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SIUE’s Construction Leadership Institute 2016 registration opens


From Illinois Business Journal news services

The Construction Leadership Institute is offering an accelerated, nine-week program and is now accepting registrations for the 2016 session at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Over the course of its 12-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 250 graduates advance to prominent positions across the building industry.

“Our mission is to improve the processes and outcomes of the building industry by preparing the next generation of leaders,” said Chris Gordon, co-director of the CLI and chair of the Department of Construction in SIUE’s School of Engineering. “In pursuing its mission, the Construction Leadership Institute has prepared professionals from over 100 firms to serve in leadership roles across the St. Louis regional building industry.”

The 2016 CLI will convene on nine-consecutive Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Jan. 15 through March 11 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 also will explore innovative project delivery approaches and become attuned to emerging opportunities and challenges 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 to advance as an emerging leader in the industry,” said Kristine Jarden, co-director of the CLI and director of Executive Education in SIUE’s School of Business.

Early registration is available through Nov. 13, at a cost of $2,950. After Nov. 13, 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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