You’re probably already experiencing a workforce shortage both with craft labor and management. How do you compete? What keeps people happy and motivated? What makes prospective employees choose your company over other companies? What makes employees choose to stay rather than leave? We are in the middle of a workforce crisis. How do you attract and retain the very best people? The Workforce Development course explores practical ways to attract and retain the very best people and give you practical ideas to implement immediately.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Understand and discuss industry image and other issues related to the workforce development crisis in the AEC industry
- Implement strategies to attract and retain the best people at the company level
- Implement strategies to attract and retain the best people at the industry level
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Brent Darnell earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village. Because of these first-hand experiences, Brent speaks with a deep understanding of his audience and the problems they commonly face. His passion is to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship is driven, and more fun.
The impact of Brent’s unique programs spans the globe and his clients include Skanska, Kiewit, Balfour Beatty, Clark, Manhattan, McCarthy, Heery, Beck, Barton Malow, Batson Cook, Granite, Brasfield & Gorrie, Jacobsen Construction, the AGC, ABC, DBIA, COAA, CMAA. He is also an adjunct professor at Auburn, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, teaching emotional intelligence and people skills to their technical students.