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For Foremen Only, Level 2 (Live course)

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November 3, 2017
NRCA's office
Rosemont, Ill.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

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Item #: CLA-001329

Class description

This program has been postponed until spring. Please contact NRCA's customer service at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) to be contacted when the program has been rescheduled.

For Foremen Only, Level 2 reviews discussions about communication and management techniques learned in Level 1 with increased attention to disciplinary conversations and intervention. Level 2 further focuses on building relationships with customers and handling customer complaints. This program includes exercises and conversations to develop leadership skills for these key company leaders. Previous participation in For Foremen Only, Level 1, is preferred but not required.

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Thomas Shanahan, MBA, CAE
NRCA's vice president of enterprise risk management and executive education

Tom joined NRCA in 1989. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and holds a master's in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is recognized as an industry health and safety expert and represents NRCA at industry and nonindustry events. The U.S. secretary of labor appointed him to serve on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Advisory Committee of Construction Safety and Health from 2007 to 2011. He is a sitting member of the National Occupational Research Agenda's Construction Sector Council, which sets the U.S. research agenda for construction safety and health. He also has served on the oversight committee for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH's) Prevention Through Design national initiative. Tom is active in regulatory actions affecting the roofing industry, working with officials from the Department of Transportation, OSHA and NIOSH. He also is known for his contributions to NRCA's Professional Roofing magazine and executive educational programming.

Amy Staska
NRCA's vice president of NRCA University

Amy has been with NRCA since August of 2011 and previously worked for the association from 1996 to 2004. Amy has worked in training and education her entire career, including at Awana Clubs International—a nondenominational children's and youth Christian ministry—and the University of New Hampshire.

At NRCA, Amy started her work in health and safety; her initial projects were helping to author NRCA's first Safety Manual and Toolbox Talks. As part of the education department, Amy has helped with the startup of the Future Executives Institute, shaping and teaching For Foremen Only, and implementing the growing ProForeman certificate program.

Amy's responsibilities include working with the education department and NRCA University committees to ensure all NRCA University offerings are well-developed, thorough and meet member needs.

Damian Palacios
Director of safety and employee development Competition Roofing

Damian is the director of safety and employee development for Competition Roofing in Houston.

At a young age, after school hours and during the summer months, Damian worked different jobs, including as a car mechanic, carpenter, butcher and welder/fitter helper. At the age of 18, he obtained his welder certification and began his career as a confined space rescue team member. At the age of 21, Damian joined the United States Navy where he spent eight years on active duty during which he was trained in various types of aviation equipment and became a helicopter mechanic. He also attended The United States Marine Corps Cadre Auxiliary Security Force Protection school to become a military police officer at NAS Corpus Christi. He has traveled around the world, including to Russia, India and Thailand.

As a veteran, he attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, for occupational health and safety and currently is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration outreach instructor and a University of Texas Arlington-authorized competent person safety trainer. One of the projects that has affected his career is the management of multiple contractors in various trades for Gilbane Co. at ExxonMobil.

Location and Hotel Information

Class location:
NRCA's office
10255 W. Higgins Road
Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hotel location:
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare
10233 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: (847) 954-8600
Toll-free: (888) 551-3843

To receive NRCA's discounted room rate ($143 plus tax), use one of the following methods to book your room. To take advantage of the group discount, you must reserve your room by Oct. 12.
  • Click here to reserve your hotel room online. This link and discounted rate will be available until Oct. 12.
  • Call (847) 954-8600 or (888) 551-3843 and mention the group name "National Roofing Contractors Association" or group code "NV1" to receive the discounted rate.


"As always, all the information that was given to us by Tom Shanahan and Harry Dietz is very important to Showalter Roofing Services and its employees."
—Roger Aguilar, Showalter Roofing Services Inc., Naperville, Ill.

"This class taught me how to communicate with and understand my most important tools—people."
—Brian Draper, Queen City Roofing, Springfield, Mo.

"This class teaches good communication skills and shows how to build trust. It not only helps us with work but with life outside of work, too."
—Erik Chavez, Showalter Roofing Services Inc., Naperville, Ill.

"I learned better communication skills and coaching techniques."
—David Washington, Boggs Roofing Inc., Huntington, W.Va.

"The class was helpful in teaching me how to deal with people—especially our customers. I now have a different approach to the way I handle things."
—Juan Ochoa, Showalter Roofing Services Inc., Naperville, Ill.

Cancellation Policy

NRCA understands circumstances may arise that require you to cancel your registration. If you cancel up to 10 business days before an event, your registration fee will be refunded. If your cancellation is received 10 business days or less before an event, you may send another person in your place or receive a credit voucher that can be applied toward any NRCA University program during the next 12 months. Registrants who do not cancel before the seminar or do not attend are liable for the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. NRCA reserves the right to cancel any programs. If such a cancellation is necessary, registrants will be notified and an attempt will be made to reschedule or make alternative arrangements. Registrants will receive a full tuition refund for the program. NRCA is not responsible for other costs incurred. The registration fee is due and payable before the start of a seminar.

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