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The Place for Construction Professionals to Enhance their Business and Project Delivery Skills

The Academy of Constructing Excellence gives you best practice skills and a leading edge mindset for project and business management, so together we can all help the industry achieve excellence in construction.

Become a Leader – Skills for Engineers, managers and construction personnel to become excellent business leadersWork Smarter – Learn international best practice secrets guaranteed to save you time and money

Get Practical – Get the skills your business needs today – Industry leaders developed these courses; they’ve done the hard yards and know what you actually need

Apply Immediately – Get the proven business tools that actually make a difference in the field

Up Skill – Gain a nationally recognised qualification with a proven academic track record

Get Connected – Network and grow relationships with leading peer group members – meet likeminded people from Clients, Contractors, and Consultants through Constructing Excellence, the Construction Client’s Group and The Academy Alumni

Scroll through the timeline below to see the available courses

Supply Chain Management

February 2016

Thurs 25 and Fri 26
AUCKLAND

'The principles and knowledge of SCMs application to the management process.'
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Collaborative Working and Integrated Teams

March 2016

Thurs 17 and Fri 18
AUCKLAND

‘The principles and their application to the management process within corporate enterprise’
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Introduction to NEC AKLD

April 2016

Wed 20
AUCKLAND

‘Use this well established contract model to develop a sound understanding of the first principles and practices'
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Introduction to NEC CHCH

April 2016

Thurs 21
CHRISTCHURCH

‘Use this well established contract model to develop a sound understanding of the first principles and practices'
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Stakeholder & CustomerRelations Management

May 2016

Thurs 26
AUCKLAND

‘Introduction to the principles and their practical application’
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Conflict, Negotiation and Team Building

May 2016

Fri 27
AUCKLAND

'Effective team building, motivation, negation and managing conflict'
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YELLOW BELT Certification

June 2016

Tues 21 and Wed 22
AUCKLAND

‘Lean is a methodology for process improvement, essentially it is a technique for removing waste and improving flow in processes.’
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Programming for Better Commercial & Risk Mgmt CHCH

August 2016

Tues 23
CHRISTCHURCH

‘Typical programmes are produced when the contract is signed - well before people have fully grasped the project - then the programme is never updated and only referred to when things goes wrong.’
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YELLOW BELT Certification

April 2017

Tues 04 and Wed 05
AUCKLAND

‘Lean is a methodology for process improvement, essentially it is a technique for removing waste and improving flow in processes.’
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Advanced LAST PLANNER Workshop1

April 2017

Tues 11
AUCKLAND

‘Please note that this workshop is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, you MUST be involved in a current Last Planner implementation in order to participate.’
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GREEN BELT Practitioner

3 Day Course

MAY 09, JUN 13, JUL 11
AUCKLAND

‘LC tools deliver swift results if you have engaged the people at the workface or ‘Gemba’ in a culture of wanting to do things better. To achieve this, you will need to learn how to LEAD Lean Construction.’
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Advanced LAST PLANNER Workshop1

June 2017

Thurs 15
AUCKLAND

‘Please note that this workshop is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, you MUST be involved in a current Last Planner implementation in order to participate.’
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Excellence in Construction

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introduction to the principles of excellence in the management of construction business'
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Myers-Briggs

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introduction to the principles of Myers Briggs Personality Type'
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Leadership

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introduction to the principles of Leadership and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises'
Read more

Communication Skills

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introduction to effective Communications skills'
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Business Strategy

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introductory to Corporate Strategy'
Read more

BIM Awareness

Coming Soon

TBC

'Streamline processes throughout a building's lifecycle'
Read more

Project Financial Analysis

Coming Soon

TBC

‘This is not accounting! This course tailored for the construction industry and the learning is married with practical situations.’
Read more

Performance Measurement and Benchmarking

Coming Soon

TBC

‘Play your part in the benchmarking of the NZ construction industry and continuously improve your business at the same time!’
Read more

Managing Change

Coming Soon

TBC

'Introduction to the principles of Managing Change and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises'
Read more

