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How to be a More Effective Foreman

*1 Gold Seal Credit

Interested in improving your communication Skills and being more productive? This one-day program covers proven conflict-resolution techniques, communication skills, productivity enhancement, motivational tactics, time-management ideas and many more skills that a foreman needs in order to thrive today. This program is designed to help anyone who manages people. From the new foreman to the experienced veteran, all attendees will come away with tools that will make an immediate impact on job performance.

Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Attendees: Supervisors, Foremen

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Advanced Supervisors: Turning Supervisors into Better Leaders

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A one-day program designed for foreman, superintendents, shop foreman and anyone who could make a difference to job profitability. With today’s jobs being more competitive, having aggressive schedules, being inconsistently managed by the customer, skilled manpower shortages, and every project involving more documentation and administrative needs, today’s supervisor is critical for profitability. Gone are the days when the supervisor could wing it, today’s successful supervisor must manage not only the field, but also be able to understand how the whole process fits together. This program will provide today’s supervisor with the tools needed to be successful.
Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Attendees: Middle Management, Project Managers, Supervisors, Foremen

Best presentation that I have been to. Extremely engaging and entertaining.

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Prompt Payment BC Meeting

Timely cash flow throughout the construction payment chain is fundamental to a healthy construction industry.

Delay in payments anywhere in the supply chain reduces profit and restricts innovation and investment in plant, machinery and people. It also increases the cost to finance company operations and drives up the cost of construction overall.

The impact of payment delay on small- and medium-sized enterprises can be disproportionately severe, and even a minor delay in payment of one or two invoices can put smaller businesses under severe financial stress.

VRCA and COCTA therefore invite you to a meeting about Moving Forward with Strategies for Prompt Payment in BC.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 3 to 6 p.m.* Full!

Second session added:
Wednesday, March 7, 3 to 5 p.m.

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Training Room
Vancouver Regional Construction Association
3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver

*Note: The March 6 meeting was extended to 3 to 6 p.m. to accommodate federal prompt payment representatives who want to address the audience on the national initiative. The March 7 meeting retains the original schedule of 3 to 5 p.m.

RSVP for March 7 Session!

Prompt Payment BC Website

Topics for discussion:

  • The consequences of delayed payment for satisfactorily completed work.
  • The legislative solution: What is prompt payment legislation and why is it needed?
  • Next steps: How do we get prompt payment legislation in BC?
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Federal Tax Initiative – Analysis by Ronald Coleman

Tax reform focuses on three issues identified in Budget 2017: Sprinkling income using private corporations, which can reduce income taxes by causing income that would otherwise be realized by a high-income individual facing a higher personal income tax rate to instead be realized (e.g., via dividends or capital gains) by family members who are subject […]

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Legalization of marijuana worries contractors

While the government seems to be focused on rules related to distribution and the sale of pot, the impact on workplace safety seems to fall to the contractors. They have a lot of unanswered questions. Current drug testing is limited to pre-job and post-incident and, for the most part, focuses on determining whether someone has used […]

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Fentanyl overdose – Just whose issue is it anyhow?

In August, a Fraser Health Authority (FHA) report on the serious and growing problem of drug overdoses in BC stated that many overdose victims worked in the construction industry. FHA then held a workshop with construction industry representatives to learn more about the prevalence of drug use and overdose among construction workers. Over the course […]

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