Management Education

Construction Management Education

Construction U is the premiere construction education program exclusive to ABC members

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Construction Management Education

Construction U has been successfully running in-person soft skills, supervisory and leadership programs for the past seven years. Many Construction U programs are now available as virtual modules broken down into four to six modules per program, which is the equivalent of a one-day in-person class. Construction U programs are inter-related but are not overlapping.

In-person offerings

Project Coordinator

Management Education

Project Coordinator Full Series: All six classes

This series is for those who work with project managers and anyone seeking to expand knowledge and skills for coordinating construction projects. The program consists of six different in-person, day-long courses.

Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14 & 20.

thu17mar8:00 am3:30 pmProject Coordinator Series - SOLD OUT8:00 am - 3:30 pm La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center, 5217 E. Terrace Drive Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Project Coordinator Class 1 of 6: Intro to Project Coordination

This is a high-level overview of the construction industry and the project coordinator’s role in the construction process. It will dig deeply into the function of construction project management.

Mar. 17, 2022

thu17mar8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverProject Coordinator: Introduction to Project Coordination (course 1 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

Management Education

Project Coordinator Class 2 of 6: Working With Construction Documents

This program will introduce contract basics and relevant terminology, review common contract and performance issues and their resolutions. It will also discuss the concept of breachless contracts and review progress billing and the payment process.

Mar. 24, 2022

thu24mar8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverProject Coordinator: Working with Construction Documents (course 2 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

Management Education

Project Coordinator Class 3 of 6: Communication, Negotiation & Time Management

Enrollees will discuss the communication model and the power of active listening. We also will cover negotiation principles and the art of influence, the value of time and how a good approach makes a difference in the ability move projects forward.

Mar. 31, 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

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Project Coordinator Class 4 of 6: Plan & Spec Reading

This program will work through a set of construction plans and specifications to familiarize participants with common terminology and symbols.

Apr. 7, 2022

thu07apr8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedProject Coordinator: Plan & Spec Reading (Course 4 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

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Project Coordinator Class 5 of 6: Construction Law/Breachless Execution

This program will introduce contract basics and relevant terminology, review common contract and performance issues and their resolutions. It will also discuss the concept of breachless contracts and review progress billing and the payment process.

Apr. 14, 2022

thu14apr8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedProject Coordinator: Construction Law/Breachless Execution (course 5 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

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Project Coordinator Class 6 of 6: Construction Project Delivery

Project Delivery focuses on the initial estimate to closeout. Enrollees will discover why projects go wrong, examine the science of production, examine common reasons for cost overruns, control project budgets, and learn how to efficiently plan and maintain your projects.

Apr. 20, 2022

wed20apr8:00 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedProject Coordinator: Construction Project Delivery (course 6 of 6)8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center, 5217 E. Terrace Drive

Critical Skills (essential soft skills)

Management Education

Critical Skills

This course is for both field persons and office staff who want to enhance soft skills so important for teamwork in construction. This one-day session will cover critical skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and productivity. The benefits of this education can be immediate for the company.

Mar. 16, 2022

wed16mar7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedCritical Skills®7:30 am - 3:30 pm Pooley's Sports Bar, 5441 High Crossing Blvd Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

The Construction Foreman

When your craftspeople are ready to become crew leaders, foremen, and supervisors, this is the course for them. They may have all the hands-on skills to do the work on site, but they need supervisory skills. This one-day course will provide them with the education to assist in this new area of responsibility.

March 23, 2022

wed23mar7:30 am3:30 pmThe Construction Foreman - SOLD OUT7:30 am - 3:30 pm La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center, 5217 E. Terrace Drive Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Section

The Construction Team

Management Education

The Construction Team

The Construction Team focuses primarily on a team leader’s approach to construction leadership with an emphasis on the team. It is for construction team members who supervise others, including crew leaders, foremen, project supervisors, office managers and construction executives.