Commercial & Contract Management

Coming Soon

TBC

‘When you start with choosing the contract form before even considering the risks, priorities and constraints you end up with a contract not fit for purpose.’
Read more

Risk Control and Mitigation

Coming Soon

TBC

Auckland
‘The industry has for a long time been dominated by legends whose biggest claim to fame is generally putting out fires they lit themselves! Good Risk Management means you avoid lighting the fires.
Read more

Programming for Better Commercial & Risk Mgmt AUCKLAND

Coming Soon

TBC

‘Typical programmes are produced when the contract is signed - well before people have fully grasped the project - then the programme is never updated and only referred to when things goes wrong.’
Read more

Resilience

Coming Soon

TBC

‘When challenged or distressed, resilient people find a way to make things work! Gain a greater understanding of sign sand symptoms of high and low resilience at The Academy.’
Read more

 

Join 70% of all Academy Candidates have been promoted to management posts within their own business since graduating.

Diploma projects have shown direct returns to the business bottom line within a year.

 

Contact us to find out what we can do for you

“Learn more about the whole range of courses, or discuss bespoke training options for your team”

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Developed in partnership with NZIM and are part of a NZQA accredited Level 6 Diploma –
Diploma in Managerial Excellence in Engineering & Construction.
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New Zealand construction industry leaders are saying about the Academy…

“Knowing that you are not alone! Having a better understanding of similar problems experienced by others and learning new techniques to solve them together is what has made this course for me. “Rob Jones, Progressive Foods, Auckland
“Our discussions on the drivers in the industry, how to maximise value, customers and suppliers have helped my ability to lead a profitable business. We have been provided a forum to discuss industry frustrations and to take a look at tools to reduce them.”
Michael Fulton, National Development Manager, Fulton Hogan
“It’s a ‘two-for-one’ deal, not only do you get valuable learning and tools from The Academy tutors, you also learn from your industry peers and share their experiences.”Blair McGill, General Manager, Cook Brother Construction, Dunedin
“The course facilitators’ passion towards the industry and their desire to help improve it is contagious. The level of knowledge that is brought to the table is unique. The overseas experience in the pending changes for our industry is invaluable.”
John Tovey, Construction Manager, TH Barnes

Why choose The Academy?

With proven results & trust from top companies & industry leaders, the courses are a great investment in your future! It’s hard not to choose The Academy of Constructing Excellence

The courses are designed to assist the development of a ‘World Class’ industry here in New Zealand by helping to shape the hearts and minds of those in and rising to leadership roles. Become part of the generation of ‘built environment’ executives committed to higher levels of leadership, professionalism and innovation while improving your project and business processes and outcomes in every respect.

The success of this approach is borne out by the recommendations from past and current students and their mentors, all of whom are now members of an Academy Alumni.

The emphasis throughout the course is on practical tools and application in the workplace along with a focus on the culture of the individual as a contributor and leader in the industry.

The programme of training modules comprises of learning on all aspects of best practice and leading edge thinking on project and business management.


Enjoyable!…

Straight from the horses’ mouths, participants loved the courses.

“It was not at all boring, it was definitely interesting hearing stories from speakers who
are at the top of big companies nationally”
-Tamati Parker, Arrow International

Immediately applicable…

You will go home and be able to immediately apply the knowledge you have gained. The practical courses equip you with real tools for successfully improving your businesses and projects.

War stories shared…

Each course’s value is demonstrated through real industry examples, where you are encouraged to share your personal experiences.

Presented by NZ industry leaders and international experts…

International presenters are regularly brought from overseas to deliver some of the courses, train our facilitators and give conferences here in NZ. These alone make The Academy exceptional in the New Zealand market.

Culture and innovation…

Your leadership skills and capacity to innovate will be improved. This is particularly important to the future of the industry as we move from a traditionally fragmented and often adversarial basis to a collaborative and integrated approach. The Academy brings experts in team dynamics and team make-up with an emphasis on self-awareness and insight. This prepares you to manage yourself and lead your teams with a new perspective on relationships and productivity.

