#3 - GBA Audio Education - Effective Reporting


December 27th, 2022

51 mins 19 secs

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GBA Audio Education Series – Effective Reporting

Episode Summary:
In Episode 3 of GBA's Audio Education Series, Tiffany Vorhies and Ryan White explore duty of care in field reporting. While covering the 6 aspects of effective field reporting, we are reminded of the essential information that should be included in reports. This is a good refresher for any experienced field staff as well as necessary information for newer geoprofessionals. In addition, our hosts discuss the common hiccups with surnames. Is it Ms., Miss, or Mrs?

Series Summary:
Tiffany Vorhies and Ryan White recently uncovered a treasure trove of valuable content, GBA's outstanding audio-education series. In order to make this more accessible, they turned these into a podcast series. This series was originally available as downloadable audio files, designed for one-on-one listening by field representatives, or as material to spur discussion during brownbag seminars or other informal training sessions. Like other GBA audio education programs, Fundamentals of Field Representation uses dramatization to make its points. The roles are played by professional actors, supplemented by sound effects. In each episode, Tiffany and Ryan play the original audio and follow up with a discussion, including their own personal lessons learned from many years of experience in the industry as both field reps and technical leaders.

GBA Resources

GBA Audio Education: Fundamentals of Field Representation - Effective Reporting

Lunch & Learn: Risky Language

GBA Best Practices: Avoiding Absolutes

GBA Best Practices: Taboo Words

Contract Reference Guide, Fourth Edition

eBrownbag Webinar – Dirty Words click here to get a discount code for free access to the online streaming version of episodes 1-10

Model Daily Field Report for Geotechnical Field Observation

Model Reporting Forms for Geoenvironmental Field Observation


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