march 2022

thu31mar8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedProj. Coordinator: Communication, Negotiation & Time Mgmt. (3 of 6)8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center, 5217 E. Terrace Drive Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Event Details

About this class: Communicating and negotiating with others are keys to achieving outstanding results. We will discuss the communication model and the power of active listening. We also will cover negotiation principles and the art of influence. In addition, we will looks at the value of time and how your approach makes a difference in your ability move projects forward.

Who should attend: Communication, negotiation and time management are all keys to achieving outstanding results so this course is beneficial to anyone on the project management team. This includes, project supervisors, project coordinators, assistant project managers and newer project managers. This course is also suitable for field personnel who would like to move into project management along with others who want to gain a better understanding of the industry.

The fee is $299 per person

Session details:

1. Communication Model/Active listening — This session reviews the communication model and looks at the many ways a message can get lost in the communication cycle between a sender and receiver. It then looks at how to overcome communication barriers and discusses the power of active listening.

2. Communication Channels/Meetings — Communicating ethically and earning respect are at the very core of an effective construction company. This session outlines the behaviors of a high trust working environment.  It also covers different communication styles and channels. Meetings can be a waste of time or they can move a project forward. Participants will learn how to plan and participate in effective meetings, including taking meeting minutes or notes. They will also understand the importance of doing follow-up on action items generated by meetings.

3. Negotiating with Purpose — The ability to negotiate effectively is a major component of communication. We negotiate for schedules, time, and resources every day, often without realizing it. This session will lay out win-win negotiation basics and will demonstrate how these principles apply to both the home and work environments.

4. The Value of Time — Time management is fiction. No one can actually manage time, but we can manage what we do with the time we have. This session will discuss both workspace and workflow management. Participants will understand how to effectively prioritize tasks and how to communicate those priorities to other work team members.

Note: This is course 3 of the 6-course Project Coordinator Program, but can be taken as a stand-alone course.


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Speakers for this event

  • Michael Somers

    Michael Somers

    The Construction Classroom

    Mike is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in Business Management. He has over 30 years construction experience as Owner and Manager of construction businesses in Wisconsin. Mike has served on the ABC Wisconsin Board of Directors and was the driving force behind the creation of the ABC Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship program, having taught the program for several years. Currently, Mike teaches several Construction leadership and management courses for ABC Wisconsin. In addition, he continues to travel throughout the United States and Canada teaching construction professionals and sharing a lifetime of “real experiences” in and personal enthusiasm for construction.


    The Construction Classroom


(Thursday) 8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST


La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center

5217 E. Terrace Drive

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