Learning Modules

  • Discuss and analyze industry profiles to determine what makes a contractor different from other business owners.
  • Identify causes for contractor failure.
  • Evaluate a contractor’s financial statements and key ratios.
  • Identify management responsibilities for implementing and monitoring controls.
  • Analyze financial reporting, both external and internal.
  • Discuss the difference between and benefit of using various financial institutions, such as banking, creditors, and surety companies.
  • Discuss new financial requirements affecting privately owned contractors, including, financial controls, reporting, and corporate governance.
  • Discuss the risk management process as it relates to the construction industry.
  • Examine construction delivery methods and risks involved.
  • Review required insurance coverage.
  • Discuss risk financing and cost implications.
  • Identify emerging risk and trends in the construction industry.
  • Define leadership and identify misconceptions of what makes an effective leader.
  • Discuss differences between leadership and management.
  • Identify different styles of leadership and discuss strategies to improve personal leadership styles.
  • Apply motivational techniques for team building.
  • Develop an action plan to strengthen leadership on a personal and company level and within the industry as a whole.
  • Discuss contract disputes and implications on cost, time, and relationships.
  • Examine the differences between a problem and a dispute.
  • Participate in a mock mediation exercise.
  • Discuss litigation and arbitration models.
  • Recognize alternatives to litigation and the benefits.
  • Evaluate the mediation process and the benefits.
  • Define four successful functions of business.
  • Examine the role of change and its impact on an organization.
  • Identify six steps of change.
  • Discuss the importance of successfully managing change.
  • Develop and analyze a plan for change.
  • Discuss how to retain employees.
  • Examine the differences between Baby Boomers, Y’s and Millennials.
  • Discuss the benefits of mentoring
  • Discuss the top 10 things recruiters should know.
  • Examine the importance of having a Succession Plan.
  • Discuss safety management and the importance of benchmarking.
  • Examine the importance of safety staffing, training, and education.
  • Identify behavioral based safety and worker accountability.
  • Recognize how to create a world class safety culture at your company.
  • Discuss the leadership commitment to safety.
  • Identify how to create the right environment.
  • Explain the importance of working with the media to generate positive publicity for your company.
  • Examine techniques for controlling a news interview to generate positive coverage.
  • Learn techniques to participate in a news interview with confidence.
  • Develop the tools for creating a company crisis communication plan.
  • Identify reasons for low job site productivity.
  • Assess impact of low job site productivity on the project contractor, craftsperson, project owner and designer.
  • Identify techniques for making the worker part of the overall project team.
  • Analyze models to measure, predict, and improve job site productivity.
  • Demonstrate ways to improve jobsite productivity via jobsite recordkeeping and reports.

Who Should Attend?

Ideal candidates for AGC’s Advanced Management Program are members of a firm’s senior management team.

A minimum of ten (10) years of construction experience or six (6) years of construction experience and a Bachelors degree are required for admittance.

Earn Your Professional Credentials

AGC of America is an authorized provider of CEUs and other professional development credits. Look to AGC to earn your CEUs for license renewal and career development. This course qualifies for:

Up to 3.5 IACET CEUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AGC complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AGC is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Up to 35 AIA/CES LUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

In order to qualify for CEUs, participants must: 

  • Attend the relevant course for at least 90% of instruction time.
  • Complete all instructor evaluations, as well as the overall course evaluation.
  • Complete the overall assessment via the AGC Learning Center with a score of 75% of greater.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending. For more information on AGC credentialing opportunities, contact education@agc.org.