Avoid Project Disasters with Partnering Sessions:
Deliver Projects On Time & On Budget with Less Stress
This one hour webinar will provide you an overview of partnering sessions as an additional tool to help manage the projects you are responsible for delivering. Coming in “on time and on budget” will no longer be a pipe dream.
What is a “Partnering Session”?
A partnering session in a construction context is designed to create a shared commitment between a Project’s owner, Consulting Engineers, Architects, CMs, GCs and their subs, and other key stakeholders. It is designed to help the group coalesce as a team, as well as develop and follow through on processes and procedures that ultimately lead to more and more problem prevention, and not just arguing through problem resolution.
How is a Partnering Session different than a Project Start-up Meeting?
A well-run partnering session involves all the stakeholders and speaks to how the entire project is supposed to be executed by the team as a whole. A project start-up meeting tends to focus on the initial steps or project phase being started by those executing the contract. Start-up meetings typically talk about things to do get the project launched – but not the things that could be obstacles to the project.
- Understand what a partnering session is, and how it differs from a project start up meeting.
- Understand why a partnering session is important, and what makes it successful.
- Understand when a partnering session should be scheduled.
- Understand who needs to be in your session (stakeholders), and what role they need to play.
- Understand the output product and process that must be put in place, and learn “tricks of the trade”.
Douglas S. Brown CAIA, CBC, CDIA, CVIA, Chairman and CEO, Paradigm Associates, LLC
Doug is the Chairman and CEO of Paradigm Associates LLC, a company he founded in 1985, and is now represented by professionals in multiple states. Doug's personal clients are executives, managers and professionals throughout North and South America, Europe and South Africa. His experience spans over fifty different industries and crosses the for-profit, non-profit and governmental sectors. In addition to his work on strategic planning and leadership development issues in construction-related organizations, he is appreciated for his combination of facilitation techniques used during partnering sessions with both the USACE, and multiple state government agencies.These have helped projects come in “on time and under budget”. His thinking style helps organizations recognize and break through existing paradigms in order to solve stubborn problems and generate non-traditional approaches for working through difficult situations. Doug is also an experienced speaker at national and international conferences, was a columnist for American Executive magazine (for C-Suite executives running organizations of $50+ million in revenue) and has been interviewed on television and radio numerous times.
A believer in continuous improvement, Doug has received Certifications as a Business Coach, Total Quality Institute (TQI) Facilitator, and Analyst for the Attribute, DISC, and Values Indexes. He has also been Certified by the Institute for Sustainability in order to help organizations remain viable and competitive in an environment where the triple bottom line (economic, social and environmental success) is becoming increasingly important.
His previous career included both line and staff management responsibilities in several manufacturing companies, including Procter & Gamble. His career experience included generating cost savings and process improvement ideas that exceeded three million dollars per year. Doug understands the concept of value engineering as a mindset.
Before graduating from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor - Business & Economics and Philosophy, Doug was very active both locally and nationally. He was elected to lead multiple campus-wide, regional and national organizations, earned an internship in the U.S. Senate, and received an Undergraduate Research Grant to study Leadership Styles vs. Group Behavior.
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