Management Education

Project Supervision

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

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Program Overview

The ABC of Wisconsin Construction U Project Supervision program provides ABC of Wisconsin members with leadership tools to develop high quality project supervisors. The interactive program consists of twelve sessions taught by industry leaders, covering construction-specific topics every supervisor needs to know.

  • Twelve, day-long, sessions led by construction industry leaders
  • Includes OSHA 30 Certification and sessions at SuperCon (includes full registration to SuperCon conference)
  • Networking opportunities with industry peers

Project Supervision Registration

The Project Supervision program consists of 12 sessions beginning November 3, 2022.

Who Should Enroll?
This program is for your construction site team members who are responsible for supervising others and managing projects. Participants will receive an OSHA 30-hour card.

Registration Deadline:
October 21, 2022

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

Registration Fees:
$2,800 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company
$2,500 for each additional registrant from the same company.
*Full program includes registration to SuperCon ‘23

Course Outline

Day 1

DAY 1 – November 3, 2022
Project Delivery: The Big Picture – Jim Bunkelman

This session starts with the transitional skills required to move into a leadership position, deliver a profitable project, and look at a project from the initial estimate to closeout. Attendees will discover why projects go wrong, examine common reasons for cost overruns, control project budgets, and learn how to efficiently plan and maintain your projects.  

Networking Reception: Classmates can gather with ABC of Wisconsin staff members for refreshments after the first session (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

Day 2

DAY 2 – November 4, 2022
Communication, Negotiating, and the Value of Time – Mike Somers

This session will discuss the communication model and the power of active listening. Topics include communication channels and how to plan and execute successful meetings. Negotiating with a purpose covers negotiation principles and the art of influence. The value of time discusses how the approach makes a difference in the ability to move projects forward on schedule.

Days 3-6

DAY 3 – December 8, 2022 – OSHA 30 Part 1 – ABC of WI Safety Staff

DAY 4 – December 9, 2022 – OSHA 30 Part 2 – ABC of WI Safety Staff

DAY 5 – January 5, 2023 – OSHA 30 Part 3 – ABC of WI Safety Staff

DAY 6 – January 6, 2023 – OSHA 30 Part 4 – ABC of WI Safety Staff

The OSHA 30 Certification class will be presented in four parts, taught by ABC of Wisconsin Safety Professionals. This program demonstrates the need for an effective jobsite safety 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.

Day 7

DAY 7 – February 8, 2023
Your Professional Presence – Brad Humphrey

Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

You are continually building your credentials within your own organizations. In this session, participants will learn ways to boost their presence as leaders within their organizations by building leaders around them.

Day 8

DAY 8 – February 9, 2023
SuperCon Conference – Select Your Own Topics

Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

SuperCon offers dozens of management and safety sessions taught by industry experts. Participants can select topics most relevant to their positions. 

Day 9

DAY 9 – March 9, 2023
Contract Law/Breachless Execution – Josh Levy

Project supervisors are often on the front line of disputes or potential disagreements between contractors and subcontractors. This session will discuss the concept of breachless execution. Topics include contracts & terminology, issues & resolutions, progress billing and the payment process, performance issues, default, and termination. Participants will practice dispute resolution and how to avoid disputes. The emphasis will be on best practices each step of the process.

Days 10-11

DAY 10 – April 20, 2023 – Construction Specifications Part 1 – Gary Roehrig 

DAY 11 – May 4, 2023 – Construction Specifications Part 2 – Gary Roehrig

Project superintendents often work with specifications and plans. Participants will learn common terminology and symbols. Participants will also work through a set of construction plans and specifications, answering specific questions on worksheets and discussing them with the group.

Day 12

DAY 12 – May 25, 2023
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – Mike Somers

Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells   

Voltaire said, “Common sense is not so common.” The final session will introduce the topics of critical thinking and problem solving, two skills every successful project supervisor must develop to be successful. Following this session there will be a graduation ceremony luncheon. Graduates may invite family, coworkers, and supervisors to celebrate.

Project Supervision

Construction U courses are for ABC members only!

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