Training

Training: Dewey Color System

Color Coordinator and Color Consultant

The patented Dewey Color System is a proven validated color system providing objective, precision color coordinating based upon scientifically proven color attributes. The Dewey Color System maximizes a design’s impact! Learn to identify color hues and undertones. Instantly coordinate 25,000 no-mistake combinations — perfect for all design applications. Skillfully reach design goals with a spectrum precision, color-hue companion. Master scientifically proven, “Color Attributes” to achieve maximum audience impact.?

Residential Renovation Project Manager

Have you always had a yearning to manage a renovation project for your client because you know you can do a much better job? Have you heard horror stories about someone’s disastrous renovation, or watched a DIY renovation show that invariably has the same dismal ending; a major problem was uncovered during the renovation, the homeowner was asked to; spend more money, forfeit part of the renovation, live with the consequences or sold their property below market value!

Residential Renovation Project Manager

Duration: 6 hours
Delivery: webinar and classroom
Your investment: $495.00

Have you ever wondered why seemingly great designers and the trades run into delays, over-runs, or substitute the products you specified for your renovation? Have you yearned to manage a renovation project for your client (or yourself) because you know the results would be better. Are you determined to ensure your next renovation is not another disastrous renovation or a replay of a DIY renovation show that invariably has the same dismal ending; a major problem was uncovered during the renovation, the homeowner was asked to spend more money or forfeit part of the renovation, live with the consequences or sold their property because the renovation did not give them their dream home!

If this sounds all too familiar and you want to avoid the headaches and frustration of a renovation attend the one-day 4-credit Residential Renovation Project Manager course to learn the systematic and thorough process to follow for each stage of the renovation.

Participants will learn:

Assessing the Renovation and Understanding the Scope of Work
Using a House Assessment Worksheet identify the existing issues and their impact during the renovation
. Energy and resource efficiency within the structure
. Occupant health now and in future
. Environmental responsibilities
. Affordability
. Size and design
. Product specifications
. Structural integrity
. Moisture
. Plumbing and electrical
. Heating and ventilation
. Final finishes and warranties
. Zoning, bylaws, permits and regulations

Checklist for Hiring a Contractor

• Identify the contractor and homeowners responsibilities and learn how to avoid costly mistakes.
• When do you compromise in the contract and selection negotiations.
• Identify the contractor skills.
• Explain the different types of contracts; fixed price, cost plus or hourly contracts.
• Understand deficiency and a seasonal hold backs.
• When is a construction lien and consumer protection laws applicable.
• Learn what questions will reveal your contractors personality and determine if you can work with him.
• Who pays for sub trades and when
• Cash only payments – do you support the underground economy and forfeit warranties and guarantees?

The Contract

• A detailed and clearly written contract reduces confusion and misunderstandings.
• Learn what to include in the contract and contract documents.
• Description of the work – what’s included and what’s not
• Permits, by-laws who is responsible for obtaining and paying for them
• List of subcontractors and trades who will be on site /when /are they insured etc.
• Timing for the different phases of completion for the project.
• Terms of payment and payment schedule
• Changes in the work (on-site changes that affect the price, product availability and completion dates)
• Access to the clients house (ie. Kitchen, bathrooms, arrival and departure times)
• Work and quality standards.
• Warranties
• Insurance – compliance with Workers’ Compensation and Other Laws
• Dispute resolution and default by owner and/or contractor?

The course is offered as a webinar or in class.

 

Dewey Color System

Our proven validated color system provides objective, precision color coordinating based on scientifically proven color attributes. The Dewey Color System maximizes a design’s impact! Learn to identify color hues and undertones. Instantly coordinate 25,000 no-mistake combinations — perfect for all design applications. Skillfully reach design goals with a spectrum precision, color-hue companion. Master scientifically proven, “Color Attributes” to achieve maximum audience impact.

Not sure if you are in the right job, the Dewey Color System provides a variety of free career and personality tests that will provide insight into the career that’s right for you.

 

Dewey Color Coordinator (certificate)

Duration: 1- day
Your Investment: $495.00
• In this one-day course, you will learn how to use the Patented Dewey Color Coordinator to create 25,000 no mistake color combinations
• Evaluate existing colors and select colors that reflect and inspire your clients.
• Hands-on problem solving exercises will give you the ability to create no-mistake color palettes that express when, and where to best combine hues and undertones.
• Identify and coordinate color hues and undertones
• Measure your clients existing wall, fabric and accessory colors to determine the hue and undertone
• Coordinate Color Schemes
• Solve Color Dilemmas
• Become a Color Expert
Course material includes: The Patented Dewey Color Coordinator, 2 instructional DVDs, Hue Are You book, certificate and client forms.

 

Dewey Color Consultant (certified)

Duration: 2 – days
Investment: $995.00
• Day 1 course content is covered and Day 2 content:
• Learn to increase your profit margins and expand upon your other design, home staging, and redesign services
• How To Charge for your services
• Six Steps to Success – do you excel in sales, marketing, presenting or listening -what skills needs improving?
• Implement market savvy skills
• How to promote your color business to others, the press and media
• How to use the online app “Think Color”
Course material includes: Dewey Color Coordinator & 2 instructional DVDs, Hue Are You book, Membership to the We Make Color Easy website, Client Forms, PR Forms and access to the downloads .

