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Central Foreman & Superintendent Leadership Training Program


ABC Arkansas, and training partner FMI, will be providing a two-day professional development course for Superintendent/Field Leadership on May 25th and 26th in North Little Rock! 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 May 18th or until spots are full. 



Event Details

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 25 & 26, 2021


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



Arkansas Construction Trades Academy

(ABC's Back Building)

6 Collins Industrial Place

North Little Rock, AR 72113


Instructor: Gregg M. Schoppman, Principal * FMI Corporation


$495 Member

$675 Non-Member


Course materials & lunch included with registration.



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!

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


Must RSVP to [email protected] by May 18th to reserve your spot or call 501.812.0828 for questions.

Cancellation Policy

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



Event Disclaimer: 

ABC Arkansas is taking enhanced health and safety measures to make this event as safe as possible for our attendees and staff. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. By attending this event you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.