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Project Management Ten Day Program – First Week

MCABC and The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly present the exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions and includes lunches and comprehensive manual. Enrolment is limited to 24 students.

Successful completion comes with 15 Gold Seals!

Venue: TBD (Vancouver area)

First week: October 19 – 23, 2020
Second week: November 16 – 20, 2020

Cost: MCABC Members $3,100 + gst
Non-Members $4,100 + gst

(Your company is not a member, if you complete the MCABC membership form and send it into MCABC  – we can grant you MCABC member pricing)

 

Register for Entire Course Here!


COURSE OUTLINE
This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to:
• Improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line
• Take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment
• Increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other participants
• Be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management process
• Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
• Enjoy your projects!
COURSE TOPICS
Over the 10-day period, sessions will be held on:
• Project Administration
• Scheduling
• Managing Individual Differences
• Safety: A Management Perspective
• Change Orders
• Construction Law
• Job Cost Controls
• Meetings and Communication
• Dispute Avoidance and Claims
• Labour Relations: Due Diligence
• Project Completion


INSTRUCTORS
Part of what is unique in this Project Management offering is that over the 10-day period you will be introduced to 8 different instructors who are all experts in their field of knowledge. You will learn from the best!  In order to receive the course certificate, students MUST attend 9 of 10 days. A final assignment must also be completed during class time.

TESTIMONIAL

The Project Management Course offered by CMCEF and the University of Waterloo was very professional in its approach with very well qualified and experienced professionals. I have been associated with the contracting business for more than twenty years. This course is a recommended must for those interested in having a professional standard approach to Project Management. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend. – Robert Thain, Black and McDonald, Winnipeg, MB


REFUND POLICY
• 30 days prior to start of course – 100% refund
• After Sept 19  – no refunds
• Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts

 


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Advanced Supervisors: Turning Supervisors into Better Leaders 2020

The “Advanced Supervisory Program” is designed to challenge the supervisor to think differently about their supervisory role and responsibilities and provide them the skills to positively impact every part of the organization. This program is for the experienced supervisor who has experience or needs an added push. Every attendee will take an assessment to help them determine their management style which they can use to assist them in the improvement process. This is more than a seminar it is a case study on how to improve all aspects of their job from leadership, communication, planning, safety, customer relations, coaching and self-realization

Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Attendees: Middle Management, Project Managers, Supervisors, Foreman

When: Thursday, October 1th to Friday October 2th, 2020

Where: VRCA Training Room , 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver

*1 Gold Seal Credit
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