Emerging Managers Institute

800.669.1364   professionaldevelopment@fminet.com

May 1-3, 2017
Raleigh, NC

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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
  • Gain insight into what it takes to be an effective leader
  • 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

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Who Is EMI For?

EMI is designed for new managers or those identified as having supervisory responsibilities in the future. Examples include:

  • Project Executives
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers/Project Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Departmental Managers

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

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Why FMI?

For over 60 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 instruction 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 60 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.


Program Times

Day 1
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Reception
Day 2
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 3
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Developing the Leader Within

  • Clarify the difference between management and leadership
  • Define your leadership style, motivations, and what energizes you
  • Lead the process of change within your organization
  • Define the qualities and attributes of influential leaders
  • Introduce the Peak Leader Model

Building Organizational Excellence

  • Enhance interaction and motivate your team by understanding generational and personality differences
  • Discuss a culture of accountability, gaining respect, and developing people into superstars
  • Employ internal and external networking strategies that yield results
  • Develop effective networking techniques

Creating a Highly Motivated, High-Performance Team

  • Define effective communication and necessary actions to enhancing feedback
  • Identify the unique characteristics of your people and ways to treat each of them in the way they want to be treated
  • Use mentoring to motivate effective change

Managing your Time, Priorities and Projects

  • Take a critical look at how you manage your time during the day/week
  • Discuss obstacles to improved productivity
  • Identify specific ways you can improve your time management, productivity and personal effectiveness with the support of the Time Mastery Profile

Defining Critical Customer Relationships

  • Build long-term client relations by developing self-awareness of effective communication techniques and instituting customer-focused networking
  • Leverage your management role into a key client relationship anchor
  • View every service interaction as an opportunity to build customer loyalty
  • Develop an attitude for unsurpassed customer service
  • Learn how market research leverages your competitive advantage

Action Planning

  • Write specific action items that will be tracked and monitored over a specified period of time
  • Differentiate between personal action items and items that will be addressed organizationally as suggestions to your firm

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EMI – Before Attending

There are two items to complete prior to attending;

  • Time Mastery Profile
  • ProScan Personal Development Profile (PDP)

You will receive two separate emails, each containing a link for the specific assessment. It is important that all pre-work is completed two weeks prior to the program start to ensure all reports are available for you during the program.

Contact Jenny Albright 919.785.9303 for information on assessments.

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Travel - Venue - Accommodations


When making flight arrangements, please plan to arrive the day before the start date as EMI begins at 8:00 a.m. the first day. Departure flights should be booked no earlier than 4:30 p.m. on the final day.

Hotel Information

Emerging Managers Institute May 1-3, 2017

The Project Manager Academy will take place at the FMI Training Center | Address: 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612

FMI has secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn + Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley | Address: 2200 Summit Park Lane Raleigh, NC 27612

For more information on logistics and booking your lodging visit our webpage

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Fees, Cancellation and Policies

EMI Fees

The tuition includes all program instruction, materials and certificate of completion for continuing education credit. Lodging is not included. Please see the registration website for logistical information, including course location, lodging, transportation and meals provided during the program.

The registration fee for the Emerging Managers Institute is:

  • $3,500 for the first attendee
  • $3,200 each for each additional attendee from the same company

Payment will be collected at time of registration.


If you need to cancel your registration, please note that you will be subject to a $395 administrative cancellation fee per registrant. We need to receive your written cancellation at least five business days before the program in order to refund your remaining tuition. Otherwise, your tuition will be converted to a nonrefundable credit you may apply toward any FMI program for a full year. Please email us at registrations@fminet.com to submit your cancellation request.

Please note: If FMI cancels the event, your registration fee will be refunded. However, FMI cannot be held accountable for nonrefundable airline tickets or other expenses related to your travel to the event.

For questions regarding FMI's cancellation policy, please call 1.800.669.1364.

FMI reserves the right to change, add or cancel programs according to the needs of the industry.


If you would like to make any name changes or substitute participants please email us at registrations@fminet.com. Substitutions can be made up to five business days prior to the start of the program.


Dress for the program is business casual. We recommend that you check the weather for the area prior to packing.

Satisfaction Guarantee

After 60 years of helping the engineering and construction industry enhance performance, productivity, and profitability, we believe you will return home with the tools and information to make a difference in your work. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please inform us by calling 1.800.669.1364. We will refund your tuition or give you a credit to use at another FMI program.

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Continuing Education Credits

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Attendees can earn up to 18 hours of continuing education credits by completing the program. At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be submitted to the licensing board of their choice for continuing education credits.

FMI Corporation is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

Group Live | Intermediate | Complete assessments prior to attending

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What the Attendees Are Saying...

  • “Many of the managers in my company have been through this program and I see how this has benefitted them and benefited me as an employee with them. I feel that the tools that I have learned here will benefit me and those who I work with that report to me”
    - Jeff Petrini, Energy Manager, A-C Electric Co.
  • “I thought all of the topics were not only relevant to the industry but also extremely helpful for me moving forward in my career. At times, it really pushed me back and made me look at what/how I’m currently doing things. [The program is designed with a] very relaxed, open platform. Getting the group involved was great”
    - Zach Branham, Project Engineer, Barnard Construction Company, Inc.
  • “This course helped my understanding of my co-workers and clients that will continue after this course, in improving my work and output. More importantly, I understand myself better along with how my attitude and behavior affects others”
    - Kenny Graff, Project Manager, Facchina Group of Companies, LLC
  • “My biggest takeaway was learning about the different personalities we encounter and how we can interact with them better. Also, the tools I can use to manage time better are very helpful”
    - Krystine Concepcion, Manganaro
  • “[Emerging Managers Institute] was a well-developed program with easy flow, great group development and utilizing personalities to help push ideas, projects, discussions and an easy and fun learning environment”
    - Troy Mardesen, Project Manager, Helix Systems, Inc.
  • “I found this to be an outstanding training, which provided me with an assortment of tools to effect positive change in both my personal performance and that of my teams. Both presenters were engaging and well-versed. I will highly recommend this training moving forward”
    - Andy Carpenter, Estimator, ConeTec Inc.
  • “FMI presented different ways to handle stress related issues at work and how to try and approach depending on your personality. [The program also provided a thorough] lesson of team personalities. I am looking forward to using these items moving forward with my career headed towards a more leadership role”
    - Nick Bonacci, L.F. Driscoll Company
  • “[The] presenters engaged the students and in some cases got me out of my comfort zone, which lead to realization of some harsh realities that need to be addressed in my life/work and personal relationships”
    - Thomas Rodgers, S.W. Rodgers Company, Inc.

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