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Stacey Hine
Director of Workforce Development

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"This class is something you just have to take. It's worth your time and money. You'll learn to be a better leader. You'll learn how to get the best out of your team. These leadership skills will make you more productive, which will lead to better profits. I can't wait for the next class!"

Marc Totton, Owner

Master Service Plumbing

“I loved everything about JumpStart!  The class is informative and helpful with communication and other leadership challenges. The instructors are inspirational and knowledgeable. I’m looking forward to taking more of ABC’s Leadership Classes.”

Chasen Flippin

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Here's feedback we've received from other JumpStart attendees:

"I'm going to start to communicate better with my team and will motivate them more!"

"After this class, I can now grow as a better project manager and leader."

"I would definitely recommend this class for anyone seeking a tutorial in leadership skills."

"Everything Eric said was beneficial"

"Laurie was great!  I appreciated all of it."

"I learned how to believe in myself and empower others."

"I learned how to relate to others and how to lead more effectively."


Upcoming Leadership Events

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There is a skilled labor shortage in the construction industry. 

This shortage impacts ALL areas of our industry.  In the next 3 years, over 1/3 of all construction managers are expected to retire and over 1/2 of the management workforce will be retired by 2026.  These positions are essential to the success of your business and we want to help you address this industry-wide challenge by making sure you have access to top quality, proven, construction-focused leadership training.

We've partnered with instructors who are experts in construction leadership, communicating in the industry, and increasing productivity in the construction environment.  Using feedback from our members, we have collaboratively designed a program that is guaranteed to give participants tools and strategies that they can immediately apply in their current positions.

     Our Communication Expert, Laurie Richards 

Laurie Richards is an accomplished international speaker who works with thousands of executives and association leaders – including ABC members and leaders across the nation. Known for her practical, interactive, and entertaining approach, Richards works with leaders, subject matter experts, and other professionals to improve communication.

Herdman-crop147x133     Our Productivity Expert, Eric Herdman 

Eric Herdman gets results. Whether you're looking to strategically position your business, get more from your team, or get into shape, Herdman has the style and leadership to help you and your team achieve top-level success. Herdman is an accomplished speaker, motivator, and facilitator. His client roster includes ABC National, several ABC chapters, other associations, companies and individuals.


Construction projects have a better chance of success under good leadership. Those who assume a leadership role quickly become aware that leadership is much more than a title or a position.   ABC’s JumpStart into Construction Leadership Series gives both new and experienced leaders a “JumpStart” into their leadership roles.  Whether you work in the office or in the field, each one-day class is designed to give you the skills you need to be a top performer in the construction industry.

This series is broken down into 3 independent one-day seminars:

I.  Communication & Conflict Management

II. Efficiency in Leadership

III.  Supervisory Roles & Responsibilities.


Click here to download registration form or register online to reserve your spot in Las Vegas or Reno!

Learn about sponsorship opportunities in Las Vegas and Reno.


This one-day class focuses on skills necessary to develop your efficiency as a leader:

Prioritization, Time Management, Documentation, Written Communication, and More!  

Using tips from Laurie Richards, you'll be able to:
  • Save time putting together the required documentation.
  • Stop wasting time wondering when you'll get responses you need.
  • Make small improvements in your writing that make big differences.
  • Eliminate embarrassing mistakes that hurt your credibility -- and that of your team and company.
  • Get your emails read -- and get the responses you need.
  • Quickly organize your ideas. 


Click here to hear what Laurie Richards has to say.


Eric Herdman will teach you how to:
  • Identify -- and take advantage of your natural high-energy time for creative problem solving.
  • Spend just enough time planning to get the best ROI.
  • Prevent little things from falling through the cracks.
  • Use four little-known -- but really powerful prioritizing methods you're likely not using.
  • Stop being distracted by low-impact, low-return minutiae and really focus on what needs to be done.
  • Exponentially increase your productivity by adding two specific things to your daily task list.
  • Use messenger apps and other communication tools that serve you -- and eliminate those that are simply toys.

Click here to hear what Eric Herdman has to say.

For more information, please contact:

Mac Bybee
President/ CEO 

Kara Arenas
Vice President of Education