The Associated General Contractors of America’s Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line.
To register for classes please follow the following steps below.
STP courses are predominately offered by AGC Chapters around the country with both in-person and virtual offerings. Locate upcoming classes through the STP Course Calendar
After navigating to the STP Course Calendar (link is external) find an upcoming course and click on the date to view the class details.
|Register directly with the AGC chapter for your courses.
If you cannot locate an STP course in your location, we recommend contacting your local AGC chapter using the Chapter Finder, and request the course be scheduled in the future.
If you have a large group to train, you can bring the courses in-house to your organization. Click here to see how you can bring AGC’s Supervisory Training Program to your organization.
The comprehensive 6-course program focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about each unit.
This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others.
- The dollars and sense of people in construction
- The role of the construction supervisor
- Helping people perform better
- Motivating and leading others
- Positive feedback
- Training and orienting crew members
- Teams and team building
- Leadership skills in action
This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their job site.
- Effective communication
- Learning to listen
- Carrying on conversations
- Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation
- Communicating with your crew
- Putting it in writing
- Meetings that work
- Electronic communication
- Improving communication
This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.
- Preparing the project plan
- Communicating the plan
- The critical path
- Computer use in scheduling
- Using the schedule on the jobsite
- Updating the construction schedule
- The schedule as documentation
- Using planning and scheduling
This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.
- Introduction to contract documents and construction law
- Creating a positive environment through partnering
- Contractual relationships
- Contract forms and documents
- Managing general conditions
- Good documentation practices
- Differing site conditions
- Time impacts
- Negotiation of resolutions
This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.
- Construction estimates
- Who controls project costs
- Reporting and analyzing actual costs
- Planning for cost control
- Cost control strategies
- Labor cost variances
- Working with project partners
- Managing risk and loss potentials
- Cost control strategies
- Post-project evaluations
- Benchmarking construction productivity
- Improving productivity through pre-planning
- New skills for effective supervision
- Personnel management
- Equipment management for productivity improvement
- Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
- Quantifying lost labor productivity
- Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control.
- Safety leadership, communication and expectations
- Planning for site safety
- Site safety management
- Site security and protection
- Multi-employer jobsite safety
- Construction risk management
- Safety and human resources
- Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents
At the completion of the course, please submit the Participant’s Profile and Registration and Evaluation Form provided at www.agc.org/STP/Registration.
Upon completion of each individual STP course, participants receive a certificate from the course sponsor. When participants complete the entire 6-Unit program they are eligible to submit an application for the Supervisory Training Program Certificate of Program Completion.