Six Strategies to Attract & Develop Sustainable Talent

July 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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2275 Research Boulevard
Suite 110, First Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Six Strategies to Attract & Develop Sustainable Talent
July 12, 2018, 11:00am-1:30pm (Lunch Included)
2275 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD - Room 110

The construction industry is facing talent challenges far different than any that it has faced in the past. Where additional labor was once the cure all to productivity and bandwidth issues, labor (by form of sheer quantity) is no longer able to effectively solve the problems that face modern contractors.  As contractors are forced to change the way they plan and deliver projects, teams are being forced to adapt to new, lesser developed skill sets. All of this is occuring during a massive shift in both workforce demographics and culture. Courtney Stearns and Sue Weiler-Doke of D. Brown Management will cover the following in this interactive workshop.


  • An overview of the talent shortage and where critical gaps will form within levels of an organization.

  • Learn about the value of positioning your company to become a talent magnet.

  • Discuss how to build a culture and processes that effectively integrate a diverse team.

  • Review strategies to help your organization develop and cultivate leaders regardless of age.

  • Gain insight into how executive teams are confronting the challenges associated with talent, technology


Registration: 11am-11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am-12:00pm
Program: 12:00pm-1:30pm

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Courtney Stearns

Courtney Stearns leads a small team of consultants that primarily helps labor-intensive contractors improve their field productivity. Courtney started working with contractors back in 1983, which is when he immediately saw the value of aligning people around effective workflows and leveraging technology for automation and feedback systems.  Since joining D. Brown Management in 2009, Courtney has continued to refine his approach and a set of tools regularly generating labor productivity improvements of 10% or more for our clients.  Our approach helps contractors build the future leadership and competencies for continuous improvement, so that they can continue growing profitably well after we are done with our engagement. When working with contractors, Courtney’s sole focus is in helping them build stronger businesses for the next generation; including sustainable and profitable growth. With over 30 years in the construction industry, Courtney brings not only expertise but a broad network of industry friends to the contractors.

Sue Weiler-Doke earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from College of Saint Mary (Omaha, Nebraska), and accepted her first position in the construction industry as a Business Manager with Kiewit Corporation (Northwest District), one of the largest contractors in the world. During her impressive 31-year span with Kiewit, Sue advanced quickly.  In 2016, Sue chose to explore an exciting opportunity with the Associated General Contractors of California as the Director of Industrial Relations for Northern California. There, she was able to bring her extensive experience and skills to the table, assisting with labor and management advocacy, contract interpretation, member engagement and communication, and trust fund governance.  In her current role of Senior Consultant for D. Brown Management, Sue draws from her vast experience in the construction industry, her understanding of the deep needs of contractors, and her expertise in talent management to teach organizations strategies and initiatives for optimal growth, team building, performance, communication, and promote opportunities.


$130.00 Non-member Ticket

$115.00 Member Ticket - Other Individual from Your Company