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AGC Nevada Chapter Leadership Series

AGC Leadership Series

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Program Overview

Leadership for Construction Industry Professionals

The series is designed to be an educational leadership training experience that rewards your company, your employees, and the construction industry. Participants will develop strong leadership skills and techniques, better understand the roles Associated General Contractors plays in the construction industry, and how AGC services benefit their companies.

AGC Nevada Chapter Leadership Series Particpant Reviews
Reno Team Building with Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter facilitated by Breakthrough Training
  • Module 1: Introduction to leadership:

     This module will introduce members to the various aspects of leadership. The purpose is to develop a broader understanding of leadership and its applications and implications to personal and professional life. The program focus is on understanding the different personality types and how to best work with, and to best lead, others. EXPECTATIONS: • Develop a clearer understanding of what leadership is and what it is not. • Practice the fundamentals of leadership. • Gain an understanding of your dominant communication style. • Create a greater familiarity among members of the Leadership Series.
  • Module 2: Leadership & personal development:

     This module will continue to advance the practice of leadership and delve deeper into the different personality types and how to effectively deal with individual preferences. The program will also focus on setting goals to improve personal and professional effectiveness. EXPECTATIONS: • Understand and practice a proven process of achievement. • Maximize your leadership effectiveness by understanding who you are working with. • Create personal and professional goals to motivate and improve performance. • Continue to strengthen the relations among members of the Leadership Series
  • Module 3: Education Systems:

     This module gives greater insight on the importance of education. The program focus will be on how to positively affect the reach of education as a vital way to enhance your personal life, your company and your community. This module will start at the AGC office at 7:30 a.m. EXPECTATIONS: • Learn about the educational system. • Interface with ACE Charter School and how it works. • Knowing the responsibilities of citizens to the educational system. • Understanding of how the ACE educational system is run.
  • Module 4: Master Your Communication:

     This module provides participants with the essential tools to communicate effectively with other people. The program focus is on practicing positive communication habits that propel participants along the path to career success and personal achievement. EXPECTATIONS: • Practice vital listening strategies that dramatically improve communication. • Improve your interpersonal communication to establish immediate rapport. • Communicate skillfully and confidently with other people. • Communicate in a clear and organized manner to create mutual understanding.
  • Module 5: The Unlimited Power of Teamwork:

     This module helps strongly unite team members to reach common goals through a greater awareness of how each member contributes to the success or failure of the team. The program focus is on practicing the essentials of successful teamwork. The program is guaranteed to challenge team members to examine strengths and opportunities for growth, while appreciating the diversity of each member of the team. EXPECTATIONS: • Strengthen cohesiveness and cooperation among team members. • Win the support and committed involvement needed to achieve goals. • Increase the awareness of team member’s unique contribution. • Increase proficiency of team communications skills. • Create a “can-do” encouraging spirit that uplifts all team members of the Leadership Series.
  • Module 6: Productive Media Interaction:

     This module gives a thorough understanding of how to get your message out through the various media sources. The program focus is to help participants have a greater media impact on their business and community efficacy. EXPECTATIONS: • Dealing effectively with TV, Print, Radio & the Internet. • How to deal with during a crisis. • What to say to the media to promote your position. • Ways to get the media to share your story with the public.
  • Module 7: Government Affairs and Interaction:

     This module educates participants on the functions of government and how it impacts our daily lives. The focus is on understanding the various processes of government and how to effectively interact with it. EXPECTATIONS: • Understand how government works & how it affects you as a citizen. • Increase awareness of proposed changes before they happen and how to get involved. • Recognize the different roles of elected officials. • Get to know your elected officials and what they do for you.
  • Module 8: Leadership Report Luncheon:

     This module allows leadership participants to articulate benefits received by giving a report on their AGC experience. EXPECTATIONS: • What have you learned from your AGC experience? • What result have you gained from your AGC experience? • What part of the AGC program was most valuable to you? • What do you plan to implement as a result of your AGC experience?
  • Module 9: Graduation ceremony luncheon:

     AGC membership luncheon with professional speaker. Graduates received recognition and graduation plaques.
Materials Included
AGC Leadership Series Journal Cover
Goal Cards
Breakthrough Pen
Program Availability

Enrollment Eligibility

Open to rising professionals who are employed and nominated by an AGC member firm or the owner/principal of a member firm.

When does the program start?

The series begins November 8, 2017, and continues through February 2016. Graduation is planned for February at the Annual Nevada AGC President’s Lunch. Typically, classes will begin at 3:00 p.m. Scheduling is planned to minimize the impact on employers,allowing for approximately 50% of class time from employers and 50% from employees.

