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 (hclark@forisk.com) to schedule a private workshop or speaking engagement.

Course topics include:

  • Applied Forest Finance
  • Timber & Wood Market Analysis
  • Case Studies in Timberland Investing & Forest Industry Capital Investment
  • Growth Rings: Learn, Think, Communicate

 

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.

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2019 Continuing Education Events:

“Growth Rings: Professional Development and Communication Skills” in Portland, OR

This class will be co-sponsored and hosted by WFCA ahead of the “Mapping the Course” Conference.

  • Date: January 23, 2019
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Course Description: This course is ideal for career development and maximizing the profitability of business activities. We review, discuss and practice key skills for making decisions, communicating with groups and individuals, evaluating information, and setting priorities. You will learn how to: Strengthen decision-making skills as a manager and leader; and communicate more effectively with (1) groups, whether internal or external, and (2) individuals including colleagues, managers, direct reports and contractors. This class will be hosted by WFCA ahead of the “Mapping the Course” Conference.
  • Click here to view the detailed “Growth Rings” course description and agenda.
  • Registration Information: Registration will be handled by the Western Forestry & Conservation Association. Click here to learn more about the class and register.

 

“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

  • Date: February 19, 2019
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Course Description: This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. This one-day course is ideal for forestry consultants and investment analysts, timberland owners and investors, and anyone else who needs to understand the identification, valuation, and ranking of timber-dependent and forest-related investments. Click here to view the 2019 Applied Forest Finance course description
  • Course Agenda: Click here to view the agenda for the 2019 Applied Forest Finance class
  • Registration Information:
    • Registration fee includes event attendance, printed materials, copy of “Forest Finance Simplified, 6th Edition,” breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks.
    • Early Registration Rate: $580 (available until February 5th)
    • Late Registration Rate: $680
    • Full-time undergraduate and graduate students: $400
    • Registration deadline: February 15th
    • Discount available for companies who subscribe to the FRQ. Email Heather Clark (hclark@forisk.com) for the promo code.
    • Click here to download the printable registration form.
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“Timber Market Analysis” in Atlanta, GA

Will qualify for 8 hours of continuing education credit for CFE (Forestry) and CLE (Logger), and 7 hours of continuing education credit for Georgia Real Estate/Appraiser

  • Date: June 25, 2019
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Course Description: This class details the step-by-step process to understand, track, and analyze the price, demand, supply, and competitive dynamics of local timber markets and wood baskets, including the impacts of new and announced wood bioenergy projects. This one-day course is ideal for current or future forestry consultants and analysts, timberland owners and investors, wood procurement professionals, bioenergy project managers, finance and accounting professionals and attorneys.
  • Course Agenda: Coming soon
  • Registration Information:
    • Early Registration Rate: $580
    • Late Registration Rate: $680
    • Full-time undergraduate and graduate students: $400
    • Discount available for companies who subscribe to the FRQ. Email Heather Clark (hclark@forisk.com) for the promo code.
    • Click here to download the printable registration form.

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2019 Forisk Annual Conference: Wood Flows & Cash Flows

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

  • Date: December 5, 2019; 8:30am – 4:30pm, followed by a Networking Mixer
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Conference 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” agenda. 2019 Conference Agenda coming soon.
  • Registration Information:
    • Registration fee includes event attendance, printed materials, breakfast, lunch, snack breaks, and networking mixer.
    • $750 early registration rate (available until Nov. 21st)
    • $850 late registration rate (after Nov. 21st)
    • Registration deadline: November 29th
    • 10% Discount available for FRQ Subscribers.
    • Registration is not yet open.

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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.