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Webinars are free to all ... but please note CEU exceptions below.

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Presented by:  Dima Ghawi

American in her heart, and a global citizen in her spirit. She ignites the untapped potential in individuals across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose driven leaders. Her own journey is one of escaping confinement, crossing continents, and transforming her life’s purpose. Harnessing the power of her story, Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth. Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership transformation journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders. Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. She has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. Dima’s memoir Breaking Vases received many awards including Writer’s Digest 2018 Grand Prize Award, Best Indie Book Award, Readers’ Favorite Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and Nautilus Book Award. She has been recognized for her services with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award, the 2019 Baton Rouge Business Report “Influential Women in Business,”2014 Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” Award, and the 2016 Louisiana State University “Esprit de Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.

October 18, 2023 @ 1PM EST 

How to Future-Proof Your Organization: Engaging Gen Z.


Note:  This is a Joint webinar between NIFAD and CCFS, and made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Johnson Controls and Potter.


Gen Z is no longer the generation of tomorrow but rather the generation of today. Many are just graduating from college, and their values and work style significantly differ from their Millennial, Gen X, and Baby Boomer predecessors. Supporting them now will help ensure companies stay relevant for Gen Z and generations beyond. 

In this keynote, Dima Ghawi shares key insights to effectively lead Gen Z in the workplace. She explores specific strategies that equip audiences with the tools to support Gen Z employees, including implementing diverse channels of communication and developing organizational policies that prioritize social justice and mental well-being. Through actionable tips and engaging examples, Dima ultimately guides attendees to a fuller understanding of what Gen Z values in a work culture and how organizations can attract, retain, and engage the generation of today. 

Key Attendee Takeaways:

  • Actionable tips, addressing topics from mental health to personal scheduling, that will ensure Gen Z thrives in the workplace.
  • Specific techniques to guide Gen Z in their college-to-workplace adjustment.
  • Best practices for creating a more productive and inclusive workplace for employees of all ages.

Learning Objectives:

  • What Gen Z employees are looking for and how to integrate these needs into management styles and organizational policy. 
  • How to motivate and engage Gen Z in the workplace.
  • What employers can do to support Gen Z and channel their creativity.

ICC Course #  38007




 Presented by: William Sudah
Industrial Fire Safety Consultant 

William Sudah is a mechanical engineer and has been with Honeywell for 18 years. His primary experience is in life safety systems. He works directly with end users, design engineers, and channel partners, and assists in design, layout, and sequence of operation. William is also a principal member of NFPA 88A and has been invited on numerous occasions to present to Fire Marshalls on safety and design requirements and continues to offer his support to this date.   

 January 31, 2024 @ 1PM EST 

How to Prevent Thermal Runaway in Lithium-Ion Batteries 


Abstract: Recent lithium-ion battery explosions have demonstrated how dangerous they can be. This webinar will explain the four stages of battery failure and how to prevent a thermal runaway with proper “Advanced Detection” at the appropriate stage of failure. It will also address why conventional gas detection will not prevent thermal runaway and address best design and layout practices as well as sequence of operation.   


Learning Objectives: Learn about the four stages of lithium-ion battery failure.  

  • How to prevent/avoid battery failure at the right stage prior to thermal runaway 
  • What gases are released prior to failure and after thermal runaway.
  • What type of sensing technology is required to prevent thermal runaway.

ICC Course # 38008


 CEU Exceptions:


  • You will also automatically receive ICC re-certification CEU's at no charge (for attending the entire webinar), within 2-5 days after the live webinar or the close of any On-Demand Webinar (if any).
  • Only CCFS Members can also access a library archives of webinars at no cost. 
  • If you want CCFS to issue CEU's, there is a $40. admin fee for the CEU/per webinar.
  • SAVE $$$$  ... Become a Member and attend Webinars all year at no cost +++ receive free ICC CEU's +++ access the webinar archives and more.  In many cases membership is only $50. per year (See qualifications).  

Call for Speakers!!!!!

Our 2024 Webinar Schedule is still coming together now. Want to present a webinar or series of webinars? If you would like to be considered as a webinar speaker, simply click the Webinar Presenter link below and submit your request online. Our Webinar Training Committee will review your request and get back to you! 


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