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Academy Promotes Leadership for Women in Construction

Magazine article Techniques

Academy Promotes Leadership for Women in Construction

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THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (NCCER) AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (NAWIC) are partnering to host a leadership academy designed to help women be more effective leaders in the industry. The second annual Women's Leadership Academy, which will take place at Clemson University on October 25-28, targets business owners, office managers, projects managers, training coordinators and those seeking an opportunity to "elevate their careers and management and leadership roles within their company and the construction industry." NCCER offers construction management academies for project supervisors, project managers, and safety professionals, but is -co-offering this academy specifically for women as a way to give them opportunities to move up in the field.

In 2006, 9.6 percent of workers in the allied construction industry were female, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Julie Lyssy, NAWIC's marketing director said the academy gives women in the field an opportunity to be in an environment where they can be comfortable while they get the education and training they need to succeed in the industry. Lyssy notes that women in construction don't move up the ladder quite as quickly as their male contemporaries and often it is because they lack the education and training they need to do so. A forum such as this offers them an opportunity to get the education they need in a short timeframe. And since continuing education is necessary for those working in construction, the academy, also serves as an invaluable tool for professional development.

The academy offers three days of intense training sessions covering topics such as leadership and management styles, negotiating techniques, time management, productivity, and conflict resolution. …

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