AGC Nevada Chapter Leadership Series

Leadership for Construction Industry Professionals

Breakthrough Training has been facilitating the Associated General Contractor Annual Leadership Program for the last 16 years.

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, communication skills and team building skills, and gain a better understanding of the roles Associate General Contractors plays in the construction industry, and how AGC services benefit their companies.

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Module One
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.

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Module Two
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.
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Module Three
MASTERING YOUR COMMUNICATION​​

This program provides participants with the essential tools to communicate effectively with other people. The program focus is on practicing positive business communication skills that propel participants along the path to career success and personal achievement.

 

How to receive and give effective feedback is highlighted. Participants learn the different components of communication including verbal, tone and non-verbal. Communication styles and how to create positive relationships with co-workers, business associates and customers are examined and performed. In-depth assessment of the 4 main communication styles is the core of the content.

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Module Four
THE UNLIMITED POWER OF TEAMWORK​

This program provides participants with the essential tools to communicate effectively with other people. The program focus is on practicing positive business communication skills that propel participants along the path to career success and personal achievement.

 

How to receive and give effective feedback is highlighted. Participants learn the different components of communication including verbal, tone and non-verbal. Communication styles and how to create positive relationships with co-workers, business associates and customers are examined and performed. In-depth assessment of the 4 main communication styles is the core of the content.

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Module Five
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. A field trip to ACE High School is scheduled. This module will start at the AGC office.

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Module Six
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. Developing an on-camera presence is practiced.

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Module Seven
Government Affairs

This module educates participants on the functions of local, state and federal 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. A review of the ways laws are enacted and a re-visitation of the Constitution of The United States is performed.

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Module Eight
Leadership Report Luncheon​

 This module allows leadership participants to articulate benefits received by giving a report on their AGC experience while practicing the 7 Steps of Speech Format. Each graduate provides a presentation in the presence of peers and the companies that sponsored their attendance.

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Module Nine
Graduation Ceremony Luncheon​

 AGC highlights graduates of the Annual AGC Leadership program with membership during the President’s luncheon. Graduates received recognition and graduation plaques while hosting a recognized national speaker during the transfer of power to the newly elected AGC president.

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materials included

Leadership Journal

Top 5 Goal Card & Action Step Card

Breakthrough Pen

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I never really knew 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 thought is was going to be like a college course. It wasn't anything like that. It was more about getting involved in teamwork with 25 other people. It really helped me to apply that to both inside and outside of work.

Justin Barnes
Technician / NV Energy

Thank you for all of the past years of training, they are still being used (even in a new and completely different profession)! Jeff, you are the best!

Pamela Hyde,
Owner / 28 Flowers Photography

I took Jeffrey Benjamin's Breakthrough Training Leadership modules and highly recommend it. I was able to get a lot out of them that I can apply in my professional career and in my personal life. Everybody wants to be able to communicate better with co-workers, employees, family members and friends. After completing the modules I felt that this was accomplished along with many other skills.

Aaron Bissell
Assistant Project Manager / Intermountain Electric

The training is done in a very straightforward, no-nonsense manner. His methods really make you think about what you want to accomplish, setting the right goals, the importance of teamwork, and how you can have a more confident, successful role in life.

Ben Nelson
Associate / Marcus Millichap

Jeff's Leadership Program through his Breakthrough Training was a great resource and a really fun time for me. The information I learned was not only relevant to my work but also something that I could work on during my workday. Jeff was an amazing teacher/leader and would really delve into the conversations you wanted on the topics of the lesson, allowing you to lead the discussion. I had a great time and felt that the program made a large impact.

Mikayla Kunce
HR Administrator / Hamilton Company

This was not one of those death by power point trainings! The leadership training kept me 100% engaged, never got bored! I learned so much about my communication style and others, also the best ways to excite my team. Every company should look into this training for their team!

