About the Program:

Supervisory skill – or the lack of it – directly affects every company’s bottom line. Money is made in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line. This 6-course program focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment, and materials.

Units will be offered in-person one Thursday and Friday each month, beginning in September 2021 and concluding in February 2022. All sessions will start at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m.

Complete all units or select individual sessions.  A brief summary of each session is listed below.  For full course information, including individual course objectives and a printable brochure, click here.



Session Descriptions:

Unit 1:  Leadership and Motivation
This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others.

Unit 2:  Communication
This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their jobsite.

Unit 3:  Planning and Scheduling
This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.

Unit4:  Contract Documents
This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

Unit 5:  Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs
This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

Unit 6:  Risk Management & Problem Solving
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control.