High-Performance Leadership - Advanced Skills

This workshop creates an advanced learning community in which "Respect for People" is realized through specific leadership behaviors, strategies and practical tools. Spread over two full-day sessions, we will deeply examine and practice four areas of Leadership Life Skills; Facilitative Leadership, Communication Skills for Difficult Situations, Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement, and Collaborative Problem Solving and Decision Making. Participants will receive training materials and guidance that can be immediately adapted and applied to your company and projects. A Certificate of Completion applicable to receive up to 16 hours of Continuing Education Credits will be provided for full attendance.





  • Victor Ortiz, Ortiz Consulting Services (MA, Psychology) has more than 40 years of experience as a trainer, coach and consultant. Vic has trained over 3,000 professionals in Lean practices, meeting facilitation, collaborative teamwork, and successful organization change. Vic has been involved with the Lean Construction Institute since its beginning and facilitated many of the original organizing meetings of LCI. Vic brings a deep understanding of Lean Construction in industrial, process, commercial, and academic project settings. 
  • Jennifer Lacy, Robins & Morton has been in the construction industry for 20 years and is Robins & Morton’s Building Forward® Lean Practice Leader. She is responsible for the continued advancement of the company’s Building Forward® approach, which is based on Lean philosophies. She is a published author, hosts a weekly YouTube livestream
    and is a frequent speaker at national conferences such as Lean Congress, Associated General Contractors’ Annual Conference, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and more.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, The Boldt Company is a construction change-maker, international keynote speaker, author, and Project Delivery Services Director at The Boldt Company. He is a Registered Scrum Trainer™ (RST) and known for implementing Lean Construction and Agile practices daily. Felipe's contributions to the industry earned him the Lean Construction Institute Chairman’s Award.

The High-Performance Leadership – Advanced Skills A3 outlines the problems we see with construction productivity. "Culture" is the result of behavior based on long established habits, customs and beliefs. Other industries have had to develop a new set of skills to manage the diverse needs and experience of their stakeholders. The construction industry now faces the challenge of reinventing it's leadership practices for today's challenges. Read the A3 to learn more and how this workshop serves as a series of countermeasures to typical project problems. 

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Here's what people are saying about the workshop:

“Just 45 minutes into this training I realized that I had already gotten my money’s worth.”

“The High-Performance Leadership class has already helped me elevate my facilitation game."

"I added a bunch of new tools in my leadership toolbox!"

"One of the most powerful effects of the High-Performance Leadership training was how much it raised my confidence as a team member and leader. The setting was psychologically safe, supportive, and encouraging. The content was enlightening and engaging. These are in-the-moment, useful tools shared for bringing the facilitation and communication skills needed to create effective meetings, and any, really any situation involving successful engagement with others. "

"The High-Performance Leadership class was more than worth the money spent. Though my lean journey seems like it is really at an early stage, I needed to go to the next level. This course really gave me the tools and more to do just that. I think this class would be perfect for an intermediate level or even and an advanced Lean practitioner."

9/12/2023 8:00 AM - 9/13/2023 5:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
Southland Industries 2999 Oak Road 1st Floor Conference Room Walnut Creek, CA 94597 UNITED STATES
Registration is closed.


Tuesday, 12 September 2023


Session 1 – High-Performance Leadership Fundamentals

Light Breakfast

Participant Introductions, Learning Objectives
High-Performance Leadership – Definition and Rationale
Leading High-Performance Meetings – Facilitative Leadership Skills
  High-performance Agendas – Get it right! Get results!


Session 2 – Interpersonal Communications for High-Performance

Some Final Keys to High-Performance Meetings
High Performance Communication Skills - Active Listening and Effective Feedback
How to Deal with Difficult Situations and Interpersonal Conflicts
Skills Practice and Peer Feedback
Day 1 review and Take-Aways
Practice and Preparation Recommendations for next session

Wednesday, 13 September 2023


Session 3 – High-Performance Stakeholder Engagement

Light Breakfast

Day 2 Learning Objectives
Stakeholder Engagement Re-examined and Managed
How to Engage the Right People, at the Right Time, with the Right Process
Collaborative Decision-Making for Reliable and Sustainable Commitments
Accordion Planning – How to Orchestrate Stakeholder Involvement


Session 4 – Leading Collaborative Problem Solving

Collaborative Problem-Solving Fundamentals – The Pathway to Sustainable Implementation
5 Problem-Solving Phases and 37 Tools – Real Life Problems and Solutions
Small Group Practices With Phases and Tools
Session Review and Take-Aways
Next Steps for Professional Development
Graduation and Certification for CEUs