#04 - COVID Concerns - GBA Emerging Leaders - Experience Dealing with the Pandemic


May 8th, 2020

56 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

COVID Concerns Episode 4 – GBA Pop-Up Town Hall Meeting for May 8, 2020 - GBA Emerging Leaders - Experience Dealing with the Pandemic

GBA Members from the Emerging Leaders Class have been invited to attend this Pop-Up Town Hall meeting hosted by Executive Director Joel Carson in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on geo-professional firms. In this episode, GBA’s newest leaders discuss COVID Concerns with Joel to cover its impact with co-workers, supervisors, and clients.

GBA addresses its members questions and concerns by sharing experiences and challenges in the hopes to learn and help each other during this trying time.

Our panel:

Topics for discussion include:

  • What’s been the biggest challenge for you with the new “work from home” situation? [min 3:54]
  • What guidance do you (Tiffany) have for people working from home? [min 7:28]
  • Now that you (Abby & Ryan) have been working from home exclusively, will your “work from home” habits change post-COVID? [min 11:15]
  • What communication methods are being used to reach your supervisor, co-workers, and those that report to you? [min 14:45]
  • How have you adapted to your client’s needs? [min 23:51]
  • Are you seeing tension between your client’s senior members and their project managers? [min 30:15]
  • Recognizing that most of our audience is mostly geo-professional leaders, what changes do you see happening to the way firms do business post-COVID? [min 33:45]
  • What do you miss most about going into the office? [min 39:00]
  • The big silver lining in all of this (COVID) is ? [min 43:47]
  • Do you have any clients that are slowing down their spending, aka using this pandemic as an opportunity to not pay? [min 47:25]
  • What are some challenges of on-boarding new employees? [min 50:56]


  • Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information about Covid-19 resources and/or to become a member
  • Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development that could be helpful during a slow time.
  • Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
  • Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments

This episode was produced by the following GBA Members: