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Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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Leadership in Construction Workshop

About the Program
During AGC’s three-day, dynamic Leadership in Construction Workshop participants will identify key leadership concepts, explore the difference between leadership and management, examine an effective model for conflict resolution, and develop strategies for dealing with members of a project team. Communication skills and conflict resolution techniques and tactics will be strengthened through group exercises and discussion of real-world experiences. A variety of personal assessment instruments will be used along with construction-related scenarios, videos and activites that reinforce the learning experience.

Participants will receive vital feedback on their leadership abilities through a CheckPoint 360 Evaluation. This assessment compiles feedback from the participants boss(es), direct reports and peers with a personalized program for developing specific leadership skills based on that feedback.

Leadership is the key to motivating 21st century project teams to achieve excellence for the project, company and client. Success in the competitive construction industry depends on effective teams of diverse individuals working toward common goals. 

Overall Workshop Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify their personal leadership style through a series of personal assessments, including a CheckPoint 360 Evaluation and the Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument
  • Examine the principles of leadership and discuss strategies for implementation with coworkers in the field or office
  • Compare the difference between management and leadership and learn to distinguish qualities of each
  • Examine and demonstrate an effective model for conflict resolution
  • Participate in various group activities and assessments to reinforce concepts in preservations and discussions

Why AGC’s Leadership Program?
The program is designed for the participant to plan his or her own improvement—not to emulate a history book hero or some popular figure who happens to have written a book. Participants will leave the program with new insights and suggestions for their own personal journey of improvement.

Leadership is not restricted to race, gender, ethnicity, age, family ties, education, training, position or a host of other preconceptions. Everyone can be a leader from the first day laborer to the retiring CEO. The program is intended to empower each participant to create an action plan for achieving a new level of excellence in their careers and personal lives.

Intended Audience
Attendance is open to all individuals in the construction industry who direct or influence other personnel to meet project goals. Examples of job-specific areas and titles include: senior management team members, project engineers/managers, estimators, area/branch managers, superintendents, operations managers and safety directors.

This workshop is designed for a small number of participants; registration space is limited so please apply early. More information and online registration is available here.

Continuing Education Credits
AGC's Leadership in Construction Workshop offers participants 21 hours of professional development.

Upcoming Course

Leadership In Construction Workshop
October 2 – 4, 2019
Arlington, VA

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Registration Fees (includes training materials, breakfast and lunch)
  Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Early Bird (Ends 8/2/2019) $2095 $2395
Standard $2495  $2895

Training Location
The Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201


Thomas J. Burleson
Burleson Construction Company, Inc.
Johnson City, TN
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Charles W. Cook, Ph.D.
R. S. Cook and Associates, Inc.
Westtown, PA
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Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
2401 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2494
(1 minute walk)

Residence Inn Marriott
1401 North Adams Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 312-2100
(1 minute walk)


Hilton Garden Inn
1333 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 528-4444
(7 minute walk)

Arlington Court Suites Hotel
1200 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 524-4000
(8 minute walk)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or transfer of registration will be accepted with no penalty until thirty (30) days prior to the start of a program. A transfer fee of $150.00 will be applied to any transfers after 5:00 p.m. (ET), thirty (30) days prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be given after 5:00 p.m. (ET), thirty (30) days prior to the start of a program. All cancellations, as well as requests to change class dates or programs, must be submitted in writing to the AGC of America Convention and Meeting Services Department at by the individual whose name appears on the registration (i.e. the program attendee). Cancellations by phone or in writing by any party other than the program attendee will not be accepted. Registrants may only transfer their registration one time. This cancellation policy is subject to change.

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