Samantha Slavik
Team Member / Hamilton

It helped to hone leadership skills and communication styles. The program creates a safe environment to challenge fears in a fun way. It gave me the opportunity to break through fears and identify strengths.

Karina Johnson
Realtor / Chase International

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 loved the Breakthrough Training! Thank you Jeff for getting me out of my shell and helping me find the skills I need to develop as a leader. If you have a chance to take this training, do it!

Jose Torres Jasso
Admissions Supervisor / Truckee Meadows Community College

I really like Jeffrey's training style of interactivity. He is not in front of the class lecturing you. He really gets you involved in the process. I find I learn more that way so I can then take back and it practice in my business.

Spencer Bitz
Realtor / Sierra Nevada Properties

He helped keep me on course between a good business climate into one that was in serious decline. I am able to continue because of the methods, ideas and proceedures Jeffrey helped to develop. He is an excellent coach, motovator and innovator.

David Murakami
Account Director / National Cinemedia

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

It gave me the tools to address leadership, strategic planning, and establishing goals in both my personal and work life. If you invest your time with Jeff, he will teach you how to invest in yourself.

Traci Hurrle
Manager / Spine Nevada

I gained better communication skills and new leadership tools. I really learned how good communication is, not just in my professional life but in my personal life as well.

Allison Swanson
Account Executive / Fox 11 Reno

Jeffrey's ability to challenge his clients and colleagues is superb; he is able to make them see their strengths and weaknesses easily through activities. The individual growth, focus and goal setting has been remarkable.

Margie McIntyre
Realtor / Dickson Realty

After taking the Leadership series I feel more confident and ready to become a leader. I highly recomend this course and think everyone should take it. You will learn so much about how you work as an individual and how you work with other people.

Kellie Lee
Owner / Kids-N-Arts

The communication styles has been a real eye opener in the way people relate to one another in your personal and professional life. I was a great experience for me.

Ashley Taylor
Financial Advisor / New Yok Life

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

By Day 1, Minute 10, the clarity, enthusiasm & sense of purpose that had eluded me for years, started to return. Jeffrey's ability to identify & lead people through mental roadblocks is amazing & his energy, integrity & set of core values permeates everything he does.

Kristi Finney
Office Manager / Aerion Corporation

I immediately started applying what I learned from the class in life with friends, family and coworkers. It's amazing to learn how to communicate with other people.

Steve Collins
Manager / Lepori Construction

Jeff’s training was fantastic for all levels of Leaders. If you want to be a great manager/leader and you want to know more about your leadership style, this course is a must. His courses are designed to be very interactive and action packed! The team here at USAC had a great time, we had much needed team discussions, and we all left the 2-day training having FUN!

Jamie Handy-DePaepe
Human Resource Manager / University Studies Abroad Consortium

Jeff's leadership training is a must! This training is great for managers, leaders, and staff. Understanding leadership styles, communication tactics, and team building are all essentials for building a cohesive team. This training provides these essentials and more!

Mishon Hurst
Deputy Executive Director / City of Reno Housing Authority

It has helped me in my business because I am making better decisions and it has improved my communications with customers. I really feel the course has helped me.

Raquel Martinez
Owner / Total Beauty Salon

I was skeptical. I’ve done leadership classes in the past. I thought if you’ve been to one you’ve been to them all. I could not have been more wrong. It was an incredible experience.

JJ Perino
Project Estimator / West Coast Contractors

I had the opportunity to take Jeff's leadership class. It was wonderful! This class worked on team building and communication skills. I think this class would be particularly useful for anyone who is in a supervisory position or plans to be or in sales. It really helps to understand how to communicate with people you interact with in different situations. Jeff kept the class upbeat and was a wealth of knowledge. This was a real eye opener.

Clare Shine
Account Manager / LP Insurance

Jeffrey puts together a wonderful Leadership program. It assisted me in the further growth of my own career. I would recommend his programs to anybody that is looking to grow in their life and career.

