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Introductory Field Leadership

Introductory Field Leadership is a professional development construction leadership course that trains rising field managers, foremen, and superintendents to be expert leaders of people.

Note: there are currently 6 spots remaining for Introductory Field Leadership Fall ’24 semester.

Course Description

In this construction leadership program, attendees will develop their skills to grow from technical field experts to field managers and leaders. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, this six-session program will help field leaders improve their effectiveness.

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INstructor: Randy Nemchin

Headshot of Randy Nemchin - WMCI instructor for Introductory and Advanced Field Leadership

With more than 20 years of experience in training, Randy Nemchin works in all construction sectors to improve company, team, and individual performance. 

Course Details

Course Objective

The primary objective is to teach leadership, communication and project management skills in a way that will keep projects moving and build bridges with field staff. Through a combination of education, hands-on workshops and self-analysis, this six-module program will help your project leaders improve their effectiveness both by showing them how to run projects more effectively and by providing them with the tools they need to improve their abilities.

Course Topics

  1. Understanding Leadership (The difference between management and leadership)
  2. Communication with Purpose (Improving listening, developing messaging, and building communication skills)
  3. Effective Team Building (The five functions of a team, team-building skills, crucial conversations)
  4. Productivity (Insights to pre-job planning, cash flow impact)
  5. Transformation in Contracting (Managing conflict effectively, understanding change, generations in the
    workplace)
  6. Client Management (Building customer focus, sharing value)

Who should attend?

This program is intended for upcoming or current field leaders (crew leader or superintendent) who would benefit from professional development or are seeking to develop their leadership skills. One of the greatest assets of this program is the shared learning among attendees - field leaders across trades and companies.

benefits for the organization

  • Lower business risk by building a deep pipeline of strong field leaders.
  • Enhance organizational ability to execute on projects.
  • Increase employee engagement and organizational loyalty.
  • Improve field leaders’ ability to step into roles of greater responsibility.
  • Boost field leaders’ expertise to positively influence project stakeholders.

benefits for the individual

  • Learn how to achieve your peak potential as a leader.
  • Gain an understanding of your leadership strengths and opportunities for growth through feedback and personal assessments.
  • Obtain a clearer understanding of your leadership effectiveness through coaching and feedback.
  • Discover specific ways to improve your leadership performance.
  • Receive a certificate of completion for continuing education credits to advance your professional development.

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