Are you looking to boost your networking skills and make meaningful connections with current and potential clients and industry partners? Our course has you covered with guidance on choosing suitable networking events and preparing to make a splash.
You'll learn how to perfect your elevator pitch and work a room. Plus, discover how to start and end conversations, read body language, and be likable and memorable.
This class is for anyone responsible for ensuring that their company has a workforce compliant with Skilled & Trained Workforce (STW) guidelines. STW is not just a compliance issue; it’s a competitive issue that increasingly favors those who get up to speed early. In 45 minutes, you and your team will clearly understand the STW framework, get clear steps on the fastest ways to get compliant, and learn how to respond effectively to STW compliance requests.
Many leaders in key positions are becoming eligible for retirement. There is a great sense of urgency to plan to replace an essential talent proactively. The expense and risk of bringing in candidates from the outside are high. Compounding this problem, the supply of job-ready replacement candidates is often limited. If you’re unsure where to begin or are looking for a fresh approach to speed up the process, this webinar can help.
Become the ultimate coach for a new leader with this course. Learn how to structure and conduct impactful one-to-one meetings, empower your new leader to evaluate their team, and confidently guide them through their first 90 days with our High-Performance Dashboard. These tools will set your new leader up for long-term success.
Subcontracting violations are the most common and most costly grievance union contractors face. Yet, most of these issues can be mitigated or avoided entirely through sound subcontracts and strong labor relations advocacy. But that’s not enough; ensuring project managers know their rights, taking advantage of subcontracting exclusions where available, and can properly advise subs on how to comply are all essentials covered in this course.
Unexpected overtime can make or break your bottom line. Yet, the rules are easy to misinterpret or take for granted, causing cost creep and wage claims. Join this class to ensure your team knows how to take advantage of overtime and Special Single Shift (SSS) rules under the Laborers, OE3, Carpenters, and Cement Masons Master Agreements.
Nearly 40% of every dollar that runs through an organization is materials. However, the industry needs to pay more attention to the supply chain because the risk is in the labor rather than the materials. This session will explore how to leverage your supply chain better to not only drive down material prices and costs associated with the "ing's" of finding, buying, invoicing, payment, shipping, handling, etc., but also how to drive improvements in labor productivity through more effective use of your supply chain.
This three-hour Live Online workshop provides useful strategies and guidelines for successfully resolving customer complaints. Using the Recovery Formula can help turn a complaint into an opportunity to create a loyal customer. Cross and up-selling opportunities can result from a well-handled complaint. Finally, examining the root causes of your common complaints can help you find ways to reduce or eliminate them. By effectively resolving complaints, you can reduce stress, build relationships, and improve customer loyalty and retention.
Unexpected overtime can make or break your bottom line. Yet, the rules are easy to misinterpret or take for granted, causing cost creep and wage claims. Join this class to ensure your team knows how to take advantage of overtime and Special Shift (SS) rules under the Laborers, OE12, Carpenters, and Cement Masons Master Agreements.
Construction professionals, are you tired of struggling with time management? Our course teaches you how to ditch time management and use calendar management instead. Plus, you'll learn how to plan for and conquer the daily fire drills, chaos, and inevitable interruptions in construction. Use our Time Blocks technique to focus your energy on critical tasks, projects, and people and get more done in less time. Say goodbye to time management struggles and hello to productivity. Enroll now!
Each day is made up of a string of minor and major decisions that can add up and lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and being generally overwhelmed. As a result, people can make poor decisions, take longer to make decisions, or even avoid decision-making altogether. In this course, you will learn why it can be so challenging to make up your mind and how to make decisions more easily.
Increasingly, Owners, Managers & Supervisors are challenged with emotional, stressful & potentially volatile situations. Threats, high-risk terminations, and disgruntled & violent employees can become costly and dangerous if not handled properly. Faced with the need for quick decisions, fear often constrains their thinking as they attempt to sort through an overwhelming situation. In this highly facilitated session, participants become the investigators of real-world cases.
This 3-hour Live Online workshop highlights several problem-solving tools and methods for gathering and analyzing data to make the process efficient and interactive. Decisions often need to be made quickly or under pressure which can stress individuals and teams. Learn to apply practical principles to minimize the stress that impedes sound decision-making.
Becoming a leader doesn't happen overnight; it is a process of learning and growth, both personal and professional. Leadership philosophies and styles can change over time and with experience. Although the early days of a new leadership position can be stressful, it is vital to the individual and the organization that they are successful. In this course, you will learn some of the issues that confront new managers and how to meet the goals of becoming a successful team leader.
People rarely leave an organization; they leave their manager. Nearly all of us have worked for a poor manager at some point in our careers. And most of us have worked for a great one. The difference is night and day, especially for your most creative, productive employees. Learn proven approaches for inspiring the best from your staff and colleagues through the principles of supportive leadership.
For so many kids, unless they have a relative or close friend in the construction industry, few will take advantage of the tremendous opportunities available. Creating a network and donating time and resources to key organizations can help expand your influence into the future workforce.
