Workshops and Seminars

All trainings, unless otherwise indicated below, take place at the ConEx University Headquarters Training Room (2660 William St.). Workshops are stand alone presentations. Series Seminars are broad topics, comprised of at least two classes. The classes within a Series are subtopics related to the overarching subject matter–you can register for one or all of the classes within a Series, the choice is yours!


If you have content feedback to provide, please contact our Workforce & Education Director at or take an online survey below.

Specialty Courses

Courses and full day seminars listed in this section are defined as specialty because of their unique pricing, timeframe, attendance requirements and registration limits.

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (Individual Employee)


$17/employee (members) / $32/employee (non-members)

Training Registration

2023-24 Season Content Listing:

  • Tech Savvy Hiring, Lynn Novo, Nordstrom Williams
  • Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction
  • New Insurance Legislation: Brian Murphy & Raman Luthr & Neal Cunningham, Lawley Insurance
  • NYS Sales Tax Seminar, Scott Sliker, The Sales Tax Professionals
  • Construction Accounting SERIES, Kelly Besaw; CTBK, Mindy Elniski; LVBW
  • Recruiter’s Secrets SERIES, Lynn Novo, Nordstrom Williams
  • Estimating & Quantity Take off Course, Devin Filipiak, Filipiak Construction
  • LIVE Group Training on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Jeff Wach, Triple Track HR Partners
  • Business Basics: Construction Law, Dan Sarzynski; Rupp Baase, Drew Miller; Webster Szanyi, and Elizabeth Kraengel; Duke Holzman,
  • Business Basics: Construction Insurance, Andrew Tokasz; USI Insurance Services, Mike Ross and Rob Copolla; Lawley Insurance
  • Business Basics: Construction Surety Bonds, Representatives from Lawley, Liberty Mutual, M&T Bank, USI Insurance, and World Wide Bonding Agency
  • Business Basics: Banking in Construction; Representatives from Evans & Northwest Banks
  • Business Basics: Marketing, Danielle Bickel; Strokes Painting & Contracting, Jim Waddell; Frey Electric, Henry Fischer; UBS
  • Hot Employment Law Issues for 2024, Dan Forsyth; Bond, Schoeneck & King
  • The Art of Talent Management & Employee Retention, Employer Services Corporation
  • Intro to Blueprint Reading Course (Winter & Spring), Devin Filipiak, Filipiak Construction
  • Mechanic’s Liens: Dan Sarzynski, Rupp Pfalzgraf
  • What’s New with Retainage Law?. Rich Bell & Tony Adams; Adams & Leclair

Safety Training

ConEx U’s Safety Services Division offers a wide variety of job site safety trainings.

Click here to view the full schedule of safety courses available through Construction Exchange Safety Services. Or call the office at (716) 874-3435 to set up a private course.

ConEx University will be adding 4-5 new Safety Training classes to the calendar. Complete the 2 minute survey to cast your vote!

OSHA 10’s & 30’s

OSHA training courses will resume in September 2024. To get on the waitlist and be notified once registration opens, click the button below.

ConEx U Education Committee Member Listing

The Education Committee is comprised of a multifaceted group of industry stakeholders who serve a 1 year term. The group is tasked with the innovation, development and growth of ConEx U which includes identifying and/or providing training topics relevant to the industry and needs of CEX members.

  • Amber E. Storr, Hurwitz & Fine
  • Bernadette Aja, Employer Services Corp
  • Devin Filipiak, Filipiak Construction & Consulting
  • Drew Miller, Webster Szanyi
  • Erin C. Borek, Phillips Lytle
  • Jenn Van Dusen, Construction Exchange
  • Joe Mannarino, Buffalo Construction Consultants
  • Joseph Benedict, Construction Exchange
  • Karen Antonelli, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner
  • Kevin Biddle, Mader Construction
  • Ryan Vondell, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • Susanne Kelley, Encorus Group

Want to submit a topic idea to the committee? Complete the survey at the top of the page!