Upcoming Courses

WCA is Your Source for Industry Education

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


  • December 11, 2018 - December 12, 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…)


  • 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…)


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

What does it take to be on the winning team?   If you’ve ever wanted to sit across the table from experts in the field, then this session is for you. Whether you are the owner with a project request, the design consultant creating, reviewing or participating in the process, the general contractor responding or (more…)


  • December 14, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Be ready for your CM-Lean exam on Monday, December 17! 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
    December 17, 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…)


  • January 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session provides participants with a basic understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.8. Mezzanines and Openings through Floor Assemblies of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. The mezzanine and interconnected floor space requirements of the NBCC can have a major impact (more…)


  • January 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Gain insight on the anatomy of a delay claim from its origins to its resolution. In this session, you will acquire practical suggestions on how to properly provide notice of a delay claim and proper documentation of delay claims. This session will also include all forms of dispute resolution, from negotiation to mediation to arbitration (more…)


  • January 15, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

As a supervisor, you can be the cornerstone of your company’s success. Your role is much more than overseeing the work of a construction crew. It involves managing unique people in unique situations. This session will challenge you to become more than simply the boss; it will challenge you to become an authentic leader. Oh (more…)


  • January 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Is proper detailed planning becoming a lost art in the construction industry? This course aims to reverse that trend by providing foremen with a strong model that will improve their crew’s performance and the company’s bottom line. You’ll be taken through a back-to-basics approach to site and task planning that can be applied to any (more…)


  • January 29, 2019 - January 31, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In today’s competitive construction industry, it is important that your team has the proper training and knowledge to succeed in the marketplace. Beyond the work boots, hard hats and heavy machinery, your staff members are the best asset and competitive edge to your company. The Project Management Skills Academy provides project managers, project coordinators and (more…)


  • February 1, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

Construction companies are frequently being targeted by hackers for malicious reasons.  Learn from a technical services and network infrastructure expert about what cybercrime is and the technology risks your business may be exposed to. You will leave this session with real-world tools to help you assess your cyber security and how you can take actions (more…)


  • February 7, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This Construction Industry Ethics 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 both personally (more…)


  • February 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements for wall, floor and ceiling assemblies to be constructed as fire separations with a required fire-resistance rating.   For more information: Building Code 2018-19 Schedule   A light breakfast will be served.   This session is ideal (more…)


  • February 11, 2019
    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…)


  • February 12, 2019
    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…)


  • February 13, 2019 - February 14, 2019
    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…)


  • February 15, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Is your inbox out of control? Have important tasks been falling through the cracks? Are you spending too much time looking for things? It’s estimated that email makes up 90 per cent of correspondence in today’s construction environment. Managing and organizing your Outlook inbox is essential to increasing your efficiency. In this one-day hands-on workshop, (more…)


  • February 20, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lean thinking is a mindset and a philosophy that can extend to all aspects of work and life. This workshop will dig into this mindset, improve how you influence, communicate and work with others through simple techniques. At the end of this session, you will be able to leverage these techniques to cause positive change (more…)


  • February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lean Construction does not ONLY apply to project-specific delivery and execution, it applies to all work activity within our companies, including the office environment. This workshop will build on the fundamental lean thinking to target application of techniques in office management and process optimization. New ideas will be explored on how to approach common problems (more…)


  • February 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

As a leader, are you looking to be competitive at the next level, improve engagement, leverage talent, increase agility and create sustainability for the future? Then it’s time for a paradigm shift. This workshop will go beyond the project delivery and will focus on changes in leadership strategy, management approach, habits and personal behaviors. In (more…)


  • February 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

This session will cover the law of bidding and tendering, current issues, and best practices. Topics include the forms and terms of tenders, bid security, bid depositories, and court decisions that have affected the process.   For more information about the series of Construction Law sessions: Construction Law Breakfast Series 2018-2019   The session is ideal for: Management, (more…)


  • February 26, 2019 - February 27, 2019
    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…)


  • March 5, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in controlling and reducing expenses, increasing cash flow, and improving profits? Profitable Contracting covers the essentials of operations and finance for contractors. In this one-day interactive session, you will discover how to recognize problem projects, identify unwanted expenses, increase productivity, and manage overhead expenses – all of which result in a more (more…)


  • March 6, 2019 - March 7, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sharpen your financial skills with this two-day interactive training session. Learn the vocabulary required to properly understand financial reports. Participate in financial analyses so you can control overhead costs, produce effective job cost reports, and discover opportunities for improvement. Bridge the knowledge gap for non-financial managers and improve the financial status of your company. Be (more…)


  • March 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2015 National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) requirements for fire department access to buildings, maintenance of fire protection systems and the storage and handling of dangerous goods in buildings.   For more information: Building Code 2018-19 Schedule   A light breakfast will be served. (more…)


  • March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you a construction professional working in the healthcare market or are you looking to expand into this area?   The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), in conjunction with the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), is offering the only course in Canada designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare construction professionals. Course sessions (more…)


  • March 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in meeting or beating deadlines and reducing costs without sacrificing quality? Do you want to satisfy your customers and your shareholders? Keep pace with the competitive marketplace and learn all about how Lean Construction can help your company decrease waste, and become more effective and more efficient. This practical full-day session is (more…)


  • March 15, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

You’ve done the work but haven’t been paid. Now what? This session will cover how to collect on unpaid debts. We will discuss how to pick a successful claim, quantifying damages, avoiding limitation period problems, navigating small claims court, and enforcing a judgment (seizing land, bank accounts, wages, personal property, etc.).   For more information (more…)


  • March 19, 2019
    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…)


  • April 3, 2019
    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…)


  • April 3, 2019
    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…)


  • April 9, 2019 - April 10, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth two-day hands-on course that provides the participant with the opportunity to learn advance electrical estimating techniques for systems, distribution, service equipment, motor power and control.   Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is a prerequisite. Labour manual and scale previously provided in Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 to be (more…)


  • April 12, 2019
    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…)


  • April 16, 2019
    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…)


  • April 30, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in creating and navigating smart, information-rich document sets from converted Microsoft Office and CAD files? With Bluebeam Revu: Basic, you will learn how to annotate drawings with customizable markup and measurement tools and work on the same 2D and 3D PDFs with project partners in the office or in the field. The (more…)


  • May 1, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to accurately estimate construction quantities and costs using Bluebeam Revu.   NOTE: A full understanding of the estimating process is required prior to taking this course. It is recommended that you complete the Estimating for ICI Projects session, which is offered twice a year at (more…)


  • May 2, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take plain PDF construction documents and create smart PDFs that give your project team(s) accurate and up-to-date information at all times.   Topics:  Organizing your documents  Creating a navigable drawing set  Managing changes and revisions  Slip sheeting  Navigating and distributing   This session (more…)


  • May 7, 2019
    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…)


  • May 10, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the requirements found in Section 3.8. Accessibility of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) applicable to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the NBCC. This session will also focus on Manitoba amendments to the requirements that have been adopted to apply in (more…)


  • May 14, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • May 15, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • May 16, 2019
    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…)


  • May 17, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

  The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has developed two new design-build contract forms: CCDC 14 – Design-Build Stipulated Price Contract CCDC 15 – Design Services Contract between Design-Builder and Consultant   During this seminar, the CCDC Executive Secretary Eric Lee will explain to you the key philosophy behind these contract forms. There will be (more…)


  • May 28, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • May 29, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • May 30, 2019
    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…)


  • June 5, 2019 - June 6, 2019
    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…)


  • June 11, 2019
    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…)


  • June 13, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Be ready for your CM-Lean exam on Monday, June 17! 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
    June 17, 2019
    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…)