The Construction Leadership Advancement Summit:

Operational Excellence & Innovation

Nov 3, 2022 – Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ

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AGC Member Price

$300

Non-Member Price

$400

A New Approach With One Goal In Mind

An event geared towards increasing construction company productivity through improved professional leadership skills, advanced management practices and innovation

Join other established and emerging leaders from across the industry to come together for a thought-provoking half-day summit.

Leadership Talent Challenges

Opening Session: Moderated Discussion Tackling Current Trends with a Diverse Contractor Panel

Solution Focused Conversations

Three short-form (20-Minute) presentations devoted to presenting solutions on how to communicate and develop organizational leaders

Breakout Roundtable Discussions

Interact and engage with your peers through moderated discussions on what your companies are doing right (or not)

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, November 2nd
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Highway & Transportation Division Leadership Meeting 

A meeting open to all where construction contractors in AGC of America’s Highway and Transportation Division will have open discussions on critical issues including but not limited to implementation of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, expanded Buy America requirements for construction materials, and low carbon emission construction material funding in the Inflation Reduction Act, among other things. New participants are welcome.

1:30 – 3:15 PM
Federal & Heavy Construction Division Leadership Meeting 

A meeting open to all where construction contractors in AGC of America’s Federal & Heavy Construction Division will have open discussions on critical issues including but not limited to President Biden’s project labor executive order and other forthcoming regulations, developments in federal agency change order reform, and the latest with USACE, NAVFAC, GSA and other federal owners. New participants are welcome.

2:45 – 3:15 PM
Highway & Transportation Division Education Session I: Advancements in State Work Zone Safety Laws 

W.D. Wright Contracting Vice President Alex Vucelich will share his efforts to increase penalties for drivers who disregard the guidance of traffic control within work zones in Pennsylvania amidst a rising trend of work zone intrusions.

2:45 – 5:00 PM
Utility Infrastructure Division Membership & Leadership Meeting 

A meeting open to all where construction contractors in AGC of America’s Utility Infrastructure Division will have open discussions on new developments in excavation safety and damage prevention from the Sam Hall, vice president of the Damage Prevention Institute within the Common Ground Alliance

3:15 – 5:00 PM
Building Division Leadership Meeting 

A meeting open to all where construction contractors in AGC of America’s Building Division will have open discussions on critical issues including but not limited to workforce, materials costs and risk management. New participants are welcome.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Highway & Transportation Division Education Session II: The Latest with Digital Delivery in Transportation Construction 

HDR Highway Director Will Sharp will give a presentation on utilizing digital delivery—building information modeling (BIM)—in construction, including which state DOTs are using this practice and which states are currently exploring it. Sundt Construction Director of Innovation Eric Cylwik will also share his experiences in using digital delivery from the contractor perspective. There will also be time at the end for questions.

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by:

Thursday, November 3rd
7:00 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Opening Session
A Moderated Discussion with Contractor Panel on Current Trends and Solutions for Today’s Construction Leadership Talent Challenges
9:00 – 9:15 AM
Break
9:15 – 10:15 AM
Solution Focused Presentations & Conversations
Enterprise-Wide Succession Planning: Building a Roadmap to Develop Future Leaders from the Jobsite to the C-Suite

The days of succession planning only for the top of a construction firm are long over. The competition for talent extends up and down the company roster. Enterprise-wide succession planning is a key strategy to both recruit and retain top construction industry talent.  But how are contractors going about doing this?

Some are turning to develop and share their “roadmap” or plan for advancement within their firms with their supervisory professionals in the field.  A roadmap is not just an organizational chart. Nor does a roadmap have only one route to climb the professional ladder. And it’s not something only billion-dollar firms have or need, but all firms need and can do.

During this interactive session, participants will learn:

  • How contractors should be thinking about putting together their “roadmap” for talented field leaders and those farther up the ladder
  • What’s needed from company leaders and supervisors at all levels to help mentor, develop and really seek input from their employees to make their roadmap a success
  • How to explain to middle and lower-level supervisors the multiple routes to advancement and career development
  • And more
Moving from the Field to the Office: Becoming Effective Communicators Who Can Lead People AND Projects

Winning the competition for top talent in the construction industry starts in the project trailer. Your capable project engineers, superintendents and project managers can be your pipeline for senior executive team leaders.

But how do you identify, develop, and guide these field leaders who can manage a project to effectively make the first jump to the office and lead people, manage clients and build key relationships? What’s your plan for helping project leaders with the communication skills needed to take that next step in their careers?

In an interactive roundtable discussion, well-respected construction industry leaders at various points in their careers and levels of company management will provide their answers to these questions and more.

During this facilitated session attendees of firms of any size—big or small—will learn:

  • How to identify field leaders for career advancement
  • Effective ways to develop field leaders into executive leaders
  • How to foster communication and relationship skills
  • And more

Speakers:

Mac Caddell, President and COO, Caddell Construction, Montgomery, Alabama

Allston Marble, Vice President, Senior Client Executive, Linbeck Group LLC, Houston, Texas

Maria Guy, Senior Partner, GiANT Worldwide

Leadership Development Programs that Actually Work

Rome didn’t get built in a day. And you cannot make your next project manager or executive through one half-day leadership development course. So, what should my construction company be looking for in either developing internal leadership resources or leveraging external programs?

Whether you’re a small business, family-run firm, or multibillion dollar construction company, if you don’t understand the fundamentals of leadership development needs and education, your program or plan will not be successful. And, please, just because you’ve done something for decades, doesn’t mean it works for this decade.