Rick Abend
Branch Manager / Mutual of Omaha Bank

The leadership series has been a great opportunity to return to the basics and really evaluate your interaction in group environments and to improve your communication as a leader.

Jeromy Manke
HR Consultant / Strategic HR Partners

I recently attended Jeffrey Benjamin's Breakthrough Training. I have attended several leadership trainings over the years, and Jeffrey's two-day workshop stands out as among the best I've personally experienced. We were a mixed group of individuals who had never met before. We were required to self-organize in small groups to accomplish tasks that were challenging and unfamiliar. Participation was required from all individuals, which elucidated the different types of personalities and how we each find our place within an organization. I plan to send other members of my office staff to the workshops. Highly recommended!

Dallas Smith
Executive Producer / Healing Healthcare Systems

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

Breakthrough offers a unique way to look at communication styles that we have been taught before, but gives us an opportunity to put it into action.

Danielle Hammons
Business Development Director / American Heart Association

Jeffrey recently lead our Management Team through a business development training course on teamwork, leadership, and communication. The feedback from my Management Team was extremely positive and will most definitely help strengthen our team dynamic.

Bill Brandt
Director of Customer Service / Henry Schein

This leadership course has provided me with the opportunity to get outside of my comfort zone, to network with multiple agencies, and to be able to distinguish the different personality types and how to address them in a professional manner.

John Feroah
Utility Technician / NV Energy

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'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

Jeff is amazing at supporting you but also pushing you out of your comfort zone. His leadership training course prepares you to handle uncomfortable or difficult situations in life as well as improving your communication skills in public speaking.

Michelle Grable
Keno Manager / Sands Cansino

Jeff has changed the way I run my business. I'm not only more confident in my communication skills, my ability to manage my team, to network effectively, but also how to strategically plan for the growth of my business. Breakthrough Training is an asset to our community and I offer my highest recommendation for Jeff's programs.

Alysia Peters
Owner / We Olive & Wine

I had the pleasure of attending his Leadership Seminar. I strongly recommend Jeffrey and Breakthrough Traning and highly suggest contacting him to see how he can make you better as well.

Kevin Annis
Broker / Tamaera Commercial Brokerage

The interactive challenges were definitely an eye opener for communication and leadership styles. It really helped me realize and work on approaching each style the most effective way to achieve goals.

Ashlee Edgar
Warehouse Supervisor / Small Mine Development

I was really happy to learn about how to achieve goals. Having a guideline to get you there was extremely helpful. I now have it as part of my tool kit. It was great for me.

Jen Jocim
HR Generalist / Reliable Management Systems

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

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

Jeffery’s training techniques in leadership were in depth and creative. His enthusiasm draws you in to be at your best in a management role in your company or running your own business.

Georgia Baker
VP Business Development / Heritage Bank

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

I recently participated in a session Jeff facilitated for a large group of high-growth entrepreneurs. Jeff's style was engaging, fast-paced, thoughtful and yielded terrific discussions on the disciplines and critical steps associated with successful leadership.

Sue Hesse
CEO / Hesse Partners

Jeffrey Benjamin and Breakthrough Training are synonymous with great results. Jeffrey has the innate ability to push clients out of their normal thinking and help them excel towards their chosen goal. I have developed myself into an effective leader and use the skills I learned to help improve the company I work for.

Helyse Turner
Business & Community Liaison / Sierra Nevada Job Corps

In the first hour of leadership training it was obvious to me that Jeffrey has been doing this for a long time. He is very comfortable leading a group and knows how to handle any situation that might arise. I highly recommend Breakthrough Training for not only a leader of a company but to all the employees of a company.

Dave Sinclaire
CEO / CEI Alarm

What a fantastic hands on training. Jefferey does a great job engaging the entire group and relating it to real life situations. I would highly recommend his services to anyone or any size organization. The group involvement makes the classes fun and enjoyable.

Robert Sperry
Manager / Eagle IBS
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