“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden
For real excellence in construction and engineering leadership, a plan for ongoing training is non-negotiable in a solid business strategy. In this rapidly-evolving industry, it is no longer sufficient to master current processes. Real leaders in construction must prepare for the future by expanding their knowledge base and by taking steps to develop their personnel. It’s simply good risk management.
Why Ongoing Training Is Critical
The landscape of the construction industry is complex and ever-changing. Successful leadership requires business skills, practical knowledge, and expert people skills. Modern business models are developing trends toward highly collaborative, integrated teams; networking; and coordination among suppliers, contractors, and clients. Construction industry leaders must be well-informed of current best practices in construction if they want to succeed in client satisfaction and business growth. Ongoing training courses are essential.
It is no longer sufficient to have the basic project skills for project execution. Regulations, building methods and standards, and workforce laws are constantly in flux. Cutting-edge technologies are being developed every day. New technologies lead to new regulatory considerations, and client expectations often follow these trends closely. What worked yesterday may not work today.
Employee turnover and promotion in an increasingly diverse workforce also create ongoing needs for training and re-training. Built environment executives need proficient communication skills to lead their teams toward innovation and excellence in construction delivery.
Ongoing training helps built environment construction leaders achieve their goals for managing change, supply chain management, performance measurement, and mastering the principles of lean construction or Building Information Modeling (BIM).
10 Hallmarks of Quality Training Courses
A well-developed course of training in construction management should:
- be developed and delivered by top industry professionals
- offer nationally recognized qualificationsfor alumni
- lead to real, measurable results in staff development
- help reduce turnover and lead to promotions
- build confidence, knowledge, and expertise among alumni at every level
- support business growth with real and viable networking opportunities and strategies
- offer hands-on, practical applications of tools and strategies
- incorporate international best practices at all levels of construction project management
- provide business leaders with tools for managing change, customer relationship management, supply chain management, high performance team management, business strategy, and financial management.
- offer expert insight and consultation on industry-specific areas like Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean Construction, and risk and contract management.
Benefits of Training Courses
High-quality training courses deliver real results for construction and engineering professionals. With increased business, project, and people skills, alumni can lead change within their companies and the industry, bringing collaboration and the development of strong, integrated teams to the forefront.
Self-aware leaders and teams reduce strain on management and can spend more time networking, developing customer relationships, improving processes, and innovating in the industry. Reduced turnover and increased promotions for highly-qualified teams allow results-focused business growth and true excellence in construction delivery.
The Academy of Constructing Excellence (ACE) can lead the way.