Human Resource, People & Culture Management

Strategies to Build High-Performing Teams and Cultures

Introduction video:

People are the greatest assets of a company, and they are fundamental to the success of every single business endeavor.

Building dynamic, high-performing teams, and flexible, inclusive corporate cultures has become a greater need in the fast-paced, high-stakes, competitive construction industry. And today’s construction titans have low to no tolerance when it comes to tired ideas. Then we asked:

How do we harness and harmonize the strengths of our people to execute and expedite complex projects?
How do we embolden them with a sense of purpose and a spirit of possibility?
How do we inspire innovative thinking and problem-solving?
How do encourage change, innovation and improvement when our people are afraid to fail?
How do we build Trust?

This course isn’t about regulatory requirements or the latest technological advancements. It’s about building legendary teams that will take you to unprecedented heights – and make your work far more rewarding, and providing both emerging and seasoned professionals with the leadership tools.

Through this course you will learn how to: 

  • Build effective teams by understanding the phases of team building
  • Use the 3 levels of analysis (individual, team, organization) of Organizational Behavior to improve your ability to manage and lead
  • Harness known and emerging theories on motivation to inspire teams and execute successful projects
    • Intrinsic
    • Extrinsic
  • Master engagement and collaboration and, more importantly, help others to master it too
  • Differentiate good consistency vs. problematic consistency
  • Increase employee retention
  • Deal with stress and identify both good and bad stress
  • Create a culture of learning that fosters continuous improvement
  • Describe the relationship between people’s attitudes towards work and their commitment to the organization
  • Infinite versus Finite thinking
  • Building Trust
  • Hire the best, train and retain
  • Achieve higher levels of self-efficacy and have a higher level of locus of control
  • Analyze the role systems play in employee satisfaction and dissatisfaction
  • Use tools that help you to engage your team members, trade partners, consultants and owners
    • Why does the Last Planner System work so well?
    • What is MBWA and how does it work?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the management of people on construction projects, including: Project Coordinators, Facilities Managers, Assistant Superintendents, Superintendents, Assistant Project Managers, Sub-contractors/Trade Partners, Project Managers, M&E Coordinators, LEED Coordinators, BIM Coordinators, Architects and Designers,  Estimators, Field Engineers

Dec. 6 & 13, 2023 Wed. 1pm - 4pm ET
Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean
TCA member:
$500.00 + HST
$550.00 + HST
INSTRUCTOR: Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean

Tom Stephenson is an award-winning professor and best-selling author. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, architecture, carpentry, and brick and stone masonry. As a dual-professional, Tom is called upon by industry leaders to translate knowledge, reinvigorate corporate culture, and inspire innovation in emerging and established companies across Canada.