Attendees of SMACNA’s Project Managers Institute perfected their project management skills including leadership, financial management, and project planning during SMACNA’s sold-out course in Raleigh, N.C., in April.
In Brian Dwyer’s session on Money Matters, teams monitored a mock construction job and took action on improving cash situations. The session focused on billing promptly and accurately and driving all parts of a project to closure.
FMI consultant Andy Patron stressed the importance of time management with the attendees, including how to prioritize and delegate. As a result, attendees learned the value of self-management in relation to time management and understanding the significance of work-life balance.
The course was an eye-opener for many participants, who had numerous “ah-ha” moments and praised the hands-on exercises, real-life scenarios studied, and learned from the experiences of their peers.
“I assumed I was the only one struggling with certain job-related tasks, but in reality, everyone in the class is alike in different ways,” said Joseph Jasiel, Elmsford Sheet Metal Works Inc.
“It allowed me to connect the dots to my everyday activities and why I do them,” said Craig Calantoc, Western Allied Corp.