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We Offer Leadership Programs in South Florida

To complete construction projects successfully, you must have an effective leadership team to manage your crew of workers. Without someone running the project from the top, things can quickly get off schedule and derail the entire project. The ABC Institute is here to help ensure you have an effective team of leaders with our field leadership training programs in South Florida. Our program is designed to give your newly-promoted crew members the skills and experience they need to effectively lead their teams and manage projects. Those who complete our program come out confident and ready to take on their new position. Please reach out to us today for more information about this program.

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What is the Field Leadership Training Program?

Our field leadership program is for recently promoted crew leaders, foremen, supervisors, or anyone else in management for a construction company. It covers basic leadership skills and will teach students about different leadership styles, effective communication, delegating tasks, and problem-solving. Our goal is to help our students gain the skills they need to manage entire projects from start to finish. Running a project construction successfully includes juggling multiple tasks, like communicating with your crew members, managing deliveries of materials, scheduling workers, and numerous other important tasks. You’ll learn all of that and more in our program. Students in the programs must already have completed an OSHA 10 certification.

What Do Students Learn in the Program?

Through the eight courses required in our foreman training program, our students learn to effectively manage and run a construction site, keeping the project on track from start to finish. We offer this program at our two campus locations in South Florida. The program covers a range of topics from leadership skills to all the nuances of managing a project. We believe that our students learn best from a combination of classroom and hands-on learning, which is why we incorporate both into all our programs. The program will require three, eight-hour days to fully complete. Program graduates can expect to learn about the following:

  • Job site safety
  • Project planning
  • Scheduling
  • Estimating

Why Is This Program Important?

No matter what line of work you are in, nothing is accomplished without effective leaders. In construction projects, foremen and supervisors take on the leadership role, acting as the link between the crew and the company heads. Without a proper chain of command, communication will be lacking, and tasks will not be completed on time. For this reason, our construction leadership training programs are of the utmost importance. When you enroll your newly promoted workers into our programs, they will come out more confident, decisive, and ready to lead their crew to success. This will in turn make your entire company more successful as you are able to take on more projects with the confidence that your team lead will complete them on time.

Course Requirements

Our leadership training program requires three, eight-hour days to complete, and will cover eight different courses in that time. The three sessions will be scheduled to take place over a three-week period, with one class per week. Each session will cover numerous topics until all eight sections are covered in detail. If you’re interested in enrolling in one of our courses, please check out our course schedule to view available dates and locations. During your program, you can expect to complete the following courses:

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership: This course will introduce the basics of construction crew leadership. It will cover the construction industry today, the handling of people today, the need for training, and supervision skills. The course will set the plan for the foreman training program.

Getting the Job Done: This course will educate participants about how to follow company policy and procedures, planning and communicating with a crew, superintendents, and project managers, as well as how to manage your workers while on-site.

Leadership 1: This will cover the basics of leadership, beginning with defining important leadership terms and learning about the different types of leadership and management. It will end with learning about common characteristics of leaders in construction and discuss the functions of the foreman as leaders.

Leadership 2: This course will pick up where Leadership 1 left off, deepening the understanding of how to be an effective leader. Participants will learn about expected leadership skills today and effective communication skills through a case study workshop. They’ll also learn about employee motivation and accountability, team building, and typical problem-solving.

Project Control: In this course, students will learn about the various phases of construction, the types, of schedules, types of costs, and how to control costs by managing resources. The project control course is all about effective planning and its role in a successful construction project.

Safety: This course is especially important as the safety of your crew and job site is essential throughout the entire building process. The course will review the essentials of project safety, describe the risks involved with safety failures, and how and why to conduct safety toolbox talks with your crew.

Project Estimating & Budgeting: This course will describe in detail the estimate process, as well as discuss project budgets and how they must be managed by the foreman.

Review and Module Exam: In this final section, we will review what we have covered and deliver the NCCER Fundamentals of the Crew Leadership module exam. Lastly, we will wrap the entire program up with feedback from participants.

Key Benefits of Our Program

The key benefit of our program is its ability to produce effective leaders that will help your company succeed. Promoting from within your company is the best way to build employee loyalty. Our program gives you the ability to promote a current crew member to leadership positions and then provide them with the training they need to handle their new responsibilities. This means you won’t have to hire an outside individual for the job and train them on your company’s policies. Not to mention, it shows your employees you want to invest in them and their future with the company.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about our leadership training programs or any of our other programs, please reach out to us today for more information. If you are a current student or a graduate of one of our programs, you can also start looking for positions in the industry to start your career by learning about our job opportunities. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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