High Stakes! Project Communications and Crucial Conversations

Event date: May 14, 2019
Showtime: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: TBC
3.0 CPD credits

When something goes wrong on a project, it is often due to a breakdown in communication, not an unavoidable error. How do you foster collaborative communication in a project environment with multiple stakeholders from a variety of companies and industries? When problems arise, what do you do when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and the results really matter? Most people either avoid the issues until the situation blows up or handle them in a way that causes them to escalate further.

Join Adam Holcombe as he offers a third option – communicate well. The presentation will delve into the world of crucial conversations, detailing a specific process to use when the stakes (and emotions) are running high in any interaction. The presenter will also provide attendees with the proven communication rhythms that lead to project success including when, what, how often, and how to communicate to ensure project success.

You will leave this seminar with the formula for handling crucial conversations and the project communications roadmap that will set project teams up for success. This seminar is a must for supervisors, managers, and leaders in the building industry.

Who Should Attend
Event Agenda

7:30am – 8am: Registration

8am – 11am: Classtime, inc Q&A



  • Adam Holcombe, MBA, Consultant, Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

    Adam brings a well-rounded set of professional skills gained through progressively more senior roles in small business. Using his knowledge of the science and psychology of change, Adam is passionate about making real, lasting improvements in small businesses.

    After working through more senior roles in hospitality and retail, Adam honed his research skills in academia where he specialized in neuroscience, social psychology, and consumer behaviour. His research has been featured in major publications including the L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and CBC. He earned his MBA from the Beedie School of Business at SFU. Since earning his MBA, Adam has been implementing organizational change all over the lower mainland, working primarily with general contractors, renovators and property developers to improve their profits.