CAGC Training and Education Open House - 8/25/2022

Introducing Three New Virtual Courses, One In-Person Course

On Thursday, August 25, our Training & Education Team hosted a Fall Open House event where we shared important information regarding four new courses being added to our course catalog. Our course instructors joined us to give a brief description of the courses and answer any questions our attendees had. We encourage you to watch the recording to learn more about the new courses!

New Courses

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Course Information:

AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (Virtual)

Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.
To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.
Students who participate in AGC’s seven-unit Lean Construction Education program will be eligible to take an exam to earn their CM-Lean certification.
Instructor: Adam Hoots
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 4 - November 3 (Off Oct. 18 & 20)
Time: 12 - 2 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual
Duration: 8 sessions 
Cost: $575
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Navigating Conflict & Tricky Conversations (In-Person)

Being a successful team member requires having conversations that are difficult, not to mention important, awkward, tricky, meaningful, and powerful. The goal isn’t to avoid these conversations; it’s to find ways to have these conversations effectively. Typical measures of success are often weighted on the delivery of a project by objective standards: on-time, on-budget, safely, and to the client’s satisfaction. Underlying those goals is the ability to have effective communications up, down, and across an organization or project team. 
This workshop gives participants simple, direct ways to see conflict and resistance as opportunities for communication and growth. Participants learn how to approach difficult conversations with skill and confidence. Whether you are a Project Manager delivering a challenging schedule or budget update to a client, a leader providing a performance review or feedback, or a team member raising a project concern, the ability to manage the conversation will set you apart from your peers. Practical, interactive exercises teach participants how to prepare for and have difficult conversations, manage conflict, give effective feedback, and receive and take action on feedback.
Recommended for:
Team members throughout the organization from leaders and managers to Project Managers and task leaders and field personnel to support staff.
Instructor: Mike Riegel
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Carolinas AGC Satellite Office
4601 Charlotte Park, Suite 150 | Charlotte, NC
Cost: $150.00 - CAGC Members I $200.00 - Non-Members
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Lean Practicum Training Series (Virtual)

Learning about Lean tools and Lean processes is a critical step in becoming an effective practitioner, however, adopting a Lean mindset and implementing the essential behaviors is just as important if not more. This training series is designed to highlight what is taught at the fundamental level for Lean certification and expound on the necessary behaviors, attitudes, and approaches that connect both the fundamentals and behaviors for a more holistic experience for the Lean learner.
Instructor: Henry Nutt, III
Dates: Tuesdays, November 15 - December 13 (off Tuesday, November 22)
Time: 9 - 11 a.m. EST
Location: Virtual
Duration: 4 sessions
Cost: $200- CAGC Members I $250.00- Non-Members
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NCCER Construction Workforce Development Professional Certification Prep Course (Virtual) 

The Construction Workforce Development Professional course introduces advanced management training for the construction industry. With a critical shortage of skilled craft professionals facing the industry, this curriculum is designed to train those who are charged with recruiting, training, and retaining the craft professionals needed for tomorrow’s workforce.
This training will provide a clear understanding of policy compliance and how to oversee the operations of a Construction Workforce Development (CWFD) program, including its facilities, utilities, materials, equipment, curriculum and assessment options, and staffing. This training also covers the development and maintenance of budgets, as well as marketing and promotion of CWFD programs.
The curriculum was developed by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), with the assistance of Subject Matter Experts from across the country. By doing this important work, the NCCER has created a path for construction companies and their management teams to understand what a Construction Workforce Development Professional needs to know and provides insight on how to create and / or strengthen and support their company’s Workforce Development efforts. 
Instructor: Carolyn Milliron
Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 - May 3
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual
Duration: 16 sessions 
Cost: $1,850.00 - CAGC Members I $2,495.00 - Non-Members 

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