Building with Confidence: Site Supervisor Practical Skills Workshop

Are you ready to elevate your career in construction site management? Gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel as a construction site supervisor with our comprehensive course designed specifically for professionals like you. 

As the backbone of any successful construction project, a competent site supervisor plays a crucial role in ensuring that projects are completed safely, on time, and within budget. From organizing the construction site, to managing subcontractors, to ensuring all project deliverables are met, this workshop will provide valuable insights, practical strategies, and tools tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by site supervisors. This workshop is methodically crafted to equip you with the tools and expertise necessary to thrive in this demanding role. Get ready to enhance your leadership abilities, optimize project efficiency, and foster a culture of excellence on the construction site. 

The course is worth 10 Gold Seal Credits

Building with Confidence will help you understand:

  • Communication and Leadership
  • Construction Fundamentals, Project Delivery Methods, and Construction Law
  • Pre-construction Project Planning
  • Start-up and Mobilization
  • Construction Operations
  • Construction Closeout

Whether you are a seasoned site supervisor looking to sharpen your skills or an aspiring professional aiming to break into the construction industry, this workshop is tailored to meet your needs and help you achieve your career goals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your construction site management career to new heights. Enroll today and unlock your potential as a construction site supervisor!


CCA Member $1699 (+GST) Non-Member $1999 (+GST)

Series 1- October 9,16, 23, 30 & November 6,13, 20 & 27 , 2024 -2:00PM-6:00PM

8 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Series 2 - October 10,17, 24, 31 & November 7,14, 21 & 28, 2024 -10:30PM-2:30PM

8 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

Why Choose This Workshop: 

Expert-Led Training: Learn from industry an expert with years of hands-on experience in construction site management. 

Practical Insights: Gain practical insights and real-world examples that you can apply directly to your projects. 

Practical Learning Tools: Receive a “Building with Confidence: Site Supervisor Practical Skills Workshop” manual. The 600-page comprehensive manual on project processes and procedures for site supervisors serves as an indispensable tool for navigating every aspect of the project lifecycle. It provides clear, step-by-step instructions including checklists and templates, along with best practices and insights gleaned from years of industry experience. 

Interactive Learning: Participate in interactive activities such as group discussions, exercises and polls. Learners are encouraged to participate actively, ask questions, and explore concepts in depth. 

Career Advancement: Enhance your resume and stand out to employers with your relevant skills in construction site management. 

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow construction professionals, share experiences, and expand your professional network. 


What You’ll Learn: 

Communication and Leadership: Develop essential communication and leadership skills to effectively build and manage teams, resolve conflicts, and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. Topics include supervisors as leaders, fundamental functions of management, key attributes of a successful site supervisor, team building and maintenance and more! 

Construction Fundamentals, Project Delivery Methods, and Construction Law: Optimize project efficiency, minimize risk and achieve successful project outcomes by understanding basic principles. Topics include construction project stakeholders, project constraints, project delivery methods, construction law, contracts, specifications, drawings and more! 

Pre-construction Project Planning: Understand one of the most critical phases of any construction project phase which involves comprehensive preparation and strategic decision-making before the actual construction work begins. Investing time and resources in pre-construction planning ultimately pays dividends in the form of smoother project execution, satisfied clients, and a sterling reputation within the construction industry. Topics include development of the construction execution plan, budget, schedule of values, procurement, site-specific safety plan, hoisting plan, traffic management plan, ordering materials, managing labour and more! 

Start-up and Mobilization:  Realize how start-up and mobilization lay the foundation for success by putting essential systems, processes, and resources in place. This pivotal phase offers a multitude of benefits to the project by setting the tone for efficient project execution and overall project success. Topics include site logistics, jurisdictional constraints, the physical site, storage areas, building access, movement of workers and materials, emergency response planning, layout planning, security, site offices, temporary services, environmental management planning, waste management planning, material handling, material laydown areas and more! 

Construction Operations: Understand how construction operations is the backbone of a construction project, and how construction site supervisors play a pivotal role in ensuring their success. By mastering the art of coordination, resource management, quality control, safety, and communication, supervisors can navigate the complexities of construction operations with confidence and deliver exceptional outcomes. Topics include safety control, managing costs, schedule, quality control, jobsite documentation control, physical resources, subcontractors, jobsite communication, direct labour, risk, commissioning, deficiencies and occupancy, substantial performance, building turnover and more! 

Construction Closeout: Develop essential skills for closing out a project. As construction projects near completion, the phase of closeout becomes a crucial stage for construction site supervisors. Closeout encompasses a series of essential tasks and procedures aimed at ensuring that the project is finalized smoothly, all requirements are met, and the transition to post-construction activities is seamless. Topics include project cleanup, closing out subcontractors the owner, and the internal team, managing final commissioning, the warranty period and more! 

Current Site Supervisors: Experienced professionals already working in construction who want to enhance their skills, stay updated with industry best practices, and improve their career prospects.

Aspiring Site Supervisors: Individuals who are working in other roles within the construction industry (such as foremen, or site supervisors) and aspire to advance their careers to become site supervisors.

Construction Managers and Project Managers: Professionals who oversee multiple construction projects and want to deepen their understanding of on-site management to better coordinate and manage project teams and resources.

Recent Graduates and Entry-Level Professionals: Individuals who have recently graduated with degrees in construction management, engineering, or related fields and are seeking to enter the construction industry with a strong foundation in site management principles.

Career Changers: Individuals from other industries who are interested in transitioning into the construction sector and see site supervisor roles as a viable and attractive career path.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Lee Kelly, M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, Constructing Minds Inc. | President

Lee knows construction because she has built it. With over 30 years of construction management/General Contracting experience under her belt she has extensive knowledge of construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee is a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, and the winner of the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence.” Her enthusiasm for training makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after trainer.

  • A laptop or desktop computer to access the workshop and participate in the exercises. The computer must have microphone and speaker capability to participate.  It is highly suggested to use headphones plugged into the computer so that the audio connection with the workshop is clear and background noise is kept to a minimum. A camera is not required.
  • All participants will be required to download this link: Windows:  OR for Mac: . Please note: if you have previously downloaded Adobe Connect, please use this link to download the updated version. This link will also be provided in the “welcome” email sent to all participants.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.