Developing Leaders in Construction Since 2007

The Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) program has been developed recognizing that the future of your company and the construction industry is dependent on effective leadership. 


Click here to learn about FLiC sponsorship opportunities for 2023-2024 or contact Jennifer Landon.


Register for FLiC

Who Should Participate?

From emerging leaders to established professionals, FLiC is designed for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on work and in life. Whether in the field or in the office, the shared experiences among participants from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences is one of the features that makes this program unique and impactful.

  • Carpenters and VP’s share ideas on conflict resolution.
  • Estimators and foremen provide each other with guidance on their ROI projects.
  • Technicians brainstorm listening skills with HR professionals.
  • Payroll administrators and superintendents devise ways to deal with complainers.
  • Millennials and Baby Boomers enlighten one another.


What Our Graduates Have to Say

We have a proven history: since 2007, close to 400 people have graduated from FLiC. What our graduates have to say: 

"FLiC has significantly increased my ability to lead. Being able to dive deep into how different people react to different leadership styles is something I will carry with me throughout my career. In addition to the quality of the program content, the networking that happens is invaluable. Understanding the point of view from a subcontractor vs GC or CM has helped build better working relationships across the board."

"FLiC was enlightening, challenging (self-awareness) and helpful professionally and personally. It truly helped identify things I didn't know that I didn't know."

"When I first came to this program, I thought it was going to be about how to manage people. I quickly found out that it is more about learning who I am. What are my strengths, weaknesses, and areas that I need to work on? You need to work on yourself before you can effectively lead others."

"This program has helped me look within and focus on bettering myself as an employee and individual, and to help me be a better team player for my company."

  • Developing a deeper understanding of self to better understand others
  • Identifying personal leadership style through a series of assessments: behavioral preferences (DISC), listening, conflict styles, complaining and team dynamics
  • Improving communication and listening skills
  • Appreciating team dynamics
  • Handling difficult conversations; conflict resolution
  • Utilizing and improving skills in feedback, motivating and coaching
  • Staying positive during good times and bad,
    and helping others to do the same
  • Creating a healthy work culture - a recruitment and retention strategy
  • Developing a personal mission statement
  • Developing/refining networking and presentation skills
Required Readings
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (workbook), Stephen Covey
  • No Complaining Rule, Jon Gordon
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni

  • DISC behavioral preferences serves as a foundation throughout the program
  • Are You a Complainer?
  • Listening Self-Evaluation
  • Conflict Management Styles
  • Team Assessment

Participants (aka “Knowledge Builders”) accumulate, research and share a variety of “Toolbox Tips” including articles, TedTalks, and YouTube videos that they can bring back to the field or the office.


Participants develop and pursue a ROI project that directly applies the skills they are working on real-time as the program proceeds.


Dr. Sophia Koustas, Owner/Consultant at SK Consulting and Professor at Southern New Hampshire University

Jennifer Landon, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at Associated Builders & Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont

New in 2023

Based on feedback from graduates, supervisors and company leaders owners, we are expanding the program to include:

  • Six full days (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Lunch & Learns with graduates and company leaders every class
  • Mental health awareness and certificate in suicide prevention for construction
  • Private Google website housing all class materials (PowerPoint Slides, Assessments, Knowledge Builder Resources, and more!)

2023-2024 New Hampshire Schedule

Dates Subject to Change


  • October 10, 8:00-3:00, Orientation to FLiC | DISC | ROI
  • November 14, 8:00-3:00, Effective Communication | Listening
  • December 12, 8:00-3:00, Managing Conflict | Employee Retention (Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention)
  • *January 16, 8:00-12:45, Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback 
  • *February 13, 8:00-12:45, Managing Up, Down and All Around
  • March 12, 8:00-3:00, Motivation and Coaching 
  • April 9, 8:00 - 3:00, Situational Leadership 
  • May 7, 8:00-3:00, Your Action Plan | ROI Presentations
  • June TBD Graduation!

*After the lunch & learn, participants are welcome stay for ROI guidance/development 

Location: This year’s class will be held at the National Safety Council - New England Chapter 2 Whitney Road, #11 Concord, NH 03301

Registration Fee:

$1,100.00, ABC Member discount
$1,650.00, per person

Please note: ABC members are given registration priority. Non-members will be put on a waitlist and contacted if seats are available. 

Driving directions and additional program details will be sent with confirmations as the date nears. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact Jennifer at 603-496-2678.