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As a construction supervisor, you are most effective when you are trusted by your crew, other crews and senior managers. Generating trust requires you to conduct yourself with integrity, make ethical decisions, act in accordance with a company code of ethics and promote respect in the workplace. Working within an ethical framework helps supervisors ensure their crews are following rules and that problems are dealt with fairly and promptly.

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of "ethical behaviour"
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
  • Understand corporate social responsibility
  • Know how to make ethical decisions
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law
  • Understand and identify specific ethical issues facing the construction industry and how to manage them
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company's success

This 6.5 hour module provides you with course certificate worth 3 Gold Seal Credits.

Intended Audience

Up-and-coming and mid-level Supervisors.  

This is a required course for Gold Seal Certification.


Lee Kelly, M.A.A.T.O, P. GSC Constructing Minds

Lee is Founder and President of Constructing Minds, a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.

Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 30 years of construction management/General Contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee knows construction because she has built it.

 Lee has been a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence” and has earned certificates in “Teaching and Training Adults” and “Instructional Design”.

Related Info

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.