Upcoming Courses

WCA is Your Source for Industry Education

Check out our Upcoming Courses and register for the dates and topics that fit your schedule.

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We want to hear from you! Contact Peggy Zurkan (204-775-8664 ext. 2248) for anything about WCA Education.


  • April 25, 2018 - April 26, 2018
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Construction Industry Explained Are you new to the construction industry or a longtime employee interested in understanding all the pieces of the industry? Construction 101: Building Knowledge is designed to put the pieces of the construction industry puzzle together. Participants have called this session a master’s course in construction because of the vast and (more…)


  • April 27, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Be ready for your CM-Lean exam on Friday, May 4th! This half-day session provides a comprehensive review of all 7 modules of the Lean Construction Education Program.  We will cover the critical topics of each module and review dozens of example questions to ensure you are well prepared for the CM-Lean exam. Facilitator: Jim Johnston (more…)


  • Morning Session
    April 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Afternoon Session
    April 30, 2018
    12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Conducted by CCDC members and contributors to CCDC documents, this CCDC seminar features both a morning and afternoon session, as well as a free bonus luncheon presentation on new and updated CCDC documents. Morning Session – “Project Delivery – Choosing the Best Method” Afternoon Session – “Understanding Procurement and Contracting” Luncheon Presentation – “New and Updated CCDC (more…)


  • May 1, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Whether the focus is an email response to a client, a memo to employees, a service report, a job diary, a tweet, or a text, this session will help you craft communications that meet the specific needs of your target audience, achieve your company’s purpose, and convey an image of professionalism. This session will give (more…)


  • May 2, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In the construction industry, competition is fierce and deadlines are short. Whether you are bidding on a large construction project or describing your renovation services to a commercial client, you need to make the right impression and ensure that your costs are accurate. Once you have won the bid and the project has begun, a (more…)


  • May 2, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

This session will introduce you to all aspects of BUILDWORKS and BUILDCAST and will cover installation, project lists, plan viewing, spec and addenda, online booking, document searching, running bulletins, keyword search and self bidding. Receive instruction on the Plan Viewer, which features measuring and counting tools, printing options and tricks. This session will also show (more…)


  • May 3, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive (more…)


  • Morning Session
    May 4, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Winnipeg Construction Association is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to locally achieve your AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean).   The CM-Lean denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program.  You must have completed all seven units of (more…)


  • May 8, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Communicating effectively is a critical component to a supervisor’s success. As a construction supervisor, you spend a significant amount of time in interpersonal situations, leading others to move a project along and get work done. Good communication can increase performance and reduce conflicts, helping you become a successful leader. Great Communicators Make Great Supervisors focuses on (more…)


  • May 11, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session covers the City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw, the Manitoba Building Code and the Manitoba Fire Code requirements that pertain to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings in the City of Winnipeg. In addition, the Richardson Report that can be applied to the rehabilitation and change of use of some existing buildings (more…)


  • May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Solid Bidding is the Core of Your Business The Fundamentals of Electrical Estimating: Suderman Course #1 is an intense 2-day hands-on course designed to introduce the basic principles of Electrical estimating and its applications. Your estimates will be done in a systematic way; from start to the final bid price. The forms supplied are easy to (more…)


  • May 16, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • May 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive program (more…)


  • May 24, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This Construction Industry Ethics & Integrity course – developed by the construction industry for the construction industry, is designed to foster your company’s good reputation, reduce your risks, increase profitability and help you succeed. Ethical behaviour is paramount in the construction industry. By maintaining high ethical standards, and being consistent in our practices, we thrive (more…)


  • May 28, 2018 - May 29, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Do your projects wind up taking much longer than planned and costing more than budgeted? Do you need help organizing, managing, and tracking all your projects? In this hands-on, two-day workshop, you will learn how to effectively manage projects by leveraging the power of MS Project. This session was designed to teach you how to (more…)


  • May 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Can’t make it down to the WCA office? Take BUILDWORKS and BUILDCAST training from the comfort of your home or office! This free webinar hosted by a WCA staff member will walk you through the BUILDWORKS and BUILDCAST systems. This session will introduce you to all aspects of BUILDWORKS and BUILDCAST and will cover installation, (more…)


  • May 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Microsoft Excel is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use spreadsheet program, popular for creating spreadsheets, analyzing data, and charting information. This introductory session is intended to help all novice users get up to speed with Microsoft Excel. At the end of this one-day workshop, you will feel more capable and confident using Excel in your everyday role. (more…)


  • May 31, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this session, you will learn how to use advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Upon completion of this training, you will be capable of organizing table data, presenting data as charts, and enhancing the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects. Topics: Worksheet Organization: (more…)


  • June 5, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

As a construction supervisor, you need to recognize and respond to conflicts constructively in order to maintain productivity and solidarity in your crew. Effective conflict resolution skills will enable you to deal with issues promptly and fairly, but also to recognize when issues need to be escalated in the chain of command. The Conflict Management (more…)


  • June 7, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

There is an old saying that those who refuse to read and understand the terms of their construction contracts are doomed to failure…   The Canadian Construction Association Trade Contractors Council published a new CCA 53 in 2016 to assist trade contractors in reviewing contracts, no matter what their position in relation to the project.  CCA (more…)


  • June 8, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

  Construction Management (CM) form of project delivery takes a team approach to the construction process. The concept joins the Owner, Consultant and Contractor in a team whose objective is to deliver the project with emphasis on time, budget and constructability.  The CCDC developed three CM contract forms: CCDC 5A Construction Management Contract – For (more…)


  • June 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • September 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • October 10, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • October 18, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Construction supervisors often play a key role in ensuring human resource regulations, policies and practices are applied fairly and consistently on the work site. To do so, supervisors need to interpret and apply human resource management policies and practices as defined by the company and/or by the industry. The Human Resource Practices module is intended (more…)


  • October 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Construction supervisors must be reasonably familiar with the overall project, and very familiar with their portion of the project in order to lead their crew efficiently and effectively.  The planning horizon may vary from one day ahead to a few weeks ahead, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Once work is planned, (more…)


  • November 13, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you eager to involve employees as much as possible in your own performance management? Coaching gives supervisors the skills to reinforce good performance and address poor  performance. Coaching is tough on the problem but not tough on the person and that is why it works. Coaching Skills for Supervisors will help you build the skills (more…)


  • November 14, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • November 21, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Part 1: Effective Meetings in Construction Construction supervisors both attend and lead meetings.  As meeting participants, effective supervisors need to be well prepared, and willing and able to offer constructive input. As effective meeting leaders, supervisors need to be able to plan and conduct well organized meetings that will achieve specific objectives. This (more…)


  • November 21, 2018
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

As a construction supervisor, building strong teams is critical to achieving project goals. Crews that identify as a team recognize the benefit of teamwork and of contributing to the team’s goals. Supervisors who are strong team leaders can develop their crews into a high performance team – that is, a team that provides its products (more…)


  • December 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)