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TRAINING THURSDAY: Writing Effective Letters, Scope Documents, Reports and Proposals

How are your writing skills? Is your writing effective and focused on what you need to get across to the reader? Check out our Writing Effective Letters, Scope Documents, Reports and Proposals course!

Potential clients often judge you based on whether you can clearly articulate the services you provide. Clients may skim your documents, so you need to ensure that your content is organized and that your key points stand out. Your writing ability is important.

You’ll learn to tailor your writing for your audience and purpose, apply the strategies required for effective scope documents, letters, and reports, and incorporate key principles for editing and revising your documents.

Some of the topics the course covers are:

  • Planning your scope documents;
  • Writing concisely;
  • Crafting effective emails and letters;
  •  Responding to bids and proposals;
  • Structuring your reports and project documentation.

Plus, you’ll earn 1 Gold Seal Credit and 7.5 CPD Points from BC Housing! Our next session is February 11 in Kelowna, followed by February 27 in Burnaby and March 31 in Victoria. It will also be offered in Prince George on April 28.

You can register for this or any of our other courses at www.icba.ca/courses.

TRAINING THURSDAY: Get Lean!

Are you familiar with the principles of Lean Construction? We can help!
 
The application of Lean Construction principles within the industry has gained considerable traction over the last decade due to the need for productivity gains and shortened lead times.
The challenge is that traditional Lean is centered around manufacturing environments, making some tools ineffective in the construction arena. Our upcoming Lean for Construction – A Practical Approach course January 31 in Burnaby will teach you a simple and practical approach to implementing the Lean concepts within construction to boost productivity, shorten lead times, and heighten customer value.
In this fun and interactive full-day workshop, participants will be introduced to key Lean tools:
 
– The 8 types of waste negatively impacting cost, lead time, and quality
– How to use Value Stream Maps to identify where waste is
– The 5S system for maintaining a safe and organized work environment
– The Last Planner® System for heightened collaboration and effective work plans
– The Plan, Do, Check, Act system for problem solving
 
Plus you’ll earn 1 Gold Seal Credit and 7.5 CPD Points from BC Housing!
If you’re looking for a more in-depth understanding, we are offering a series of CM-Lean modules in Vancouver in March and June. Start with CM-Lean Modules 1 & 2: Variation in Production Systems/Pull In Production on March 11, and CM-Lean Modules 3 & 4: Lean Work Structuring/Last Planner system on March 12.
CM-Lean Module 5: Supply Chain & Assembly is on June 8, and then CM-Lean Modules 6&7: Lean in Design & Pre-Construction/Problem Solving on June 9.
Register for this or any of our upcoming workshops at www.icba.ca/courses.

TRAINING THURSDAY: Microsoft Sharepoint With Teams

 

We have a brand-new Microsoft course for 2020! Our Microsoft SharePoint with Teams course will teach you how to get the most out of your SharePoint site and explore the tools and customizations available.

The new SharePoint features promise accessibility, security and a host of new features but understanding the new tools and the fear of not setting it up right can stall progress. Learn how to find and conveniently access documents and how many of these tools can connect with Outlook, your grand central station of your work day.

We will also explore Teams and how they can transform and simplify your collaborative efforts by reducing email and keeping all team or project information in one place. At the same time learn how to connect this information back to Outlook, the place where you work from each day. You’ll also explore the various features that can be added to Teams and specifically spend time using Planner and OneNote.

The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course.

• Understanding how to navigate and organize a SharePoint site
• Learn about various apps that can be added to site
• Create a sub-site
• Syncing document libraries to Windows Explorer
• Understand use Version Control
• Searching for info
• Creating a Team
• Creating Channels
• Exploring various apps
• Working with OneNote to manage team meetings and integrating with Outlook
• Working with Planner
• Integrating tools with Flow
• Using Teams on your mobile Device

If you already have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, this course will be an excellent addition to your toolbox. Our next session is in Langley on February 4, followed by Fort St John on April 8, and Victoria on April 23. We are also offering it in Prince George on May 15 and in Burnaby on August 6. And you’ll earn 1 Gold Seal Credit!

Register for this or any of our other upcoming courses at www.icba.ca/courses.