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Virtual Classroom (Instructor Led)

We've partnered with some of our best reviewed instructors to offer their tried and tested courses to members in a webinar format. This means that you'll have access to more courses and you can learn from the comfort of your own screen!  Instruction platform will be dependent on the instructor's preferred platform

Virtually all our education is Gold Seal accredited, so check the course descriptions for the number of credits each is elligible for (typically 1 credit per 6 hours)!

A number of applicants have already successfully received 100% funding for this course through the RSTS (Re-open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.  For more information on this subsidy, please ready to “RSTS funding” section below.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with standardized framework, tools, templates and techniques for construction project management based on best practice concepts, methodologies, and real-world experiences commonly followed across Canada, USA and most global businesses. Course outcomes aim to assist participants in:

  • Leading teams to success with less conflict & stress
  • Increasing role clarity, accountability, and improving reporting & communication
  • Creating a project-based culture for multiple levels of employee
  • Systematically increasing the probability of success for projects
  • Establishing consistent expectations for stakeholders involved, and
  • Prepare those who which to pursue their PMP designation

The course will also include custom content and techniques to help manage business risk and adapt their workplaces and project management during the global pandemic, and a section about health and safety directly related to COVID-19

Framework & Templates:

The course is based on PMI’s PMBOK framework, which is the most followed & accepted methodology in the world.  The course also provides insight into other templates, methodologies and concepts (i.e Agile, ISO, 6 Signma, LEAN) all aligned under PMI, ISO and TQM concepts to provide learners with a well-rounded understanding of current construction practices & systems. 

Format:

This course is approximately 3 months in duration, including 24 hours of (virtual) instructor led content, and 24 hours of (instructor supported) online content including access to classmates, tutorials, videos, tests, multi-media examples, & more.

A certificate will be issued after the completion of the 48 hours of combined content.

Instructor led content will be delivered over 6 weekly 4hr session held via Google Meet

PMP Guarantee:

Upon completion of the course participants who are in pursuit of their PMP designation will receive free instructor support and extended access to the online portal and PMP practice exams until their exam is passed!

This Course Qualifies for:

  • PMI Certification: 35 hrs (PDUs) for Certifications (e.g. PMP)
  • Gold Seal Credits: 6

 

Online Portal Demo:

For further descriptions of the program please go to the instructor’s website to access brochures, student feedback, course demo, etc.

 

About the Instructor:

This course has been instructed by Jason Tratch for over 15 years across Canada with 100s of successful PMPs.  Jason has a diverse business & PM expertise in businesses from small start-ups to large multinational blue chips. Click here for Jason’s full Bio.

 

Funding:

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist employers of critical public services and allowable businesses (such as construction) to access training without the financial burden. 

If your organization can make a business case to train staff in project management to:

  • Improve competitiveness
  • Become more productive with a restricted work force
  • Develop or advance project processes and controls, and/or
  • Increase safety management

You may be eligible to receive a 100% reimbursement for the cost of this training. The deadline to apply for the RSTS is March 31, 2021.

Click here to learn more about the RSTS click here.

For the online application for the RSTS click here.

Event Starts May 6, 2021 1:00 pm
Event Ends Aug 31, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 3, 2021
Individual Price $3500 for members, $4000 non-members
Speaker Jason Tratch
Number Hours 48

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

This course is intended for participants with a beginner understanding of Microsoft Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using some of Word’s features to create and manage professional looking documents.

 

Prerequisites

A beginner/ basic knowledge of and experience with Windows and Microsoft Word.

Access to the Microsoft Word desktop app is required for this course.

 

Modules Covered
  • Foundations
  • Formatting
  • Proofing Tools
  • Tables, Charts, and Graphics

 

Event Starts Jun 14, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Jun 14, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 7, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please note that this course will take place on June 14 & 15 from 11am- 2pm (1 - 4pm EDT). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know Best Practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach Substantial Performance. If Clients are not able to use the facility as intended, then all involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. Getting a project to Substantial Performance and then to Total Performance are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction process to achieve.
 
The principles of how organizing early, teamwork and communication work together to achieve a successful project closeout will be discussed.
 
Topics discussed will include:
Pre-Construction Closeout:
  • Internal handover
  • Principles of organizing early, teamwork and communication
  • O&M manual development and tracking
  • Closeout requirements and submissions
  • Submittals requirements and submissions
  • Permits

Construction Closeout:

  • Substantial Performance requirements both contractually and regulatory

Post Construction Closeout:

  • Final Completion requirements both contractually and regulatory

Subcontractor Closeout:

  • Financial requirements

Financial Closeout:

  • Internal review and lessons learned
 
Participants will be introduced to best practices and “tips and tricks” which will expedite and simplify the takeover of a project by its Owner from the Contractor, who managed the construction, so that the last 3% of the project is not 15% of the effort.
 
Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that contains not only practical how-to’s, checklists and templates but will also be a foundation for new processes and procedures back in the office or on the jobsite.
 
Who Should Attend:
Contractors, subcontractors, owners, consultants and allied professionals in the construction industry.
 
Virtual Classroom Sessions: 2 sessions of 3 hours each
 
Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Jun 14, 2021 11:00 am
Event Ends Jun 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 7, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 6
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 8 - 11:30 am on June 15 & 16th. Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

Description

This two day webinar series will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create, edit, markup, and collaborate on AEC documents using Bluebeam Revu.

 

Topics:

•   Interface and navigation

•   Profiles

•   Markup tools

•   Stamps

•   The tool chest

•   The markups list

•   PDF creation

•   Document management

•   Introduction to Studio

•   Studio Sessions

•   Studio Projects

 

This course is ideal for: 

Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Estimators, Project Assistants, and Document Controllers. Existing users will find great value in this course.

