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Building High Performance Teams

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

Description

To achieve project goals, construction supervisors need the ability to build strong teams. Crews that identify as a team recognize the benefit of teamwork and of contributing to the team’s goals. Supervisors who are strong team leaders can develop their crews into high performance teams – teams that provide products and services on time, on budget and according to the level of quality its customers require.

This course is intended to help supervisors develop their team building skills. Participants will learn about the characteristics of high performing teams, team dynamics and the supervisor’s role as a team leader. Participants will also learn team building strategies.

Topics:

  1. Understanding team development
  2. Defining characteristics of high performance teams
  3. Digging into what it takes to be a high performance supervisor
  4. Taking your team from base camp to the summit of high performance

 

Intended Audience

Up-and-coming and mid-level Supervisors.

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.

Presenter

Wendy HoffordWendy Hofford, WH Strategic Drive Inc.

Wendy is the President of WH Strategic Drive Inc. a facilitation, training and consulting firm specializing in leadership, human resources, and human behaviour in the workplace. Wendy brings her experience as a human resources director and director of operations to organizational leaders from the front line up to senior management. 

Wendy has spent the last nine years working in the construction industry as an HR Director, a national safety officer and a strategic leadership advisor. Prior to that she fulfilled a role as a director of operations in Saskatchewan and Ontario. 

As a professional speaker, trainer and facilitator with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, certified speaker and trainer with John Maxwell Leadership and the Gallup Strengths Organization along with a diploma as an adult educator, Wendy shares her skills, education and experience with her audience. Wendy recently published her first book: Rip Off the Bandaid! Have that tough conversation.

Wendy previously held a seat on the Divisional and Advisory Committee for the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba, and on the board of directors for Manitoba Women in Construction. Through engaging, energetic facilitations, presentations and consultations Wendy works to help individuals and organizations develop, grow and be better than they thought they could be.

 

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