F21: Future Leaders Program

 

Full Program

Monday, April 12

All Times EDT
10:45  - 11:00 a.m.

Conference Opening and Welcome

11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

Live Education Session

What Is Your CM Value Quotient?

Learn how CMs add value from three successful industry leaders to get-a-leg-up in a rapidly changing world.  This session highlights the importance of both project and personal success and offers advice to early career professionals based on lessons learned shared by CMAA College of Fellows in their recently published Career Guide, "What is Your Construction Management VQ (Value Quotient)?"

Lisa Sachs, FAIA, CCM, FCMAA - Managing Principal - Cumming
Christine Marez - Director - Cumming
Omoné Livingston, CCM - President & CEO -O2EPCM, Inc.

12:15  - 1:15 p.m.

Live Opening Plenary Session & Keynote

Think Like a Genius: Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving

Creativity is vital to the success of your projects, and innovation is a huge key for your company to be more competitive. This session is essential for your competitive advantage and industry survival. Not only will you increase your own creativity, but you will implement ideas that will make you or company more innovative.

Brent Darnell - BDI Consulting

1:30  - 2:30 p.m.

Live Education Session

The Top 5 Ways to Advance Your Career

You have your degree, and you have some experience, and now what? In this riveting presentation, Domingo Camarano, President and Rebecca Jones, CEO of Safework CM will present a top 5 list of ways to advance your career. Filled with practical and specific advice regarding improving your technical, project, and business skills, as well as a discussion of the growing importance of building and using relationships, Domingo and Rebecca bring you a fascinating look into the real world of career advancement in the current age.

Rebecca Jones, FCMAA - CEO - SafeworkCM
Domingo Camarano - President - SafeworkCM

2:45  - 3:45 p.m.

Sponsor Demos

Join some of the industry's most innovative companies as they share the latest insights into the products, services, and other offerings.

4:00  - 4:30 p.m.

CMAA Forums

Drones | Software

CMAA Member Forums are open roundtable discussions with members who share common interests. These frank dialogs allow members to discuss key issues, share ideas, develop relationships, and learn from each other. Please plan on joining the conversation!

4:30  - 5:00 p.m.

Meet the CMAA Board of Directors

This is your chance to meet the CMAA Board of Directors and ask them questions about the future of the Association as well as the industry.

5:15  - 6:15 p.m.

Wellness

Join your fellow attendees for a gentle, end-of-the-day yoga practice led by Elle Everett, E-RYT 200, RYT 500. Elle believes that yoga is for everybody and that it is not about how deep you go into a pose but rather the integrity of the pose to avoid injuries. Elle will lead the virtual practice from their studio located in the heart of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in a registered Civil War Building.

Tuesday, April 13

All Times EDT
10:45  - 11:00 a.m.

Daily Welcome

11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

Live Concurrent Education Sessions

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA): Financial Management Essentials for the Non-Financial Manager

Discover how to track and interpret the financials throughout the lifecycle of a construction project as well as detailed elements for financial tracking, monitoring, communicating. Learn to adjust as the construction project evolves while carefully balancing budget and forecasting financials. The instructor will provide construction managers with a solid understanding of the essential financial aspects of managing any project to ensure its successful conclusion.

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Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA): Selecting and Using an Owner Advisor in Design-Build

With the rapid growth of design-build, the role of the Owner Advisor is becoming increasingly important. Varying Owner needs and the wide-ranging expertise of industry consultants can make it difficult for an Owner to prioritize needed services. DBIA has defined this important role, including feedback from various industry organizations such as CMAA, ACEC, LCI and many others. A panel of industry experts including an Owner, Owner Advisor, Design-Builder and Attorney will discuss how the role of an Owner Advisor in a collaborative design-build environment differs from the same role in a transactional design-bid-build environment. In this session you will review how the role of the Owner Advisor has evolved with the proliferation of collaborative project delivery, learn the expanded skillset required to be an effective Owner Advisor in design-build, discuss the broad array of services ranging from project delivery decision-making, to post-award project execution that Owners may seek from Owner Advisors, as well as understand how a “one team – one goal” mentality can drive success for all.

Praful Kulkarni, AIA- Director of Integrated Services/Principal - Cannon Design
Leofwin Clark - Vice President - Brown and Caldwell
Elizabeth Cousins, JD - Partner - Nossaman LLP
Molly Jones, AIA - President -Jones Design Studio, PLLC

12:15  - 1:15 p.m.

Live Plenary Session & Keynote

Demonstrate Commitment: Taking Safety from the Office to the Frontline

Every member of the organization fulfills a specific function to get the job done, and yet all are expected to be “responsible for safety.” How each person interprets that expectation is largely influenced by what they perceive is most important to their boss. Leaders have a particularly wide scope of influence and accountability, so it is critical that they demonstrate commitment to safety through both words and actions, just as they do for production. It starts with leading by example, but true leadership goes beyond wearing proper PPE and ensuring others do the same. This keynote focuses on tactical activities for all employees to create and sustain a culture of positive safety performance through leadership, communication, training, and recognition. Safety does not just happen – it is built through trust, consistency, and accountability. Audience members will learn how to integrate these principles into their daily routines and performance cycles.

Justin Ganschow - Business Development Manager - Caterpillar Inc.
 

1:30  - 2:30 p.m.

Sponsor Demos

Join some of the industry's most innovative companies as they share the latest insights into the products, services, and other offerings.

2:45  - 3:45 p.m.

CMAA Forums

Technology | Women in CM | Business Development

CMAA Member Forums are open roundtable discussions with members who share common interests. These frank dialogs allow members to discuss key issues, share ideas, develop relationships, and learn from each other. Please plan on joining the conversation!

4:00  - 5:00 p.m.

Community Conversation

Please join four of CMAA’s leaders for a conversation about their career paths and how their experiences prepared them for the leadership roles they now hold.

Luciana Burdi, Ph.D, CCM, Int. AIA - Director, Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs - Massachusetts Port Authority
Mimi Kronisch, PE, CCM - Partner - RK&K
Jason Lawson, CCM - Director - WSP
Khaled Naja - Executive Vice President - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Please note: schedule is subject to change.