 

Get Bluebeam Certified! This is a Bluebeam Certified Course and you have the opportunity of becoming a Bluebeam Certified User by taking an exam after the course.

 

1 Gold Seal Credit

 

Recommended Computer Setup:

You will need TWO screens for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2020 installed.

•   The second screen is to display the Zoom meeting (this could be a second monitor, a larger tablet (9" +) or a smart phone displayed on to a TV.

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 trial and install it ‘side by side’ your existing install. This will allow you to continue to use your older version without losing your license and you can use the new version to follow along in the training.

 

You can download a free 90-day trial herehttps://www.curtek.ca/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Jun 15, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 16, 2021 11:30 am
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 31, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic understanding of Windows and Microsoft applications. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Team’s features to communicate and collaborate within (and outside) their organization.
 
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of / experience with Windows and Microsoft applications. No prior experience with MS Teams is needed, but it is recommended to download the Teams desktop app prior to the course, as the course will be held through Teams, and we will be focusing on the desktop app version of Teams.

 

Modules Covered
  • What is Teams?
  • Creating and Managing Teams
  • Channels
  • Meetings
  • Working with Files
Event Starts Jun 15, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Jun 15, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 8, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic to intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Word’s more advanced features to create and manage professional looking documents.
 
Prerequisite
A basic to intermediate knowledge of and experience with Word. Access to the Microsoft Word desktop app is required for this course. New users should attend Word Part 1 (Basics) before taking this course.
 
Modules
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Document Elements and Design
  • Create and Manage References
  • Collaboration
  • Forms
  • Mail Merge
  • Macros
Event Starts Jun 16, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Jun 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 9, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please note that this course will take place on June 16, 17, & 18 from 10am - 1pm (12 - 3pm EDT).
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone)
 
More and more frequently private sector companies and government organizations are releasing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies will win or lose contracts based on their responses to these RFP’s. Responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) successfully requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company is the best suited to build their project. Your response must not just be compliant, it must be compelling as well!
 
Through case study of an actual RPF and the development of the RFP response participants will:
  • Understand the differences between a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the typical prequalification in the bid process and how to respond to that RFQ. Your company must first pass the “RFQ” test before being invited to participate in the RFP process.
  • Learn to analyze your companies’ SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats) and how to leverage these for the RFP response.
  • Learn how to analyze the RFP to:
    • Understand the Owner’s requirements both for the RFP response and the project
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Owner
    • Understand how your company can best suit the solution
  • Create a successful strategy for developing a winning response.
  • Learn how to “Say it (sell it) in terms of the Owner’s request….not in terms of what you have to offer” Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Develop “win strategies”.
  • Learn to prepare your written response effectively while following the guidelines set out in the RFP.
  • Learn how to create a strategy with respect to the Request for Information (RFI) process and Owner/Design meetings.
  • Understand the risk and opportunity within the RFP.
  • Learn how responses to RFP’s are evaluated and how best to address the criteria.
  • Learn engaging and effective presentation techniques.
  • Create an RFP response to the Case Study – both written and presentation.
  • Present your Team’s RFP proposal.
 
Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that contains not only practical how-to’s, checklists and templates but will also be a foundation for new processes and procedures back in the office or on the jobsite.
 
Virtual Classroom Sessions: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
Gold Seal Credits: 2
Event Starts Jun 16, 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Jun 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 9, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $475 Members, $575 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 9

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic understanding of Windows and Microsoft applications. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Team’s features to communicate and collaborate within (and outside) their organization.
 
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of / experience with Windows and Microsoft applications. No prior experience with MS Teams is needed, but it is recommended to download the Teams desktop app prior to the course, as the course will be held through Teams, and we will be focusing on the desktop app version of Teams.

 

Modules Covered
  • What is Teams?
  • Creating and Managing Teams
  • Channels
  • Meetings
  • Working with Files
Event Starts Jun 17, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Jun 17, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

SaskPower has developed a new and exciting training package for suppliers. Competitive procurement and proposal writing can be very intimidating for some bidders. We see great value in proactively reaching out to our local supply chain in an interactive and collaborative manner.

 

The goals for this training are to help prepare bidders to submit their best proposal, to communicate public procurement regulations, and to describe SaskPower’s procurement process and bid expectations. This 3-hour training session is intended for new or infrequent bidders to SaskPower, to ease intimidation and frustrations with the bidding process. We want our suppliers to be successful and this training is intended to build interest in our opportunities, improve confidence and competency in bidding.

Event Starts Jun 17, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Jun 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free for Members!
Speaker SaskPower
Number Hours 3

This course will take place via Zoom from 8:00 - 11:30am on June 22 & 23rd. Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

Description

You will learn how to be more efficient in your take offs and produce more meaningful and clearer take-offs. This course isn’t just how to use the software for estimating, it is how to use it to its highest and best capabilities!

 

Topics:

•   Estimating tool sets and profiles

•   Setting drawing scale

•   Viewports

•   Length measurements

•   Area and volume measurements

•   Count measurements

•   Using the markups list for estimating

•   Exporting takeoff data

•   Legends

 

This course is ideal for: 

Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Estimators, Project Assistants, Site Managers, and Document Controllers.

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you complete the Bluebeam Revu: Basic course prior to this session.

 

1 Gold Seal Credit

 

Recommended Computer Setup:

You will need TWO screens & audio capability for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2020 installed.

•   The second screen is to display the Zoom meeting (this could be a second monitor, a larger tablet (9" +) or a smart phone displayed on to a TV.

•   Microphone or telephone for call-in

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 trial and install it ‘side by side’ your existing install. This will allow you to continue to use your older version without losing your license and you can use the new version to follow along in the training.

 

You can download a free 90-day trial herehttps://www.curtek.ca/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Jun 22, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 23, 2021 11:30 am
Capacity 10
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online