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Oral and Written Communication

April 16 @ 10:00 am April 18 @ 6:00 pm ET

Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 16, 17, 18
10 AM – 6 PM ET | 7 AM – 3 PM PT

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Non-Member Pricing


About the Course

Oral and Written Communication aims to teach the value of effective worker supervision and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to communicate well—in both one-on-one and group settings.
Following this course, participants will be able to identify/apply techniques for improving the use of oral and written
communication including the use of common forms of electronic
communication, such as email and texting.

The highly collaborative virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and is best suited for anyone on a construction jobsite in a supervisory role – from the new supervisor or foreman to the experienced superintendent who is looking to become a more effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials.

This course is the second of 6 courses in the Field Leadership and Supervisory Training Program (STP); a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given to cancellations made 14 calendar days before the class kick-off. After such time, no refunds will be given. Replacements are acceptable and must be submitted via email to rockkie.dunton[@]agc.org.

AGC reserves the right to cancel programs up to 10 days before the start date if a minimum number of attendees is not met.


Topics Addressed

  • Effective communication
  • Learning to listen
  • Carrying on conversations
  • Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation
  • Communicating with your crew
  • Putting it in writing
  • Meetings that work
  • Electronic communication
  • Improving communication

Technology Requirements: Courses are offered online via the Zoom platform; a camera, speakers, and microphone are required for participation. Registration costs include an ebook.

Questions? Email us at education[@]agc.org

Meet Your Course Instructor:

Matt Semerad

Semerad has over 25 years of diverse experience in construction, including residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy civil projects. Semerad’s career began in the field as a laborer and has continued through field engineering, project management, Quality Management, and Safety Management.   Matt is currently responsible for providing training through AGC’s supervisor training program, and administrates AGC’s CHASE program.  His previous experience includes projects with the Alberta Ministry of Transportation, Suncor Energy, Shell Global, the Bureau of Reclamation, Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Pennsylvania DOT, Massachusetts DOT, and Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council.

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