SMACNA Education Programs

SMACNA’s educational programs are top in the industry and offer a measurable return on investment. Participants come away ready to implement new insights, techniques, and ideas that will book their skills, understanding, and productivity. Their upcoming programs are listed below, but can also be viewed on their website.

CAL SMACNA offers tuition benefits through our Member Education Program, view the full benefit policy HERE. If you have any questions regarding the CAL SMACNA Member Education Program please contact Veronika Darrach at 916-363-7460 or

Advanced Project Managers Institute 

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Deadline to register: September 7, 2018

The SMACNA Advanced PMI Program will immerse participants in a simulated world, running a complex sheet metal project involving many associated challenges and complications. Through this real-world simulation, attendees will have to understand and manage the project scope, estimate the cost to complete the project, develop the budget and manage billings and cash flow while making adjustments using change order management.

Participants will learn how to think more strategically about a project and improve their skills on identifying and managing the project financials. The program will address many of the key operational aspects and complexities contractors face today from site logistics to project tracking and forecasting.

Why attend?

  • Track projects more clearly
  • Manage schedules more accurately
  • Anticipate impacts and delays
  • Proactively manage any payment issues
  • Asses and change order impacts
  • Provide clear reports to all stakeholders
  • Real world simulation and industry specific exercises
  • Reinforcement of leadership and management approaches
  • Exposure to detailed project financial reports
Session topics include:

  • The Impact of Productivity on Profit
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Mentoring, Coaching, and Performance Management
  • Project Tracking, Financials, and Forecasting
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Improving Your Communication Skills/Conflict Management
  • Meeting Management
About the Presenter
Andrew Patron: Senior Consultant, FMI
As a senior consultant with FMI, Andy specializes in the creation and implementation of training programs, which are designed to develop world-class leadership and organizational effectiveness. His enthusiastic approach draws from his real-world experience in management and the construction industry. Andy has over 25 years’ experience working with private and public sector owners and contractors. he holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.