March 27, 2019 - March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Omaha Regency Marriott
10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Ne, 68114

MCA-Omaha Koontz Seminar: Sessions 3 & 4

John Koontz will be delivering 8 days of valuable training to project managers between 2018 and 2021.  The two 2019 sessions will be on March 27th and 28th.  

Have a brand new project manager?  How about a foreman with a few years under his belt?  What about a seasoned project manager that could use a new spark to ignite some energy and confidence into their leadership role? SEND THEM!  This series of 8 courses will be stand-alone in nature, but we suggest for seminar attendees to dive into all 8 days to get the ultimate Koontz training experience.


John Koontz has been teaching mechanical contractors for over 25 years.  He was a tenured professor at Purdue University in the CM Department before joining with MCAA to teach at the Institute for Project Management & the Advanced Institute for Project Management, as well as a plethora of courses on the road at local MCAA chapters.  John also spent 15 years as a mechanical contractor.  MCA-Omaha is extremely lucky to have such a practical, knowledgeable, and popular presenter back in Omaha!


Wednesday, March 27th – ALL DAY COURSE

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Seminar (lunch provided from 11:30 – 12:30 PM)

Essential Management Skills for the Project Manager

Participants will gain an understanding of the essential traits, skills, and behaviors that allow for effective management.

Topics Include: Leadership and management skills, management ability vs technical savvy, the importance of organization and standardization, motivating others to perform, managing the boss, delegating skills, communication skills, and working with difficult people.


Thursday, March 28th  – MORNING COURSE

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM Course
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Optional Lunch

Basic Negotiating Skills for the Project Manager

Mechanical project managers spend a part of each day negotiating change orders, subcontracts, equipment and material purchases, rental equipment rates, submittal and shop drawing approvals, time and space allocation, back charges, etc., but most have no formal training in negotiations.  This session provides basic skills to improve these individuals’ negotiating abilities and increase their comfort level.


Thursday, March 28th  – AFTERNOON COURSE

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Optional Lunch
12:30 – 4:30 PM Course

Profitably Managing Your Subcontractor

Subcontractors represent a significant portion of most mechanical contracts and the performance of your subcontractors is a direct reflection of your own performance in the eyes of the owner, construction manager, or general contractor.  When mechanical subcontractors are properly managed by the project manger and foreman, mechanical contractor risk is low, customer satisfaction is high, and strong

long-term relationships are developed between the mechanical contractor and their subcontractors.

Includes: Writing good subcontracts, review of subcontractor scope of work, managing change orders, proper communication, developing strong relationships, managing safety, billing, payment procedures, and documentation.


Suggested Attendees:

Project Managers


Please register below by March 18th.

Please contact Michele at 402.592.3330 with questions.

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