Make the Most of IBS with Pre-Show Education

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The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) not only provides attendees access to the latest and most innovative products in the residential construction industry; it also offers access to critical professional development opportunities through education sessions and workshops.

Attendees can get a head start on these educational tools by registering for pre-show education. Ten NAHB Education courses and five Master Workshops are available on Sunday, Feb. 6, and Monday, Feb. 7. These half- and full-day courses give you the opportunity to learn more about a specific industry topic while boosting your skill set.

The full-day pre-show education opportunities on Sunday, Feb. 6, include:

  • Project Management Learn project management concepts, plus strategies designed to increase your professionalism and the value you bring to your company and consumers.
  • Financial Management Learn how to improve productivity and increase profits by understanding the ins and outs of annual operating plans and budgets, financial reports, forecasting and more.
  • Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations Gain greater efficiencies and protect profitability by learning the fundamentals of these two critical processes.
  • The New Home Sales Professional Examine tips and techniques to help you become the best new home sales professional, including identifying proper goals, organizational skills, ways to analyze the competition and more.
The following full-day pre-show education opportunities are available on Monday, Feb. 7:
  • Business Accounting and Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability Understand the basics of financial planning, budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems and financial options that will enable you to track and analyze costs of goods, overhead and reports/records to be maintained.
  • Advanced High Performance Building: Best Practices for Climate Zones Learn building science principles and demonstrate how to cost effectively apply them to increase the efficiency, performance, comfort and durability of new home and remodeling projects for each climate zone.
  • Understanding Today’s New Home Buyer Explore the dynamics of personalities, generations and cultures of today’s home buyers as this course examines how different buyer profiles prefer to shop for and buy homes.
  • Train the Trainer This one-day course is designed for building industry professionals who wish to teach NAHB educational instructor-led classroom courses; industry experts; or experienced teachers who have had no formal education in training; and any trainers who want a refresher to improve their classroom training skills. You will learn the skills needed to effectively teach in the NAHB Education curriculum. NOTE: Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Half-day pre-show education opportunities include a two-part series on becoming a successful land developer:
  • Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing Sunday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Get an introduction to land acquisition and development. Learn strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects, discuss business structures and more as you gain a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land.
  • Site Planning, Approvals & Construction Monday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn about the typical approval and final platting process through a government authority. This course is for individuals who are new to the land development process.
The following Master Workshops will take place on Sunday, Feb. 6: Participants may register for NAHB Education courses and Master Workshops for an additional fee. Registration will close in advance of the show, so register today to make the most of your 2022 IBS experience.  

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