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Sunday, MaY 7

4:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Program Overview & Introduction of Case Study

  • The Project Hand-off Meeting
  • Review the project documents and prepare for the “week”

6:30 p.m.


Monday, MaY 8

8:00 a.m.

Becoming a Person of Influence

  • Leadership through influencing others (internally and externally)
  • Understanding generational differences that impact influence
  • What makes an organization function better?

9:30 a.m.

The Impact of Productivity on Profit

  • Identify controllable productivity obstacles
  • Demonstrate the financial impact of productivity improvements
  • Solidify the PM’s role in influencing field productivity

11:45 a.m.


12:30 a.m.

Project Time

  • Allow teams to develop an initial plan and approach to the project
  • Discover “Owner” concerns/issues

2:00 p.m.

Personal Feedback

  • Understand the importance of feedback in personal and professional development
  • Understand the impact of organizational culture on honest feedback
  • Adjust working and communication habits based on personal 

3:30 p.m.

Project Tracking, Financials, and Forecasting

  • Understand the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in project management
  • Identify project level KPIs and metrics
  • Create a “PM Dashboard” to better monitor project performance

5:15 p.m.

Project Time

  • Analyze the Project Financials
  • Identify areas of concern and prepare for a status review

5:45 p.m.

Team Debriefing

  • Revisit lessons learned and key takeaways from day one

Tuesday, MaY 9

8:00 a.m.

Communication Methods

  • Learning which methods work in each situation
  • Discussing the benefits and limits of each method of communication
  • Recognizing the importance of visual communication in today’s world
  • Practicing each method for maximum effectiveness

9:15 a.m.

Project Performance Review

  • Present your tables’ overview of the project status to the class

10:45 a.m.

Project Time

  • Introduce a change condition to the teams
  • Evaluate the impact of the change on the project

11:15 a.m.

Conflict Management

  • The inherent adversarial conflict within the construction industry
  • Redirecting the positive energy generated by the conflict
  • How personality impacts conflict
  • Five possible strategies
  • Analyze the situation to determine your next step

12:15 p.m.

Working Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Negotiation Skills

  • Understand differences between collaborative and competitive negotiating
  • Leverage relationships to more effectively negotiate
  • View negotiating as a continuing process rather than an event
  • Tactics

3:00 p.m.

Meetings Management

  • Identify opportunities for influencing through better meeting management
  • Achieve value for every participant at every meeting
  • Lead meetings more effectively and help others lead their meetings better

4:00 p.m.

Project Time

  • Prepare and present your Change Order at a meeting with the “Owner” 

5:45 p.m.

Team Debriefing

Wednesday, MaY 10

8:00 a.m.

Project Case Study Lessons Learned

  • Finalize team case study findings and recommendations
  • Report findings and recommendations to the group
  • Identify lessons learned and application to the “real world”

10:45 a.m.

Develop Your Personal Action Plan

  • List key individual take-aways from the program
  • Develop a personal action plan to implement the lessons learned

11:45 a.m.

Graduation & Wrap Up