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Construction Boot Camp for Field Leaders: Four Corners of Field Leadership Excellence

Wkshp Code: MOLBC
Date/Time: Monday, February 1 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brad Humphrey

This Boot Camp is for the construction owner or senior leader who may need a tune-up and is trying to move their field leaders to the next level. It’s also for the construction field leader who is fighting daily battles or bringing their people along.

Articulation
•    Five techniques to better communication
•    Get your point across without losing respect AND your job
•    Build confidence in your public presentation
Coordination
•    Build better understanding between you and others
•    Line out daily expectations with less confusion and greater productivity
•    Keep your team organized, focused and coordinated
Organization
•    Build next week’s mindset by using the best planning tool
•    Use of Daily AM and PM Huddles
•    Keep your eyes on the week’s production requirements and make adjustments
Acceleration
•    Four tips to take your workers to the “next level” of success
•    Develop vision; then learn how to cast that vision
•    Ten time-management tools to make you the “Most Valuable Field Leader” in your company

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:
•    Next Week’s Look Ahead
•    AM/PM Huddle Card
•    Field Leader’s HR Pocket Coach©
•    Several leadership templates for company development efforts

Registration includes workshop materials, coffee break and light lunch.

NOTE: This Boot Camp SOLD OUT at WOC 2015, so register early!

MOLBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/15; $475 after 12/15/15 and onsite

SPECIAL SAVINGS: Purchase BOTH Mon-Tues Boot Camps (MOLBC & TULBC) by 12/15/15, Fee $695 (save $95); if register for both after 12/15/15, Fee $825 (save $125).

8.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.



Construction Boot Camp for Foremen & Supervisors: Becoming a Strategic Thinker & Planner

Wkshp Code: TULBC
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 2 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brad Humphrey


Field Leaders continue to make decisions that impact employees, customers, quality, and company profits. This Boot Camp will help foremen and supervisors become better strategic thinkers and planners, organized meeting facilitators, trainers of the new work ethic employee, and job-cost drivers of accountability.

Strategic Thinking & Planning
•    Why strategic thinking is superior: 6 advantages of the strategic thinker
•    Five steps to strategic decision making that produces greater results
•    Strategic planning that elevates the Field Leader’s effectiveness & reputation
Facilitating the Perfect Meeting
•    How to plan for the perfect construction meeting: Pre-Job; Contractor Meetings; & Post-Job Reviews
•    Skills needed to run the perfect meeting: What you need to press the best from the rest!
•    10 Facilitation Skills guaranteed to improve your facilitation efforts & meeting results
Giving Effective & Strategic Feedback
•    Five reasons why giving feedback is more important today than ever
•    The field leader’s professional approach to giving effective & strategic feedback
•    How to receive feedback from others & use it to improve your leadership
•    Proper use of the “Feedback Card” when addressing others
Training the New Work Ethic Construction Worker
•    How to prepare for the new 60% of your job effort: Mentally, Emotionally, & Physically
•    Eight training skills & techniques that build better workers who retain what you teach
•    Spotting future “trainers” from your workforce and training them on how to train to keep your company strong and growing

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:
•    Strategic Thinking articles for additional educational support
•    Facilitation Meeting “Tools” including templates for agendas, notes, and action plans
•    The Feedback Card

Registration includes workshop materials, coffee break and light lunch.

NOTE: This Boot Camp SOLD OUT at WOC 2015, so register early!

TULBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/15; $475 after 12/15/15 and onsite

SPECIAL SAVINGS: Purchase BOTH Mon-Tues Boot Camps (MOLBC & TULBC) by 12/15/15, Fee $695 (save $95); if register for both after 12/15/15, Fee $825 (save $125).

8.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.



NEW! Boot Camp for Revenue Builders: Selling is More Than Price Alone

Wkshp Code: WELBC
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 3 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brad Humphrey


This new Sales Boot Camp is especially developed for individuals responsible for selling their company’s services, products, and reputation.  It is focused on strengthening sales skills to overcome the #1 challenge for construction sales, the “Low Bid Customer” (aka LBC), who often masks their need for a premium contractor.

