Ottawa Construction Association

CST: Effective Meetings & Delegation in Construction

Upcoming Sessions
Apr 20, 2020
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Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 6.5 hours


OCA Members: $250.00
Non-Members: $325.00


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 9 Modules:

1.    Oh Crap, I'm A Supervisor   
2.    Effective Meetings & Delegation
3.    Ethics & Integrity in Construction   
4.    Conflict Resolution
5.   Great Communicators Make Great Supervisors
6.    Human Resources Practices
7.    Coaching Skills for Supervisors
8.   Building High Performance Teams
9.    IHSA Basics of Supervising   

Modules may be taken in any order. After completing all 9 modules you can request to receive the Construction Supervisor Training (ICI) Certificate of Achievement.

A Graduation ceremony will be held annually to recognize those who complete the Certificate Program.

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

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.

This 6.5 hour module provides you with coffee, snacks, lunch and a course certificate worth 1 Gold Seal Credit.


  • 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
Apr 20, 2020
Click to Register