January 20, 2019

The Leadership Experience

An Interactive and Unique Approach to Leadership Training

The Leadership Experience is a leadership training program that addresses the critical areas of communication, collaboration, culture and customer. These four areas are critical in all levels of leadership and attendees are challenged to take the learning of previous leadership classes to the next, higher level. Becoming an effective leader requires an understanding of people, personalities, attitudes, goals and more. The Leadership Experience stresses to attendees that the most important person they will ever lead is themselves.

In addition to the classroom training, attendees receive one-on-one executive leadership coaching from our facilitator. Becoming a great construction leader does not boil down to what you know technically, nor is it about who you know. It is about…you: your character; your ability to lead yourself and others; your influence in good times and bad; and your individual career journey. This program changes individuals on multiple levels as leaders in their company, home and community.

Program Details:
Duration: Meets for four consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
Time of Year: December - March
Location: Various cities in Iowa
Class Size: Maximum of 20 participants
Other: Open enrollment

2018-2019 Class Dates:

Session 1 (Cedar Rapids) December 6-7, 2018
Session 2 (West Des Moines) January 17-18, 2019
Session 3 (Ames) February 14-15, 2019
Session 4 (Cedar Falls) March 14-15, 2019

The Leadership Experience 2018-19 has begun and registration is CLOSED! To be added to a list for early notification of the 2019-20 program, please email Tom Fulcher at




Class of 2019: 

Bill Bruce
Bush Construction Company, Inc.

Brad Comegys
Koester Construction Company, Inc.

Lee Ebel
Architectural Wall Systems, LLC

Jeni Haas

Darin Hooker
Woodruff Construction, LLC

Eric Kingland
Kingland Construction Services

Shane Kline
Kline Electric

Jason Knipp
Henkel Construction Co.

Ty Murray
Baker Group

Ed O’Connor
Russell Construction Co.

Mike Penningroth
Henning Companies

Brittany Reth
Select Construction Concepts

Tim Sarver
Woodruff Construction, LLC

Bryan Schmidt
Turner Construction

Ryan Shabino
Koester Construction Company, Inc.

Brent Thompson
Elder Corporation

Casey Tierney
Schumacher Elevator Company

Rick Trower
Neumann Brothers, Inc.

Michael Weaver
Graham Construction Co.

Garrett Young


Previous Leadership Experience Classes

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