WCA Education Program


Improving your bottom line with Wayne Newell

Rockstar facilitator Wayne Newell is back in our Construction Education Centre this May with a trio of classes that will help you improve your bottom line – check them out below:

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers in Construction

May 2 and 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sharpen your financial skills with this two-day interactive training session. In this course you will learn the vocabulary required to properly understand financial reports, participate in financial analyses so you can control overhead costs, produce effective job cost reports and discover opportunities for improvement. This session will bridge the knowledge gap for non-financial managers and improve the financial status of your company.

Be prepared to participate! Hands-on exercises will walk you through each step of the financial process and you’ll take home a comprehensive session manual filled with the paperwork you need to improve your business.

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Profitable Contracting

May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Are you interested in controlling and reducing expenses, increasing cash flow and improving profits? Profitable Contracting covers the essentials of operations and finance for contractors.

In this one-day interactive session you will discover how to recognize problem projects, identify unwanted expenses, increase productivity and manage overhead expenses – all of which result in a more profitable company.

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Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for a Profitable Construction Company

May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Business success isn’t an accident – it’s planned. Despite this, very few construction companies regularly practice any type of strategic planning.

Strategic planning transforms your business. Imagine being able to increase profits, expand your capacity, ensure success and build a better company. This course was designed to help you do just that, by teaching you the fundamentals of strategic planning for construction professionals.

By methodically working through all the necessary phases of a business plan, you will create a comprehensive three-year strategic growth plan in just one day.

You will return to your company fully prepared to develop a three-year strategic plan, an annual business plan and a three-year financial plan. 

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May Courses

May 2-3: Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers in Construction
May 2-3: Bluebeam Revu: Managing Drawings Revisions & Hyperlinks
May 2-3: Change Order Pricing and Management *NEW*
May 4-5: Construction Project Closeout
May 4: Profitable Contracting
May 5: Working with Unionized Employees
May 5: Lean into Safety
May 5: Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide for a Profitable Construction Company
May 8: Get a Grip on Your Business
May 9: BST: Effective Meetings & Delegation for Supervisors
May 9: BST: Building High Performance Teams
May 9-11: Winning the RFP Process
May 10, 11, 24 & 25: CM-LEAN Construction Certificate Program
May 12: Stat Decs & Holdbacks – Tips and Traps SOLD OUT
May 12: Writing Skills for Construction
May 16: Microsoft Excel: Level 1
May 16-18: Project Delivery Methods
May 16-17: Bluebeam Revu: Basic
May 16-17: Trade Contracts: A Double-Edged Sword
May 17: Microsoft Excel: Level 2
May 17: Managing Field Productivity to Improve Bottom Line
May 18-19: Manage Projects with Microsoft Project
May 18: Construction Meetings and Meeting Minutes for Project Managers
May 23-24: The Construction Execution Plan – Project Planning for Success
May 24-26: CCDC 14 and 15: Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build
May 26: Understanding Construction Documents
May 26: Building Code: Cladding and the Manitoba Building Code SOLD OUT
May 29: A Journeyperson’s Guide to Coaching an Apprentice
May 30-31: Building Knowledge: The Construction Industry Explained
May 30-31: Bluebeam Revu: Estimating Quantities and Costs – Level 1


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To receive Member pricing CARM Members must contact the CARM Office for discount code. 

(Discount code provides CARM Members 25% off on course pricing, with the exception of the BuildForce E-Learning courses)