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The second Leadership Academy class is a wrap!  The HGC Group of Companies (comprised of SSRG, HGC Construction, and Stanton Millworks) Leadership Academy had 27 graduates this year.  Participants varied from up-and-coming SSRG Mason Jonathan Sims, to HGC Project Executive Gregg Hothem. The diversity in skill sets, experience, and company representation allowed for dynamic dialogue over eight months of the course.

The HGC Group of Companies believes that every employee joining one of our teams wants to be great—that’s why they were hired.  The Leadership Academy is just one way to support the individual growth of team members.  The HGC-Leadership Academy (HGC-LA) is not to be taken lightly; participants take exams and must score a minimum of a “C,” or retake the exam.

The content covered by HGC-LA is intended to arm participants with a variety of skills to effectively lead a diverse team to successful outcomes. They include:

  • Diversity and the Changing Management Paradigm
  • Effective Communication
  • The Differences between Leadership and Management
  • Motivation
  • Organizational Development, Change and Innovation
  • Ethics and Recognition
  • Employment Law and Interviewing Effectively
  • Documentation investigations, Corrective Action and Appraisals

Matt Hess, VP of HR, speaking at podium“Fundamentally, Leadership Academy is about giving people the tools and guidance to be the best leader they can be,” says Matt Hess, Vice President of Human Resources and Leadership Development, and the creator and instructor of Leadership Academy. “HGC Group of Companies wants to develop leaders so everyone around them can be inspired and do great work.  We want to raise the bar for our teams, our clients and one another.  Our company motto is Build Every Day,”  and we take that seriously. HGC-LA is one pathway to develop people so they can build relationships, structures, themselves, our client’s confidence, and their lives at work and home.  We know everyone has huge lives in and out of work and we want to help enrich those lives,” says, Matt Hess, VP of HR and Leadership Development, who developed and teaches the HGC-LA.

“It was extremely informative to learn how different people view situations in the workplace” said Jeff Lehkamp, Assistant Superintendent with HGC.

We are all proud of the following graduates who have shown their commitment to not only making HGC Group of Companies the best it can be, but also pushing themselves to achieve excellence.

2018 Graduates

Shelley Abercrombie – Project Manager I, HGC Charlie Bush – Foreman, SSRG
Joe Clark – Office Manager, SSRG Nick Zimmerman – Foreman, SSRG
James Craig – Team Lead/Foreman, HGC Kevin Dees – Project Manager, SSRG
Donna Green – Payroll Manager, HGC Group Gregg Hothem – Project Executive, HGC
Jeff Lehkamp – Asst. Superintendent, HGC Will Littlejohn – Project Engineer, SSRG
Jimi McKendrick – Foreman, SSRG Paul Moran – Director of Marketing, HGC Group
Jonathan Mossmeier – Safety Auditor, HGC Group John Mussman – Division Manager (Concrete), SSRG
Tyler Richeson – Project Manager I, HGC Drew Schneider – Asst. Super, HGC
Sakshi Sharma – Project Engineer, SSRG Jonathon Sims – Mason, SSRG
Nick Stenger – Project Manager I, HGC Joe Tewes – Lead Carpenter, HGC
Caleb Thomas – Senior Project Manager, HGC Jim Thomas – Asst. Superintendent, HGC
Steve Trojan – Foreman, SSRG Justin Webb – Project Manager, Stanton Millworks
Walter Weed – Senior Project Manager, SSRG Trent Younts – Asst. Superintendent, HGC
Peggy Cook – Marketing Coordinator, HGC Group