Training, Little by Little.

I get many ads per week for seminars and webinars, I'm sure you do too.  There is a slight trend toward training for cooperative activities.  I watch for every movement toward cooperative behavior because I am positive that eventually the construction industry will move in that direction.  I hope with the advent of fabulous electronic project management control tools, we will be able to advance cooperation as quickly or faster than the bulk of the industry.  To accomplish that, training will be our main tool.  The following solicitation shows this activity.  It will be presented by the Judicial Council of California in September 2018 in Sacramento.  Note that we in the industry are still trying to prove that cooperation is somehow better.  Of course, it is better, we are the slowest of our species to embrace that. 


PARTNERING AND COLLABORATION presented by Judicial Council of California, September 2018

Today’s construction projects are made even more complex in an environment of sophisticated rules and requirements, amid ongoing scrutiny from the press and public. It is essential for those attempting to deliver a satisfactory project, let alone an award-winning one, to function at the highest level. 

Formal partnering in new construction and major remodels offers an opportunity to make projects stress free through a proven methodology that consistently delivers building projects:

  • under budget

  • ahead of schedule

  • with outstanding safety performance

  • with greatly increased project participant satisfaction

  • given award-winning stakeholder recognition


Formal partnering is a time-tested way to consistently deliver superior projects. Partnering can be implemented at very little expense, and even applied on projects that have gone awry. Studies show that every dollar spent on partnering is repaid with an average of $100 dollars in savings. 


This robust seminar will cover the elements of the Partnering Model, its benefits, and when and how to best use it. You will learn the skills necessary to function as a collaborative, high-performing team that produces excellent results each and every time. Together, we will focus on creating a collaborative team environment, and the critical art of collaborative partnering in a construction environment.  

The program begins with an exercise providing a real-world experience in collaboration and consensus-based team decision making. The Partnering "How to" segment follows.