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Upcoming Events & Education

Make the most of your membership! Get involved with ABC. Below are our upcoming events and education. Questions about registering? Contact Jackie Hudson at 770.587.0955.

Pontoon Brewing (map)
Join us for this 2-hour workshop prior to our Business After Hours event at Pontoon Brewing. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor will cover the upcoming Davis-Bacon Wage Survey and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Pontoon Brewing (map)
Join us for a Business After Hours event at Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs, GA).

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ABC Headquarters (map)
Now in its third year, this popular "Construction 101" series is designed for GCs, subs, suppliers and other industry professionals who are fairly new to construction or who would benefit from a better understanding of the construction process from start to finish. July 25 //  Document Control (3.5 CEUs) Administration, Daily Reports, Change Management, Software Register for this class only!
Maggiano's Cumberland (map)
Construction's Workforce Crisis This symposium will explore ways for companies to evaluate their company culture to ensure they are doing all they can to attract often-overlooked talent. Are there “hidden” aspects of your company that could be creating a less-than-ideal environment for all employees? Join a panel of speakers that will help you identify changes that your management team could initiate to help you attract, utilize, develop and retain top talent. Register today!
ABC Headquarters (map)
A review of the steel process – from architectural to structural drawings through detailing and shop drawings. This class takes you from design and buyout through steel erection. 

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White Columns Country Club (map)
Hosted at White Columns Country Club, ABC's Golf Tournament offers a beautiful course, great food and quality time with your team of four.

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ABC Headquarters (map)
Now in its third year, this popular "Construction 101" series is designed for GCs, subs, suppliers and other industry professionals who are fairly new to construction or who would benefit from a better understanding of the construction process from start to finish. August 29 // Scheduling (3.5 CEUs) Baseline, Periodic Updates, Push vs. Pull, Delays, Resource/Cost Loading Register for this class only!
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (map)
One of the best networking opportunities of the year--so nice that we do it twice! Come meet with ABC's general contractors. Hear about their recent and upcoming projects--you may even discover future opportunities for collaboration. Register today!

Professional Development
Building leaders

ABC offers leadership development classes for young and seasoned professionals. Our Future Leaders program, designed for up-and-coming leaders within your company, teaches attendees the skills required to manage themselves and lead others. For current leaders within your organization, we offer Advanced Leadership. This program is designed to help managers better understand themselves and the individuals they lead, empowering them to manage and motivate their teams toward success.

FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM
For over 15 years, ABC's Future Leaders Program has developed hundreds of leaders within Georgia's construction industry. Future Leaders alumni have gone on to become vice presidents, directors, and senior level managers within their organizations. A few alumni have even gone onto start their own companies.

Through monthly leadership classes and peer interaction, Future Leaders helps develop your employees in the areas of communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation, conflict resolution, people skills, financial management and other key competencies. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
It is preferable (but not mandatory) that nominated individuals have current or future management and decision-making responsibility and have been with their company for at least a year. Due to limited space of 36 participants, employees of ABC member companies will receive first priority. Companies may nominate more than one employee.However, depending on demand, the number of employees per company may be limited.

NOMINATIONS
To apply for Future Leaders, interested individuals must be nominated by their supervisor or another executive at their company. Nominations open in September for the following year.
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
ABC's Advanced Leadership Course will help your leaders think differently, and inspire them to bring fresh ideas to your teams, departments, processes and entire organizations. This course is perfect for graduates of Future Leaders who are looking for a “next step” for continued leadership development. 

Created and delivered by leadership training experts at The Riverbend Group, each module is designed to inspire, equip, lead and challenge people to become greater. The program consists of five sessions, each building upon the last, delivering memorable, applicable results that will have a direct impact on students’ ability to lead and manage their teams and direct reports. 

REGISTRATION
Registration for this program opens in August.