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People. Process. Quality. Results. In Search of Construction Management Excellence

People. Process. Quality. Results.  In Search of Construction Management Excellence!

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) invites professional construction managers, faculty, students, and all those involved in the construction process to submit a presentation proposal(s) for the 2018 CMAA National Conference & Trade Show. The conference theme is People. Process. Quality. Results. In Search of Construction Management Excellence.

The 2018 conference will focus on building the skills needed to improve project delivery by connecting leadership and collaboration, program/project management, resiliency, technology, diversity and inclusion, collaborative delivery methods, and project controls with the core responsibilities and competencies of CM.

One of the objectives for the 2018 National Conference is to provide attendees with learning opportunities that lead to valuable insights into delivering excellence in CM by thinking differently about how people and processes intersect. The objective is to organize projects and teams that leverage technology into the CM environment creating organizations that are nimble and agile.

Another conference goal is to help CMs develop the leadership skills that will enable them to assume greater responsibility within the profession, the project team, and on the project site. By approaching people and processes as interconnected, attendees will learn to complement the abilities of owners and construction managers to ensure excellence in project designs and construction processes.

For 2018, CMAA has established a curricular framework that cross-references the core competencies of CM with the critical issues and topics facing leaders and practitioners today. Proposals for the 2018 National Conference should address both. Further, they can include emerging trends in practice and the industry and should provide content and learning opportunities that attendees cannot get elsewhere. Finally, education sessions are intended to address the different learning needs of professionals at different stages in their careers.

Proposals can address the topics in the matrix from any perspective – early-career, mid-career, post-certification, or late career and from a variety of experiences including lessons learned from failures or project “rescues.” Presenters are reminded that CMAA is project delivery neutral and, as such, encourages sessions that cover a variety of methods. Where possible, include materials on how owner organizations found value and a competitive edge through the application of connecting leadership and collaboration, program/project management, resiliency, technology, diversity and inclusion, collaborative delivery methods, and project controls in CM practices.

For complete directions and suggestions, please invite CMAA's website at http://nationalconference.cmaanet.org/submit-a-presentation-proposal.html. Deadline for submissions is May 4, 2018. 

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