The Importance of Process in Labor-Management Relationships

Established procedures are crucial for building strong connections between the parties. This session will delve into why clear processes are essential for effective communication and resolving conflicts and examine different processes used in labor-management relations, such as collective bargaining and grievance procedures. Following this session, you will be able to identify areas for process improvement, apply best practices for fostering positive relationships, and navigate any process breakdowns you encounter. 

Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) serve as the backbone of operational systems, ensuring consistency, standardization, and improved project execution. In this educational session, participants will explore the significance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the electrical contracting industry based on ELECTRI International research. By examining real-world examples from industries like aerospace and military, attendees will understand how SOPs contribute to stability, safety, and success.

Triple Impact: Coaching and Mentoring as Investments in Retention, Succession, and Recruitment

This session targets organizational leaders and HR professionals, focusing on the triple benefits of coaching and mentoring programs in enhancing employee retention, succession planning and recruitment efforts. Participants will gain insights into how these programs keep current talent engaged, attract new talent and prepare for future leadership needs.

Best Practices for a Multi-Generational Workplace

Bridge generational gaps! In this session, you will gain insights into the common communication styles and processes of the different generations currently in the workplace. You will walk away with practical tools, techniques and tactics to foster meaningful and effective communication and a collaborative work environment. Learn how to leverage these generational differences to the benefit of your business.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction, a CIASP Presentation

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has crafted a concise, one-hour presentation aiming to shed light on Mental Health and Suicide in the Construction industry. The session includes a dedicated segment on Opioid Overdose Awareness and Naloxone treatments, offering a comprehensive overview of this pressing issue affecting workers across all tiers of the industry. Clearing up misunderstood language and expressing empathy and caring are key to helping all workers know that “It’s Okay, to Not Be Okay.”

Measure What Matters

In the ever-changing world of electrical contracting, the difference between a highly profitable project and one that falls below the target lies in the data…but not just any data. You need the right data, measured and collected with the right tools at the right points in your estimating, design, procurement, shop and field processes. This session is designed for electrical contractors who are ready to ramp up the profitability of their operations and fabrication shops through the strategic use of real-time metrics and dashboards with software tools that enable this.

Comprehensive System to Prevent Damage to Your Buried Utilities During/After Construction

This session is designed to provide tools and information to create a safe digging plan for your construction sites to protect you, your company, and your legal liability in excavation. We will be exploring root causes of underground utility line strikes, current industry best practices, and the industry technology available. There is no “one size fits all” technique or technology. At the end of your session, you should be able to determine what is the best fit to mark, map, protect, and locate your underground utilities.

Cracking the Code: Data-Driven Negotiation Strategies for Fair Contracts in Construction 

General contractors and subcontractors can utilize data to achieve mutual understanding and fairness during contract review. This session will show the most common pitfalls in negotiations and project execution, and then reveal strategies for successful outcomes. ELECTRI and Document Crunch research will be leveraged to touch on the current state of the market and help contractors understand where they stand against their peers when it comes to contract risk and how to make informed decisions about the contracts they are signing.