The Psychology of Sales
•    Needed mental preparation for selling construction services and products
•    Learning to read your customer’s profile and “hot buttons”
•    Leveraging customer’s “signs of interest” to work for you
Taking the “Offense” on the Low Bid Customer (LBC)
•    How to separate price only from the customer’s real needs
•    15 reasons that take the LBC off their game
•    Overcoming LBC buying objections and moving to the “close”
Becoming the Master Sales Professional
•    Executing 10 Points of Contact©
•    How to build your “challenger sales” approach
•    Using “market intel” to gain customers for life
Sales Strategies for Your “7th, 8th, and 9th Inning Closers”
•    7th Inning Closer: Being consistent, clear, and calculated
•    8th Inning Closer: Separating fact from fiction and softening the “under-belly”
•    9th Inning Closer: Close the deal…NOW!

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:
•    10 Points of Contact© Worksheet & Article
•    Sales Professionals Next Week Look Ahead©
•    Sales Strategy “Profile Matrix” on Approaching Customers

Registration includes workshop materials, coffee break, and light lunch.

NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!

WELBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/15; $475 after 12/15/15 and onsite

8.0 continuing education hours submitted for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.



Train-the-Trainer: Construction Forklifts

Wkshp Code: MOCFT  
Date/Time: Monday, February 1 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton


URGENT NOTICE: As per the new federal law 29CFR1910.176 employers must ensure that all employees who operate forklift trucks are qualified persons and they have been trained, passed a written exam and evaluated in their ability to operate the classification of forklift truck safely and perform the operating tasks required of them. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1.    Employer must ensure that all employees have been properly trained, tested and evaluated on the safe use of the forklift in accordance with the federal law prior to operating one at work.
2.    Operators must be retrained, retested and reevaluated whenever they are involved in an accident, near miss or observed operating unsafely.
3.    All operators must be reevaluated every three years by the employer on their safe use of the forklift trucks.

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly inspect and operate class 1, 4, 5 & 7 forklift trucks (including tele-handers or reach trucks). This program will assist employers in complying with the Federal Law requiring qualified forklift operators in your facilities and/or on the jobsite.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, six forklift safety posters, twenty 48-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2016 exhibits—an $85 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early!

MOCFT Fee: $595 on or before 12/15/15; $695 after 12/15/15 and onsite (Regularly $895.00)

4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.



Train-the-Trainer: Aerial and Scissor Lifts

Wkshp Code: MOASL
Date/Time: Monday, February 1 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton


URGENT NOTICE: As per the federal and state laws 29CFR1926.453 employers must ensure that all employees who operate Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts are qualified persons and they have been trained, passed a written exam and evaluated in their ability to operate the Aerial Boom and/or Scissor Lift safely and perform the operating tasks required of them. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1.    Employer must ensure that all employees have been properly trained, tested and evaluated on the safe use of the Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts in accordance with federal law prior to operating one at work
2.    Operators must be retrained, retested and reevaluated whenever they are involved in an accident, near miss or observed operating unsafely
3.    Fall protection requirements for Aerial Boom Lifts must be covered with each employee

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly inspect and operate Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, twenty 44-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2016 exhibits—an $85 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early!

MOASL Fee: $595 on or before 12/15/15; $695 after 12/15/15 and onsite (Regularly $895.00)

4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.



Train-the-Trainer: Rigging and Signaling

Wkshp Code: TURSS
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 2 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton


URGENT NOTICE: As per the new federal construction crane rule which went into effect November of 2010, (29CFR1926.1425, 1428, 1430) employers must ensure that the following employees are qualified persons and they have been trained, tested and evaluated to perform the tasks involved. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1. All workers on a construction site are trained on the hazards of working around cranes and the new rules for energized power line clearances
2. Only “qualified riggers” will detach, attach, or rig loads for cranes
3. Only “qualified signalpersons and spotters” will provide signals for crane operations or spot for crane clearances

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly select, inspect and use basic rigging as well as signaling/spotting for overhead hoisting. Signaling, spotting and recognizing the hazards of working around cranes are also included in this program.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $695) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint slides and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, riggers pocket handbook and ten 110-page workbooks with pocket reference cards. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2016 exhibits—an $85 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early!

