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In Person

We work hard to find experienced instructors with respected track records and local industry mentors to lead our courses to ensure all students are getting the most from their training. Small class sizes allow for discussion and each industry focused course is a chance to network with other members of the industry. 

Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will lay out what Field Productivity really means, describe both the pitfalls of low productivity and ways to avoid them, and finally, equip participants with the tools to increase Field Productivity. 

Outline:

  • Introduction to Field Productivity
  • The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity
  • The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity
  • Labour Productivity
  • Equipment Productivity
  • Factors that Impact Productivity
  • Quantifying Lost Productivity


The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste.

Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities:

THIS COURSE is that training.

Event Starts Apr 2, 2019 8:00 am
Event Ends Apr 2, 2019 4:30 pm
Registration Open Jan 4, 2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 22
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Individual Price $295 (Member) $345 (Merit Member) $395 (Non-member)
Speaker Phil Perry, P.Eng
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

The next session in our series focuses on a set of skills every good leader needs - giving and receiving feedback.  What helps you receive feedback well? The answer to this question can help you improve how you deliver feedback to people in your organization. Sheila Heen, author and researcher, describes feedback as: sitting at the intersection between “wanting to learn and grow” and “wanting to be appreciated for exactly who we are”. Sometimes we have strong reactions to feedback and they become barriers to accepting the feedback. In this workshop we will explore the three main barriers to receiving feedback and strategies for improving how we deliver feedback to get the results you were aiming for, and as a leader you will learn how to flip any feedback into a tool for growth and increased success.

 

NOTE:  Attendance in all sessions of the Leadership Series is highly encouraged but in no way mandatory!  Each session is designed to both stand on its own, and easily integrate into the others.

 

For more on Leadership Saskatoon, their Facilitators and Coaches, and programs, click here.

 
Event Starts Apr 17, 2019 11:30 am
Event Ends Apr 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Open Dec 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Capacity 22
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25 (Lunch included)
Speaker Shannon Floer
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

 

We are excited and pleased to bring our members a legal information session over a hot breakfast, from trusted Lawyer and Senior Associate Caroline Smith of McKercher.

 

In her presentation, Caroline will take us through the steps of a construction lawsuit, from start to finish(es)!

 

What to Expect when you're Expecting (Litigation)

 

No (sane) person enjoys taking someone, or being taken to court.  But just like any other job, if you know what to expect and how to prepare, you can save time and money!  This presentation will outline the steps of a litigation, how you and your company can best position yourselves for them, and offer tips on how to help your lawyer better help you.

Event Starts Apr 30, 2019 8:00 am
Event Ends Apr 30, 2019 10:00 am
Registration Open Mar 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price $30 (Member)
Speaker Caroline J. Smith
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

The final session of the series touches on a skill that can often feel intimidating - giving good presentations.  Presentation skills are far more about preparation than perspiration, and this session will help you learn how to present your ideas in situations from site or office meetings to project pitches to formal presentations with no sweat! 

By helping you to prepare for presenting by knowing your audience, building a presentation for them, and structuring the presentation in as seamless a manner as possible, this session will help you take the stress out of presenting.  Giving a good presentation, leading a discussion, and just speaking in front of a group are all skills you can learn, and this session will help you add and enhance the tools needed to do just that!

 

NOTE:  Attendance in all sessions of the Leadership Series is highly encouraged but in no way mandatory!  Each session is designed to both stand on its own, and easily integrate into the others.

 

For more on Leadership Saskatoon, their Facilitators and Coaches, and programs, click here.

 
 
Event Starts May 15, 2019 11:30 am
Event Ends May 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Open Dec 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Capacity 22
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25 (Lunch included)
Speaker Arin Jorgenson
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom