Construction Showcase

The Tower Hotel, London, St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LD

21 Jun 2017

Background

We live in a VUCA world. No doubt that this Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity is perfectly demonstrated by the continuing fallout from the Brexit vote in June last year. The lack of clarity for the future is felt particularly keenly across the Construction Industry. The Construction Products Association and Glenigan forecasts predict a mixed bag for the construction industry over the next few years. On the one hand, private investment into commercial, retail and factory projects is predicted to fall. Meanwhile, for private housing, infrastructure, health and education, investment is stable or rising. As a matter of fact, many companies are seeing competing challenges throughout their businesses. When you break down the key focus areas, the critical business pressure points remain:
  • To increase revenues
  • To maintain or increase profit margins
  • Better collaboration within and between businesses

Purpose of the event

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate ways in which 3 companies have used Experiential Learning to address these issues successfully, and allow attendees to experience some of the gamified learning for themselves.

Event Structure

Delegates will use simulations that have been used by construction companies. At the same time, the immersive nature of gamified learning will be experienced and easily associated with challenges in their business. Interspersed with the gameplay, our speakers will tell the stories of how they used these ‘learning by doing’ techniques in their own businesses and demonstrate the material impacts on the business as a result.

Speakers

Karim Pabani – Ex CFO at EC Harris As the CFO of EC Harris, Karim was looking for an initiative to act as the lynchpin of a transformation strategy for the business.  Find out how a game developed with ProfitAbility has contributed to an increase in revenue of 12%. Alice Huxley – Head of Learning & Development at Taylor Wimpey Alice was tasked with designing a training course to increase collaboration across the business, and ensure that managers knew the impacts their decisions had on the rest of the business. The training is currently being rolled out across the business. Stuart Baker – Head of Training & Implementation at SIG SIG needed to develop training that had a material impact on the culture of the sales teams, in order to drive an increase in gross profit. Stuart will talk about how the training was designed, and the profit increase experienced as a result of rolling it out.
This event is aimed at leaders in HR, Learning and Development, and Business Function Heads who are interested in exploring effective ways to transform their business culture or performance.

Targets

Industry

  • All construction companies, supporting organisations and property management companies, in the UK with over 1,000 employees.

Level

  • L&D decision makers (Head of / Director level);
  • HR leaders (Directors);
  • Function Heads (Director / Head of - particularly finance or operations);
  • Any C-level relevant interested parties
We hope you can join us after the event for a drinks reception at the venue and look forward to meeting you on the day!
ProfitAbility has a history in developing solutions for the construction and engineering industries.

History

Initially, a game was developed for FMI, a US consultancy firm for the Construction and Engineering industries, to deliver financial understanding via a simulation. FMI have delivered this game to many construction companies across North America for the past 10 years. Subsequently, in the UK, various versions of the game have been used by Mace, Halcrow, EC Harris and Drivers Jonas. Most recently, Taylor Wimpey approached ProfitAbility, having been exposed to our simulations, with a request to create a bespoke simulation. The simulation was created to enable Taylor Wimpey to show managers across multiple siloed departments how the company operated across the business, and what the challenges and processes were for each part of the business. Furthermore, it covers Land Acquisition, Planning, Commercial, Construction, Sales, Customer Service and Technical. At this event, you will have the rare opportunity to experience these solutions - for free - to evaluate how they might fit your organisation.

Networking

Hosting complimentary versions of our business simulations and solutions is our way of providing you with the chance to experience the power of Experiential Learning for yourself - no risk, no sales spiel. We will run the first decision round of the "off the shelf"/ generic versions of two simulations, so you are able to evaluate them for your organisation. As well as plenty of opportunities to network throughout the day, a drinks reception will be held after the event hosted by ProfitAbility. The day is also fun, and a great chance to network with other like-minded professionals.

workshop details


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  • Location:
    The Tower Hotel, London
  • Time:

    Starts: 9:00 AM |

     Ends: 4:00 PM

  • Contact information:
    Call +44(0)1491 821 900 or email james.wilkinson@profitability.com
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