Management Education

Project Supervision

A program for foremen, supervisors, and project managers responsible for delivering projects

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Program Overview

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. Participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour card and admission to the 2020 SuperCon. The program consists of 15 sections (114 hours over 11 months) and is geared for construction site personnel with supervisory responsibilities and project management.

Graduation luncheon will follow in Wisconsin Dells. Employers and families are invited.

Project Supervision Registration

The Project Supervision program consists of 15 sections over 11 months.

Courses begin October 17, 2019

Registration Deadline:
September 26, 2019

Class Times:
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$3,000 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company
$2,800 for each additional registrant.

Who Should Enroll?

Anyone who supervises others and is responsible for delivering projects, including foremen, supervisors, and project managers.

Course Outline

Day 1

Day 1 – Project Supervision Principles

This session will provide an overview of the program and core competencies of a project superintendent. It will also cover roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor. Participants will understand the transitional skills required when moving from managing to leading people.

Day 2

Day 2 – Interpersonal Skills

This session will provide participants with the supervisory leadership skills to maximize team effectiveness. Participants will learn about various personality styles and the impact of developing emotional intelligence.

Day 3

Day 3 – Supervisory Communication & Negotiating for Success

Communication is key to working with others to achieve results. This session covers the principles of effective communication that supervisors need to be successful in their role. Supervisors will learn to listen, the art of influence and how to conduct results-oriented meetings.

Days 4-7

Days 4-7 – 30-Hour OSHA Certification

OHSA 30 is a certification. This session demonstrates the need for an effective jobsite and loss prevention program. It will also discuss the supervisor’s duties and responsibilities related to safety and loss prevention, including identifying potential areas for loss and how to evaluate the risks. Supervisors will also learn how to deal with the news media.

Days 8-9

Days 8-9 – Supervisory Site Management

(Location is the Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells)

Learn new ways of leading your teams from a nationally recognized presenter.

SuperCon (Glacier Canyon Lodge)

Participants choose from a wide variety of topics that advance their knowledge base.

Day 10

Day 10 – Construction Law, Issues & Resolutions

This session will provide information about construction law, contract documents and legal issues project supervisors often encounter on the job site. It will provide possible solutions to common legal issues encountered by project supervisors.

Day 11

Day 11 – Project Delivery Part I

Understand your next project better by examining what needs to happen from the initial estimate to closeout. Learn basic estimating, find out why projects go wrong, examine the science of production and discover how to efficiently plan and maintain your projects. Build your project supervision/management skills in new and interesting ways.

Day 12

Day 12 – Project Delivery Part II

This session continues to focus on project delivery with productivity improvement techniques, controlling project budgets, managing project delays, and examining the reasons for cost overruns. Productivity and scheduling topics are addressed throughout the program. Combine your leadership and trade skills to deliver your next project more effectively.

Day 13

Day 13 – Maximizing Productivity

This session will cover intentional systematic planning. Topics include pre-planning, short-term interval planning, gaining upper management support, creating organizational components, empowering your team, anticipating potential roadblocks and other skills required to ensure successful project completion.

Day 14

Day 14 – Aligning Ethics, Integrity & Human Relations

This section will provide scenario-based training on ethics, integrity and honesty as it relates project supervision.

Day 15

Day 15 – Tying It All Together/Graduation

Participants will learn how to deliver a quality product, while maintaining profitability. This session will also recap the program by exploring participant experiences.

Project Supervision

Construction U courses are for ABC members only!

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