Member Resources

Continuing Education

Technical Seminars, Regulatory Updates and Professional Programs

Welcome to AHFA’s online continuing education center! We offer webcasts of technical seminars, regulatory updates and professional development programs so you and your executive team can gain the insights you need, when and where you need them.

Find information on future webinars and education events in our UPCOMING EVENTS section. Registration for AHFA events is quick and easy. Most webinars are free, although some are limited to AHFA members only.

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Educational Presentation Series

2021 Summit

AHFA’s 2021 Sustainability & Regulatory Summit will explore the myriad ways our industry is rethinking sustainability, resetting goals and reacting to today’s regulatory challenges.

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2021 Logistics Conference

Manufacturers, retailers, furniture carriers and logistics companies gather in Wilmington, North Carolina, in June 2021 for “Navigating Into the Future,” a logistics conference presented by AHFA in partnership with the Specialized Furniture Carriers.

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Educational Webinar Series

All Things Logistics AHFA Webinar Series

AHFA’s Specialized Furniture Carriers division has planned a series of logistics webinars to bring companies up-to-date on key issues impacting industry operations this fall. The members only webinars are free of charge. All 3 sessions will run from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT.
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Building a Crisis Communications Strategy

Whether or not your company has a PR firm or an in-house PR executive, there comes a time when the president or CEO must deal with the media. That is why it is crucial to have a crisis communications strategy.
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What You Need to Know About the STURDY Act of 2021

Review of STURDY's key provisions and the potential impact on our industry.
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Must-Know Cybersecurity Strategies for 2021

Legal ramifications companies face in the aftermath of a cyberattack.
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Federal Flammability Regulation Series 2021

The Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act drafted by AHFA in 2017 has made its way into law in the form of the "COVID-19 Regulatory Relief and Work From Home Safety Act," part of the massive year-end omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump on December 27. This webinar series was developed by AHFA to review the technical requirements in the new law, including compliance, enforcement and labeling provisions.
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Federal COVID-19 Update: Elements of a Recovery Under the Biden Administration

As the Biden Administration works on a wide range of initiatives, Chris Andresen presents an update on COVID-19 relief plans, new appointees and nominations along with regulatory policy, trade relations and economic recovery.
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Regulatory Compliance Webinar Series

AHFA’s Regulatory Summit, originally scheduled October 7-8, has been revamped to address the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. The reimagined program covers all of the essential topics planned for the October Summit, but in an extended series of 10 webinars beginning in July and extending through December. The members only webinars are free of charge. All 10 sessions will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesdays.
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2019 Regulatory Summit

This MEMBERS ONLY link provides access to all available speaker presentations from AHFA’s Regulatory Summit October 2-3, 2019. Titled “Compliance: Priority One,” this two-day summit covered many different aspects of product liability and included updates from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on furniture stability testing and proposed changes to the ASTM voluntary standard, F2057-19.
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2019 Logistics Conference

From the June 2019 Logistics Conference presented by AHFA’s Specialized Furniture Carriers division, this North Carolina Ports update was provided by Hans Bean, now the chief commercial officer of North Carolina Ports.
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2018 Regulatory Summit

From the October 2018 Regulatory Summit, these presentations provide updates on the federal formaldehyde rule, product safety and recall obligations, upholstery furniture flammability and new chemical regulations potentially impacting performance fabrics.
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Proposition 65 Workshop: New Clear and Reasonable Warning Guidelines

From AHFA’s 2018 Proposition 65 Workshop, this presentation from Amy Lally and Judith Praitis, partners at Sidley Austin LLP, covers new “clear and reasonable” warning guidelines implemented in 2018.

Proposition 65 Workshop: Managing Risk - A Business Approach to Proposition 65

From AHFA’s 2018 Proposition 65 Workshop, this presentation from Michael Sullivan, managing partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, provides a business approach to managing the challenges of California Proposition 65 compliance.