United Contractors creates educational opportunities that provide members with relevant industry-related content to promote professional development.

Upcoming Events

Mike Mullane
  • September 15, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom. Sponsored by UCON's 2021 Annual Sponsors.

    Countdown to Teamwork: Guarding Against a "Normalization of Deviance"

    Insights from the heavens comes with Mike’s story as an Astronaut.

  • September 16, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Construction Contracts

    This course will teach you how to become familiar with what clauses you should include in your contracts, and more importantly, which clauses to avoid and why.

  • September 21, 2021 2:30pm  -  5:00pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom. Limited to 50 attendees.

    Negotiation & Deception for Construction Professionals

    To be The Ultimate Negotiator©, you need to tell the difference between fact and fiction.  People lie when they negotiate.  They exaggerate their strengths, conceal their weaknesses, and omit pertinent facts to get a better deal.  I share with you

    811 Call Before You Dig
  • September 23, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.


    This class is an overview of CA Code 4216 and how to apply it in your USA Ticket Management.

    Magnetic Experience
  • September 28, 2021 1:00pm  -  2:00pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Creating a Magnetic Employee Experience in Construction

    Employee Experience (EX) can be confusing, overwhelming and complex.  That said, companies that are investing in EX outperform those that do not.  Not only are they able to attract and retain great talent, they experience fewer safety incidents, d

  • September 30, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:00pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Certified Payroll – Answering Contractors Most Frequently Asked Questions

    This class will cover UCON members' most frequently asked certified payroll questions and common pitfalls. Including: Compliance requirements of Labor Code 1776; who is covered by certified payroll and contractor registration; apprenticeship requirements. FFC will walk attendees through finding prevailing wage determinations, complete necessary forms, and access other resources. The last 30 minutes of the meeting will be a moderated Q&A with Ruby Varnadore. Attendees can pre-submit their questions or ask during the session.

    Conflict Resolution
  • October 05, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Basic Conflict Resolution for the Construction Industry

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just get along? This fast-moving session will teach you key tools, tips, and techniques to communicate more effectively. If THEY don’t get it, YOU might have been part of the problem!

    Time Energy Focus
  • October 12, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Time, Energy and Focus in Construction

    Productivity Isn’t About Time Management, it's about Attention and Energy Management. Constantly reacting to fires and crises is causing people to feel overwhelmed. Trying to ignore distractions is not working.

  • October 14, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Claims Documentation and Change Orders

    Learn how to identify the warning signs of a claim and processes for recovering appropriate losses, including use of the change order method in presentation of claims.  This class will discuss key differences between public and private, general ca