Continuing Education

2023 High Risk Terminations

  • February 09, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

Layoffs & terminations can trigger unexpected emotional outbursts, but when it’s a high-risk termination, planning and preparation are key. The tragedy of violent & deadly terminations is that, in most cases, it’s preventable. In this presentation, you will learn how to reduce fear and anxiety to achieve the best possible outcome both during and after the termination.

You Can't Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape: Why Burnout Mitigation, Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention are Priorities in Safety-Critical Industries

  • November 12, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

With humor and storytelling, Dr. Sally makes the case why mental health matters in safety-critical industries, why attention needs to be paid to risk factors and environmental drivers, and what workers can do to help themselves and help others.

Ignite the Fire Within: Mitigating Burnout and Rekindling Passion for Work and Life

  • July 09, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

You are not alone! About 1 in four people are living with a mental health condition that is impacting their quality of life.
In this interactive workshop, we explore the ways that different forms of anxiety and depression show up in people’s lives and 10 easy-to-learn coping tools to help regulate thoughts and emotions.

Developing a Strategic Plan that Actually Does Something

  • August 06, 2024 12:00pm  -  1:00pm PDT

Strategic planning plays a critical role in achieving organizational goals. However, many struggle to turn these plans into tangible outcomes. These plans are either far too stuffy and reserved for executive board rooms, or they lack the simplicity and clarity to be effectively implemented.  We believe that any good strategic plan should fit on a single page and be easily translated by those who weren’t in the room when it was drafted.

How to Create an Empowered Culture

  • March 12, 2024 12:00pm  -  1:00pm PDT

Leaders define culture for better and worse. Is our culture empowering for those in it? How would our teams describe their prevailing experience?

  • Empowering?
  • Burned Out?
  • Stressed?
  • Complacent?
  • Stuck?

Our greatest asset as leaders is empowered team members. Developing an empowered culture is essential for sustainable health and team productivity.

Building Excellence: The Power of Trust in Teams

  • April 30, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

This course is crafted for industry leaders who know how crucial teamwork is on the job site. Enroll to get the latest tools on building teams that always hit the mark, especially with the next generation of workers. Team-building isn't just for CEOs; even if you're just starting out, this is for you. We're breaking down the secrets to successful relationship-building, digging into values and trust to arm you with the tools for real connections.

Foundations of Leadership: Core Values for Team Success

  • March 05, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

Step one in getting good at this whole relationship game is knowing who you are. And the quickest way to get that self-awareness is by taking a real look at your core values. This course takes a look at your core values, how you live them, how to reckon with them, and how to make them visible to others. Making you a better leader, and a better person.

Psychological Safety

  • April 25, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

“Safety is our most important job.” All companies say that. Many even have excellent practices for preventing injuries. But there’s a difference between being a safe company and creating an environment where people can speak without fear, be themselves, and perform their best. Those things require psychological safety. During this workshop, you’ll learn about Project Aristotle, a 5-year research study Google did to identify why some of their teams were stellar, and other teams stumbled.

2024 Fearless Field Leader - Cerritos

  • September 19, 2024 4:30pm  -  8:00pm PDT

Do you want to be recognized as a Professional Foreman, Leader, and Manager? Register for this seminar that focuses on key strategies and techniques to emerge as leaders, mentors, and innovators on the jobsite. There is no other program in the construction industry that provides a more comprehensive, uniquely focused people skills training specifically for construction Foremen. This class includes a copy of the book Five Minute Foreman by Mark Breslin.

Certified Payroll– Answering Contractors Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • August 13, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

This class will cover UCON members' most frequently asked certified payroll questions and common pitfalls. Including Compliance requirements of Labor Code 1776, which is covered by certified payroll and contractor registration; apprenticeship requirements. FFC will walk attendees through finding prevailing wage determinations, completing necessary forms, and accessing other resources. The last 30 minutes of the meeting will be a moderated Q&A with Ruby Varnadore. Attendees can pre-submit their questions or ask during the session.

Delegation Skills

  • May 23, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

The primary goal of this training session is to enhance productivity and team efficiency while nurturing team members' growth. Throughout the training, participants engage in discussions and role-playing exercises, fostering a collaborative learning environment. 

The Training imparts practical strategies for effective delegation, including assessing tasks, selecting appropriate team members, and improving communication. It emphasizes that effective delegation is about nurturing a team's potential, building trust, and fostering collaboration.

Improving Team Communication

  • June 04, 2024 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

This training empowers participants with a rich toolkit of strategies, emphasizing active listening and reflective listening, empathy, word choice, tone, and nonverbal cues. Addressing communication pitfalls and fostering trust and psychological safety creates an atmosphere where team members collaborate seamlessly and elevate collective performance.

CBA Subcontracting Rules (N. CA + S. CA)

  • February 08, 2024 12:00pm  -  1:00pm PST

Subcontracting violations are the most common and most costly grievance union contractors face. Yet, most of these issues can be mitigated or avoided entirely through sound subcontracts and strong labor relations advocacy. But that’s not enough; ensuring that your project managers know their rights, take advantage of subcontracting exclusions where available, and can properly advise subs on how to comply are all essentials covered in this course.

Overtime & Special Shift Rules (N. CA)

  • April 16, 2024 12:00pm  -  1:00pm PDT

Unexpected overtime can make or break your bottom line. Yet, the rules are easy to misinterpret or take for granted, causing cost creep and wage claims. Join this class to ensure your team knows how to take advantage of overtime and Special Single Shift (SSS) rules under the Laborers, OE3, Carpenters, and Cement Masons Master Agreements.

What You Will Learn

Mind the Gaps in Wraps! Risks to Contractors in Wrap Insurance Programs

  • April 27, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:00pm PDT

Beware of “gaps in wraps”! There is no standard “wrap” or consolidated insurance program (e.g., OCIPs and CCIPs). Issues to consider: Are limits adequate, both for ongoing and completed operations? How strong is the carrier? How broad is the coverage—limiting definitions, inappropriate exclusions? How long will the insurance remain in place—full statute of repose?