Today’s leaders need an expanded skillset and a new mind-set to succeed in the construction market. Key talents, such as collaborative-based leadership, creating a culture of partnership, and leveraging everyone’s best are just some of the skills taught at this United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Conference.
The three-day program is open to supervisory personnel, such as foremen and general foremen, safety managers, project managers, estimators, superintendents, and owners.
Accommodations provided (flight, hotel, food while at the ITC).
This program is designed to give jobsite supervisors the tools to improve the overall jobsite, taking it from good to great!
The UBC’s goal is 70% market share, and this program will provide the necessary tools to maximize individual productivity to achieve this goal.
Leadership is greatest in a collective team. By encouraging equal participation across all levels, a collaborative leader allow solutions to develop from the best ideas of the group, and take a team approach to problem solving.
Encouraging problem solving from all levels allows the uncovering of solutions that may have never seen the light of day, and helps in growing successful businesses that contribute to a sustainable world.
On most job sites, both collaborative leadership and command-and-control leadership will likely be needed to be successful, but because of our industry’s competitive nature, leaders with the skills to lead collaboratively will become a priority.
“I could not have had a better experience by attending this conference! I look forward to telling others inside and outside of my company what the UBC is fostering and accomplishing at the ITC.” — Carl Stone, BHI Energy
“I could not have had a better experience by attending this conference! I
look forward to telling others inside and outside of my company what the UBC is
fostering and accomplishing at the ITC. Everyone associated with this event
treated me with the upmost respect. The facility itself is overwhelming with all
of the different options and the high-tech training rooms, you can tell that the
UBC is serious about providing the industry with highly trained
— Carl Stone
Director of Operations Civil Maintenance
“This was a great experience for our team: Not only did we learn about
ourselves and the importance of working in collaboration, but we also
experienced the downfall of not working as a team first hand. The information
opened our eyes to the many differences between our generations, to have empathy
for our employees, and give our employees a chance to think outside of the box.
This program brought great value to our company and we recommend this program
for all leaders.”
— Jeffrey Bonar
Principle, Charleston Construction
“It was a fine event that was both insightful and very enjoyable. Mike
Thompson, with PCI in Atlanta, and I were very impressed with the organization,
the facilities, and the content. I also appreciate the opportunity to contribute
on the panel and with some of the planning early on. Please feel free to reach
out to me in the future if you need any assistance from the contracting sector
on contributions to the planning and/or participation.”
— Tim Long
Project Manager II, Performance Contracting Inc.,
“I thought the material presented was helpful and informative for everyone
who attended. The information was provided in a way that everyone would be able
to use on any job site. The presenters knew their info and were excited to be
able to present it to the people attending. It was an awesome facility and the
rooms were comfortable and quiet.”
— Steve Alford
Owner, Exhibitors Service Network
“The facility is FIRST CLASS!! From the rooms to the food, I have never
been at such a first class facility in all my training experiences. The leaders
and trainers at the conference were all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
They made us all feel welcomed and were helpful in everything we did. Presenters
were fantastic with their presentations, approach and direction. We are looking
forward to sending more of our valuable leaders to upcoming conferences.”
— Shannon Lusk
Vice President/Safety Director
Missouri Valley Contractors
“I would be hard pressed to think there is any comparable craft that could
rival what I just experienced. Everything about the experience exceeded my
expectations. The facility was amazing, the training sessions were very
informative and thought provoking, and the service was top notch. From the time
we arrived until the time we left, we were taken care of extremely well. I will
definitely advocate for additional participation from Harrah’s New Orleans
team members. Thanks again!”
— Russell Deaver
Vice President of Finance, Harrah’s New Orleans
“I enjoyed the meeting and I appreciated the opportunity to speak with the
apprentices. I hope I was able to provide insight into contractors’
expectations and provide them with good answers to their questions.”
— Sam Griswold
President, Craftcorps. Inc.
The following organizations and individuals have participated in our three-day program. These leaders have expanded there leadership skills and have the tools necessary to improve the overall jobsite, taking it from good to great.