CREW LEADERSHIP

crew leadership

TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

This 16-hour course teaches the basic leadership skills required to supervise personnel. It discusses principles of project planning, scheduling, estimating, safety, management, and presents several case studies for student participation.

This course is recommended for construction supervisors with two (2) or fewer years of supervisory experience in the field. Individuals with more experience may want to consider the Supervisory Training Program (STP) seminars for supervisors with 2–8 years of experience, or the Project Management course for those with eight plus (8+) years of supervisory experience.

SESSION 1:

THE BASICS

Industry Today: the need for training, impact of technology.

Gender and Cultural Issues: communication styles of men and women, language barriers, sexual harassment, cultural differences.

Business Organization: division of responsibility, authority, responsibility and accountability, job descriptions, policies and procedures.

SESSION 2:

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Become a Leader: characteristics of a leader, functions of a leader, leadership styles, and ethics in leadership.

Communication: verbal communication; nonverbal communication, written or visual communication, communication issues.

Motivation: employee motivators, motivating employees.

Team Building: successful teams, building successful teams.

SESSION 3:

LEADERSHIP SKILLS – SAFETY

Getting the Job Done: delegating, implementing policies and procedures.

Problem Solving and Decision
Making: decision making vs. problems solving, types of decisions, problem solving, special leadership problems.

Safety Overview: accident statistics. Cost of Accidents: insured and uninsured costs.

Safety Regulations: workplace inspections, penalties for violations.

SESSION 4:

SAFETY

Employers Safety Responsibilities: safety program.

Crew Leader Involvement in Safety: safety training sessions, inspections, first aid, fire protection and prevention, substance abuse, job-related accident
investigations.

SESSION 5:

PROJECT CONTROL – PART ONE

Project Control Overview: development phase, planning phase, construction phase.

Project Delivery Systems: general contracting, design-build; construction management.

Cost Estimating and Budgeting: estimating process. Laboratory: develop an estimate for the work activity.

SESSION 6:

PROJECT CONTROL – PART TWO

Planning: why plan, stages of planning. Laboratory: develop and present a look-ahead schedule.

The Planning Process: establish a goal, identify the work to be done, tasks to be performed.

Planning Resources: safety planning, material planning, site planning, equipment planning, tool planning, and labor planning.

SESSION 7:

PROJECT CONTROL – PART THREE

Scheduling: scheduling process, bar chart schedule, network schedule, short-term scheduling, updating a schedule.

Cost Control: assessing cost performance, field reporting system, crew leader’s role in cost control.

Resource Control: material, equipment, tool labor control.

SESSION 7:

REVIEW AND TESTING

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