AGCVA 2023 Summer Conference


Let's renovate.
A dated building that is maintained but not renovated becomes less inviting, less efficient, and loses value over time.  The same can be said for an unchanging approach to workforce development.  This nearly universal challenge across our industry requires an entirely new approach, experts - both in knowledge and in practice, and collaboration.

We invite you to be part of a revoluntionary and dynamic shift.  Take a seat at the table to glean ideas from others and offer some of your own as we leverage the power of many to create new solutions.  We hope you will join us and that you will encourage those who are passionate, experienced, solution-oriented, and ready to grow the construction workforce to do the same.

The future of the industry is bright, and we hope you will help us build it.

Ready to get started?  

*If you have questions about the event, please contact Rachel Reim, Director of Membership & Events
Email Rachel  |  Phone:  804-364-5504 x231

Your safety is our top priority.
The Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) values the safety and well-being of its member businesses, their employees, AGCVA’s employees, and anyone attending an AGCVA event. AGCVA will continue to follow all venue, state, and local guidance and directives with respect to COVID-19.
Understanding the value in-person events have to AGCVA and its members, AGCVA supports holding in-person events that follow necessary safety protocols to ensure the health and well-being of attendees and the local community. This will allow AGCVA to get “Safely Back” to normal operations.
Our top priority is your safety, and we are committed to continuing to offer opportunities for members to develop and maintain connections and relationships.  Please click here to review our full "Safely Back" guidelines.

Event Schedule

Friday, July 28, 2023

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
New State-Run Workforce Agency Coming to Virginia
Presented by Secretary of Labor Brian Slater

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Workforce Workshop: Rethinking Your Approach to Recruitment and Retention
*We urge HR professionals and/or those who oversee workforce efforts for your organization to register and take part in this conversation.*

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break with refreshments

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Turning "Mental Health" from a Buzzword to Commitment

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Saturday, July 29, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Progressive Continental Renovation Tour

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
AGCVA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Dessert & Cocktail Reception


Hotel Information

The Omni Homestead Resort

1766 Homestead Drive 
Hot Springs, VA 24445

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Your AGCVA Summer Conference registration DOES NOT include accommodations at The Omni Homestead Resort. However, there is an AGCVA room block that is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest Room Rate: $399 (does not include meal plan)
Deadline to Book for the Room Block: June 30 at 5:00 p.m. 

To reserve your room, please click here.

Dining Options at The Omni Homestead:
  • Main Dining Room - open for breakfast and dinner (beginning July 1)
  • Jefferson's - open for dinner
  • Jefferson's Taphouse - open for lunch and dinner
  • Woody's - pizza to go available in the evenings
  • Rubino's - open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday-Monday
  • Martha's Market - open 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., daily
  • Lobby Bar - opening July 4th weekend

Session Information

Friday, July 28

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
New State Run Workforce Agency Coming to Virginia
Secretary of Labor Brian Slater will provide an outlook and overview of the recently passed legislation consolidating and transforming Virginia’s fragmented workforce development system. The legislation combines a dozen workforce development programs and data systems under a single agency, the Virginia Department of Workforce Development and Advancement (DWDA). The new agency will direct all workforce programs across state government to optimize
workforce readiness for Virginia’s current and future jobs.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Workforce Workshop: Rethinking Your Approach to Recruitment and Retention

We all know there is a burdening workforce shortage.  The numbers of needed craft professionals state and nation wide are staggering. And while we can all agree that hiring practices need to change, it can be difficult to know where to start. This roundtable workshop will knit together various perspectives and team positions to encourage honest discussion that will help you rethink your recruiting and retaining strategies. Whether you have a recruiter team, a one-man show, or no current strategy, this workshop will give you practical tips that can be taken back and implemented in your company.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Turning "Mental Health" from a Buzzword to Commitment
Mental health in the workplace continues to be a hot topic, especially as construction remains one of the top industries that experiences worker suicide. But recognizing its importance and creating a culture of care are two different things. This session explores how to dig deeper into assessing the wellness of your team and committing to practices that makes mental health a core priority.

Rachel Reim
AGCVA Director of Membership & Events
Email Rachel
804-364-5504 x231

Leverage Your Community

We are a powerful community of over 500 member companies, which means you have access to a robust network. AGCVA members are people just like you; they face the same challenges, are ready to share ideas, and who care about your success. No matter your role, experience level, or interest, we have something for every member of the construction community.