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Project Manager/Foreman Training Series 7 & 8
September 21 @ 7:30 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm
John R. Koontz
Fri & Sat, September 21-22, 2018
Day 1: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This two-day course will cover the following:
- Time Management Skills and Managing Multiple Projects – Project management is a dynamic and challenging thing to do for a living. It creates numerous time management challenges for the project manager and causes daily chaos that must be successfully managed in a way that maintains project productivity, project profitability, and customer relationships. Effective and efficient managers of time who can successfully manage multiple projects are therefore invaluable to their firms. Improving time management ability for a project manager or foreman is a difficult proposition that takes great personal commitment and self-discipline. This session identifies the greatest time wasters and provides strategies for improving time management skills. Students will also identify and discuss the best practices required for becoming a better manager of multiple projects. In this session, the instructor will provide proven methods and practices for improving the time management ability of a project manager or project foreman.
- Basic Negotiating Skills – Mechanical foremen and project managers spend a substantial part of each day negotiating with everyone in which they interact: they negotiate numerous items including worker issues, customer issues, change orders, subcontracts, equipment and material purchases, rental equipment rates, submittal and shop drawing approval, time and space allocation, back charges, etc.. Most foreman and project managers have no formal training in negotiating – putting them at a great disadvantage. This session provides basic skills to improve negotiating abilities and increase your comfort level when negotiating.
- Critical Leadership Skills – Strong leadership skills are synonymous with successful project management. The success of project managers and project foremen largely depends on their leadership ability in creating and managing highly effective and productive project teams. There is no such thing as a great project manager or great foreman who is a weak leader. To have successful projects and a successful career, project managers and project foremen must develop critical leadership skills. This session provides an understanding of these critical leadership skills.