SUPERVISORY TRAINING PROGRAM

The Supervisory Training Program is 6 units. Classes are estimated to meet every other Wednesday from 11am -5pm with lunch served at 10:45am. Fee Includes Manuals, Lunch, Drinks, And Snacks. Limited to the first 40 attendees.

Dates:

  • Unit 1: Aug-Sept 2022
  • Unit 2: Oct-Nov 2022
  • Unit 3: Nov-Jan 2023
  • Unit 4: Jan-Feb 2023
  • Unit 5: Mar-May 2023
  • Unit 6: May-June 2023

Location: ABA Office
2552 W. Erie Dr., Suite 106 Tempe, AZ

AGC’s Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a comprehensive six-course program focusing on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials. STP is a nationally-recognized training standard that has been the professional development resource of choice for more than 130,000 construction supervisors and managers.

Attendance at every class is mandatory to receive a certificate of completion from Associated General Contractors of America.

Course Descriptions:

UNIT 1: LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATION

This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others. It will help you recognize your style of leadership and how to utilize other styles when appropriate.

  • The dollars and sense of people in construction
  • The role of the construction supervisor
  • Helping people perform better
  • Analyzing worker needs to affect motivation; leading others
  • Providing positive feedback to improve job performance, attitudes and abilities
  • Training and orienting crew members
  • Teams and team building
  • Leadership skills in action

UNIT 2: ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their job site. You will acquire the skills and understanding of positive, direct communication with an emphasis on construction supervision.

  • Effective communication
  • Learning to listen
  • Carrying on conversations
  • Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation
  • Communicating with all levels of an organization
  • Putting it in writing
  • Meetings that work
  • Electronic communication
  • Improving communication

UNIT 3: PLANNING & SCHEDULING

This Course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.

  • Preparing the project plan
  • Communicating the plan
  • Preparing bar chart and critical path schedules
  • Computer use in scheduling
  • Using the schedule on the jobsite
  • Updating the construction schedule
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Using planning and scheduling

UNIT 4: CONTRACT LAW & DOCUMENTS

This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

  • Introduction to contract documents and construction law
  • Creating a positive environment through partnering
  • Contractual relationships
  • Contract forms and documents
  • Managing general conditions
  • Good documentation practices
  • Changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Time impacts
  • Negotiation of resolutions

UNIT 5: CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY & COST MANAGEMENT

This course covers understanding how
project estimates are compiled, how to
compare actual project costs with those
estimated and how to control costs to
meet the estimate. This course also
details how productivity is measured,
how the supervisor plays a major role in
increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

  • Construction estimates
  • Who controls project costs
  • Reporting and analyzing actual costs
  • Planning for cost control
  • Cost control strategies
  • Labor cost variances
  • Working with project partners
  • Managing risk and loss potentials
  • Cost control strategies
  • Post-project evaluations
  • Benchmarking construction productivity
  • Improving productivity through preplanning
  • Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis
  • Quantifying lost labor productivity
  • Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
  • Equipment management for productivity improvement
  • Personnel management
  • New skills for effective supervision productivity improvement

UNIT 6: RISK MANAGEMENT & PROBLEM SOLVING

This course will cover the roles and
responsibilities of a construction
supervisor in accident prevention
and loss control.

  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations
  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents
  • Safety and human resources
  • Construction risk management
  • Multi-employer jobsite safety
  • Site security and protection
  • Site safety management
  • Planning for site safety

SCHEDULE FOR UNIT 1:

SCHEDULE FOR UNIT 2:

August 10, 2022 - 11am-5pm
August 24, 2022 - 11am-5pm
September 14, 2022 – 11am-5pm
September 28, 2022 - 11am-5pm

October 5, 2022 - 11am-5pm
October 19, 2022 - 11am-5pm
November 2, 2022 – 11am-5pm
November 16, 2022 - 11am-5pm

SCHEDULE FOR UNIT 3:

schedule for unit 4:

November 30, 2022 - 11am-5pm
December 14, 2022 - 11am-5pm
January 4, 2023 - 11am-5pm

January 18, 2023 - 11am-5pm
February  1, 2023 - 11am-5pm
February 15, 2023 - 11am-5pm


SCHEDULE FOR UNIT 5:

schedule for unit 6:

March 1, 2023 - 11am-5pm
March 22, 2023 - 11am-5pm
April 5, 2023 - 11am-5pm
April 19, 2023 - 11am-5pm
May 3, 2023 - 11am-5pm

May 17, 2023 - 11am-5pm
May 24, 2023 - 11am-5pm
June 7, 2023 - 11am-5pm
June 21, 2023 - 11am-5pm

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ABA Member: ALL Units 1-6$2,100.00
Non- Member: ALL Units 1-6$3,100.00
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