Emerging Leaders Institute

The ECA and FMI are pleased to a lauch the Emergin Leaders Instititute (ELI) in Alberta for the first time. Building on our relationship from our ECA/FMI Canadian Leadership Institute (CLI), which began in 2015, the ELI is a new program focused on developing emerging leaders.

About the Program

Who will run your construction company when you’re gone? What are you doing to prepare your emerging managers to become your successors to manage and lead your company into the future?

Just being a technically skilled builder is not good enough in today’s competitive construction market. Industry research shows that the construction industry has done a good job of developing the knowledge base and technical skills of employees, but a poor job of developing
management skills. Although people need to have a solid foundation of technical knowledge, the most successful leaders of the future will have also developed strong management, leadership and business skills in order to grow their company’s profitability.

  • Identify your own communications style and learn practical
    skills for dealing with different types of individuals

  • Learn the difference between leadership and management
  • Understand how to create a culture of accountability, gain
    respect and develop people to achieve superior performance.

  • Build productive, long-term client relationships with a strong
    commitment to customer satisfaction that will help turn your
    clients into “raving fans”

  • Learn new behaviors to improve your time-mastery skills and
    your personal productivity

  • Develop your individual action plan that can be tracked and
    monitored over time to ensure lasting benefits from attending
    this program

Who Should Attend

Emerging Leaders Institute is designed for new managers or those
identified as having supervisory responsibilities in the future. Examples

  • New or potential managers
  • Departmental managers
  • Project managers
  • Assistang project managers
  • Project engineers
  • Estimators
  • Field leaders/foremen/superintendents

Why FMI?


Industry demographic trends show an inevitable shortage of comptent leadership to take over the next generation of construction management positions.The FMI Emerging Managers Institute has been one of its most successful, interactive programs for more than 25 years. This program is designed to provide practical business management skills to build effective
leaders for the future.


Why FMI?

For over 65 years, FMI has served the engineering and construction infrastructure and the built environment as a trusted advisor. FMI designs all of its programs and courses with you in mind. Instructors use both traditional classroom methods and real-world interactive exercises, which represent problems and challenges faced in everyday work environments. Our consultants provide a unique perspective as they draw on FMI’s 65 years of experience working with construction and engineering firms. In addition to designing and leading these programs, our instructors are well-respected consultants, authors and thought leaders in the construction industry.

In Person Agenda

Day 1 

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Reception 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Day 2

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Day 3

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Online Agenda

Day 1

  • FMI's Management Model
  • Managaing your personality and others

Day 2

  • Communication skills
  • Delegation skills

Day 3

  • Team Building Skills
  • Time Management

Day 4

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Client Management