Attend a Validated Training Showcase

Courses and Schedule details of SWR Institute's 2024 Validated Training Showcase

SWR Institute started the Validated Training Program to improve the overall quality of the training programs offered in our industry. We all know employee training is an irreplaceable component in defining an organization's success, so we hope you register for the 2024 Validated Training Showcases.

Multiple courses offered daily over the course of five days.  Flexible registration options. You can register for as many courses as you like or simply choose one or two.  Whatever fits your needs. 
There is limited space available for each course.  First come, first serve.  To register, please complete the online registration form below. 


Dates: March 4-6, 2024

Where: Renkert Building
306 N. Market Avenue North
Canton OH 44702

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown
320 Market Ave S.
Canton, OH 44702

Reservation: (330) 471-8000

Please use link above to receive discounted rate of $109 per night. Hotel is in walking distance of training facility. 
Booking Cut-Off Date: 2/2/2024

Members, $150 for each course
Please Note: Tremco CPG Elastomeric Sealant Contractor Training / WillSeal LLC Expansioni Joints Training Program will be $300 since it’s a 2-Day Course 
Non-Members, $250 for each course        

Training will begin at 7:00 am and will end between 4-4:30pm. 
Breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided for all training programs. 
General Information
Training participants must be properly dressed.  This includes proper footwear (closed toe work shoes or boots), work pants (no shorts), shirts (no cutoff shirts).  General PPE (eye and hand protection) will be provided by the training staff.  As a reminder, this is a place of business and a professional environment.  Any disrespect or improper conduct towards the training staff, students, or facilities will not be tolerated and will be grounds for dismissal.

If you have any questions, please contact headquarters at 816.472.7974 or email Nicole Dayoub,

2024 Validated Training Showcase March Schedule - Canton, Ohio

Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30-8:00pm
Onesto Event Center

225 2nd St NW
Canton, OH 44702

45-min Presentation from Brett Laureys + Food and 2x Drink Tickets
Cost: $40

Brett Laureys, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Building Together: Craftworkers and Sales Managers Communicating with Consultants

Have you struggled to communicate with an architect or engineer on a project site?

During this session, Brett Laureys will talk about the importance of building a cohesive team atmosphere to get the job done right. He’ll talk about the mindset of the design professional and the importance of communication and developing relationships between the craftworkers, manufacturers representatives, and consultants. He will also give some tips on communicating with consultants, some do’s and don’ts, and also touch on the value of developing a long-standing relationship with a consultant. At the end of the session, Brett will open it up for questions about these relationships and ask if any audience members would like to share any good or bad stories.