Leadership and Management Courses at BRE Academy

Construction is an industry facing constant changes in situation, regulation and technology advances. Change is hard!

People often work as part of project groups or consortia, with collaboration standards and tools different in each. Yet familiar commercial and contractual structures may not encourage team working or collaboration. Perceptions prevail that collaboration is likely to be more costly, time consuming and resource hungry. (And done badly, this can be true)

It is unsurprising therefore that a need for better training and management in the construction industry is constantly being highlighted. Yet it has been noted that there is currently a lack of adequate training in the potential benefits of collaborative working techniques and the ingredients required. Very few professional bodies or academic institutions seem truly prepared to advocate and promote new approaches.

BRE Academy steps up

To address these needs, BRE Academy has introduced a range of leadership and management courses — albeit applicable more generally and open to all.

In line with current trends and scientific thinking rather than just the latest buzz, the Academy has teamed with leadership development specialists to create a range of learning experiences for our customers, delivered by qualified individuals with subject expertise.

In true BRE Academy style, the formats are flexible and deliver really practical, career enhancing tools and skills.

The full package offering for management teams ranges from team assessment tools to bespoke training (delivered on client premises) and mentoring – in person or remotely. This will appeal to a range of budgets and preferred learning styles.

With topics like mentoring, mindfulness, leadership and even specific areas of ‘pain’ like change management and holding difficult conversations, BRE Academy has a truly flexible menu of training:

Webinars: These webinars are free and offer a taste of the wider training, as well as delivering important, topic specific, usable information. Find out when the next one is here [link to webinars]

Workshops: Workshops allow interaction with other professionals who may face similar challenges and offer new views. Find out what courses are already scheduled here [link to classroom training]

Mentoring: Mentoring is an invaluable in reaching career goals and objectives. The relationship does not replace training or management, but rather creates a space to create greater clarity on career choices, career goals and problem solving from a different perspective. (Mentors have also been accredited to offer Coaching & Mentoring qualifications at Level 5 & 7.)

Bespoke leadership training: If a team can’t come to BRE Academy, BRE Academy can come to the team. Bespoke training can be developed for any organization wishing to develop best practise for management, collaboration and teamwork.

To find out more, book a professional mentor or discuss bespoke leadership training, please contact:

Virginia Cinquemani

Virginia.Cinquemani@bre.co.uk

Call: +44(0)333 321 88 11

Where leadership and management training may prove useful:

BREEAM APs, BREEAM Associates, Site Sustainability Managers and BREEAM Assessors
BRE Academy proudly supports training and development of BREEAM APs, Assessors, Associates and Site Sustainability Managers on technical subjects. With an in depth understanding of the specific challenges faced, a natural extension is Leadership and Management to enable this expertise to be implemented.
For example. BREEAM APs, BREEAM Associates, Site Sustainability Managers and BREEAM Assessors face the daily challenge of coordinating design teams around sustainability and championing BREEAM in contexts that are not always favourable. They need to negotiate with clients and contractors, and might face conflict. They need to show strong leadership and management skills, which might not be part of their skill set or formal training path.

BIM professionals
The BRE Academy already supports and develops the training and development of BIM professionals on technical subjects, and the new Leadership and Management courses provide the essential ‘soft’ skills to face your day-to-day challenges (although we acknowledge that ‘soft’ skills are often the hardest ones).
Along with welcomed improvements in the management and coordination of design projects, BIM implies major changes in the dynamics and roles of project teams, as well as in their working practices. This can generate conflicts and resistance to change in the wider teams. Qualified BIM professionals need to demonstrate leadership and management skills to overcome daily challenges and bring projects to successful closure.