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Part 1: Effective Meetings
Construction supervisors both attend and lead meetings. As meeting participants, effective supervisors need to be well prepared, and willing and able to offer constructive input. As effective meeting leaders, supervisors need to be able to plan and conduct well organized meetings that will achieve specific objectives.
This module is intended to help supervisors understand and facilitate the critical role productive and efficient meetings play in the success of projects and in team dynamics. In this module, participants will discuss the characteristics of effective meetings, and practice best practices for being an engaged and productive meeting participant. Participants will also practice techniques for leading effective meetings.
Part 2: Delegation
Construction supervisors should be able to delegate appropriate work to team members and ensure that work is completed to expectations. Delegating effectively means understanding the type of work or responsibilities that can be delegated and how to match delegated tasks with appropriate individuals. Delegating effectively also means being willing and able to follow through to ensure tasks get completed correctly and in the manner expected.
This module is intended to help participants use delegation as a strategy for achieving work goals more effectively and for developing staff. In this module, participants will discuss the concept of delegation and how it compares to other management practices and tendencies. They will gain an understanding of the important role delegation plays in productivity and supervision by discussing the benefits of delegation and the symptoms of poor and/or the lack of delegation. Participants will also learn guidelines for determining when and to whom to delegate.
This 6.5 hour module provides you with course certificate worth 1 Gold Seal Credit.
- Describe the characteristics of a successful meeting
- Reflect on our own behaviour as a meeting participant
- Demonstrate being an effective meeting leader
- Facilitate meeting discussions
- Handle difficult participants
- Understand delegation as a management practice
- Know when and when not to delegate
- Decide who to delegate to
- Use the delegation process
Up-and-coming and mid-level Supervisors.
Laurie Caldi, Senior HR Consultant, TAP Strategy & HR Consulting
Laurie Caldi, Senior Consultant with TAP Strategy & HR Consulting, and Senior Trainer with TAP Institute, is a versatile and accomplished Human Resources Leader and Trainer with over 25 years of experience across all sectors with private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Laurie is an enthusiastic business partner and is deeply caring with a collaborative management style and a proven track record of helping companies and people realize their full potential.
Laurie has been partnering with clients large and small, including in Construction, High Tech, Health Care, Retail and Commercial organizations, among others, aligning their talent strategy with their business strategy and assisting in the development of its leaders, managers, and employees.
OCA launched the Construction Supervisor Training Certificate program in 2019 to provide a structured professional development program for the next generation of leaders in the field and office.
Effective construction supervision requires a wide variety of skills, such as people skills (communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, coaching), technical skills (planning, meetings and delegation), and management skills (human resources and authentic leadership).
This comprehensive program provides it all, and is delivered in manageable segments by industry experts with extensive hands-on experience in construction’s ICI sector. Participants have the flexibility to attend modules in any order. Once participants have completed all nine* courses, they will be awarded a Construction Supervisor Training (ICI) certificate.