Nineteen pre-show courses will be offered before the start of the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). These half-, one- and two-day courses give you a chance to dive deeper into specific industry topics and to increase your skill set.
The Pre-show Courses offered on Sunday, February 17 are as follows:
Principles of Residential Marketing: Research & Analysis Classroom | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Developing a new home community that is successful begins with market research and a solid plan. This one-day course will help you gain a deeper understanding of the key aspects of adaptability, evaluations, level of control and flexibility to achieve successful development projects. NOTE: The online course (Part I) must be completed separately and is a prerequisite for taking this classroom course.
Project Management | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A successful project is one that is built on time, on budget and to the customer’s satisfaction. This one-day course will help you learn project management concepts and strategies designed to increase your professionalism and the value you bring to your company and consumers.
Financial Management | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This course gives building industry professionals tools to help them examine different financial pieces of their business to help them make better decisions. You will learn how to improve productivity and increase profits by learning the ins and outs of annual operating plans and budgets, financial reports, forecasting and more.
Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging In Place (CAPS II) | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
There is an increased desire among today’s homeowners to stay in their homes and living comfortably for as long as possible, which has created a high demand for these types of products and services. The goal of this one-day course is to help you identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who wish to age in place.
Spokesperson Training Part II: Presentation Skills | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This training is designed to help building industry professionals deliver a message in a thoughtful, effective way. Part II provides approaches to organizing and delivering a successful speech or presentation to various audiences. NOTE: This is Part II of a two-day course, with Part I held on Saturday.
Information about pre-show courses offered on Saturday can be found here and those offered on Monday will follow in future blog posts.
Pre-show courses are offered February 16 – 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, and registration for pre-show courses will close in advance of the show. Nowhere else during the year will you find all of these courses available in one place, at one time. Learn more about pre-show courses and register.