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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. 

 

Presented by: Misty Alexandre and Jared Epp from Robertson Stromberg LLP

Putting bids together is time consuming but necessary.  Too often, bids are disqualified for common but completely avoidable reasons, resulting in lost time and opportunities. Attend this session to learn the basic principles of bidding and tendering law, and avoid some of the most common errors that result in disqualified bids.

Event Starts Feb 28, 2020 11:30 am
Event Ends Feb 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Open Jan 7, 2020
Capacity 28
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Feb 24, 2020
Individual Price $35 + gst - lunch included
Speaker Misty Alexandre & Jared Epp, Roberston Stromberg LLP
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

 

While they might not be the most exciting part of a project, insurance and bonding are both important (and sometimes confusing) elements of the construction process.  The Young Executives thought there was no better way to help you better understand the world of insurance and bonding than to team up with local industry experts, Barry Shelton of Marsh, and John Spooner of AON, for a discussion over a beer at High Key Brewing Co.

Barry and John will cover everything from a general overview, to owner vs. contractor responsibilities to special situations to watch for based on your project.  With a combined 50+ years’ experience in the industry, Barry and John will have plenty of real-life examples and horror stories to learn from, with an opportunity for you to ask them questions & to take part in networking following the conversation.

Event Starts Mar 3, 2020 5:00 pm
Event Ends Mar 3, 2020 7:30 pm
Registration Open Jan 29, 2020
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Feb 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $30 + gst - includes presentation & appetizers
Speaker Barry Shelton, Marsh & John Spooner, AON
Location High Key Brewing Co

Next up in the Leadership Series is"Mentorship & Coaching" which are both ideologies and tools that Young Executives hear a lot about these days.  Amazing mentors and coaches can influence your career path and support your learning and growth. What is the difference between the two? When should you use a coach vs. a mentor? How can you be a more focused and supportive mentor and/or coach to others?

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching and where and when each has value in the workplace. 
  • Ability to use the “CREATE” powerful questions model to experience the creation and sharing in powerful questions; 
  • Identify where to locate external resources for coaching and mentoring 

 

NOTE:  The Leadership Series is hosted by the Young Executives but is open to all members!  Attendance in all sessions of the Leadership Series is 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 Mar 5, 2020 11:30 am
Event Ends Mar 5, 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Open Feb 7, 2020
Capacity 28
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 2, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25 (Lunch included)
Speaker Jackie McConaghy, Elevate Leadership Development
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

This full-day course was designed to teach people of the construction industry the basics of accounting including practices, procedures, processes and terminology to help your organization's builders and accounting team work more effectively together.
This interactive course will not only teach attendees about accounting processes and a variety of financial documents but will also allow walk participants through each step of the accounting process with hands-on exercises so they can effectively use the resulting information - the financial reports.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of an accountant's role
  • Understanding accounting & financial terminology
  • Familiarity with a variety of financial documents
  • Basic understanding of financial statements
  • Insight into financial reports impact business decisions & budgeting
  • Understanding of the accounting process

 

Who Should Attend?
Employees who have limited experience in accounting, site staff who have moved into an office role and are involved in budgeting or decision making, staff who could benefit from working more effectively with your accounting or bookkeeping team

Event Starts Mar 9, 2020 8:30 am
Event Ends Mar 9, 2020 4:30 pm
Capacity 22
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 2, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 (members) includes lunch
Speaker Wayne Newell
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

Business success is not an accident, it is planned – yet, very few construction companies regularly practice any type of strategic planning.
Strategic planning transforms your business. Imagine being able to make better than average profits, expand your capacity, ensure success and build a better company. This course was designed to do just that. It’s a training program that teaches the fundamentals of strategic planning to construction professionals.
 By methodically working through all the necessary segments, we will create a Strategic Growth Plan and use that plan as the basis for creating a Business Plan and developing a Financial Plan. Everyone will return to their place of business fully prepared to create and develop those same three plans for their company.
 What makes this training one of the best investments you can make in your business is that it continuously pays you back again and again with revenue and profit increases.

Learning Outcomes Include:

  • SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
  • Generating actionable strategies
  • Crafting and implementing Strategic Growth Plans
  • Developing extensive Financial Plans

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who plays a role in the growth, success and planning of your company, including owners, department and division managers, project managers and coordinators, field supervisors, estimators, administrators, senior accountants and controllers

  • Increasing revenues by 22% and profits by 78% (per the construction model used in the course)
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Event Starts Mar 10, 2020 8:30 am
Event Ends Mar 10, 2020 4:30 am
Capacity 22
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 3, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 (members) includes lunch
Speaker Wayne Newell
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

Everyone gets the same amount of time a day and has different approaches for managing it. In this workshop you will discover your preferred method for managing your time and the pros and cons associated with this style. Participants will:

  • Examine their work week and document what’s working well and identify problem areas
  • Explore strategies for mapping your time and tasks for a day, week, and extended period of time (such as a project) and how they are linked to your goals, priorities, and preferred method for organizing your time
  • Learn about different approaches, strategies, and technologies for managing your time
  • Leave with an action plan to tackle time management challenges and improve workflow
 
Please bring a printed copy of your calendar for the week so we can
work through a real example.

 

NOTE:  The Leadership Series is hosted by the Young Executives but is open to all members!  Attendance in all sessions of the Leadership Series is 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 2, 2020 11:30 am
Event Ends Apr 2, 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Open Feb 7, 2020
Capacity 28
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25 (Lunch included)
Speaker Shannon Floer, Fahey Floer Consulting Group
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

Negotiations take place all day long.  Whether you are deciding who takes what role on a project, how much time to complete a task or in what order - these are all tiny acts of negotiating expectations, accountability, and completeness.  With clear negotiations, you will find there is a higher degree of communication, agreement, and completion.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn where workplace negotiations fall short and how to improve these interactions with clarity and creativity. 
  • Communicate your offers and requests with greater confidence and how to get clear on the other person's interests, needs, and wants.   

 

NOTE:  The Leadership Series is hosted by the Young Executives but is open to all members!  Attendance in all sessions of the Leadership Series is 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 7, 2020 11:30 am
Event Ends May 7, 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Open Feb 7, 2020
Capacity 28
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 4, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25 (Lunch included)
Speaker Jackie McConaghy, Elevate Leadership Development
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom