Lean Construction Jobsite Practices – POSTPONED

Join Tom Richert, Principal of LeanProject for an seminar on how to best implement lean construction. This is the second of two lean workshops held by the BTEA and Tom Richert. This seminar is intended for project managers and operations staff who are interested in how to better implement lean principles into practice.

This workshop introduces several common lean practices trade contractors can apply on projects, regardless of whether the general contractor is using lean. These practices include the Last Planner® System, 5S organization, visual management, and balanced workflow planning.

These practices have been demonstrated to increase productivity and reduce the level of unplanned work and resulting risk. The day provides an awareness of how work is planned has a dramatic impact on the level of productivity in the field.

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Project Communication

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding an educational seminar featuring the well-known speaker Kevin Dougherty.

This program is designed to improve your project profitability. Project Communication will help the sheet metal contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.

This program will help attendees understand the importance of establishing communication protocols, along with all the documentation needs and standards. This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job. We will take a unique look at how improving communication and team work between design, estimating, project management, and production can and will improve profitability.

This is a “hands” on program which will get the juices flowing and is applicable to anyone who is involved and has an impact of the projects profitability.

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Alpha Dog Workshop w/ Mark Breslin

Mark Breslin is an author, speaker, CEO and influencer at the highest levels of business in North America. He has spent decades advising CEOs and senior leaders in business, government, labor and nonprofit arenas.  Influencing groups from 50 to 5,000 at a time, Mark drives home the lessons needed for positive change that create profound results in the workplace.

Based on his book Alpha Dog: Leading Managing and Motivating in the Construction Industry this leadership-training program provides concrete lessons for construction professionals who want to improve team and individual performance.

The training program is designed to make an immediate impact with those involved in field operations. The curriculum touches on all leadership levels, provides a strategic look at the “homegrown nature” of leadership development. It includes specific recommendations on how to build a new leadership culture in a company or organization of any size. Former participants include project managers, project engineers, foremen, superintendents and other managers.

Lesson plans include the following:

  • Alpha leadership skills and characteristics
  • Examine and challenge your mindset as leader
  • Improve communication strategy and practices
  • Ways to encourage positive change with your team
  • How to use influence to enhance performance
  • How to better motivate others
  • How to make better, faster and smarter decisions
  • How to delegate for best results
  • How to be or find a mentor
  • And much more!

The Alpha Leadership workshop is based on real-world experiences, life changing and powerful in its relevance for construction professionals to adopt new leadership methods and behaviors.

The training program’s curriculum includes a useful Action Plan on how leaders can tackle these challenges immediately head on, and leverage them into higher team and individual performance.

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A Foreman’s Field Guide To Developing Your Workforce

BTEA and MCAP are pleased to announce that Nic Bittle will be conducting an extended seminar for supervisors and foremen of our contributing contractors.

In A Foreman’s Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce, Nic will walk your foremen and supervisors through how to develop their team for long-term success.  As natural mentors on the jobsite it is up to the Foremen and Supervisors to develop their crew to be the next leaders of the industry.

In this program your Supervisor/Foreman will learn:

  • The 4 Core Competencies lacking in most of the workforce entering the industry today.
  • How to develop those competencies within your team while on the job.
  • How to develop each team member so that everyone communicates on a higher level.
  • The tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques a foreman and/or supervisor must master to effectively lead in today’s market.

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Leadership for Managers Seminar w/ FMI

This program is being held in collaboration with other union employer associations. For this full day workshop, companies are encouraged to send anyone that is currently in a leadership position and is trying to improve their ability to provide purpose, direction and motivation from foremen to executives.

As managers, our role is to plan, lead, organize and control, yet leadership tends to be one of the least developed skill sets in the industry. This intensive one-day program focuses on understanding what it takes to lead from the perspective of the individual leader, the people they lead and the organization. This is a capstone course of our three-part series with FMI including Organizational Excellence in March and Project Excellence in May. It is designed to complement both those courses.

Agenda: 

The Leader

  • Leader development process
  • Perceptions and biases
  • Decision Making

 

The Led

  • Motivation
  • Power and Influence
  • Team Dynamics and Cohesion
  • Conflict Management
  • Counseling/Feedback

 

The Organization

  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Change
  • Socialization

 

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“Leading for Respect: How Supervisors & Managers Can Create Respectful Workplaces” Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

What’s different?  Rather than dwelling on legal standards and what NOT to do (although this will be covered), this training will focus on WHAT TO DO – the words and actions that promote respect and fairness, and participants’ responsibility for contributing to respect in the workplace. Supervisors practice skills in responding appropriately to employee complaints and discuss how they can create a sense of respect for their employees, focusing on the employee’s perceptions of fairness and the supervisor’s responsibility to respond with emotional intelligence.  Finally, supervisors are taught simple but effective ways to coach employees whose behavior might be a problem – early intervention to nip problems in the bud before they rise to the level of illegal harassment.

PRESENTERS:  Feng [Kenneth] An, J.D., Director, and Elizabeth Marcus, Mediator Boston Area Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

This program is being Co-held in collaboration with Building Trades Employers’ Association, Building Pathways, NECA Boston Chapter and New England Mechanical Contractors Association.   Registration is limited to 50 persons.

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A Foreman’s Field Guide To Developing Your Workforce

BTEA and PFEANE/GEANE are pleased to announce that Nic Bittle will be conducting an extended seminar for supervisors and foremen of our contributing contractors.

In A Foreman’s Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce, Nic will walk your foremen and supervisors through how to develop their team for long-term success.  As natural mentors on the jobsite it is up to the Foremen and Supervisors to develop their crew to be the next leaders of the industry.

In this program your Supervisor/Foreman will learn:

  • The 4 Core Competencies lacking in most of the workforce entering the industry today.
  • How to develop those competencies within your team while on the job.
  • How to develop each team member so that everyone communicates on a higher level.
  • The tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques a foreman and/or supervisor must master to effectively lead in today’s market.

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Field Based Project Management

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and PFEANE/GEANE will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

 

The second seminar will be held for Foremen/Supervisors in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided prior to the seminar.

Foreman Course Description:  “Field Based Project Management”

This program is designed to get the field to understand the importance of the project management process, and provide them with the tools to improve and insure profitability goals are met. This program will touch on pre-planning, job coordination, and dealing with the other job trades, the need for jobsite organization, jobsite negotiations and many more real world topics.

 

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Project Communication w/ Kevin Dougherty

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and PFEANE/GEANE will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

The first seminar will be held for Project Managers/Owners in the morning.

 

Project Manager/Owner Course Description:  “Project Communication” 

This program is designed to help the contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.  Understand the importance of finishing the project strongly, and all the documentation needs and standards.  This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job and how documentation is an important communication channel.

 

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