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Oh Crap, I'm a Supervisor

Part of the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program.

Description

As a supervisor, you can be the cornerstone of your company’s success. Your role is much more than overseeing the work of a construction crew - it’s managing unique people in unique situations. This session will show you how to become more than simply the boss; it will challenge you to become an authentic leader.

Oh Crap, I’m a Supervisor will help you establish yourself as an effective supervisor by introducing you to leadership principles necessary to your role and defining qualities and strategies to expedite your success as a leader in construction. This session will also highlight some of the challenges supervisors encounter to make sure you’re better equipped on the job site.

  • Supervisor Accountability
    • The good and the bad
    • Knowing the path to follow and knowing what the incorrect path looks like
    • Being self-aware so you know when to correct the course
    • What is your why
  • Leadership Knowledge and Strategies
    • Know yourself, your motivators and your why
    • 5 leadership practices 
      • Model the way
      • Inspire a shared vision
      • Challenge the process
      • Enable others to act
      • Encourage the Heart
    • Know yourself, your motivators and your why 
  • Challenges
    • Failure = Feedback
    • Leading former peers
    • Strategies for a successful transition
    • Life balance
    • Thriving in a high-pressure environment
    • Surviving the loneliness of leadership

Intended Audience

Up-and-coming and mid-level supervisors.

Presenter

Chad Keuler, Special Projects, Company Wide Operations Lead, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Chad Keuler is the Company Wide Operations Lead of Special Projects at PCL Constructors Canada Inc. for Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Chad joined PCL in 2006, having previously worked in the consulting side of the industry for five years, and has a thorough understanding of manufacturing and coordinating drawings, contract administration and working with owners and clients through the entire design development process. Chad provides leadership to the special projects department, which specializes in tenant improvement, new builds, metal buildings and renovation projects under $15 million. He pays great attention to detail, is highly organized and believes in effective collaboration.

Chad also believes in giving back to his community and is involved in many local community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, End Homelessness Housing Supply Group, Boys and Girls Club, United Way of Winnipeg and Red Road Lodge. Chad strives to create a positive and productive work environment and is dedicated to upholding PCL's vision of providing excellence, leadership and unsurpassed value for its clients.

Related Info

With Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST), up-and-coming and mid-level supervisors gain the knowledge and confidence to move into management roles. BST puts an emphasis on practical knowledge, providing participants with the additional skills and resources needed to excel at new challenges on the job site.

Effective construction supervision requires a wide variety of skills, such as people skills (communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, coaching), technical skills (planning, meetings and delegation), and management skills (human resources and authentic leadership).

This comprehensive program provides it all, and is delivered in manageable segments by industry experts with extensive hands-on experience in construction’s ICI sector. Participants have the flexibility to attend modules in any order. Once participants have completed all nine* courses, as well as Leadership for Safety Excellence delivered by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba, they will be awarded a Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (ICI) certificate.

*Participants can choose to complete either the Mental Health in Construction: You Can’t Ignore It Anymore course or the People Management & Human Resource Practices course.

 

For the complete 2021-2022 BST Schedule CLICK HERE.

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