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Education

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.

All classes currently on the HBAGTA education calendar are LIVE virtual online classes.  When Covid-19 restrictions allow, we will be scheduling CPR & First Aid courses and other in-person classes.

Upcoming Classes

210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals
Apr. 22, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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MIOSHA

MIOSHA Scaffolds & Scaffold Platforms
Apr. 29, 2021
Virtual Class

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210225 Sky Trak Graphic

Sky Trak Telehandler Training
PILOT PROGRAM

May 12, 2021

Class is full
Call the HBA Office to
put on the waiting list.
231-946-2305

210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Construction Contracts
and Law

May 13, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Universal Design
Essentials

May 27, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Basics of Building
June 8, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Land Development:  Getting Started, Business Mgmt. & Financing
July 14, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Site Planning, Approvals & Construction
Aug. 12, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

All 3 CAPS classes are required to earn the NAHB CAPS designation.

210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

CAPS I - Marketing & Communicating with the Aging in Place Client
Oct. 4, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

CAPS II - Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Oct. 5, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

CAPS III - Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place
Oct. 6, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Understanding Today's New Home Buyer
Sept. 9, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Business Accounting & Job Costing
Oct 22, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Construction Contracts & Law
Nov. 3, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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210120 Tag Gilkeson v2

Risk Management & Insurance for Building Professionals
Nov. 30, 2021
Virtual Class
Presented by Tag Gilkeson,
Tag & Associates, LLC

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On Demand Webinars

210120 Tom Borg

How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude in a Sometimes Negative World

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210120 Tom Borg

How to Make Your Business Standout From the Competition - Developing Your Unique Factor

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210120 Tom Borg

How to Build Your On-Line Presence and Turbo Charge Your Small Business Marketing Power

210120 Tom Borg

Networking for Results

HBAGTA EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing educational partners to bring you a wider scope of classes.
From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for your educational needs.

Education Program Yearly Sponsorships - New Opportunities!

Education is one of the HBAGTA’s Core Values:  We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry.  We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.

Exclusive Platinum Sponsor
$5,500*

  • Logo recognition in all education promotion
  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 2 attendees at each class
  • List of attendees with addresses
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com homepage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition with link to your website on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Gold Sponsor - Limit 4
$2,000*

  • Signage at each class
  • 2-3 minutes of speaking opportunity at beginning of each class
  • Tabletop display space at in-person classes
  • Registration for 1 attendee at each class
  • List of attendees upon request
  • Logo recognition in the email signature of the HBAGTA Education Coordinator
  • Logo recognition in the bi-weekly Tuesday Toolbox e-newsletter
  • Logo recognition on the hbagta.com upcoming classes webpage
  • Logo recognition on the online class registration page

*Sponsorship fees are prorated

Contact Debbie at 231-946-2305 or debbie@hbagta.com for more information.

Member Testimonial

"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home.  This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market. "  Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.