AGC Announces Keynote Speakers for 2016 Construction HR & Training Conference
AGC’s Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference will feature two of the most sought-after presenters in workforce development today: Buddy Hobart and J. Doug Pruitt. Both speakers have a passion for attracting and retaining the next generation of workers.
Buddy Hobart, author of Gen Y Now, will kick off the conference with his session on Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership. As founder and President of Solutions 21, a global company that provides services in leadership development, strategic planning, and employee life cycle, Buddy works with companies to build, shape, and prepare them to compete in a modern marketplace while preserving their business legacy. He has led Solutions 21 in providing leadership and management solutions to companies around the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, and is a frequent on-site training provider for companies throughout the United States. Ann Michalski, senior HR professional for AGC member-company i+icon USA, says, “Buddy helped bring the concept of managing multiple generations in the workplace to life for our company. Because of his involvement, we have learned how to work together more effectively and productively.”
A visionary leader for training and development in construction, J. Doug Pruitt, former chairman and CEO of Sundt Construction, will close the first day of the conference with his session based on the book Level Headed: Inside the Walls of One of the Greatest Turnaround Stories of the 21st Century. Sundt Construction was known as a company that was very innovative, often leading the industry in the utilization of technology, delivery methods, driving productivity and quality, but suddenly found itself in financial trouble, almost going broke. Pruitt will share the story of Sundt’s amazing turnaround while under his leadership. He will share what went wrong, the changes he made, and the process Sundt went through to address these changes and put the company back on the path of success, including changes that required partnering with HR and training and development. This session is ideal for HR and training professionals who are interested in taking a more strategic approach to construction HR and training management by understanding the needs of a CEO who is working to build or maintain a profitable construction company with a far-reaching reputation and long-lasting legacy.
This year’s conference will be located in Chicago, IL, October 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel and will offer unique opportunities for HR, training, and workforce development professionals in the construction industry. A Federal Construction HR Workshop will be held October 5, in conjunction with the conference.
For more information or to register, visit the conference website at www.agc.org/hr_ted.
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