Communication and Negotiating in Construction

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

This course will focus on the human ele­ments of the con­struc­tion indus­try is the focus. Top­ics will include: nego­ti­a­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies, meth­ods, and styles; team build­ing, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and the sit­u­a­tion­al lead­er­ship mod­el; con­flict res­o­lu­tion, and strate­gies for deal­ing with issues such as intran­si­gence, insub­or­di­na­tion and absen­teeism. Pri­or knowl­edge of project man­age­ment and admin­is­tra­tive con­trols is rec­om­mend­ed, but not required.

Course at a glance
  • Course delivered in a three-day condensed format.
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Varied class dynamics, with learning facilitated through extensive group work, case-study analysis, and role-playing.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and philosophies of effective communication as it relates to the negotiation process, integrating perspectives and goals from all parties.
  • Identify the benefits of formalizing negotiation through the appropriate process, mapping procedures, and related documents.
  • Demonstrate how to clarify negotiation subjects in order to manage and control the process for optimal results.
  • Define the negotiation objectives and related issues through research prior to initiating the process.
  • Develop strategies and tactics to be used during the negotiation process, including utilizing applicable materials, resources, and supports.
  • Demonstrate how to optimize negotiations through effective planning, communication, positioning, document and process review, research, and application of strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrate skills in face-to-face negotiations.
  • Evaluate the success of the negotiations.
Take note:

  • In-class course assessment; participation will be a primary component of assessment.
  • Prior knowledge of project management and administrative controls is recommended for student success.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Kenneth King

Your Instructor

Kenneth King

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday daytime (Tue, Wed, Thu)
Mar 23, 2021Mar 25, 2021
Monday

Tuesday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until March 23, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.