Last Planner Workshop

October 4, 2022
Last Planner®  System

October 4, 2022
7:30AM – 4:30PM
ABA Office – 2552 W. Erie Dr., Suite 106, Tempe, AZ, 85282

$550 ABA Members | $825 Non-members $275
2022 LDF Student | $275 2022 ELF Student

This course will count as 8.0 Continuing Education Credit hours towards your CM-Lean.

Morning Session

To achieve maximum production on our construction sites, the Last Planner® System plays a vital role in supporting the team effort in working toward planned accomplishments. Implementing LPS enables our project teams by increasing reliable predictability, understanding the network of commitments and demonstrating accountability as we move along a planned path. As well as aiding us in determining course corrections when obstacles (variation) are encountered. LPS Workshop is designed to build upon those skills introduced in Unit 4 of the ‘CM Lean’ certification curriculum developed by the AGC. As well as provide Continuing Education credit toward maintaining your CM Lean Certification. Additionally, whether or not you are CM Lean certified this course may prove beneficial to you & your project teams if you are looking to achieve the following:

  • Begin utilizing the Last Planner® System on your projects.
  • Identify the 8 types of waste that ‘subtract value’ on your project
  • Learn how to lead a Pull Planning event with your project teams
  • Increase team member participation, developing Lean Champions
  • Maximize use of ‘Constraint Logs’ & ‘Parking Lots’.
  • Increase Work Structuring & ‘make-ready’ conversation skills
  • Identify and work through ‘variation’
  • Demonstrate progress through Percent Plan Complete (PPC)
Afternoon Session

LPS Workshop is designed to build upon what we ‘unpacked’ together in the workshop morning session, but going deeper! As well as provide Continuing Education credit toward maintaining your CM Lean Certification. We will be looking further into the following topics:

  • Next round of Pull Planning techniques…keepin’ the mtg’s moving!
  • Increasing team member ‘buy in’. “Not reverting back to ‘broken traditions’.
  • Putting to work ‘Resource Efficiency’ v. ‘Flow Efficiency’.
  • Taking advantage of the ‘5 Levels’ of conversation: Should, Can, Will, Did, Learn.
  • Examining how developing Takt Time & ‘Takt scheduling’ can help identify efficiencies.
  • …and much more ……!

AGC of America recognizes Last Planner® System Workshop I as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 8.0 hours of CE credit by attending the entire Workshop.



Stephen Nichols,
Construction Management

SEMINAR: 2-Day Presentation Boot Camp

  • July 28th and 29th , 2022
  • Session: 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • $995 Members / $1600 Non-members
  • Location: ABA Office – 2552 W. Erie Dr., Suite 106, Tempe, AZ, 85282
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You don’t have to consider yourself a “public speaker” for this seminar to be enormously helpful. Presentation Boot Camp will assist you in formulating your message at the board table or at the dinner table. It’s about presenting any information in a clear, concise, and convincing way that will get results.

If you regularly present in front of internal or external audiences, live or online, come for a check-in to see how you can achieve the outcomes you desire. Nail the basics of persuasive presenting before that next bid interview. This seminar will give you the opportunity to practice multiple
times and see results, on the spot! If you’re already a pro, come in for a tune-up. If you’re lacking confidence, let’s build on your strengths.

Whatever your interest, this is a supportive, tactical, safe way to take your skills to the next level.



Deborah Ostreicher, MBA Distinguished Communications