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 five years. Construction U programs are now available as virtual training. Construction U Virtual programing has provides more than 6,100 hours of training since May 2020.

Virtual programs are offered in a modular format, with four to six modules per program. This is the equivalent of a one-day in-person class. Construction U programs are inter-related but are not overlapping.

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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Management Education

In-person & Live Webinar Programs

Management Education

Planning & Execution Bootcamp

This professional development course is designed to develop and refine the planning and execution skills.

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Management Education

Project Coordinator Series: Intro to Project Coordination

This course begins with a high-level view of the industry and delivery methods. It reviews the project management and project supervision teams and construction project life cycles. It also covers how to set and achieve goals in one’s current professional and personal roles.

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Management Education

Project Coordinator Series: Working With Construction Documents

This course covers documentation in the various stages of the construction process and includes reading documents and placing importance on processing and maintaining documents.

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Management Education

The Construction Team

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

Sept. 14, 2021 – In-person

tue14sep7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedThe Construction Team7:30 am - 3:30 pm CST ABC of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall St., Madison, WI 53718 Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Sept. 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2021 – Live Online

thu16sep2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedThe Construction Team Live Online2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Webinar Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Critical Skills®

Critical Skills® was developed for selected construction team members to support supervisors and leaders by providing top field personnel with pre-leadership training.

Sept. 9, 2021 – In-person

thu09sep7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedCritical Skills®7:30 am - 3:30 pm ABC of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall St., Madison, WI 53718 Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Sept. 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2021 – Live Online

mon13sep5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedCritical Skills® Live Online5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST Webinar

Management Education

The Construction Foreman

Great craftspeople can become great crew leaders, foremen, and supervisors, with proper support, guidance, and educational opportunities. This program is for those with little or no formal supervisory training who supervise others in some capacity.

Oct. 12, 2021 – In-person

wed20oct7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverThe Construction Foreman7:30 am - 3:30 pm La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison American Center, 5217 E. Terrace Drive Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Oct. 14, 19, 21, 26, 29 & Nov. 1, 2021 – Live Online

thu14oct2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedThe Construction Foreman Live Online2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Project Coordinator Series: Communication, Negotiation & Time Management

Participants will learn to listen, understand the art of influence, and participate in results-oriented meetings. This course covers communicating to understand and to be understood—verbal, nonverbal, written, e-mail, and phone skills.

Sept. 29, 2021 – In-person

wed13oct7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedCommunication, Negotiation & Time Management7:30 am - 3:30 pm CST ABC of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall St., Madison, WI 53718 Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Oct. 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2021 – Live Online

mon04oct2:00 pm4:00 pmCommunication, Negotiation & Time Management Live Online2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Webinar Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Project Coordinator Series: Construction Law/Breachless Execution

This course provides a new way for construction professionals to look at the contracts and other legal documents and examines real-life construction disputes and the basics behind being “breachless” and operating consistent with contracts to guard against litigation.

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Management Education

Construction Leader

Becoming a great leader will result in better performance for the entire team.  Participants will learn the leadership skills they need to become top performers.

Oct. 20, 2021 – In-person

wed20oct7:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverThe Construction Leader7:30 am - 3:30 pm Madison Area, Madison, WI Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Oct. 25, 27 & Nov. 2, 4 & 5, 2021 – Live Online

mon25oct2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedThe Construction Leader Live Online2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Webinar Event Organized By: ABC of Wisconsin

Management Education

Project Coordinator Series: Construction Project Delivery

This course examines project delivery from initial estimate to closeout, including the basics of estimating, the science of production, project budgets and the various things that can go wrong in the construction process.

Nov. 3, 2021 – In-person

wed03nov7:30 am3:30 pmCancelledConstruction Project Delivery7:30 am - 3:30 pm CST Madison Area, Madison, WI

Nov. 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2021 – Live Online

mon08nov2:00 pm4:00 pmCancelledConstruction Project Delivery Live Online2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Webinar

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.

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