Sign up for the Advanced Construction Supervisor Course for $800.00
Or, coming soon, purchase individual modules for $50.00 each
The Advanced Construction Supervisor Course helps senior construction supervisors and company owners learn to better address the complex human resource issues that are part of a contemporary workforce. Leading a workforce at a senior level requires superior management skills, great communication skills, knowledge of human resource legislation and practices, and the ability to create positive change as a means to strengthening your company.
The Manitoba Construction Sector Council turned to many of the industry’s leading professional in the design and development of this advanced leadership course. These course modules were developed and are instructed by owners of construction firms, managers of human resource departments, and experts in important issues like legislation, employee recruitment, retention, and diversity.
Course modules are 3 or 6 hours in length and are discussion-based, with a focus on critical thinking and problem solving using authentic industry scenarios.
There are no educational pre-requisites for these course topics, but registrants should hold a senior supervisory position in a company associated with one of the construction industry sectors. Upon completion of the 16 modules participants will receive 9 gold seal credits from the Canadian Construction Association.
- Project Management Specialist Modules
- Employee Support Specialist Modules
- Culture/Diversity Specialist Modules
- Human Resources Specialist Modules
PROJECT MANAGEMENT MODULES
Building a Progressive Workplace Culture (3 hours)
How will construction companies in Manitoba build a progressive workplace culture in this rapidly changing world? The instructor will speak to the importance of innovation and collaboration as the industry faces change. This includes addressing the infrastructure deficit, skilled labour shortages, human resource issues, and the introduction and adoption of new technologies. Join us for this thought provoking session and introduction to the Level 2 Advanced Construction Supervisor Program.
Managing Construction Projects as a Site Supervisor (6 hours)
The supervisor is responsible for productivity and site leadership while responding to the needs of the owners and meeting the project’s budget and labour requirements. The key to successfully maintaining all roles is good project management. Learn more about good management of construction projects.
Risk Management for the Construction Industry (3 hours)
The construction industry has become a fast-paced and more complex industry. Risk management identifies and estimates risks to personnel and property impacted upon by a project. Instructor Glen Black from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association’s WORKSAFELY, will guide you through the principles of risk management for the construction industry.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT MODULES
Coaching for Supervisors in Construction (3 hours)
The purpose of a coach is to inform, guide, advise, and lead. Good coaches help workers improve technical skills and develop essential or soft skills on the job. This course will help supervisors become better coaches to guide the skills development of their employees.
Creating an Inclusive Workplace (3 hours)
Don’t allow the strength of your team to be diminished by discrimination and grievances. Proactively creating an inclusive work environment translates into a healthier, more synergistic workforce. Throughout this workshop you will learn concepts and skills to build respectful and inclusive work teams. An inclusive workplace ensures that employees are engaged and productive and that organizations are maximizing their talents and resources.
Building a Positive and Engaging Workforce (3 hours)
A great workplace, where employees are respected and engaged in their work is critical for companies to be able to recruit and retain a dynamic workforce. At Bituminex employees return year after year to work for the company where they know they are valued for their contribution. It is not about the pay, it is about the people. Find out how Bituminex attracts and retains employees in their company resulting in employee satisfaction, low turnover, and reduced training costs.
Adult Learning Practices for Effective Workplace Training (3 hours)
Supervisors are the experts who transfer their knowledge to their employees. The learning may happen informally on the job or in a training room. Is the message understood or is an employee’s lack of understanding a result of how the message is delivered? Find out how adults learn best and how supervisors can get the learning to stick.
Recruitment and Retention of Aboriginals to Construction (3 hours)
Some construction companies recruit and retain Aboriginal employees while others find it difficult to attract this pool of talent to their company. What are the key indicators? Learn how to develop good strategies for hiring and keeping Aboriginal employees in this course taught by Alvin Chartrand, a consultant with Workplace Education Manitoba.
Adapting Construction Job Roles for Persons with Disabilities (3 hours)
Employers accommodate injured workers until they are able to return to full duty by adapting job roles to address physical limitations. Find out how the supervisor can work with the injured worker to accurately assess and match their physical abilities to workplace expectations. This course is taught by Lori Hirtig of Reaching E-Quality.
Women in Construction (3 hours)
Women are seeking careers in construction in increasing numbers. Find out what some construction companies are saying about the advantages of hiring women and what companies need to do to attract more women to their work force.
Integrating Immigrants into a Construction Workplace (3 hours)
Find highly-skilled immigrant professionals and learn how to assess their skills to meet your company’s staffing needs. Instructor Linda Maxwell is a leading expert with Workplace Education Manitoba, who matches immigrant skills and qualifications to workplace expectations.
HUMAN RESOURCES MODULES
Managing Employee Performance (3 hours)
Participants will develop job descriptions detailing an employee’s duties and responsibilities, core competencies, and qualifications required for the job. They will develop a performance review that align with the job description requirements and create a training plan to address skill gaps identified. Participants will learn how to monitor performance through a structured mentorship program.
Negotiation Skills for the Construction Industry (3 hours)
The supervisor negotiates issues related to equipment, materials, and staffing to satisfy the needs of the internal and external customers. Participants will learn some common tactics and negotiation styles and will identify strategies to overcome difficult and demanding situations.
Human Resources Practices in Construction (6 hours)
In this course, supervisors will strengthen their skills to confidently manage and develop their workforce. Components of the course include recruitment, assessment of core competencies, building a respectful workplace, work-life balance, progressive discipline, and conflict resolution. Instructor Cindy Blair will discuss the comprehensive HR program she has developed and runs for a large construction company in Manitoba.