Designed for you…

The courses are tailored to anyone involved in creating the built environment. Anyone conceiving, designing, constructing or maintaining an asset will benefit from these courses. The fundamental consideration in developing these courses has been to create employees who lead their organisation to progress towards world best practice.

Access to current industry leaders…

An Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) was formed to provide an overview of the courses’ development. It comprises of leading industry figures. They are Managing Directors, Directors and CEOs who believe in industry change across consultants, contractors and clients.

Unique industry leaders from companies such as Arrow, Beca, Fulton Hogan, Auckland Transport, NZTA and NZIM bring their knowledge and skills directly to course participants.


 

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Scroll through the timeline below to see the available courses

Supply Chain Management

February 2016

Thurs 25 to Fri 26

'Introduction to the basic principles of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises.'
Read more

Collaborative Working and Integrated Teams

March 2016

Thurs 17 to Fri 18

‘An introduction to the basic principles of Collaborative Working and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises’
Read more

An Introduction to NEC

April 2016

Apr 20

Auckland
‘Use this well established contract model to develop sound understanding of the first principles and practices of delivering building and infrastructure works'
Read more

Intro to NEC

April 2016

Apr 21

Christchurch
‘Use this well established contract model to develop sound understanding of the first principles and practices of delivering building and infrastructure works'
Read more

Lean Construction and Last Planner

April 2016

Thurs 28 to Fri 29

‘Lean is a methodology for process improvement, essentially it is a technique for removing waste and improving flow in processes. It can be universally applied across many industries, services and projects.’
Read more

Stakeholder and CRM

May 2016

Thurs 26

‘Introduction to the principles of Stakeholder & Customer Relationship Management and their practical application’
Read more

Conflict, Negotiation and Team Building

May 2016

Fri 27

'Introduction to effective team building, motivation, negation and managing conflict'
Read more

Programming for Better Commercial and Risk Mgmt

May 2015

Tues 5

‘Typical programmes are produced when the contract is signed - well before people have fully grasped the project - then the programme is never updated and only referred to when things goes wrong.’
Read more

Construction Excellence

July 2016

Thurs 28 to Fri 29

'Introduction to the principles of excellence in the management of construction business'
Read more

Myers-Briggs

July 2016

Fri 29

'Introduction to the principles of Myers Briggs Personality Type'
Read more

Leadership

August 2016

Thurs 25

'Introduction to the principles of Leadership and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises'
Read more

Communication Skills

August 2016

Fri 26

'Introduction to Effective Communications Skills'
Read more

Resilience

September 2015



‘When challenged or distressed, resilient people find a way to make things work! Gain a greater understanding of sign sand symptoms of high and low resilience at The Academy.’
Read more

Business Strategy

September 2016

Thurs 29

'Introductory to Corporate Strategy'
Read more

Project Financial Analysis

September 2016

Fri 30

‘This is not accounting! This course tailored for the construction industry and the learning is married with practical situations.’
Read more

Technology Enablers (BIM)

September 2016

Fri 30

'Streamline processes throughout a building's lifecycle'
Read more

Performance Measurement and Benchmarking

October 2016

Thurs 27 to Fri 28

‘Play your part in the benchmarking of the NZ construction industry and continuously improve your business at the same time!’
Read more

Managing Change

October 2016

Fri 28

'Introduction to the principles of Managing Change and their application to the management process within corporate enterprises'
Read more

Commercial and Contract Management

Coming Soon

TBC

‘When you start with choosing the contract form before even considering the risks, priorities and constraints you end up with a contract not fit for purpose. Breaking from tradition is the Solution!
Read more

Risk Control and Mitigation

Coming Soon

TBC

‘The industry has for a long time been dominated by legends whose biggest claim to fame is generally putting out fires they lit themselves! Good Risk Management means you avoid lighting the fires.’
Read more

Contact us to find out what we can do for you

“Learn more about the whole range of courses, or discuss bespoke training options for your team”