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Central Foreman & Project Managers Training Program
(Superintendents, Field Leadership, & Project Managers)

ABC Arkansas, and training partner FMI, will be providing a two-day professional development course for Superintendents, Field Leadership, and Project Managers on November 8th and 9th in North Little Rock!
Training will focus particularly in the areas of communication, negotiations, and financial management, all with the aim of driving world class leadership.

Reservations are required. Spots are limited!

RSVP to: megan@abcark.org or call 501.812.0828 by October 25, 2018 or until spots are full.


Event Details
Thursday & Friday, November 8 & 9, 2018

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

Arkansas Construction Trades Academy

(New ABC Back Building)
6 Collins Industrial Place
North Little Rock, AR 72113

Instructor: Gregg M. Schoppman, Principal * FMI Corporation

$450 Member
$675 Non-Member

Course materials & lunch included with registration.


Day 1:
Communication and Negotiations
Understand the elements of communication
Understand the role of body language in everyday conversation
Enhance negotiating skills through better listening and better questioning
Identify "Communications Best Practices"
Exercise - "Apollo 13" - An illustration of empowering communication

Day 2:
Financial Management for the Project /Field Managers
Understand the fundamentals of sound financial management
Create an instinct for being a "Business Manager"
Identify the controllable costs that "move the needle" for any firm
Exercise - "The Great Game of Cash" - An illustration of sound financial management and decision making



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 megan@abcark.org by October 25 to reserve your spot or until class is sold out. Please call 501.812.0828 for questions.



Cancellation Policy
(Effective July 1, 2015)
Reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to event constitute a financial commitment.