CTDA is dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to its members and the industry. The CTDA created a webinar program in order to do this. CTDA webinars are typically held the 3rd Friday of every month at 10:00am Central. These webinars are given through ReadyTalk, an online web conferencing system.

What To Expect
Our webinars are priced per company location. The goal of CTDA is to have many people from each company location participate in the webinars. What many of our members do is have many employees sit in a conference room while the webinar is projected onto a screen. This is an easy way to educate your whole staff for only $99! Each CTDA webinar is recorded. When you purchase the webinar you receive call in/login information as well as a handout of the presenters’ slides arranged with space for attendees to take notes. After the webinar is completed CTDA staff distributes the recorded webinar which is available to you indefinitely.

Pricing is as follows:
Members - $99 per company location
Non Members Cost - $150 per company location
Recorded Webinar Link Only - $50 per company

To purchase a CTDA past or future webinar click here. Be sure to indicate which webinar you would like to purchase.

2010 Webinars

Click on the following links for more information on each webinar. If there is no link, information has not yet been provided. Please check back closer to the date of the webinar.

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
1/15/2010 Bounce Back! Barry Thomsen, Small Business Marketing Ideas
1/19/2010 Understanding Life Cycle Assessments and Their Relation to Tile Bill Griese, TCNA
2/19/2010 Medium Bed Mortars: The Future of Adhesive for Large Format Tile Cris Bierschank, MAPEI
3/19/2010 Team Communication John Tinghitella, Humble Confidence
4/23/2010 Pricing in the New Economy Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
5/21/2010 The Top 40 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google Ted Janusz, Janus Presentations
6/17/2010 From Chaos to Calm: Transform Cluttered Tile Shops into Serene Showrooms Kim Bernard, Walker Zanger
7/15/2010 How Tile is Made Noah Chitty, StonePeak Ceramics
8/19/2010 Sealing & Maintenance 101 for Tile and Stone: What You Need To Know and Why Rod Sigman, Custom Building Products
12/17/2010 Distributor Profitability in The Great Recession Al Bates, Profit Planning Group

Click here to submit topics of your own.

2009 Webinars

*Indicates a CTDA Management Conference Speaker

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
1/23/2009 The Mystery of Porcelain Tom Facca, American Olean
2/20/2009 ISO Standards 13007 Cris Bierschank, Mapei
3/20/2009 New Generation Sound Control Products for Hard Surface Flooring Kirby Davis, Laticrete
*4/17/2009 Getting Back to the Good Old Days Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
5/15/2009 Mold Free Tile Installations: Tricks of the Trade Paul Shipp, USG Corporation & the Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition
6/18/2009 Doing Buisness in Today's Economy: Collections Al Dias, Allied Collection Resourses
*7/16/2009 Greenbuilding: Understanding & Moving into the Green Market Place Jerry Yudelson, Yudelson Associates
*8/21/2009 Minding Your Business from the Front Door to the Back Door Mark Krawczyk, Czyk & Associates
9/25/2009 Causes and Preventions of Ceramic Tile and Stone Failures Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile & Stone Consultants
10/16/2009 Harness the Power of Social Networking to Promote Your Business Ted Janusz, Janus Presentations
11/20/2009 Driving Business Value in an Uncertain Economy Mark Jordan, VERCOR
Postponed to:
Understanding Life Cycle Assessments and Their Relation to Tile Bill Griese, TCNA


2008 Webinars

Date: Webinar: Presenter(s):
5/16/2008 Recession Issues Al Bates, Profit Planning Group
6/20/2008 Trends and Challenges of Large Format Tile Eric Pucilowski, Laticrete
*7/18/2008 What Exactly is a Good Leader James Dion, Dionco Inc.

LEED Certification with Ceramic Tile

LEED Certification with Ceramic Tile - Bonus Package

Howard Pryor, Conestoga Ceramic Tile Dist. Inc.
9/19/2008 Profiting with Ceramic Tile and Stone Mike Ferris Dal-Tile/Mohawk
12/19/2008 Software System Implementation Harold Yarborough, Rudy Llerena & Alex Llerena, D&B Tile Distributors


Purchase CTDA Webinars for Your Customers
The CTDA membership committee has come up with another great benefit of membership! In 2009, all CTDA members will be given the opportunity to allow their customers to participate in CTDA webinars. In order to take advantage of this offer each company must purchase the $99 webinar for their company and will then receive a discounted price of $25 for each customer webinar they purchase. In order to take advantage of this opportunity you must register by downloading the hard copy registration form.

Submit Topics of Your Own!
Please contact CTDA Staff with suggestions on future topics, or if you or someone from your company would like to present a CTDA webinar.