Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education

STA 2019

Supervisor Training Academy

This meeting has been cancelled in compliance with CDC guidelines.

See SMACNA's COVID-19 page for updates.

April 26-29, 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the Tools You Need To Succeed

Supervisors are an essential part of any construction team, and it is imperative to make sure they are familiar with all the skills, systems and techniques necessary to function at the highest level possible.

Developed for both new supervisors and those with several years’ experience, SMACNA’s 2020 Supervisor Training Academy is led by industry experts and provides attendees with the information necessary to succeed in a leadership role. Attendees will learn:

• The attributes of a successful sheet metal supervisor
• The eight core values of a successful supervisor

• How to implement a time management system
• How to improve internal company communication
• The importance of documentation and follow-up

• How to develop a mentoring and coaching plan
• How to properly delegate and hold workers accountable
• How to manage conflict
• Tactics for job planning and project management
• How to motivate workers

About the Instructors


Kevin Dougherty has been speaking to the construction industry over the last 20 years. Kevin’s work and education experience enables him to relate to today’s problems and provides tangible solutions in an easy-to-listen style. His client base ranges from family-owned businesses to corporate conglomerates. In addition to speaking and writing articles, Kevin has served as sales manager and corporate trainer for a multi-million dollar mechanical contractor.

Stephane-McShaneStephane McShane is a Senior Consultant at Maxim Consulting Group responsible for the evaluation and implementation processes with their clients. Stephane works with construction firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, business development, productivity improvement, and training programs.

Nick-Bittle-(new)Nic Bittle works with contractors that want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro, and perform at their best on a daily basis. He does this through presentations and workshops, and through tools that he has develop designed to support the learning process through a unique information delivery system called D.R.I.P. Information.