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Crew Leader Training

Quarterly Training

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership 

In excavation and underground utilities, work gets done most efficiently if workers are divided into crews with a common purpose.

When a crew is formed to tackle a particular job, one person is appointed as the leader. This person is usually an experienced professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.

To become an effective leader, it helps to have natural leadership qualities, but there are specific job skills that you need to know in order to run a crew.

The NUCA Fundamentals of Crew Leadership is a two-day, intensive course that will teach you to be an effective leader, including the ability to communicate, provide director to your crew, and effectively plan and schedule the work of your crew.

As a crew member, you were not required to think much about project costs. However, as a crew leader, you need to understand how to manage materials, equipment, and labor in order to work in a cost-effective manner.

You will also begin to view safety from a different perspective because you will be accepting responsibility for the safety of your crew, making sure that the crew members you direct follow company safety polices and have the latest information on job safety issues.

As a crew leader, you become part of the chain of command in your company, the link between your crew and those who supervise and manage projects.

As such, you need to know how the company is organized and how you fit into the organization. You will also focus more on company policies than a crew member, because it’s up to you to enforce them within the crew.

You will represent your team at daily project briefings and then communicate relevant information to your crew. This means learning how to be an effective listener and an effective communicator.

Whether you are currently a crew leader wanting to learn more or a crew member wanting to “move up the ladder”, this course will help you reach your goal.

Sample Schedule & Class Contents

Day One

The Basics

Industry Today, Gender and Cultural Issues,

Business Organizations

Leadership Skills

Introduction to Leadership, The Shift in Work

Activities, Becoming a Leader, Communication,

Motivation, Team Building, Getting the Job

Done, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Day Two


Safety Overview, Cost of Accidents, Safety

Regulations, Workplace Inspections, Employer

Safety Responsibilities, Crew Leader

Involvement in Safety, Promoting Safety

Project Control

Project Control Overview, Project Delivery

Systems, Cost Estimating and Budgeting,

Planning, The Planning Process, Planning

Resources, Scheduling, Cost Control, Resource

Control, Production and Productivity 

Breakfast, Lunch and Drinks Provided on Both Days 

Members: $725/Student
NonMembers: $825/Student

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, November 4, 2022 - 4:00pm
City of Thornton Training Room - 12450 Washington St. Thornton, CO 80241 Room 130

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