• SWCA
  • Construction Executive Summit 2019

    Presented by Peterson CAT

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    3 Keynotes. 12 breakout sessions. 6 Continuing Education credits


     

  • The SWCA Construction Executive Summit is designed to meet the needs of all businesses working within the construction industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Summit will offer individuals and organizations the opportunity to network with other leaders in the industry, learn/sharpen business skills, and influence the future of the construction industry in the Pacific Northwest.

    Mission: The Construction Executive Summit will provide Pacific Northwest business leaders the tools to realize their potential, gain skills to implement best practices, and grow their businesses.

    Obtain 6 continuing education credits when you attend. Valid in Oregon and Washington. 

     

     


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  • Lars Larson as Morning Keynote Speaker

    Lars Larson, the Lars Larson Show 

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    Breakout Session Topics

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  • Performance Metrics: Getting the Most Out of Your Employees Performance Metrics: Getting the Most Out of Your Employees

    Learn different metrics to use when gauging employee performances, best practices on how to handle good/bad employee performance, and must-have HR documentation for your company.  We will also discuss different employee incentive programs and ideas that are realistic for businesses of any size.


    Presented by Cathy Baillargeon, Associate Consultant, Salsbury & Co. 

     

  • Construction Equipment Accounting Construction Equipment Accounting

    This session will cover equipment accounting basics and how to most effectively utilize your equipment, including how to avoid “borrowing from equipment”. Participants may expect to learn how to track equipment costs, and how to ensure they are bidding competitively for their equipment. 


    Presented by Michael Kelley, Founder/Co-Owner, Silvertrek Systems

     

     

  • Keeping Score and Winning: Essentials of Developing a Performance Measurement System that Works Keeping Score and Winning: Essentials of Developing a Performance Measurement System that Works

    Every company needs to know if they are winning or losing. Developing key performance measures is essential to keeping a pulse on your business. Learn how to develop a balance of leading and lagging indicators to track all aspects of your business. Discover what makes a good measure. Implementing a performance measurement system is essential to maintaining your market position. 


    Presented by Kevin Hiebert, Owner/Principal, Resonate Consulting

     

  • Construction Accounting: Understanding Work in Progress Construction Accounting: Understanding Work in Progress

    The purpose of this presentation will be to discuss the importance of job costing and use of the percent-complete method of accounting for long-term contracts.  There will be further discussion about how the use of the percent-complete method portrays job profitably and overall profitability of the business, more accurately than other methods of accounting. 

    Presented by Drew Barrett, Alex Barrett, and Trevor Hahn, Barrett & Co. 

     
     

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  • How the Next Generation Will or Won’t Get Paid How the Next Generation Will or Won’t Get Paid

    The use of technology can complicate the chain of command, compliance with contractual notice provisions, and executing change orders. A contractor can be left with significant problems caused by the various “writings” in various electronic formats. This presentation is geared to help construction leaders and staff recognize the risks associated with the wide spread use of technology. 


    Presented by Paige Spratt, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

     

  • Marketing to the Federal Government Marketing to the Federal Government

    Learn how to identify your government customers, analyze current and future needs, select and develop the right tools to assist your marketing efforts, connect with your customer and best practices to achieve marketing success; including how to develop an effective capability statement to set your company apart from your competition.


    Presented by Jeannet Santiago, Business and Procurement Specialist, Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center/Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 

     

     

  • The Quintessential Safety Plan The Quintessential Safety Plan

    Developing an effective safety program that includes everyone, from senior management through all levels of operations and trades.  The plan that maintains safety thoughtfulness as an integral part of all work activities.


    Presented by Mark Nelson, VP of Operations, and Jennifer Richards, Principal, Safety Matters 

     


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  • Youth and Diversity in a Growing Workforce Youth and Diversity in a Growing Workforce

    This panel of experts can provide insight in on recruiting youth to the industry, creating a positive workplace culture, and how the industry will change in diversity over the next decade. Attendees will leave with tips and tricks for recruiting youth, as well as resources for current and future programs that will help them up-skill and retain their employees. 


    Panel moderated by Melissa Boles, Program Manager, Workforce Southwest Washington. Panelists to be announced soon.

     

     

  • Effective Hiring Practices in a Hot, Challenging Employment Market: Moving Past the Norm Effective Hiring Practices in a Hot, Challenging Employment Market: Moving Past the Norm

    Are struggling to fill your positions?  We are facing one of the tightest labor markets in the past three decades and it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon.  This session will provide you with strategies, ideas and tools for hiring in when employees have choices and you need them to pick you.


    Presented by Mike Cooney, Founder/President, Red Zone HR Solutions 

     

     

  • Engaging and Empowering Employees Engaging and Empowering Employees

    An employee that loves their job and is passionate about what they do will give their employer commitment and discretionary effort. This above and beyond effort from employees results in increased production, profitability, and employee retention. This presentation will provide key building blocks to discover what motivates your employees and how to establish a successful employee engagement program.

    Presented by Drew Johnson, Andy Bergmann, and Matt Johnson, JRT Mechanical 


     

  • Built to Last – Construct a Plan for Leading Your Company Through a Successful Transition Built to Last – Construct a Plan for Leading Your Company Through a Successful Transition

    This session will provide an overview of business transition options and strategies for contractors, with specific examples of unique obstacles that contractors and others in the construction industry face. The focus will be on creative alternatives that parties can use to overcome obstacles to increase odds for a successful transition, particularly when the transition involves key employees or family members. 


    Presented by Matt Bisturis, Shareholder/Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and Doug Sippel, Chief Transition Officer, Leadership Transitions LLC.