Advanced Leadership Retreat

Leadership Strategies for Today’s Work Environment
By Randy Goruk,

As in the past, the construction industry is faced with many challenges. However, the leadership challenges today are magnified with unprecedented societal, generational, and cultural pressures. This perfect storm work environment requires construction leaders to be more strategic when building, directing, and leading their team. Yesterday’s reactions to conflict aren’t always the best in this new climate. When dealing with communication, team productivity, internal conflict, individual accountability, employee recruitment, engagement, retention, and development challenges, recommended actions have changed significantly. This retreat will tackle these issues head-on.

Target Audience: 
Construction industry leaders in the field who are growing into, or who are new to, project manager/supervisory roles; and those who have held a leadership role for a while, but are faced with the new challenges of facilitating communication between multiple generations on their team.

Top Leadership Take-aways from This Workshop
1. Strategies and techniques for resolving the various types of conflict construction leaders frequently face.
2. Understanding the gaps between generations and the action steps construction leaders can take to maximize team productivity.
3. Understanding cultural diversity challenges and the action steps construction leaders can take to leverage a diverse workforce.
4. Strategies and techniques for being an effective coach that empowers and engages their team.
5. Critical thinking techniques for making the right decision every time.
6. A defined strategy for recruiting top talent.
7. A defined strategy for becoming the company everyone wants to work for.

ABC is Offering A Diversity Scholarship for the 2018 Advanced Leadership Retreat!
This scholarship is for any individual who meets the requirement of a diverse background (woman, minority, disadvantaged, and/or disabled) and who works for an ABC member company. This scholarship has been claimed.

Agenda for Thursday, February 21st 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Leadership Strategies Workshop By Randy Goruk, LeadersEdge360 
10:45 - 11:00 am Energy Break
12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 - 3:15 pm Energy Break
5:00 - 7:00 pm Free Time
7:00 - 8:00 pm Group Dinner: Facilitator to attend as well

Agenda for Friday, February 22nd
7:00 - 8:00 am  Breakfast at the hotel
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Leadership Strategies Workshop Continued
10:30 - 11:00 am Energy Break & Check Out
12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm Teaching Roundtable/Retreat Wrap Up

About Our Facilitator:

Randy Goruk,
Randy has a degree in Civil Engineering Technology, and is the founder of and the President of the Randall Wade Group, LLC, a leadership development firm focused on maximizing personal and professional achievement. Randy is known for his compelling and inspiring speaking style. He earns the trust and confidence of audiences who roll up their sleeves and get engaged.  His memorable workshops are designed to provide knowledge and to plant seeds of creative thought in leadership for results.

For more information, please contact Victoria Klyce at 800.640.7789.

No cancellations after February 8, 2019. Substitutions are permitted. No-shows and late cancellations will be billed for the full amount.

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019
Price Per Person:

  • $749 Early Bird Registration (by 1/18)
  • $799 Regular Registration (after 1/18)
  • $699 Special Rate for Rising Star 11 Points of Leadership Program Graduates
  • $139 Special Room Rate at the Inn at Gig Harbor
Included with Registration:
  • Lunch and snacks both days
  • Dinner on Thursday
  • Breakfast on Friday (for Inn guests)
  • Leadership Book “Sparks: A Business Fable. Leadership actions that will ignite your organization.”

The Inn at Gig Harbor

3211 56th St NW
Gig Harbor, WA

Reservation Cut-Off:
January 25, 2019 (after this date we can't guarantee this special rate)
Online Reservation Code: ABCWA

Or call: (800) 795-9980 and ask for the special rate for ABC 2019 Leadership Event. 

King Room (up to 2 guests per room): $139.00 per night*
*Includes complementary full breakfast, free parking, complementary high-speed Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center.