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Posted: January 10, 2018

How To Be a Better Foreman

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

How To Be a Better Foreman

Burnaby, BC
February 23, 2018

Many great trades people take a foreman position and fail. Not for lack of skills or drive but simply for lack of guidance on how to be a great foreman. This 1-day course gives participants the fundamentals of field leadership, organization, crew morale, efficiency, and productivity.
Issues covered:
  • Understanding why and how many foremen fail
  • How the foreman’s role has changed
  • Dealing with workplace conflict without being a jerk
  • Learning how to anticipate production and jobsite issues
  • Understanding general and subcontractor dynamics
  • Understanding your role as a leader
  • Understand how you play a major role in increasing jobsite productivity
Instructor: Paul Simpson is a Gold Seal certified superintendent with over 15 years of trade experience. He holds a Red Seal for Plumbing and Pipefitting and has his Gasfitting certification as well. He is currently teaching the piping trades at Thompson Rivers University.
What previous participants said:
“Well structured, informative course.”
“Nice to hear different perspectives.”
“Valuable: Learning to communicate with other people on the job site.”
"Great job; a course I actually enjoyed sitting through."
"Very relatable. His industry experience helped create understanding.”

Date: February 23, 2018
Event Type: Course
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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