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Effective Work Planning for Forepersons and Crew Supervisors - VILT

Multi-day Course:
Location Title: Live, Online, Virtual Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
Cancellation Period: 5 Business Days

Foreperson is a Gold Seal designation. 
This course is eligible for Gold Seal credits on your application.

This course is instructor-led and delivered live and online using the Zoom platform in two 1/2 day sessions.  It is designed to provide Forepersons of all levels of experience and all trades with a strong foundation in practical task planning. It also serves as a good back-to-basics refresher for Crew Supervisors.

Working with hands-on, practical exercises, you will work through the various elements needed to put together a complete activity plan for your crew.  Course topics include calculating manpower needs, determining material and equipment needs, building quality and safety into your plan and much more!

Course Content:

  • Identify the benefits of planning and why we do it
  • Understand what planning is, who should do it, what we should plan and when
  • Follow the Planning Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Know where to gather the information needed to put together a solid plan
  • Plan crew task activities including:  safety considerations, quality controls, manpower needs, material needs, equipment needs and working with other trades
  • Build a 2 week lookahead schedule
  • Create daily crew work plans
  • Monitor and correct/update the plan if it goes off track
  • Communicate the plan to others
  • Using templates provided, develop your own task plans, 2 week lookahead schedules and daily crew plans
  • Gather useful historical information to improve their future planning

Course Dates:​

  • May 12, 2022 - 12:30 - 4:30 pm (PDT)
  • May 19, 2022 - 12:30 - 4:30 pm (PDT)

Course Requirements:

  •  Computer or laptop (tablets and cellphones are not permitted) with speakers, microphone and webcam (webcams are mandatory
  •  Participation in group discussions and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions

Please note the following:  

  1. You will receive an email with easy to follow instructions from the instructor on how to join the virtual classroom in advance of the training.
  2.  Your course material will also be emailed to you in a PDF format.  It is recommended that you print any handouts provided to be completed in class. You may also want to print the manual to follow along if you do not have a second screen.

Course Credits: 

  • 1 CCA Gold Seal credits
  • 8 BC Housing CPD points

This course is delivered in partnership with local construction associations. 

Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
BC Housing 7 CPD Points
Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of this course a digital copy of your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

Course Instructor Information

Mark Taylor, P.Eng., G.S.C.

Mark is a construction industry veteran with over 30 years of construction industry experience.  He spent most of his time working with major construction companies, including PCL and Stuart Olson.  Mark now uses his experience to develop and improve the systems and processes contractors need to operate effectively and profitably in today's market.  Through the training he offers, Mark looks to develop strong builders and leaders who can excel in their roles.

Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Education Services Coordinator

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