CommitteesABC Central Florida
LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED?
ABC Central Florida (ABC CF) invites you to give back to the industry and make the most of your ABC CF membership by volunteering to serve on a committee. The advantages of volunteering include the opportunity to broaden professional relationships, gain expertise, and improve leadership skills, thereby benefiting your employer as well as your own professional development.
For more information, please contact Central Florida ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGIATE STUDENT CHAPTERS
Provides mentorship, outreach, and support to the UCF and Seminole State College Student Chapters as well as the National ABC Construction Management competition support for both schools. Council offers mentorship on their programming and recruitment efforts. The Student Chapters are comprised of current students studying Civil Engineering and Construction Management, or students who have an interest in the commercial construction industry.
EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS (EIC)
Plans and organizes the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program. This committee is open to contractor members only.
Responsible for interviewing local, county, and state candidates to offer recommendations to Political Action Committee (PAC). Responsibilities include issues advocacy for the association, support Legislative Conference, and develop grassroots support for key legislative initiatives.
Develops innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current members. Committee members call new members, invite new members to attend events and introduce newcomers to others at events.
Develops programs to encourage owners, developers, and construction users in the Central Florida community to use merit shop contractors’ services, specifically ABC CF members. Creates opportunities to develop relationships with owners, developers, and construction users in the Central Florida community through the production of Builders’ Breakfast meetings.
Encourages and promotes a culture of health and safety for the betterment of the construction community. Plans and organizes the annual safety programs, group meetings for construction safety professionals, and encourages member companies to participate in the STEP Safety Management Program.
Builds community through production of networking and highlighting events, promoting ABC CF members. Professional networking events, which are scheduled before, during and after office hours, allow ABC CF members to market products and services while developing key relationships, and connect with other professionals and business leaders. Events include the Clay Shoot, GC Connect, Golf Tournaments, Poker Run, Construction Expo and Chili Cook-off.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Provides input and guidance for training programs in professional development, construction industry skills, soft skills, leadership skills, etc. Researches timely topics, current challenges, and changes in the construction industry for developing programs to help members increase profitability through knowledge.
Assists efforts with apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship programs, community workforce initiatives, supports groups such as ACE Mentor, ACCA, ACT, IBuild CF, FEAT, PIPE, and United Way. Create partnerships with organizations that offer construction training, and organizations that promote careers in construction. Partnerships with schools, prisons, disadvantaged communities, etc.
ABC CF Young Professionals program aims to shape the future of our industry by supporting the growth of young professionals employed by ABC member companies. The program creates opportunities for young leaders to build relationships, expand their skills and advance their careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy.
AMBASSADOR FOR MEMBERSHIP
Meet and greet new members and prospective members at ABC events. Reach out and welcome new members to the association.
VOLUNTEER AT ABC EVENTS
Assist with various duties at ABC events including but not limited to set up, tear down, registration, prep work.
Class instruction, jobsite tour facilitator, panel discussion participation, writing articles for Building Central Florida magazine, participating in the YP Group community service project, among others.
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROFESSIONALS GROUP
Quarterly meetings with guest speakers and peer group discussions focused on current safety topics.
HR/PEOPLE OPERATIONS PEER GROUP
Meetings with guest speakers and peer group discussions focused on current HR and people operations topics.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP
Young Professional activities focused on engaging individuals under 40 within the industry. Activities might be after hour events, education programs, jobsite tours, charity fundraising efforts, and other special programs.