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FranklinCovey's 7 Habits Coach

Members can also sign up for FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Coach 10-episode webcast series designed to help navigate real problems in challenging times. The series will be delivered daily for 10 days to help you:

  • • Focus on what you can influence when there is a lot out of your control.
  • • Get the skills to prioritize in the midst of overwhelming outside sources.
  • • Apply timeless principles to preserve relationships with family, friends and colleagues in times of stress.
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The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity® presented by FranklinCovey

Date: Thursday, March 18., 2021 Register Now
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET via ZOOM
Length: 4.5 hours of content
Speaker:    Jean White, FranklinCovey Consultant


ABC Chesapeake Shores is hosting a one-day live virtual workshop that will cover all five choices of FranklinCovey’s “The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity®”. This hands-on program focuses on combining timeless principles with current neuroscience research to help better manage decisions, attention and energy to consistently make choices that give the greatest return on time.

Choice 1: Act on the Important; Don’t React to the Urgent®
Choice 2: Go for Extraordinary; Don’t Settle for Ordinary®
Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel®
Choice 4: Rule Your Technology; Don’t Let it Rule You®
Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out®

Pricing for all ABC members is $599. Early bird pricing of $549 is available until Feb. 1.

Jean has more than 28 years of experience as a consultant with FranklinCovey. Her mission and passion are teaching time-tested principles that enable people and organizations to achieve their true potential, make an impact and achieve results. Jean is a subject matter expert in the areas of leadership and productivity. She has worked with many Fortune 100 and 500 organizations representing a variety of industries, including banking and finance, health care, automotive and technology. Her energy is contagious and her presentations are inspiring, making her one of the most sought-after consultants in the company. Click here to read Jean's full bio.

Beyond the Fear: Why Digital Disruption Is Good for Your Construction Business

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Matt Abeles, Vice President Construction Technology and Innovation, ABC National; Steven Cangiano, Product Manager, CMiC; Kris Larsen, Director of Information Technology, RA Nelson
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, ABC National


Rapid technology shifts in the industry are poised to usher in a new era of digitally enabled construction, further accelerated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But companies need not be intimidated or caught by surprise by the advancing forces of technology.

Instead, embedding IT advances in all aspects of a construction business will not only help elevate it to higher levels of performance, but will also protect it from sliding into obsolescence. This includes attracting new talent, upending traditional processes and productivity norms, opening the doors to new entrants and altering company culture like never before.

Join our panel of construction practitioners and industry experts, who will discuss the present and future of construction as it is shaped by massive technological changes, and examine how companies need to embrace a culture of technology-led innovation to stay ahead of the game.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
  • manage a remote workforce and keep teams connected;
  • achieve and sustain a competitive edge in uncertain times;
  • attract and retain a new generation of talent;
  • elevate the safety standards for workers.

Innovation in Telehandlers and Large Equipment

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Randy Bosman, Granite Construction; Rogerio dos Santos, JLG; Doug LaCroix, Cianbro
Moderator:    Matt Abeles, ABC National; Donte Shannon, AEMP

Co-presented With the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

Join a team of equipment management leaders from ABC and AEMP for a discussion about how to improve safety and profitability with telehandlers and jobsite equipment. The conversation will include a wide range of topics including cameras, sensing systems, load stability indicators, attachment recognition systems, and the importance of making sure the right people can operate specific equipment on the jobsite.


Randy Bosman, equipment manager, Granite Construction

Randy Bosman, CEM, is the equipment manager for Granite Construction Company’s Pacific Northwest region and is responsible for more than 1,000 pieces of mobile equipment. He has more than 40 years in the construction industry and 20 years of equipment management experience. Randy is a past AEMP board member and chaired the association’s technology committee. Granite Construction is a diversified construction and construction materials company as well as a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets.

Rogerio dos Santos, vice president, engineering, JLG Industries

Rogerio dos Santos is vice president of engineering for JLG Industries, an OshKosh Corporation company, and is responsible for the design of all telescopic material handlers for JLG around the globe, including products designed and manufactured under the brands JLG, Skytrak and Caterpillar. Rogerio has over 25 years of experience in new product development and, more specifically, in the design and testing of telescopic handlers and construction equipment, including more than 17 years working in Oshkosh segments in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he worked for CNH in both Italy and Brazil, where he was responsible for new product development of construction equipment machinery.

Douglas LaCroix, equipment manager, CIANBRO

Douglas began his career with CIANBRO in 1998 and held a variety of positions before becoming the company’s equipment manager. In his current role, he is responsible for the equipment’s team competency in controls, customer service, policy compliance, information management and financials. Douglas serves on the board of directors for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators and represents Cianbro as an alternate member of the Association of Construction Equipment Managers.

Construction Executive’s 2021 Q1 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, ABC National


Anirban Basu and the Chamber of Data

Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, will demystify the ever-changing economic landscape and provide an update following the 2021 construction industry forecast in December. Basu will share the latest statistics, unemployment and labor figures, in addition to his exclusive (and always entertaining) economic outlook.

During this webinar, Basu will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry and the economy in general, the status of the monumental recovery effort, as well as a review of regional and national economic indicators.

Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. You may submit questions in advance while registering for this webinar.

Transforming Cost Management: The Next Wave of Construction’s Digital Evolution

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, ABC National


The second wave of construction’s digital transformation is here and advancing cost management is at the forefront. Explore how real-time financial tools can improve your bottom line and redefine what’s possible for construction cost management.

Over the last two decades, construction’s digital transformation has focused on digitizing drawing and documentation management, while largely ignoring cost management. Today we have drones taking progress project photos, robots surveying jobsites and contracts being executed on iPads, yet we still use the same 25-year-old forecast spreadsheets.

According to a 2017 McKinsey report, 70% of projects experience cost overruns, and that likelihood increases to 98% for megaprojects. In order for companies to endure in this unpredictable global economy and compete on tighter margins, improving cost controls and forecasting must be a priority in 2021.

Join this webinar to:

  • • Understand how collaborative, real time financial management can help boost your bottom line.
  • • Learn how putting financial tools in the hands of field teams can improve field-to-office collaboration and protect your profit margins.
  • • attract and retain a new generation of talent;
  • • Gain insight into the future of construction cost management and the need to transform project controls across technology, processes and people.

Contract Negotiation: How to Satisfy Your Goals While Strengthening Your Relationships

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim, Founder, Wagonheim U; Principal, Wagonheim Law
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, ABC National


Many webinars and trainings focus on individual contract provisions, but this webinar covers what other sessions don’t teach you! Presented by construction lawyer, educator and speaker Eliot Wagonheim of Wagonheim Law and WagonheimU, this webinar will detail the step-by-step process that has been proven to turn adversarial conversations into collaborative ones. Learn how to negotiate like a lawyer to get what you want while still working for the other side.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • • Why you never send the revisions first.
  • • The process to gain cooperation from the other side even when you have been told the contract is “take-it-or-leave-it.”
  • • How to create a collaborative environment that simultaneously strengthens the relationship and protects your interests.
  • • How to negotiate revisions to the agreement.