Professional Development and Leadership

The following professional development courses have been created for estimators, superintendents and project managers who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers and their employees. These fully online courses are self-paced and self-directed and are accessible 24/7 on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox.

 

 

XCST 0102 - Communications, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

This course is designed to help improve written, oral and negotiating skills within the construction industry. For supervisors, project managers, and anyone who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, subtrades, owners, clients, engineers, and employers. Gold Seal Certification (2 credits)

Course Duration: 4 online learning hours

Course Fee: $150

 

XCST 0152 - Construction Industry Ethics

The Construction Industry Ethics course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry through practical examples of ethical decision making. Perfect for owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, subtrades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary. Gold Seal Certification (3 credits)

Course Duration: 4 online learning hours

Course Fee: $200

 

XCST 0122 - Construction Law

This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law; liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a Contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour. Gold Seal Certification (2 credits)

Course Duration: 6 online learning hours

Course Fee: $150

 

XCST 0112 - Construction Project Management

This course is designed to help managers administer projects from start to finish. You will gain the knowledge and skills to help you successfully plan, manage, and administer projects from start to finish. Gold Seal Certification (3 credits)

Course Duration: 5 online learning hours

Course Fee: $150

 

XCST 0142 - First Level Supervisor Training Program

Strong supervision skills are key to any construction project. This comprehensive online training program offers the critical skills and concepts needed to supervise a work team in the residential and non-residential construction sectors. The course uses scenarios, videos, quizzes and tests to reinforce the learning. Gold Seal Certification (5 credits)

Course Duration: 14 online learning hours

Course Fee: $400

 

XCST 0132 - Introduction to Construction Estimating

To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. The Introduction to Construction Estimating course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons. Gold Seal Certification (2 credits)

Course Duration: 4 online learning hours

Course Fee: $150

 

XCST 0162 - Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

The Canadian construction and maintenance industry is committed to building respectful and inclusive workplaces. Our goal is to enhance your toolkit of career skills and equip you to be successful and participate in creating a respectful and inclusive workplace. Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace looks at how a respectful and inclusive workplace can benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment, and how everyone can create respect through inclusive communication, teamwork, and mentorship. This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce the learning. Gold Seal Certification (1 credits)

Course Duration: 3 online learning hours

Course Fee: $100

 

 

XWRK 0980 - How to Be a Better Foreman

Many great trades’ people take a foreman position and fail. Not for lack of skills or drive but simply for lack of guidance on how to be a great foreman. This 1-day course gives participants the fundamentals of field leadership, organization, crew morale, efficiency, and productivity. Students will gain knowledge on understanding why and how many foremen fail, how the foreman’s role has changed, dealing with workplace conflict tactfully, learning how to anticipate production and jobsite issues, understanding general and subcontractor dynamics, roles as leaders and how you play a major role in increasing jobsite productivity. *This course is Gold Seal Accredited.

Course Duration: 7 classroom learning hours

Course Fee: $299

 

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