Online learning at the Construction Institute - by Chris Kullstroem

May 15, 2020 - Connecticut
Chris Kullstroem

Since late March, the Construction Institute members and team have risen to the challenge of helping our community combat these changing and challenging times. Bringing an entire new line of education to your laptop, desktop and phone screens, the result is CI’s Free Webinar Series: Managing Today’s Reality.

Topics addressed in CI’s webinar series cover a range of issues faced in the AEC/O industry (and beyond), from changes in construction contracts and schedules to necessary adjustments at home and with social distancing. Presenters, including CI’s members and instructors who are experts in design and construction, construction law, insurance, facilities management, and leadership, have created a special series of free webinars to support industry professionals. New webinars are scheduled each week and can be found on CI’s website, construction.org, as well as a list of previous webinars available as recordings (free for CI members and $10 for non-members).

In addition to weekly webinars, CI’s spring workshops have also moved online. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills You Can Use, Financial Management of Facilities and Construction Management II are available this May and June through online platforms for the first time with classroom sessions resuming in the fall. New and renewing members have access to two free workshops.

Lunch n’ Learns have also been added to CI’s education calendar and enable participants to earn AIA credits. The Institute’s Project Management Certificate Program is fully online, attracting enrollees from around the country and the globe.

Beyond these virtual classrooms, CI has also embraced transitioning socials and programs to the computer screen. Monthly Drop-In Socials through Zoom enable CI members and members-to-be to network through games and the ever-needed comradery needed while social distancing.

For more information on all of CI’s upcoming education, socials and online programs, head to construction.org.

Chris Kullstroem is the professional education director at Construction Institute, Hartford, Conn.

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