Senior Project Leadership Institute

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont | May 7, 2023 - May 10, 2023


The SMACNA Senior Project Leadership Institute will immerse participants in a simulated world, running a complex sheet metal project involving many associated challenges and complications. Through this real-world simulation, attendees will have to understand and manage the project scope, estimate the cost to complete the project, develop the budget and manage billings and cash flow while making adjustments using change order management.

Participants will learn how to think more strategically about a project and improve their skills on identifying and managing the project financials. The program will address many of the key operational aspects and complexities contractors face today from site logistics to project tracking and forecasting.

Why attend? 

  • Track Projects more clearly
  • Manage schedules more accurately
  • Anticipate Impacts and delays
  • Proactively manage any payment issues
  • Assess any change order impacts
  • Provide clear reports to all stakeholders

Program Highlights

  • Real world simulation and Industry specific exercises
  • Reinforcement of leadership and management approaches
  • Exposure to detailed project financial reports

Session topics include: 

  • The Impact of Productivity on Profit
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Mentoring, Coaching and Performance Management
  • Project Tracking, Financials and Forecasting
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Improving Your Communication Skills / Conflict Management
  • Meeting Management


Registration Information

The registration fee includes program materials and planned activities each day. Accommodations are paid separately by attendees. To reserve your place in the program, submit the online registration form with payment before April 7, 2023.

Registration fee:
$2,490 before April 7, 2023; $2,690 after April 7, 2023*

*Additional registrants from the same company will receive a $200 discount which will be applied upon verification of the second registrant's application.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are booked for you at the host hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton O’Hare - Rosemont, on a first-come, first-served basis, upon payment of the meeting registration fee. The room rate is $189, plus applicable taxes.

*Cancellations must be received in writing. In the event of a cancellation before March 17, 2023, tuition is refundable. For cancellations from March 17 - April 7, 2023, there will be a $300 cancellation fee. If canceled after April 7, 2023, there will be no refund.

**In the event that you experience symptoms of COVID-19 while attending a SMACNA event or within 5 days of attending a SMACNA event, please be tested for COVID-19. Please notify SMACNA staff, John Franco (telephone: 703-995-4023; email: or Kristin De Guzman (telephone: 703-803-2983; email:, of any positive test results you receive while attending the SMACNA event or within seven days of attending the SMACNA event. SMACNA will take appropriate steps, consistent with any applicable local, state, or federal guidance to promote a safe environment for attendees.**

Venues & Accomodations

DoubleTree by Hilton O’Hare Airport - Rosemont

5460 N River Rd

Rosemont, Illinois

(847) 292-9100