Construction contracts require the creation and maintenance of construction schedules. Most construction projects are driven by the Critical Path Method of scheduling (CPM). This workshop equips participants with the knowledge base required to create and understand a critical path schedule. Participants will engage in a hands-on learning session that works methodically through the schedule creation process (manually - no computer).
This webinar helps people understand the four dominant personality styles: Driver, Expressor, Amiable, and Analytical. Knowing your style is an important element to help you reach across barriers and connect with others. You need to identify your strengths and weaknesses to take control of your actions and feelings. Then you can focus on understanding others and use effective approaches to build collaboration.
Organizations are justifiably concerned about the ability to retain talent in an environment where workers are so scarce. Additionally, the changing needs of today's workforce require employers to reassess their employee development programs. Career path mapping brings clarity to an otherwise cloaked path of progression, allowing the employee to understand the opportunities within the firm and engage them in creating, and owning, their own map.
This class will cover UCON members' most frequently asked certified payroll questions and common pitfalls. Including Compliance requirements of Labor Code 1776, which is covered by certified payroll and contractor registration; apprenticeship requirements. FFC will walk attendees through finding prevailing wage determinations, completing necessary forms, and accessing 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.
Leading a team of diverse generations can be an incredibly rich and productive experience when you have the skills to capitalize on each generation's strengths. This program provides insights and tools to help you turn the attitudes and skills each generation brings to the table into powerful performance drivers. You will learn the approaches that will most often help you lead members of each generation, resulting in an engaging and productive work environment for everyone.
In this webinar, you will learn the characteristics you need to have and the actions you need to take to get maximum results from people who don’t work directly for you. You’ll learn to influence others by building authentic trust, credibility, and respect, thereby gaining their cooperation when you need it most.
Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. They are unpredictable, evolve quickly, and are over in minutes. In this webinar, we focus on “survival,” not on fear. In an active shooter scenario, you only have seconds to decide! This program answers your questions & concerns, calms your fears, trains your brain to respond to an active shooter situation, and gives you the information you need to make quick life-saving decisions.
Want to turn your team into a problem-solving powerhouse? Our course will show you how to tap into their genius and lead them to an agreement on the best solutions. You'll learn how to identify problems, invite the right attendees, and establish ground rules for an effective meeting. Plus, we'll show you how to create a one-page action plan to track progress and ensure execution. Sign up now and revolutionize the way you approach problem-solving in meetings!
Every Contractor performing prevailing wage work at either the State or Federal levels must be willing and able to work within Awarding Body’s and third-party Labor Compliance Programs to achieve compliance. A Prevailing Wage Specialist will present this 2-hour overview.
With the technology available to the industry, it is possible to price work utilizing data instead of estimating software with the "hope" that it contains the correct information to help land the job AND not lose profit. During this session, we ·will discuss the life cycle of estimating and the critical path of information that must be shared through the get work, do work, and keep score functions to allow for this critical information to be gathered, extracted, and utilized.
Get ready to ace your performance reviews with our comprehensive course. You'll learn how to prepare by understanding the purpose of the review, setting clear objectives and behaviors for the role you are reviewing, and using 360s to gather feedback. During the review, you'll learn how to individualize your approach, handle conflict gracefully, and be patient but demanding. And when it's time to wrap up, you'll learn how to co-create a development plan with your direct report so that they continue to grow and improve.
Contracts are at the heart of every construction project. And whether administering prime contracts, sub-contracts, or purchase orders, the required contractual tasks can be overwhelming. This 2-hour window into the life of a Contract Administrator will serve as a great overview of the contracting life cycle and critical associated tasks. Participants will work through identifying essential requirements, setting up effective systems, and managing within them. From negotiations to final closeout, every important step is considered.
In this workshop, we examine how we can influence the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization and work team, even if we are not giving all the orders. We also commit to being more flexible in responding to others. Finally, we explore ways of managing our priorities and expectations while simultaneously accomplishing our goals and our manager's goals.
Project start-up is one of many construction firms' most challenging aspects of the project life cycle. The amount of money, time, and advantage lost during pre-construction and mobilization activities can be astounding. Often there is little hope for recovery. While there are many things beyond our control during this critical process, there are many more that should be within the control of our project team. This short webinar addresses the processes, systems, people, and strategies at the heart of successful project start-ups.
Working through a comprehensive closeout checklist, participants will be forced to consider common factors that work against the successful completion of the project. By “asking a thousand questions” and keeping a short list of critical tasks, they will also be forced to think outside the matrix of conventional wisdom to seek new ways to expedite project closeout.
Get a jump start on understanding the basics of construction estimating. This workshop exposes participants to the necessary basic components of construction estimating through dynamic, fast-paced instruction and hands-on segments designed to illustrate the entire estimating process. It is great for first-time Estimators, Estimating Assistants, and anyone responsible for pricing and negotiating Change Orders.