The ABA’s Leadership Development Forum (LDF) is a year-long intensive management education program that requires significant commitment on behalf of each candidate and employer. The program is limited to 30 students. It has been sold out annually since being introduced in 1993. The one-year, in-depth course focuses on management skills, leadership and public speaking. The program has received both state and national awards and has graduated over 800 constructors over the past 28 years.
Develop construction professionals into informed, knowledgeable and active members of the industry while preparing them for future leadership roles within their companies, the industry and the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA).
The Role of Leaders
Common Pitfalls of Construction
Finance in Construction
Construction Legislation and the Political Process
Increasing the Power of Memory
Market Sector Research
Personality Inventory and Leadership Styles
Mastering Construction Contracts
Leading and Planning
The Significance of Construction Company Benchmarks
How to Write an Effective A3
The Essence of Leadership
Final Case Study Formal Presentation
Classes Meet One Friday of Every month for a year.
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of eight years in construction management OR have completed the ABA’s Emerging Leaders Forum with six years of construction experience
Applicants should be in positions of increasing responsibility
Applicants must be nominated by their company’s C-Level Management
Limited to 30 qualified registrants
Maximum one candidate per firm, unless applicants are located in two different regions
Non-ABA members may be approved dependent upon space
Leadership Development Forum Advisory Board will make selection of participants
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 CLASS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUGUST.