BJC Planning, Design & Construction launched an educational program, BJC 101, in September 2013 as part of its diversity & inclusion program. This program was established to expose and educate minority and women business enterprise (MBE/WBE) professional service and construction firms (including trade contractors) to the highly-regulated healthcare space. These quarterly sessions are intended to create learning experiences in key areas of business/industry including operations, project management, estimating, marketing, business development and financial controls.
This program offers MBE/WBE firms an opportunity to develop and broaden their industry skills and knowledge, while also gaining first-hand insight on working with BJC. The program can help to enhance subcontractor competitiveness through increased knowledge and understanding of principles that are essential to owning and growing a successful business within the construction industry. Participants are offered an educational platform that supports the development of business acumen, while also familiarizing them with BJC's processes and industry best practices.
BJC is continuing these learning sessions, expanding our curriculum and launching BJC 201 with new sessions on key areas including:
- Technology development and system integration
- Moving financial controls to the next level
- Back office operations
- Rebranding and remodeling business programs for growth
- Increasing project management skills to achieve the desired project results
- Contracts and other relevant subjects
The program continues to focus on business development objectives, hosting internal and external industry professionals who bring value to the capacity-building process for small businesses.
Dates for 2023 sessions are:
March 29, 9-10:30 a.m. - Managing the Bid & Proposal Process Effectively - How Do You Know When to Walk Away from the Opportunity?
June 21, 9-19:30 a.m. - Managing Beyond the Contract - Strategies to Ensure Success During the Engagement
September 20, 9-10:30 a.m. - Navigating Relationships with Prime Contractors - Effective Strategies to Consider
December 12, 9:30-11 a.m. - Elements of Healthcare Design (BJC Standards, Protocols and Practice)
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