Program Cost:

For a limited time only, AGC will be offering at the reduced price of $650 per participant, which covers all program costs.


Applications are due to AGC by Friday, November 1, 2018. Information: Call 775-329-6116 or email: [email protected]
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What Participants Say
The leadership program has taught me valuable skills in communication and how to be a better leader with my co-workers and my family.
Luke Frey
Manager / PAR Electrical
I never really new about skills for building your team and effective communications. This class has done an excellent job while doing it in a fun environment, not only sitting in a class, but getting you involved.
Aaron Hale
Project Manager / C.C. Meyers
I expected this class to be a typical leadership class where you are preached to. What this class does is teach you about leadership and how you can apply it in a business or personal setting.
Matt Wagner
Utility Technician / NV Energy
As a business owner I have to deal with every personality type that comes through the door. This program has taught me to learn how to understand and deal with them. The most beneficial thing from the course is understanding the things I forgot about and don't do.
Bill Pelter
Owner / Reno Iron Works
Jeffrey distinguishes himself with the ability to energize a group of people. Jeffrey's leadership training programs are an asset to any organization or group. He is attentive to detail and has a remarkable way of creating fun at the same.
Buzz Harris
President / WBH Enterprises
I started implementing what I learned at Breakthrough at work. One of the first things I have done is started communicating better with co-workers and immediately our relationships are getter better and jobs are coming through faster, and everything is going smoother.
Jared Rotoli
LA Perks Plumbing / Project Manager
I've learned a lot of valuable tools that I have been able to apply personally and professionally. One of the greatest ones I have been using is the communication styles to communicate more effectively with coworkers.
Genna Tonneslan
Manager / Quick Space
By participating in activities we were able to develop a tool list that every leader requires to make their job successful. Thank you!
Andrew Siderius
Manager / Western Nevada Supply
This training has taught me how to effectively build, be a part of, and contribute in a team environment, It has also taught me the importance of having effective and well thought out communication.
TJ Nevin
Building Estimator / Q & D Construction
I have worked with Jeff and Breakthrough Training for over 15 years. The training he provides is spot on! Whether its team building, individual training, difficult situations/conversations to conflict resolution, Jeff does it all and knows his topic.
Membership Director / Elizondo
Breakthrough teaches you how to communicate well with others in a way of understanding communication styles that you are talking to, not just you own. I gained a lot of knowledge through that with practice and repetition.
Jerry Hogan
Project Manager / Clark & Sullivan Construction
Once I got immersed in the course I figured out it wasn’t about myself, it was about the team and the people around me.
Jason Fritz
Project Manager / Granite Construction
What I learned in this class was goal setting, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. I learned to lead by example.
Scott Wagner
Service Manager / Gardner Engineering
I have learned to communicate with other people. I have also learned to be a better listener when spoken to.
Nicholas Pelis
Team Leader / Wedco
Great experience for me. It has taught me quite a few things that I use in my life and at work. It has taught me things on goals and how to achieve them.
Kevin Linderman
Project Manager / Q & D Construction
What we learned is that everyone plays a vital role. And as a leader, if we can draw on the strengths of others, we can create excellence.
Staci Nauman
Director of Corporate Support / KNPB Channel 5
I had to listen to everyone not only what I wanted to hear. It taught me how to give specific instructions. It made me think on how to improve myself.
Jesse Baldwin
Office Manager / Building Solutions
The leadership course is excellent for anybody. You will learn great leadership skills such as team building, goal setting, and how to communicate with others. I plan on continuing to use these in my job and future endeavors.
Mike Ebbert
Project Manager / Sierra Nevada Construction
The key to leadership is effective practice and skills in communication. If you are able to identify other communication styles, you can adapt your communication to be more effective.
Brant Powers
Manager / Sierra Nevada Construction
This program has given me insight on how to communicate with my fellow employees. We have worked together for so long we needed some new input on how to better relate to each other.
Erin Young
Office Manager / Basalite
I learned in this class that to become a better leader you have to plan your tasks and set goals, and you need to get everyone on the same team.
Marc Leone
Project Manager / Diversified Concrete
The hands on training and group discussion taught me how to better communicate in my work environment and in my personal life. The course would help anyone communicate with the people around them.
Andreas Barajas
Project Manager / High Caliber Glass
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Call 1 (866) 315-8326 or Send Us an Email to book your next training!