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NEA Project Managers Training Program


ABC Arkansas, and training partner FMI, is providing a two-day professional development course for Project Managers and related leadership on July 28th and 29th in Jonesboro! Training will focus particularly in the areas of productivity, time management, effective communication & negotiations all with the aim of driving world class leadership.

Reservations are required. Spots are limited!


RSVP to: [email protected] or call 501.812.0828 by July 21st or until spots are full. 



Event Details

Tuesday July 28th & Wednesday July 29th


8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day


St Bernard's Medical Center
Community Room in the New Tower
225 E. Matthews
Jonesboro, AR. 72401


Instructor: Gregg M. Schoppman, Principal * FMI Corporation


$495 Member

$595 Non-Member


Course materials & lunch included with registration.



**ABC Arkansas will meet all COVID-19 safety guidelines in accordance with the appropriate directive from the Dept. of Health and Governor Hutchinson.**


Day 1: Productivity and Time Management

  • Defining the tools for world class productivity
  • Identification of the barriers to productivity within an organization
  • Understand how to manage time more efficiently
  • Examine the "clutter" that affects true time management
  • Understand the value of DELEGATION as a leader and how it relates to being a superior time manager
  • Exercise - "Pipeworks" - An illustration of productivity 


Day 2: Leadership and Management

  • Examination of the traits of great leaders and great managers
  • Define the elements of POC (Management) and SAM (Leadership)
  • Action plan - the steps needed for channeling one's own leadership identity
  • Understand the value of communication and negotiation
  • Examine the different generations - particularly the millennials - and capture their hearts and minds
  • Exercise - "The Frame" - An illustration of project leadership

Our mission in offering this type of training is simple: Provide a world-class training and educational forum for our ABC members, with the aim of providing practical and pertinent business skills and ultimately developing future field leaders in our member firms!



Cancellation Policy

Reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to event constitute a financial commitment. 


Why is this type of training important today?

-The construction firm of tomorrow may look dramatically different than today

  • What will future innovations bring to the industry that will "disrupt" the business?
  • As the face of the workforce changes, what will be required to lead businesses?

-Availability of desired skill-sets in the industry

  • What is lacking in the "construction manager of today?"
  • If you can't hire them, then you will need to develop them and the right business sense

-War for talented "business managers" is on!

  • Why would qualified project managers and field managers choose to stay with you?
  • Have your "most important assets" experienced "deferred maintenance" during and after the recession
  • Being a great builder is not enough


Why is the topic relevant to you?

  • I need to develop Field Managers to help run the company, starting at the project level
  • My people are asking for it
  • We have increased volume but we are concerned about how to manage that work effectively
  • Soft skills are a key component of our team's growth