2024 Leadership Development Conference

More session announcements coming soon. Agenda subject to change.

Day One

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Registration / Information Desk / Exhibits

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

AGC of America Construction Leadership Committee In-Person Meeting

Chapter CLC leadership are also invited to participate

This is an in-person business meeting of AGC of America’s National Construction Leadership Committee. The ​Construction Leadership​ Committee’s mission is to fulfill the need to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the construction industry as well as the association both at the local and national levels.  Chapter CLC Leadership are also invited to attend.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

CLC Chapter Leadership Networking Luncheon

Hosted by AGC of America

Chapter CLC Leadership are invited to participate in this networking luncheon to learn more about what your AGC membership has to offer you and your next steps in your leadership journey.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Welcome Address + Opening Session

Rick Andritsch, VJS Construction Services (Vice President, AGC of America)

Anthony Alleman, Pepper Construction (CLC Chair, AGC of America)

Craig Christenbury, Chris-Hill Construction Company, LLC (President, AGC of TN)

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

A.I. in Construction: A Roadmap for Business Leaders

Nate Fuller, Placer Solutions

Learning objectives for this session is being developed.

If you are a construction business leader who wants to learn how AI can empower and transform your business, you don’t want to miss this session, A.I. in Construction: A Roadmap for Business Leaders. You will discover:

  • State of AI technology and its applications in construction
  • Value chain analysis and use cases for builders
  • Best practices and recommendations for adopting AI

This session is based on the findings from Placer Solutions’ recent report, which addresses the pressing questions and concerns of construction leaders who are looking to understand AI tools. Join Nate Fuller, the founder and CEO of Placer Solutions, as he shares his insights and expertise on AI in construction.

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

CLC Best Practices: a Panel Discussion

Learning objectives for this session is being developed.

Join CLC leaders from top CLC Chapters around the country to learn best practices in organizing and energizing your local CLC.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Hosted by AGC of America

Day Two

Thursday, September 12, 2024

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration / Information Desk / Exhibits

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

The Power of Gratitude and Building Hope Through Action

Brandon Anderson, AGC of Missouri

Erin Craw, PhD, YouTurn Health

  • Recognize the contributing factors to mental health and related challenges in the construction industry.
  • Explain the significance of gratitude and hope in improving personal wellbeing and supporting others.
  • Identify the layers of communication that influence employees’ mental health and how that can be improved to effect change.
  • Approach conversations with peers about mental health in an effective and authentic way.

This session will combine storytelling and informative discussion about mental health and suicide prevention in the construction industry. Guided by a powerful call to action, the speakers will provide a foundational overview of the current realities of mental health in construction and the necessary next steps to support workers most effectively. Throughout the discussion, the speakers will highlight tangible communication strategies to empower participants to take action in addressing the immense challenges construction workers face in accessing and utilizing needed support, including how to facilitate necessary conversations in the workplace.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Networking break

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Beyond the Blueprints: Charting a Course for Ethical Leadership and Personal Growth

Matthew DeVries, Burr & Forman

  • Understand the importance of ethical decision-making in the construction industry and its impact on individual and organizational success.
  • Learn how to effectively manage legal and ethical dilemmas in the workplace to promote a positive environment.
  • Identify key principles of personal growth and work-life balance that contribute to a success at the worksite and the home front.
  • Explore strategies for enhancing personal growth and prioritizing family focus in a demanding industry like construction.
  • Develop a personalized plan for incorporating physical fitness and well-being practices into daily routines to enhance overall performance, resilience, and longevity.

In the fast-paced world of construction, young professionals are often faced with complex decisions that require a delicate balance of ethics, leadership, and work-life balance. Join us for an insightful exploration as we navigate the intersection of these critical elements in our session. Through engaging discussions and real-world examples, attendees will gain valuable insights to chart their course towards success in both their professional and personal lives. Discover strategies for fostering ethical leadership, personal growth, maintaining work-life balance, prioritizing family focus, and incorporating physical fitness practices in the construction industry to lead fulfilling and sustainable careers.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking break

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM

Session on Leadership Skills

Speakers to be announced

Learning objectives for this session is being developed.

Session details to be announced.

12:15 AM – 12:30 PM

2024 CLC Scholarship Presentation

Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Foundation is able to give 150 or more undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year to deserving students. The national CLC is one of the generous donors, endowing a fund to support students from across the nation.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Keynote (to be annouced)

Marianne Purcell Dunavant, Ford Motor Company

Hassan Hammoud, Ford Motor Company

Learning objectives for this session is being developed.

Session details to be announced.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Session on Robotics in Construction

Mihir Somalwar, Diverge – a Hensel Phelps Company

Learning objectives for this session is being developed.

Session details to be announced.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception at the BB King’s Blues Club

Hosted by AGC of Tennessee

Join AGC of Tennessee and our generous sponsors for an event like no other! Centered in the heart of Beale Street, delight in the ambiance of live music, sip on thoughtfully crafted cocktails, and indulge in the true taste of Memphis with BBQ! Hosted at B.B. Kings on Beale Street, get ready for an evening of fun and an authentic Memphis experience!