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Course Descriptions

Continuing Education Classes Seminars and Workshops

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Business Management for Building Professionals

6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
6.0 CE, American Institute of Architects (AIA)/ (HSW)/ (SD) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB

* * UPDATE * *Those participating in CAPS courses AND would like to be exempt from the Business Management for Building Professionals course in order to earn the CAPS designation. The CAPS Board of Governors recently approved the inclusion of the IDC credential as one that will exempt students from having to participate in the Business Management for Building Professionals course.

“Designation holders exempt from this requirement are CGR, GMR, CGA, CGB, GMB, CGP, Master CGP, CR, CKD, CBD, CMKBD, AIA, Professional ASID, IDC, GRI and CCIM. Proof of active membership is required. Individuals who have earned an MBA from an accredited university within 10 years of submitting a CAPS graduation application also are exempt, but encouraged to take the course because it focuses on business principles relevant to residential construction.”

Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: * Identify common business challenges and ways to overcome them. * Describe the three basic functional areas of a business. * Describe how to plan effectively for achieving business success. * Describe the organization and processes that a company needs to have in place to run efficiently.* Identify methods for recruiting, interviewing, training and retaining quality personnel.* Identify performance tools to help you achieve success.* Identify methods for evaluating your progress.

Instructors: Dale Armstrong, CGB, Kris Alberti, CGP, CAPS, Daimon Doyle, CGB, Joe Irons, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, GMR

Class Date(s)Starts-EndsCourse TitleLocationMbr FeeNon-Mbrs 
Fri Sep 8, 201708:00-05:00 Business Management for Building ProfessionalsMBA of Pierce County * TacomaCustomCustom Register
Wed Sep 20, 201708:00-05:00 Business Management for Building ProfessionalsBIA of Whatcom County-BellinghamCustomCustom Register
Fri Oct 27, 201708:00-05:00 Business Management for Building ProfessionalsWonder Envision Create-Pt. HadlockCustomCustom Register

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