Kaydeen Laird

Education Manager
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Kaydeen has worked for the association since 2003. She oversees all education initiatives. Kaydeen is responsible for the execution of all webinars and professional certification programs, including FenestrationMasters® and InstallationMasters®.

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Don’t Miss This November’s Hands-On IG Workshop in Plano, TX

Now is the time to begin planning to attend this fall’s best opportunity for hands-on training to learn best practices for the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units. Registration is now open for the next in-person Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop, November 1-3 at the Intertek Testing facility in Plano, TX. Discounted rates are available for second and subsequent registrants from the same member company.According to the FGIA market study, IG is used in over 90 percent of the windows and glazed...

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Join the FGIA Online Education Committee to Shape Future Programs

Is your company looking for training opportunities for your team? Because of the importance of having well trained, currently informed personnel throughout the industry, FGIA has committed to updating and overhauling two of its education offerings. Both FGIA’s Fundamentals of Fenestration and Preventing IG Failures education programs will be overhauled in 2022. FGIA Education will ensure the inclusion of up-to-date content, streamlined delivery and improved user experiences, thanks to more interactive images and videos. FGIA will be working in conjunction with applicable task group members...

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New to FGIA Education | InstallationMasters® Combined Training and Certification Program

As you may already know, FGIA recently rolled out new training materials and classes for the InstallationMasters® Combined Training and Certification Program, which addresses proper installation of windows and doors for both new construction and replacement/remodeling. Made available as of June 1, this program replaced the “Original” program training materials, which was sunset as of July 1. Not only that, but an in-person class for individuals interested in becoming newly accredited to teach the InstallationMasters Combined Program installer training is now scheduled for August 30...

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Build Your Soft Skills | Register for the FGIA Leadership Development Program

It’s that time of year when we resolve to do better – for example, I have decided to invest more time in my health and wellness in 2021! If you started the new year with a resolution to advance your career or further develop your skills, FGIA provides an avenue for working toward those goals. The FGIA Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills a leader needs to achieve his or her full potential.Leadership is influence. The Leadership Development Program will help you connect,...

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Gain FGIA Member Value in Education, Remotely

2020 has been an unconventional year, and that was the case for FGIA Education as well. While some of our offerings were already remote-friendly, a lot of work went into pivoting those that weren’t to an online platform. From creating virtual InstallationMasters® classes and planning a future video series version of the popular IG Fabricators workshop, FGIA’s Education team has been working round the clock to deliver the valuable professional development that our members have come to appreciate and expect. Here is a rundown of...

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May 19 FGIA Webinar to Tackle COVID-19’s Impact on Economy

FGIA understands there is one story dominating the news cycle and is top of mind for our industry: COVID-19 and its impact on businesses and the economy at large. That’s why FGIA is hosting a webinar about how to navigate these unchartered waters and come out on the other side. Michael Collins, partner and Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, will lead “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy” on Tuesday, May 19 to answer questions about this very important topic. Registration is...

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AAMA Webinar Program Prioritizes Topics Most Important to Members

Some may not realize that AAMA’s commitment to continuing education doesn’t start and end with its online certification and education programs. In addition to these crucial training options, the AAMA webinar program has been delivering near-monthly presentations since its inception in 2014. In 2019 alone, four webinars have been offered and more are planned for the rest of the year. Future topics will range from labor shortage and retention to field testing. Webinars take place during non-conference months in the AAMA events schedule.AAMA members can...

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