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Monday

We have made it through more than a year in the COVID-19 world which has impacted all aspects of our lives. While we are optimistic that we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, contractors in both the public and private sectors must remain diligent to protect themselves from the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry. In this one-hour presentation, we will discuss identifying key contractual provisions to protect your rights, what those provisions cover and do not cover, and best practices for protecting your rights and documenting your time and cost impacts.



Objectives:
  • Identify relevant contractual provisions and describe the scope of those provisions. 
  • Implement best practices for preserving rights to and protecting yourself from COVID-19 related impacts.
  • Implement best practices for documenting COVID-19 related time and costs impacts.
Monday

Similar to my article of the same title in the September/October 2019 issue of Building Profits, this presentation will provide timely ideas to participants regarding best practices to put in place in order to overcome the next downturn in the economy. Even if a downturn does not occur, other significant events could occur that threaten a construction company’s ability to continue business, such as a significant loss job, transfer of ownership, loss of a key employee, etc.



Objectives:
  • Identify best practices for creating a self-sufficient construction company that will withstand a significant downturn in the economy.
  • Define necessary financial reports and corresponding internal reporting deadlines in order to properly utilize the valuable information to make adequate and timely course corrections.
  • Create a more flexible balance sheet to more easily expand and contrast with the ebbs and flows of construction.
  • Identify additional metrics to track regularly so that changes in labor, bidding, equipment acquisition, and operations can be proactive instead of reactive.
Monday

You will learn how Microsoft Power BI can transforms your company data into rich visuals that facilitate new ways of thinking about and organizing your data, so that you can focus on what is important to achieving your goals.
Sessions are designed to be interactive. Our sessions bring CFO, COO, Etc. to the front of the room and experience Building a dashboard in front of the room. We have fun and playfully interact with them.



Objectives:
  • Analyze the data in your reports and draw observations that will help your organization
  • Identify the information in the report design phase that is essential to include on the dashboard and layout
  • Improve your comfort level and ability to creat basic visualizations with the Power BI tool
  • Identify the data structure and data best practices to build better visualizations
Monday

Tuesday

Engagement affects everything. How engaged are you? How well do you affect the engagement of people around you? Research shows that we know more about EQ (Emotional Intelligence/Quotient) than ever, yet very few are masters. Jonathan will discuss the demise of EQ in our text-crazy culture and what that means to leaders, parents, teachers, coaches, and you. This program is full of incredibly memorable stories, real-life scenarios, and a four-part process to take your EQ to the next level. Amygdala “hijacks” can tear apart a business or relationship in seconds. Do you have a strategy to master them? Can you teach your strategy to others? After this hilarious and engaging program, your answer will be “Yes!”



Objectives:
  • Acquire a powerful strategy to interrupt and master emotional (amygdala) hijacks
  • Implement the simple formula that guides emotional responses and allows us to dramatically influence emotional state is self and others
  • Discover a practical exercise to help you create a positive emotional contagion
Tuesday

Tuesday

When you can’t raise the bridge, lower the river. From mill to installation, profit pockets live in your supply chain but capturing them can be difficult. This session will focus on the key strategies for realizing hard savings that impact the bottom line. Specifically, we’ll discuss inventory control and shop stock, value-based price negotiation, balanced score-carding, upstream strategic sourcing alignment, integrated supply alternatives and the elimination of rogue/overspend.



Objectives:
  • Establish a baseline understanding of what strategic sourcing is and how this is different than ‘procurement.’
  • Build a sourcing and supply chain management strategy related best practice and to connect them to the industry.
  • Identify the common ‘headwinds’ and challenges leaders must overcome when implementing best practice.
Tuesday

The new financial downturn may look different from past recessions, but we can gain insights from construction firms that weathered past storms better than others. In these videos, Stan Halliday, Travelers Chief Underwriting Officer will look at real industry data from the Great Recession to gain insights and identify approaches to help your construction firm get through this latest financial downturn.


Tuesday

We are facing increasingly complex demands on our time, attention and bandwidth these days. And staying attuned to others feels especially difficult amid a global pandemic. However, research indicates that meaningful connections - in and out of work - are key to reducing stress, increasing efficiency, and generating higher levels of productivity and happiness for ourselves and others. How can we, as leaders, keep our focus on individuals around us while addressing all that there is to do right now?



Objectives:
  • Explain the relationship between a leader’s focus on others and business results.
  • Describe strategies for cultivating an others focused mindset.
  • Integrate more attention, curiosity, and empathy into your current day-to-day activities.
  • Implement one of five simple tools for strengthening relationships, even when we can’t be face to face.
  • Identify common hurdles to being attentive to others and strategies for overcoming them.
Tuesday