IEEE CTCN Consultants Workshop


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section. Website:


Successful Consulting in 2018: an IEEE Workshop

Come to this workshop and hear successful consultants share their experiences. Learn what you need to know about professional liability insurance including case studies and risk vignettes, contracts and contract provisions, and the IEEE member group plan.

Register early and save.  Save $10 by registering before midnight, September 7th.  (IEEE Life and Student Members have their own reduced rate not subject to this deadline.)

Cost for this workshop (in advance/after September 7th or walk up)

$25/$35 IEEE Members (except Life and Student Members)

$30/$40 non-IEEE members

$10/$10 IEEE Life and Student Members

Cancellation requests must be received by midnight Friday, August 31st.  Refunds will be by check and subject to a 20% administration fee.  Send cancellation requests to Lester Johnson at

Walk-ins please pay at the event with cash, or a check made out to "IEEE-CTS."  No credit cards at the door, please.

  Date and Time




  • Highland Business Center, ACC
  • 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78752
  • Room Number: 301

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  • Lester Johnson

  • Co-sponsored by Central Texas Section Austin Life Member Affinity Group, Mercer
  • Starts 30 July 2018 10:50 AM
  • Ends 01 September 2018 03:29 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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Steve Stephanides

Steve Stephanides of Beazley


Steve is an underwriter for architects and engineers professional liability. He also is the Head of Office for Philadelphia. He joined Beazley as an Architects and Engineers underwriter in January, 2006, based in Philadelphia.

Jim Jacobsen

Jim Jacobsen of Mercer Consumer


Jim Jacobsen, leads the Professional Liability Engineers Program for Mercer Consumer.  Jim’s responsibilities include managing the Professional Liability program for IEEE and supporting the customer experience. He has over  20 years of insurance experience, the last 5 managing Architects & Engineers Professional Liability Programs.

Address:Mercer Consumer, 12421 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, Iowa, United States, 50398




12:20  -- 12:50     Registration and Networking

12:50  --   1:00     Welcome & Opening Remarks

  1:00  --   1:40     An Introduction to Professional Liability Insurance

  1:45  --   2:25     Understanding Your Contract: The Importance of Contract Negotiations

  2:30 --   3:00      Case Studies for Consultants and Engineers: The Importance of Insurance Protection


                              20 min. Break


   3:20  --   4:00    Video Vignettes for Consultants and Engineers: An Interactive Experience

   4:05  --   4:45    Protecting your Life and Your Business

   4:45  --   5:00     Networking

The Consultants Network meets monthly, normally on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.