Speakers for this event
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
Program Overview: Critical Skills® was developed for top field personnel as a form of pre-leadership training. It focuses on soft skills in areas of communication and trust, working in diverse
Program Overview: Critical Skills® was developed for top field personnel as a form of pre-leadership training. It focuses on soft skills in areas of communication and trust, working in diverse teams, professionalism and productivity.
Who Should Attend:
This innovative online program is for key field-level employees, supervisors, and employers. Company leaders are welcome to attend to reinforce program concepts.Who should attend:
Format: The four modules are designed in the same format as the Construction Foreman and Construction Leader online programs. Each of the four 2-hour modules are presented using a fast-paced direct approach. They are packed with immediately-actionable and relevant content. Critical Skills® generates meaningful discussions between supervisors and their crew members, putting everyone on the same page.
Workbooks: Before each module starts, a PDF of the workbook will be sent to download. The workbook is a tool participants can use as part of the program. It includes exercises and activities that can be shared with employers and team members.
Module 1–Construction Communication Part 1—Mon., April 5, 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm CDT/ 6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT What is the Communication Model and what could possibly go wrong? This module focuses on the communication cycle between a sender and receiver. It also covers active listening.
Module 2–Construction Communication Part 2—Wed., April 7, 2021, 5:00pm – 7:00pm CDT/6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT Communicating ethically and earning respect are at the very core of an effective construction crew. This module outlines the behaviors of a high trust working environment. It also covers how gossip, rumors, and how lies destroy trust.
Module 3–Construction Teamwork—Mon. April 12, 2021, 5:00pm – 7:00pm CDT/6:00pm – 8:00 pm EDT This module covers the difference between groups and teams. It highlights team member styles and intergenerational/multicultural teams. It also spotlights the importance of onboarding new crew members.
Module 4–Construction Professionalism & Productivity—Wed. April 14, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm CDT/6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT No matter the trade, construction is a profession. This module ties the traits of construction professionals in with productivity.
(Monday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST