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Project Management Ten Day Program – Final 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.  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: Members – $3,100 + gst
Non-members $4,100 + gst
– Includes  lunches and a comprehensive course manual.


Please register for this course on the first event page (registration includes both weeks).


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!
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

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.


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

• 30 days prior to start of course – 100% refund
• Sept 20 to start of the course – 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

Want to give your Supervisors and company  an edge in today’s tough market?

This intensive webinar program designed specifically for the mechanical contractor Supervisor. The program addresses proven attitude adjustment methods, leadership skills, productivity, planning skills communication enhancement skills and motivational techniques. This program will give your firm’s Supervisors the edge and confidence to deal proactively with today’s customer and jobsite challenges. This program is not just a lecture; each participant has the ability to schedule two 45 minute coaching sessions with the instructor to aid their learning and development process. All attendees will receive a  workbook which they can use for years to come.

Module 1

  • The Day to Day Realities
  • Leadership Vs. Daily realities
  • Focus on the Focus

Module 2

  • Transition to management
  • The attributes of a successful supervisor
  • Establishing effective time management habits
  • Understanding personal and environmental time wasters
  • How to implement a time management system that you will actually implement

Module 3

  • Establishing job leadership
  • Eight core values of a successful supervisor and how to apply them
  • How to focus on quality, safety, customer service and profitability
  • Developing your non-negotiable items

Module 4

  • How to coach and mentor for improved team performance
  • Develop a mentoring and coaching plan to improve worker commitment and quality
  • How to properly delegate
  • The importance of holding all job stakeholders accountable

Module 5

  • Communication
  • The importance of improving inter-company communication
  • Dealing with conflict and site negotiations
  • Using active listening to identify and solve problems
  • The importance of documentation, and follow-up
  • Types of communication
  • The importance of holding all job stakeholders accountable

Module 6

  • How to deal with difficult people and workers in a professional manor
  • Dealing with conflict and site negotiations
  • Motivating employees
  • How to use proper motivation methods to control behaviors

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

Virtual Learning
When: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Sept 29, Oct 1, Oct 5, Oct 7, Oct 20 and Oct 22
6 (1 & 1/2 hours) days

*1 Gold Seal Credit
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Political Waves in an Ocean of Ideas

Politics in Western democracies is most noticeable just before, during and immediately after public elections.  But whether we love politics, hate them or refuse to acknowledge them, politics are everywhere.  They manifest in the office, on the job site, at the grocery store, and even at home. Political views are personal but when several people […]

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