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Registration underway for Construction Leadership Institute

EDWARDSVILLE – Deadline is Friday, Dec. 19, for the Construction Leadership Institute, a nine-week accelerated program that begins Jan. 16 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Over the course of its history, CLI has seen many of its more than 230 graduates advance to prominent positions across the building industry.

“Professionals, who have participated in our program, now serve in leadership roles for several St. Louis area building contractors, facility owners and professional services firms,” said Chris Gordon, co-director of the CLI and chair of the Department of Construction in SIUE’s School of Engineering.

The 2015 CLI will convene on nine-consecutive Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 13 on the SIUE campus. CLI is a joint program of the SIUE School of Business and the School of Engineering’s Department of Construction.

The curriculum is designed to develop and hone leadership as well as effective communications skills. Other segments focus on crucial professional skills such as strategic thinking, networking, negotiation, finance, construction contracts, insurance and bonding, risk management and conflict management. The instructional team includes building industry professionals and subject matter experts.

Attendees will also discover emerging methods of delivery such as lean construction and integrated project delivery, and become attuned to legislative issues impacting the industry. The final session of the program features a panel of building industry leaders sharing their strategies for success.

“This program provides skills and experiences necessary for that emerging leader in the industry,” said Kristine Jarden, co-director of the CLI and director of Executive Education in SIUE’s School of Business.

Registration is $3,150 per person. A $200 discount per person is given for multiple company registrations.

To register, call Kristine Jarden at (618) 650-2668 or visit

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