Owner Training Institute
The Owner Training Institute® (OTI) plays a major role in COAA's overall educational mission. It includes 13 training courses designed specifically for Owners, live and on-demand webinars, “Learning Bites,” and discounts on Lorman Education products.
COAA heard for years from its members and other facility Owners about the need for project management training for its leadership and project management staff. The wait is over - Training For Owners, By Owners is here!
The curriculum consists of 13 Owner-focused courses, focused on Core Skills, Process Management, Project Delivery, and Team Selection/Procurement. To maximize the learning experience, attendance is capped at 25, and courses are led by COAA's signature three-person team of instructors - an Owner, design professional, and builder - allowing participants to gain a great understanding of each party's perspective.
The newest course - "Lean For Owners" - was developed with the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and made its debut in October of 2021 at the LCI Congress in Phoenix.
COAA’s Owner Training Institute® (OTI) strives to educate Owners – specifically project managers, their supervisors, and other project stakeholders – and empower them to more successfully deliver capital improvement projects.
“I can’t tell you how valuable it is to learn and interact with people who have been there and understand … really well done and gave me plenty of ideas that I brought back to Missouri. I also felt good about the emphasis on collaboration and the underlying message of fairness.”
- JOHN NEAL
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM
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