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
Great craftspeople can become great crew leaders, foremen, and supervisors, with proper support, guidance, and educational opportunities. Format ABC of Wisconsin uses the GoToWebinar format for online classes. The Construction Foreman online
Great craftspeople can become great crew leaders, foremen, and supervisors, with proper support, guidance, and educational opportunities.
ABC of Wisconsin uses the GoToWebinar format for online classes. The Construction Foreman online series is $169 and consists of 90-minute to 2- hour live online modules that provides participants with the knowledge they need to build their supervisory skills. Once a person has registered and is approved, an invitation will be sent. Click on the link at the appropriate time and follow the prompts.
Before each module starts, a PDF of the workbook will be sent to download. Note: the workbook will be in an editable format, but we recommend you work from a hard copy if possible.
The instructor for this class is Michael Somers of The Construction Classroom.
Who Should Enroll?
This program is for those with little or no formal supervisory training who supervise others in some capacity. This includes new crew leaders, foreman, and supervisors with anywhere from a few months to a few years’ experience. Company owners, project managers, and experienced supervisors are welcome attend.
- Transition to Foreman — Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT
New and existing leaders will discover useful leadership keys and supervisory skills. Find your own leadership style and learn how to use it successfully.
- Decision Making — Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT
Leaders will realize how important decisions are made every day. Find out how to make good decisions in a logical and effective manner.
- Communication for the New Leader – Tuesday, May 26, 2020,1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Communication skills are essential for every good leader. Understand the significant communication elements needed to be a highly effective communicator.
- Delegation — Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm CDT
Find the reasons why good leaders need to also be good delegators. Acquire the skills and knowledge leaders need in delegating tasks to their people.
- Leading the Difficult Worker — Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm CDT
Skills to lead difficult people are needed by all leaders. Recognize a difficult worker and discover tips on how to manage difficult situations.
- The Foreman Your Crew Wants to Follow — Thursday, June 4, 2020, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm CDT
Everyone wants to be on the winning team. Learn what respected leaders do to motivate and build enthusiasm in their teams.
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm