Executive Circle


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AGC of Minnesota has partnered with management consulting firm Wipfli, LLP to create a unique construction oriented executive leaders’ development program. Executive Circle serves executive owners, taking them offline and away from working in their business, and redirecting their focus to working on their business.

Six intense modules, delivered over six months, explore various aspects of transformational leadership including Leadership, Vision, People, Communication, Operations, and Technology. Tina Nazier, Wipfli’s National Construction and Real Estate Organizational Performance Strategy Leader, guides participants through a highly interactive and participatory exchange. “Circlers” build trust relationships among peers, gain strategic knowledge, and hone their skills by working together to apply strategies and tactics to help drive transformational change into their business. Cross-discipline (building/highway) learning and project partner (general and specialty contractors) perspectives are shared and discussed from a partnering perspective as viewed through the project owner lens.

The ideal Executive Circle candidate is an executive owner or top management decision maker within the business. The program adheres to the AGC of Minnesota Antitrust Policy.

“The AGC Executive Circle is a great educational program that also provides invaluable peer networking. You can’t find another high-level management course that is comparable in Minnesota.”

– Dave Lyste, Vice President, Rachel Contracting


2023 SERIES Outline and Schedule

Interested individuals must complete the application below. All applications will be reviewed by the AGC Executive Committee and program consultant to determine eligibility. Class space is limited to 15 AGC contractor member firms representing the highway/heavy and building markets. Program tuition is $6,000 and covers all program related expenses. Accepted applicants will be invoiced following notification of participation. For further information, contact Merry Beckmann at 651-796-2187 or mbeckmann@agcmn.org.

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“The Executive Circle was a great way to pause and think bigger about our organization and the path we’re on, and to hear fresh ideas of how others are navigating our industry.  At the conclusion of the Executive Circle, I am more equipped to handle new challenges from a variety of perspectives.”

– Joel Swanson, Vice President, Swanson & Youngdale


About Tina Nazier

As the leader of Wipfli’s Construction and Real Estate Performance and Strategy team, Tina Nazier focuses her talent in helping clients effectively address their strategic, cultural, people, and operational challenges.  Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in strategy, leadership, professional coaching, organizational and cultural development, succession planning, change management and performance improvement, Tina helps leaders and organizations overcome the major issues that create roadblocks to reaching their full potential.

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