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?

The Critical Processes that Drive Project Success

  • June 08, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

In construction, we build complicated projects. Too often delivering successful projects gets over complicated. There are a handful of key processes that a project manager must focus on to beat the estimate and grow profit margin. This course will review these processes and arm you with some actionable tools that you can put into practice on your projects.

Harassment Prevention Training

  • December 07, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

Under SB 1343, all California companies with 5 or more employees must provide sexual harassment training to all employees. Non-supervisory employees must receive at least one hour of sexual harassment training, and supervisors must receive at least two hours of sexual harassment training. This training must be renewed every two years and be provided to any new hire within six months of their hire date or promotion to a supervisory position. This course meets the state-mandated requirements.

Project Closeout

  • November 16, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

Working through a comprehensive closeout checklist, participants will be forced to consider common factors that work against the successful completion of the project. By “asking a thousand questions” and keeping a short list of critical tasks, they will also be forced to think outside the matrix of conventional wisdom to seek new ways to expedite project closeout.

Project Start-Up

  • November 14, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PST

Project start-up is one of many construction firms' most challenging aspects of the project life cycle. The amount of money, time, and advantage lost during pre-construction and mobilization activities can be astounding. Often there is little hope for recovery. While there are many things beyond our control during this critical process, there are many more that should be within the control of our project team. This short webinar addresses the processes, systems, people, and strategies at the heart of successful project start-ups.

Managing Up

  • October 26, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

In this workshop, we examine how we can influence the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization and work team, even if we are not giving all the orders. We also commit to being more flexible in responding to others. Finally, we explore ways of managing our priorities and expectations while simultaneously accomplishing our goals and our manager's goals.

How to Administer a Construction Project

  • October 17, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

Contracts are at the heart of every construction project. And whether administering prime contracts, sub-contracts, or purchase orders, the required contractual tasks can be overwhelming. This 2-hour window into the life of a Contract Administrator will serve as a great overview of the contracting life cycle and critical associated tasks. Participants will work through identifying essential requirements, setting up effective systems, and managing within them. From negotiations to final closeout, every important step is considered.

High Impact Performance Reviews: How to Develop and Retain Talent in a Competitive Job-Market

  • October 10, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:00pm PDT

Get ready to ace your performance reviews with our comprehensive course. You'll learn how to prepare by understanding the purpose of the review, setting clear objectives and behaviors for the role you are reviewing, and using 360s to gather feedback. During the review, you'll learn how to individualize your approach, handle conflict gracefully, and be patient but demanding. And when it's time to wrap up, you'll learn how to co-create a development plan with your direct report so that they continue to grow and improve.

The Life Cycle of Estimating

  • October 05, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

With the technology available to the industry, it is possible to price work utilizing data instead of estimating software with the "hope" that it contains the correct information to help land the job AND not lose profit. During this session, we ·will discuss the life cycle of estimating and the critical path of information that must be shared through the get work, do work, and keep score functions to allow for this critical information to be gathered, extracted, and utilized.

Get to Agreement: How Diverse Leadership Teams Identify, Discuss, and Solve Their Toughest Problems in Less Than an Hour

  • September 12, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:00pm PDT

Want to turn your team into a problem-solving powerhouse? Our course will show you how to tap into their genius and lead them to an agreement on the best solutions. You'll learn how to identify problems, invite the right attendees, and establish ground rules for an effective meeting. Plus, we'll show you how to create a one-page action plan to track progress and ensure execution. Sign up now and revolutionize the way you approach problem-solving in meetings!

Surviving an Active Shooter in the Office and on the Jobsite

  • August 29, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. They are unpredictable, evolve quickly, and are over in minutes. In this webinar, we focus on “survival,” not on fear. In an active shooter scenario, you only have seconds to decide! This program answers your questions & concerns, calms your fears, trains your brain to respond to an active shooter situation, and gives you the information you need to make quick life-saving decisions.

Getting Results without Authority

  • August 22, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

In this webinar, you will learn the characteristics you need to have and the actions you need to take to get maximum results from people who don’t work directly for you. You’ll learn to influence others by building authentic trust, credibility, and respect, thereby gaining their cooperation when you need it most.

What You Will Learn

Leading Across Generations

  • August 15, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

Leading a team of diverse generations can be an incredibly rich and productive experience when you have the skills to capitalize on each generation's strengths. This program provides insights and tools to help you turn the attitudes and skills each generation brings to the table into powerful performance drivers. You will learn the approaches that will most often help you lead members of each generation, resulting in an engaging and productive work environment for everyone.

Certified Payroll – Answering Contractors Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • August 10, 2023 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.

Career Path Mapping

  • August 08, 2023 2:30pm  -  5:00pm PDT

Organizations are justifiably concerned about the ability to retain talent in an environment where workers are so scarce. Additionally, the changing needs of today's workforce require employers to reassess their employee development programs. Career path mapping brings clarity to an otherwise cloaked path of progression, allowing the employee to understand the opportunities within the firm and engage them in creating, and owning, their own map. 

Communicate with Different Personality Styles

  • July 26, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

This webinar helps people understand the four dominant personality styles: Driver, Expressor, Amiable, and Analytical. Knowing your style is an important element to help you reach across barriers and connect with others. You need to identify your strengths and weaknesses to take control of your actions and feelings. Then you can focus on understanding others and use effective approaches to build collaboration.

CPM Scheduling – Just the Basics

  • July 13, 2023 2:30pm  -  4:30pm PDT

Construction contracts require the creation and maintenance of construction schedules. Most construction projects are driven by the Critical Path Method of scheduling (CPM). This workshop equips participants with the knowledge base required to create and understand a critical path schedule. Participants will engage in a hands-on learning session that works methodically through the schedule creation process (manually - no computer).