Ottawa Construction Association

CST: Effective Meetings & Delegation in Construction

Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course
Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 3 hours


OCA Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $225.00


About Construction Supervisor Training (CST):

CST puts an emphasis on practical knowledge, providing participants with the skills and resources needed to excel at new challenges on the job site. This comprehensive program provides it all and is delivered in manageable segments by Subject Matter Experts.

CST is comprised of 8 Modules:

Modules may be taken in any order. Upon completing all 8 modules you will be able to register for the Construction Supervisor Training Certificate program graduation ceremony where you will be presented with a Construction Supervisor Training (ICI) Certificate of Achievement.

Individuals are free to take any Construction Supervisor Training module without pursuing the Certificate.

Effective Meetings & Delegation in Construction:

Part 1: Effective Meetings

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 module is intended to help supervisors understand and facilitate the critical role productive and efficient meetings play in the success of projects and in team dynamics. In this module, participants will discuss the characteristics of effective meetings, and practice best practices for being an engaged and productive meeting participant. Participants will also practice techniques for leading effective meetings.

Part 2: Delegation

Construction supervisors should be able to delegate appropriate work to team members and ensure that work is completed to expectations.  Delegating effectively means understanding the type of work or responsibilities that can be delegated and how to match delegated tasks with appropriate individuals.  Delegating effectively also means being willing and able to follow through to ensure tasks get completed correctly and in the manner expected.

This module is intended to help participants use delegation as a strategy for achieving work goals more effectively and for developing staff. In this module, participants will discuss the concept of delegation and how it compares to other management practices and tendencies. They will gain an understanding of the important role delegation plays in productivity and supervision by discussing the benefits of delegation and the symptoms of poor and/or the lack of delegation. Participants will also learn guidelines for determining when and to whom to delegate.

With this 3 hour module you will earn ½ Gold Seal Credit; coffee and snacks will be provided.


  • Describe the characteristics of a successful meeting
  • Reflect on our own behaviour as a meeting participant
  • Demonstrate being an effective meeting leader
  • Facilitate meeting discussions
  • Handle difficult participants
  • Understand delegation as a management practice
  • Know when and when not to delegate
  • Decide who to delegate to
  • Use the delegation process



Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course