During this session, you will hear from and engage directly with several small business construction firms and an AGC Chapter on their approaches to developing leadership development programs that work.

Participants in this facilitated session will learn:

  • How to have the tough conversations about what’s not working and how to turn things around so you can build a pathway for developing the leadership pipeline in your company
  • The fundamentals of leadership development needs and programs that actually work
  • Ways to balance what your firm is or is not doing with external programs that actually work—and knowing how to pick the right programs to send your employees to
  • And more

Speakers:

  • Lauren Reiman-Benford, Controller, Reiman Corp., Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Ben Duncan, Human Resources Director, Langlas & Associates General Contractors, Bozeman, Montana
  • Tim Worke, CEO, AGC of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Tina Nazier, Director, National Construction & Real Estate Organizational Performance Leader, Wipfli LLP
10:15 – 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Roundtable Discussions
Enterprise-Wide Succession Planning: Building a Roadmap to Develop Future Leaders from the Jobsite to the C-Suite

The days of succession planning only for the top of a construction firm are long over. The competition for talent extends up and down the company roster. Enterprise-wide succession planning is a key strategy to both recruit and retain top construction industry talent.  But how are contractors going about doing this?

Some are turning to develop and share their “roadmap” or plan for advancement within their firms with their supervisory professionals in the field.  A roadmap is not just an organizational chart. Nor does a roadmap have only one route to climb the professional ladder. And it’s not something only billion-dollar firms have or need, but all firms need and can do.

During this interactive session, participants will learn:

  • How contractors should be thinking about putting together their “roadmap” for talented field leaders and those farther up the ladder
  • What’s needed from company leaders and supervisors at all levels to help mentor, develop and really seek input from their employees to make their roadmap a success
  • How to explain to middle and lower-level supervisors the multiple routes to advancement and career development
  • And more
Moving from the Field to the Office: Becoming Effective Communicators Who Can Lead People AND Projects

Winning the competition for top talent in the construction industry starts in the project trailer. Your capable project engineers, superintendents and project managers can be your pipeline for senior executive team leaders.

But how do you identify, develop, and guide these field leaders who can manage a project to effectively make the first jump to the office and lead people, manage clients and build key relationships? What’s your plan for helping project leaders with the communication skills needed to take that next step in their careers?

In an interactive roundtable discussion, well-respected construction industry leaders at various points in their careers and levels of company management will provide their answers to these questions and more.

During this facilitated session attendees of firms of any size—big or small—will learn:

  • How to identify field leaders for career advancement
  • Effective ways to develop field leaders into executive leaders
  • How to foster communication and relationship skills
  • And more

Speakers:

Mac Caddell, President and COO, Caddell Construction, Montgomery, Alabama

Allston Marble, Vice President, Senior Client Executive, Linbeck Group LLC, Houston, Texas

Maria Guy, Senior Partner, GiANT Worldwide

Leadership Development Programs that Actually Work

Rome didn’t get built in a day. And you cannot make your next project manager or executive through one half-day leadership development course. So, what should my construction company be looking for in either developing internal leadership resources or leveraging external programs?

Whether you’re a small business, family-run firm, or multibillion dollar construction company, if you don’t understand the fundamentals of leadership development needs and education, your program or plan will not be successful. And, please, just because you’ve done something for decades, doesn’t mean it works for this decade.

During this session, you will hear from and engage directly with several small business construction firms and an AGC Chapter on their approaches to developing leadership development programs that work.

Participants in this facilitated session will learn:

  • How to have the tough conversations about what’s not working and how to turn things around so you can build a pathway for developing the leadership pipeline in your company
  • The fundamentals of leadership development needs and programs that actually work
  • Ways to balance what your firm is or is not doing with external programs that actually work—and knowing how to pick the right programs to send your employees to
  • And more

Speakers:

  • Lauren Reiman-Benford, Controller, Reiman Corp., Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Ben Duncan, Human Resources Director, Langlas & Associates General Contractors, Bozeman, Montana
  • Tim Worke, CEO, AGC of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Tina Nazier, Director, National Construction & Real Estate Organizational Performance Leader, Wipfli LLP
11:30 – 11:45 AM
Break
11:45 – 12:45 PM
Closing Lunch Session

Event Location

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

122 North Second Street | Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 252-1234

Located in Downtown Phoenix, walk to the Arizona Center Shops and entertainment at CityScape, located two blocks from the hotel. Explore museums, culture, the arts, and the vibrant nightlife of downtown Phoenix just outside our doors.

We are currently sold out of our room block at the hotel. Please check here for alternative lodging options. If you have any hotel questions, please contract Brittany Lord-Buchanan (Brittany.buchanan[@]agc.org).

279

plus tax

Cut Off Date: October 11, 2022
Check In: 4:00pm | Check Out: 11:00am

Cancellation: No charge shall be made if a reservation is canceled at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

Nearest Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 4 miles and about 15 minutes from the hotel.

Parking + Transportation

Covered parking is available at the garage across the street from the hotel.
Parking passes are available at the front-drive and are required to access the parking garage.

Self Parking | $28
Valet Parking | $38

Other Transportation

The Light Rail is available – Head two blocks south of the hotel to the Jefferson Street and Washington / 3rd Street Valley Metro Rail station for convenient transportation to East Valley, Mill Avenue, Tempe, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Thank You Event Sponsors

Autodesk Construction Cloud
ConstructConnect
Enterprise
Procore
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