational courses and presentations provide a simple method for accessing Forisk research and increasing the success of your company or organizational event.

Forisk can help you meet and exceed your objectives by providing timely, relevant and custom content specific to your audience related to evaluating, understanding and investing in timber and wood-related markets and industries.

Custom and Executive Education

Forisk offers specialized training and executive education for professionals and investors in timber related assets and wood-using industries. Our value proposition to you:  we teach you to do it yourself so that you can leverage your own experience and insight when making investment and operational decisions. Contact Heather Clark ( to schedule a private workshop or speaking engagement.

Course topics include:

  • Applied Forest Finance;
  • Forecasting Timber Prices;
  • Investing in Timberland and Timber REITs;
  • Timber Market Analysis; and
  • Wood Bioenergy: Market Intelligence and Investment Success Factors


Courses qualify for Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits, Georgia Continuing Logger Education (CLE) credits, and Continuing Education (CE) credits through the Georgia Real Estate Appraiser’s Board.


2018 Continuing Education Events:


“Applied Forest Finance” in Atlanta, GA

Qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE (Forestry) and CLE (Logger), and 6 hours of continuing education credit for Georgia Real Estate/Appraiser


“Applied Forest Finance and Timber Forecasting” in Portland, OR

Qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE (Forestry)

  • Date: March 21, 2018
  • Course Description: Click here to learn more about this workshop. If you’re unable to make it to Atlanta for the Applied Forest Finance course at the beginning of March, we hope you’ll join us in Portland for this course at the end of March! This class is co-sponsored and hosted by the Western Forestry & Conservation Association.
  • Registration: Registration for this event has closed.


“Timber Market Analysis” in Atlanta, GA

Qualifies for 8 hours of continuing education credit for CFE & CLE, and 7 hours for GA Real Estate/Appraiser

  • Date: June 19, 2018
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Course Description: This one-day, CE-qualifying course is ideal for anyone who wants a step-by-step process to understand, track, and analyze the price, demand, supply, and competitive dynamics of local timber markets and wood baskets.
  • Click here to view the detailed Timber Market Analysis course description.
  • Agenda: Click here to view the agenda for the 2018 Timber Market Analysis class
  • Registration Information:
    • $580 early registration rate (available until June 5th)
    • $680 late registration rate (after June 6th)
    • Registration deadline: June 15th
    • FRQ Subscribers receive a 10% discount.
    • Discounted rate of $340 available for undergraduate and graduate students. Contact Heather Clark ( for details.
    • Click below to register online, or click here to download the printable registration form.

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“Wood Flows and Cash Flows: Investment Research & Strategic Analysis for the Forest Industry” in Atlanta, GA

Will qualify for 6 hours of continuing education credit for CFE and GA Real Estate/Appraiser CE

  • Date: December 13, 2018; 8:30am – 4:30pm, followed by a Networking Mixer
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Course Description: The investment in and management of timberland assets and wood-using facilities rely on a current, localized understanding of factors driving forest industry costs, revenues, capital investment and technologies. Wood Flows & Cash Flows details research and insights for analysis supporting investments in the forest industry. Delivered in an interactive environment, this event includes tangible content that participants can directly apply to strategic plans, market analyses, valuation models, budgeting efforts and investment approaches. The agenda uses a “hybrid” approach with “deep dive” presentations, case study examples, brief research updates and a facilitated panel with external speakers.
  • Click here to view the 2018 “Wood Flows & Cash Flows” course description & agenda.
  • 2018 Executive Panel Topic: Financing Capital Investments in the Forest Products Industry
  • Registration Information:
    • Registration fee includes event attendance, printed materials, breakfast, lunch, snack breaks, and networking mixer.
    • $750 early registration rate (available until Nov. 30th)
    • $850 late registration rate (after Nov. 30th)
    • Registration deadline: December 7th
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Speaking Engagements


Dr. Brooks Mendell, Ms. Amanda Lang, and Dr. Shawn Baker provide keynote and conference presentations for annual meetings and internal conferences related to wood bioenergy, timberland investment vehicles, forest industry strategy and risk management, and forest operations.