Five modules over eight hours, including Team Builder; Building Team Trust; Team Leader’s Playbook; Train and Mentor; and Your Winning Team.

May 3, 2022

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Foreman Fundamentals

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Foreman Fundamentals

This course for those who are transitioning to a supervisory/managerial/leadership role in the construction industry. This course provides participants with knowledge they need to understand their new role and to start building their leadership skills.

Four modules over eight hours, including Challenges of the New Foreman; Crew Member to Crew Leaders; The Working Foreman; and The New Leader.

May 4, 2022

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Live online offerings

The Construction Leader

Management Education

The Construction Leader

Those who assume the role of construction leader find it is more than a job. It is a journey of self-exploration that requires preparation and planning. This course is for both field persons and office staff who want to enhance soft skills so important for teamwork in construction. Each of the four, two-hour sessions will cover critical skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and productivity. The benefits of this education can be immediate for the company.

May 16, 17, 23, 24, 2022

mon16may2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedThe Construction Leader Live Online Webseries2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Webinar Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Critical Skills

This course is for both field persons and office staff who want to enhance soft skills so important for teamwork in construction. Each of the four, two-hour sessions will cover critical skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and productivity. The benefits of this education can be immediate for the company.

Mar. 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2022

mon21mar5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedCritical Skills® Live Online5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST Webinar

On-demand online offerings

Management Education

Working With Construction Documents*

This program covers documentation throughout the construction process.

4 modules/8 hours – Project Coordinator Track #2 of 5
Instructor:
Gretchen Bockenhauer
Audience: Superintendents, project coordinators, assistant project managers, project coordinators, and new project managers
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13 to April 22, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

Management Education

The Construction Team

This program examines leadership topics focusing primarily on a team approach to construction leadership.

5 modules/10 hours
Instructor:
Mike Somers, The Construction Classroom
Audience: Crew leaders, team leaders, foremen, and supervisors
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 5 to April 19, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern.

Areas of Construction Management

Management Education

Project Coordinator

ABC of Wisconsin offers a unique 6-week training program developed for project coordinators who have a few months to five or more years’ experience.

Management Education

Project Supervision

Participants learn how to plan, organize, communicate and monitor daily activities with greater ease, while leveraging both the hard skills and people skills necessary to overcome obstacles with confidence.

Management Education

The Construction Leader

Those who assume the role of construction leader find it is more than a job. It is a journey of self-exploration that requires preparation and planning.

Management Education

Emerging Leader

The Emerging Leader program is designed to provide education for upcoming construction company professionals who want to enhance their skills.

Management Education

Safety Leader 101

The Safety Leader 101 program provides supervisors and other managers of ABC of Wisconsin member companies with the building blocks needed to develop safety leaders.

Management Education

The Construction Foreman

The Construction Foreman is a one-day program that provides participants with the knowledge they need to build their supervisory skills.

Management Education

Critical Skills®

Critical Skills® topics are designed to generate honest and productive discussions employees and field leaders face each day.

Management Education

Civil Estimating – Earthwork

Practical application using hands-on exercises from real world examples will guide participants through critical problem solving and discussion.

NEW!

On-Demand Virtual Learning

ABC of Wisconsin’s Construction U programs have always focused on providing relevant and actionable content. Based on member requests, in addition to in-person and live online courses, ABC has developed Construction U On-Demand, a new education and training format which provides 24/7 access to several popular self-paced courses. Courses are offered individually, with an option to bundle related topics, such as the Project Delivery Bundle.

Currently, available On-Demand courses include:

  • The Value of Time
  • Project Setup Through Closeout
  • Production, Leadership, & Project Delivery
  • Delivering a Profitable Project
  • Improving Project Delivery
  • Transition to Foreman
  • Decision Making
  • Communication for the New Leader
  • Delegation
  • Leading the Difficult Worker
  • The Foreman Your Crew Wants to Follow

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