Build a better you with sharp new skills and advanced industry knowledge. Take a pre-show course on a specific industry topic while increasing your skill set. These one- or two-day courses give you the chance to delve deeper and really immerse yourself in the subject matter. Courses encourage collaboration and participation, with the understanding that your industry experience plays a crucial role in the classroom. Nowhere else during the year will you find all these courses available in one place, at one time.
All Pre-Show registrations include a free expo pass, giving you access to the exhibit floor all three days!
Are these courses good just for designations?
No. Everyone has a different reason for taking NAHB courses. But the courses do count towards credit of NAHB's 13 professional designations. So if you're looking to begin or move towards completion of a designation, this is an ideal time to take a class – or two. Pre-show courses help you build a better career, business and industry relationships. Individuals choose to obtain a designation as part of their career goals or business marketing strategy.
Pre-show courses also count towards continuing education credit for NAHB designations and for other industry organizations. For those with an NAHB designation, taking these courses while attending IBS gives you the chance to do two things at the same time.
How do I fit these courses into my jam-packed IBS schedule?
These courses are offered before the show starts. They're scheduled so that you can take multiple courses if you're working towards a designation. This gives you the added benefit of also being able to attend the regular education sessions offered during the show.
Online Registration for NAHB’S 2016 IBS Pre-show Education is now closed. For questions and availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-368-5242 x8338.
After this time, you must register onsite. All pre-show courses will be held at the Encore Hotel. Onsite Registration will start Saturday, January 17,, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Registration Desk 5 in the Encore Hotel. The telephone number at Registration Desk 5 is (702) 494-3930. The hotel is located at 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The closest parking garage to the meeting space is the Encore self-park garage (located just off of Wynn Boulevard).
Complete registration details can be found in the Pre-Show Education Fees & Cancellation Policies.
NKBA members get NAHB member pricing for pre-show courses!
Saturday, January 16
Principles of Residential Marketing: Research & AnalysisSpokesperson Training Part I: Question & Answer Skills for Business & Media [Sold Out]Business Accounting & Job CostProject ManagementBusiness Management for Building ProfessionalsAdvanced Green Building: Building Science (Day 1)
Sunday, January 17
Principles of Residential Marketing: Strategy & ImplementationGreen Building for Building Professionals (Day 1)Financial ManagementEstimating for Builders & RemodelersAdvanced Green Building: Building Science (Day 2)Spokesperson Training Part II: Presentation Skills [Sold Out]Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I)
Monday, January 18
Diversification: Capitalizing on New Business OpportunitiesGreen Building for Building Professionals (Day 2)Marketing & Sales for Building ProfessionalsRisk Management & Insurance for Building ProfessionalsTrain the TrainerConstruction Contracts & LawDesign/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)Advanced Green Building: Project Management