 

Residential Renovation Project Manager

Have you ever wondered why seemingly great designers and qualified builders run into so many on-site problems when the solution seems so obvious to you? Have you always had a yearning to manage a renovation project for your client because you know you can do a much better job?
I am sure you have heard horror stories about someone’s disastrous renovation, or watched a DIY renovation show that invariably has the same dismal ending; a major problem was uncovered during the renovation, the homeowner was asked to; spend more money, forfeit part of the renovation, live with the consequences or sold their property below market value!

The step two component of the scope of work stager’s are now working on is way beyond cleaning. clearing, packing and repairing. Today’s condition items can include total renovation of Kitchens. Bathrooms and back yards. If you are involved in this type of work before or after showcasing this program is for you.
Consider applying your project management skills, knowledge, organization and passion you already have to manage your client’s renovation projects and increase your earning potential. Attend this seminar to learn the systematic and thorough process to follow for each component of a renovation project, the pitfalls to avoid and the questions to ask!
It all begins with Phase 1 – Assessing the Renovation and Understanding the Scope of Work through to Phase 3 –-The 10 Steps to a Successful Renovation of you inspecting the contractors work on site. This is no different than you looking at a property prior to agreeing to completing a home staging job to showcasing the house and handing it back to the owner and Realtor for resale.

 

Participants Will Learn:

Phase #1 – Assessing the Renovation and Understanding the Scope of Work:
Participants will work through a House Assessment Worksheet prior to planning a renovation project to identify possible problems that will affect the success of the renovation, the design, budget and duration
What to look for and why? The following topics will be discussed, participants will consider options and evaluate “and if you don’t” the adverse effects it could have on the home and the renovation:

  • Occupant health
  • Energy efficiency
  • Resource efficiency
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Affordability

As you plan your addition, there are important things to consider:

  • Size and design
  • Fixtures
  • Structural problems
  • Moisture
  • Plumbing and electrical
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Finishes
  • Zoning and regulations

Upon completion of the worksheet and the webinar you will be able to identify the skills your contractor needs and why

 

Phase #2 – Checklist for Hiring a Contractor:
Know the contractors and homeowners responsibilities and how to avoid costly mistakes. When do you compromise and when to remain firm
Identify the skills the contractor needs for this project. There are many ways to hire and pay a contractor such as hourly, a fixed price or a cost-plus contract
Is relying upon a friend’s referral enough credibility to hire a contractor? Learn what questions will reveal a personality to how the contractor works with his team.

  • Be aware of the danger signs or approach to starting the contract
  • Do you know your client – are they willing to accept daily disruptions in their routines?
  • The underground economy – is it better to pay cash?
  • Regardless of how small the project is – detail the work and put it in writing
  • How will you manage a builder’s lien, deficiency, seasonal or delivery hold-back?
  • Are there consumer protection laws and can they apply to your renovation?

 

Phase #3 – 10 Steps to a Successful Renovation
A contract establishes the foundation for a good working relationship between you and your contractor. A detailed and clearly written contract reduces confusion and misunderstandings and it helps you both see the work the same way.
Use and discuss the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Renovation sample contract that includes:

Contract documents, description of the work, permits, list of subcontractors and trades, terms for payment, changes in the work, access to the clients house, standards of work and performance, Worker’s Compensation compliance, dispute resolution, contractor or home owner defaults and payment:

  • Contract documents – what’s included in the contract (drawings, specifications, building permits to name a few)
  • Description of the work – what’s included and what’s not
  • Permits – what permits are required and who is responsible for obtaining them and paying for them
  • List of subcontractors and trades who will be on site /when /are they insured etc.
  • Timing for the different phases of completion for the project
  • Terms of payment and payment schedule
  • Changes in the work (on-site changes that affect the price, product availability and completion dates)
  • Access to the clients house (ie. Kitchen, bathrooms, arrival and departure times)
  • Standards of work
  • Warranties
  • Insurance
  • Compliance with Workers’ Compensation and Other Laws
  • Other contractors
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Default by owner and/or contractor

Type of Course: WEBINAR/ONLINE COURSE
Duration: 3 Sessions at 2 Hours Each
Fee: $495 USD
The course is also available in class as a full day course.

 

Course Schedule:

Residential Renovation Project Manager – Webinar: June 18, 19, 20, 2017
6 hour webinar scheduled for 2 hours each morning:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday, June 20, 2012 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your Investment $495.00

Residential Renovation Project Manager – Ottawa class room:
Thursday, July 18, 2013
offered as a one day- 6 hour course
Your Investment $495.00

Residential Renovation Project Manager – Webinar: August 20, 21, 22, 2017
6 hour webinar scheduled for 2 hours each morning:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your Investment: $495.00

Dewey Color System Course: Ottawa – July 2017
Tuesday, July 23, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Coordinator
Wednesday, July 24, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Consultant
Your Investment: $495 (day 1: Certificate as Dewey Color Coordinator)
$995 (day 1 and 2: Certification as a Dewey Color Consultant)

 

Dewey Color System Course: Pembroke – August 2017

Tuesday, August 27, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Coordinator
Wednesday, August 28, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Consultant
Your Investment: $495 (day 1: Certificate as Dewey Color Coordinator)
$995 (day 1 and 2: Certification as a Dewey Color Consultant)

Dewey Color System Course – Webinar – September 2017
Tuesday, September 24, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Coordinator
Wednesday, September 25, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dewey Color Consultant
Your Investment: $495 (day 1: Certificate as Dewey Color Coordinator)
$995 (day 1 and 2: Certification as a Dewey Color Consultant)