Chapter Corner

Business Summit

Foreman Training



Program Date & Time

Monday, January 28 & 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale/Downtown Las Olas Area


Program Cost

$600 per person at member rate

$700 per person at non-member rate



Who should attend?

Foremen, and those on track to becoming a Foreman.


Why should you attend?

The foreman is the first line of management in a company, and must know more than just the technical trade skills required to install work. He or she must have a carefully crafted and practiced game plan and be able to execute it. They also need to have the ability to adjust the plan, if need be and provide accurate feedback.

That’s what this program is all about, Winning the Construction Project Game and enhancing the skills of your field leaders.

Over two days, Kirk Alter, who created and runs the popular IEC Project Management Institute at Purdue University, will cover the following topics:

  • The 10 Commandments of Field Supervision
  • The Foreman as a Team Leader
  • Pre-fab and the Reluctant Foreman
  • Paperwork and the Reluctant Foreman
  • Scheduling for Field Leaders
  • Keeping Your Eye on the Prize
  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • What to Do When It Hits the Fan – Managing Change on the Project


What do I need to bring?

Don’t come to class without a laptop, tablet or iPad. It’s impossible to be an effective Foreman without the basic tools! You also will need to be able to access Dropbox for course materials.


Who’s teaching?

kirkalterKirk Alter, who created and runs the IEC Project Management Institute at Purdue University, will be your instructor and taskmaster. Kirk has spent his career in the industry…from apprentice to successful owner, who upon selling his firm embarked on a 2nd career as a university professor at Purdue. He spends 40 weeks a year teaching and consulting with MEP firms across the country, helping them to increase their bottom line. He has provided training in all 50 states, and in Canada, Europe, and Central and South America. He is a serial start-up guy who recently has bootstrapped several alternative energy systems companies in the Caribbean and Central America, and is a master in anticipating the future direction and trends of the construction industry. He is also an unrepentant capitalist who believes that we are in business to maximize profitability and all that that entails.