Unless you’re a magician or some sort of time traveler, you’ll never get to every seminar during the four-day convention. You’ve got your own agenda, to be sure, but here are a few programs you might not want to miss.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Managing Generations in the Workplace (Tues., Jan. 20; 8:00–9:30 a.m.): For the first time in history, four distinct generations are working side-by-side on the jobsite. This program breaks down the challenges of that dynamic, including devising compensation strategies, coming up with performance motivators, designing different career paths, and getting multigenerational crews to collaborate effectively. Location: North 255/257.

Data Driven Design: Developing Plans That Create Customer Loyalty  (Tues., Jan. 20; 10:15–11:45 a.m.): AVID Ratings, a full-service customer loyalty management firm based in Madison, Wis., will share survey results that document aspects of a floor plan that resonate with potential home buyers. Location: North 256.


Reward the Right Stuff: Winning Compensation and Bonus Programs  (Wed., Jan. 21; 8:00–9:30 a.m.): Learn how to balance budget issues with worthwhile rewards that keep top performers happy and loyal. Location: North 255/260.

Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business (Thurs., Jan. 22; 10:15–11:45 a.m.): This session will help closely held companies set a course for their future, with information covering succession and estate planning, retirement, and generational management and ownership transitions. Location: South 232.

Workforce Housing That Works (Thurs., Jan. 22; 3:30–5:00 p.m.): Get the latest scoop on how high-density, mixed-income developments present a viable (and profitable) alternative for affordable housing, with case studies that illustrate and address issues of community involvement, design, financing options, and public-private partnerships. Location: North 256.