Leadership



April 18, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

- Professional, Faculty and Sponsor Registration
- Student Registration


Event Location:
Graduate Minneapolis (Formerly The Commons Hotel)
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Event Schedule:
7:30 am - 8:00 am: Check-In and Onsite Registration
8:00 am - 8:15 am: Opening Remarks
8:15 am - 9:15 am: Construction Industry Executives: Navigating the paths to success in the construction industry (click here to learn more)
8:15 am - 11:45 am: Pentathlon Contests
9:15 am - 9:45 am: Break
9:45 am - 11:15 am: Risk and Risk Management: A collaborative approach to dealing with risk in the construction industry (click here to learn more)
11:15 am - 11:45 am: Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: Keynote Speaker: Silent Impact - Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion presented by Joe Schmit (click here to learn more)
1:45 am - 2:15 pm: Pentathlon Awards Presentation

Registration Fees:
 Register by 12/31/17  Register by 4/11/18  After 4/11/18 & onsite
 Student  N/A  $25  $35
 Faculty (the first 50 faculty member's registration sponsored by Construct*ium)  $65  $75  $85
 Professional MCA Member  $75  $85  $100
Professional MCA Member (3+ from same company)  $65  $75  $90
 Professional Non-Member  $115  $125  $135

- Professional, Faculty and Sponsor Registration
- Student Registration


Sponsorship Levels (register using the link above)
  • Platinum Sponsor - $3,000
  • Gold Sponsor - $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor - $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor - $500
  • Supporter - $250
  • Pentathlon Competition Sponsors (limited to 1 company for each competition)
    • Job Interview Competition - $2,500 - SOLD!
    • Toastmaster Table Topics Competition - $2,500
    • Pursuit Competition - $2,500 - SOLD!
    • Pecha Kucha Competition - $2,500 - SOLD!
    • Negotiation Competition - $2,500 - SOLD!
Sponsorship Benefits
  • Company name or logo displayed on printed signs, in the printed program and announced during the presentations.
  • Recognition in MCA’s Construction Views Newsletter and inclusion in email promotions.
  • Recognition on the MCA and Contruct*ium websites
  • One ad in MCA’s Construction Views Newsletter based on sponsorship level:
    • Pentathlon Competition and Platinum Sponsors – One full-page ad (value $300)
    • Gold Sponsors – 1/3-page ad (value $125)
    • Silver Sponsors – 1/9-page ad (value $75)
  • Complimentary registrations to the event based on sponsorship level:
    • Platinum Sponsors – 5 registrations
    • Pentathlon Competition Sponsors – 3 registrations
    • Gold Sponsors – 3 registrations
    • Silver Sponsors – 2 registrations
    • Bronze Sponsors – 1 registration
MCA & Construct*ium Thank Our Generous Sponsors!
  • Event Sponsor
    • Wells Concrete
  • Platinum Sponsor
    • Procore Technologies
  • Job Interview Competition
    • Rauenhorst Recruiting Company
  • Pursuit Competition
    • Ryan Companies
  • Pecha Kucha Competition
    • Gardner Construction
  • Negotiation Competition
    • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Leadership Kiosk Sponsor
    • Kraus-Anderson
  • Silver Sponsor
    • Lejeune Steel
    • McGough
    • Rachel Contracting
    • RJM Construction
  • Bronze Sponsors
    • Clean Response
    • Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann
    • Doran Construction
    • KOMA
    • Rochon
  • Supporters
    • Carciofini Company
    • JE Dunn Construction
    • Thomas-Grace Construction
    • Weis Builders, Inc.
Session Information

Construction Industry Executives: Navigating the paths to success in the construction industry
Mike Cairl, Chief Construction Officer, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Alan Gerhardt, President and COO, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
John Pfeifer, Executive Vice Principal, McGough Construction Co., Inc.

Don Rachel, Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Contracting, Inc.
This panel of industry executives has in excess of 130 years of experience in the construction industry. The panel will share their experiences in the industry and discuss the paths they followed to their current leadership positions, the lessons they learned along the way, and highlight some of the highs and lows they encountered. This seminar will be an open forum and questions form the audience are encouraged. This is a rare opportunity to listen and learn from some of the most successful people in the construction industry.

Risk and Risk Management: A collaborative approach to dealing with risk in the construction industry
Gregg Johnson, Hammes Company
Mike Lisowski, KOMA
Ted Beckman RJM Construction
Mike Gilbert, Empirehouse
Ryan Watkins, Marsh McLennan Companies
Jon Zentner, Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala

The construction industry spends great deal of time and resources dealing with inherent risk and trying to minimize or limit that risk. These risks include shifting workforce issues, construction defects, contractual risk, changes in technology, natural hazards, and site protection. This collaborative panel of industry experts includes an owner’s representative, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor, insurance specialist, and construction litigation attorney. Panelists will discuss assessing and managing risk from each of each of their unique perspectives. Audience questions and interaction with the panelists are encouraged during this session. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how other players in the construction industry identify, view and manage risk.

Keynote Speaker
Joe Schmit - Silent Impact: Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion

In this high energy, high impact presentation loaded with humor Joe Schmit inspires and teaches you how to ramp up the profound power of your influence. Through research, Joe has discovered that we make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive. You can become an "Impact Player" who makes everyone around you better just by being there.
If there were a going away party at your work place today, who would the most people show up for? That person is having a "Silent Impact" on everyone around them, but what is their secret? You can become that person of great influence. Joe's authentic style will rally the audience to embrace their own power of influence.