TURSS Fee: $795 on or before 12/15/15; $895 after 12/15/15 and onsite (Regularly $1295.00)

4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.





TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS WITH LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Concrete Countertops

Wkshp Code: WECCD    
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 3 | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Trainer(s): Jeff Girard
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


Watch a countertop and sink come to life, going from a mold and raw ingredients to polished and colored concrete with exposed aggregate. This live demonstration will reinforce the processes you learned in “Step-by-Step Instructions for Producing High-Quality Precast Concrete Countertops” and allow you to touch and feel the results. You will see how a sink mold is constructed, how concrete is mixed and the consistency adjusted with superplasticizer, how a sink and countertop are cast and then demolded, and the grinding and polishing process. Learn what tools and equipment are needed, such as a mixer and diamond polisher, and see them in action. Also see how pigments, stains, and decorative embedments such as glass, stone and metal can be combined to create myriad looks. Participants will receive a from-scratch mix design and step by step handout.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar MO20 Step-by-Step Instructions for Producing High-Quality Precast Concrete Countertops presented by Jeff Girard. Seminar MO20 registrants will receive $25 discount on WECCD workshop if purchased by 12/15/15.

NOTE: Space is limited to 50 participants, so register early!


WECCD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/15; $250 when purchased with Seminar MO20 by 12/15/15; $350 after 12/15/15 and onsite


 
WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Decorative Overlays

Wkshp Code: THDOD    
Date/Time: Thursday, February 4 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trainer(s): Chris Sullivan, Brian Farnsworth
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area

Decorative overlays offer some of the greatest potential when it comes to growing your decorative concrete installation business. The variety of colors and finishes are only now being realized, with large growth potential into the future. This interactive workshop with live demonstrations allows participants to observe various decorative concrete overlay systems in cutting edge and trending finishes. Key focus areas of the class will include moisture mitigation prior to overlay application, hard trowel finishes with stain, specialty knock down finishes, polished self-leveling overlay with accents and vertical thin section overlay application. Workshop participants will see all of these systems and finishes applied with an emphasis on trending colors and design elements as well as long term durability in all climates.

SPECIAL NOTE:
This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar TU21 - Principles of Polished Concrete & Overlayments: Densifiers, Equipment, Tooling & Color presented by Peter Wagner & Chris Sullivan. Seminar TU21 registrants will receive $25 discount on THDOD workshop if purchased by 12/15/15.

NOTE: Space is limited to 50 participants, so register early!


THDOD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/15; $250 when purchased with Seminar TU21 by 12/15/15; $350 after 12/15/15 and onsite



WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Acid Staining Applications

Wkshp Code: THASD    
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trainer(s): Federico Jasso, Mauricio Zambrano
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


Producing a complex design with acid stain is not difficult if you use adequate techniques. Don’t miss this Acid Staining Applications workshop with live demonstrations where attendees will observe advanced techniques to create a beautiful scored/stained pattern with 3D features. The full process will be demonstrated starting with a natural grey concrete slab and finishing with application of a protective system. Techniques will include: tracing designs using paper templates, scoring the surface with 4” grinder, masking as a resist to brush marks and hand strokes, applying acid stain using pump sprayer and cheese cloth to create direct and natural manipulation of color fusion (wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry), etching a specific logo design, and applying different protective coatings.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar WE22 Acid Staining: Advanced Techniques for Flawless Horizontal & Vertical Application presented by Federico Jasso. Seminar WE22 registrants will receive $25 discount on THASD workshop if purchased by 12/15/15.

NOTE: Space is limited to 50 participants, so register early!

THASD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/15; $250 when purchased with Seminar WE22 by 12/15/15; $350 after 12/15/15 and onsite
 

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