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AGC Construction Labor Conference Features Cutting-Edge Training, Workforce Development

The American Association of General Contractors upcoming construction labor conference will feature two-days of cutting-edge resources, training, and techniques for professionals in HR, training and workforce development and compliance.

Held October 5-7, 2016 in Chicago, the Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference will offer participants opportunities to learn and network alongside the industry’s leading-edge consultants and managers covering topics such as:

  • HR Practices to Avoid Getting Sued by Employees
  • Labor & Law Changes Impacting Construction
  • How to Develop Future Leaders
  • Responding to Workplace Violence
  • Preparing and Training New CM’s
  • Employee Learning and Training Techniques that Enhance Safety
  • How to use KRA-based Job Descriptions in Construction

A special focus for this year is the pre-conference Federal Construction HR Workshop, which will feature sessions on “Wage and Hour Issues Impacting Federal Construction Contractors” as well as regulatory, affirmative action and equal employment issues.

The workshop will include a demo of the E-Mars Davis-Bacon software system At the conference launch session, Buddy Hobart, author of Gen Y Now, will kick-off the weekend with his session on “Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership.” Hobart is recognized as a visionary leader for training and development in construction.

The first day will close with J. Doug Pruitt, former chairman and CEO of Sundt Construction, speaking about his book 'Level Headed: Inside the Walls of One of the Greatest Turnaround Stories of the 21st Century.' Pruitt’s session will illustrate a more strategic approach to construction HR and training management by understanding the needs of a CEO whose aim is to build or maintain a profitable construction company with a far-reaching reputation and long-lasting legacy.

A not-to-be-missed lunch, Thursday afternoon’s roundtable discussion will allow participants to talk through specific training and HR challenges, as well as share timely, effective and proven solutions.

Pre-registration is required for a seat at one of six tables. On the final day of the conference, retired police commissioner, Bo Mitchell, will share best practices for planning and training employees for active shooter and other workplace violence situations. Closing the conference on a high note is Mike Byam, author of 'The WOW! Workplace,' who will share best practices for fostering a culture of recognition that works to retain your best employees.

In the exhibit hall, learn about products and services that are uniquely designed for the HR and employee training/development segment of the industry. Some of the demos will be offered by NCCER, BirdDog HR, the AGC Alternative, and the Project Leadership Academy.

In between learning and networking with top professionals, participants will be able to enjoy popular attractions surrounding the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Visit the Navy Pier, shop on Michigan Avenue, or enjoy a day in Maggie Daley or Millennium Park, or an excursion on Lake Michigan.

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