WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 26
It was quite toasty at 82° F.
We had around 15-30 attend the informal reception in the Valley Bar. Fish convinced the John the barkeep to open the extra room for us at no cost. John was fantastic and accommodating. Those in attendance had a great time. A few tables stayed after we closed our tab.
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 27
The day started out at 88° F. Whew.
Dr. Rich Arkanoff spoke about the book, “The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team”, by Patrick Lencioni. Most session attendees participated in a survey and received their results prior to attending Dr. Arkanoff’s presentation. With great energy and engagement, he showed them how they could leverage their “genius” and help develop that of their coworkers.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 27
Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk at 93° F.
Eric Fisher presented advice to contractors to build their “on-ramp” for new talent – including a recommendation for a talent acquisition specialist position for high school recruitment.
Dan Osborn brought MORE HEAT to the day filling in the attendees about newly enacted project delivery methods Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) Progressive Design-Build (P D-B) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT).
Many folks hit the pool for a couple hours prior to the welcome reception.
THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 27
Still sweltering at 91° F.
The welcome reception turnout was great – almost 60 attendees! They gathered at the Valley Bar adjacent to the casino for drinks and heavy apps. Lots of shop talk about projects they worked on together. New attendees met old attendees and forged new friendships.
FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 28
It was a scorcher at 93° F.
It was *so hot* our 13 golfers chose sports drinks and water over beer. What else is there to say?
The after-golf pool party featured attendees moving back and forth between the pool and the poolside bar all afternoon, enjoying the best of both worlds and making the most of their time with friends.
You can find photos of the event here.