Mr. Jim Eisenhart, President of the Ventura Consulting Group, was the inaugural recipient of the International Partnering Institute’s 2012 Excellence in Partnering Facilitation award given on May 17th in San Francisco.  Jim was selected on the basis of his facilitation skills and his industry leadership.  Mr. Eisenhart has personally led partnering processes on over 700 projects worldwide from the Pentagon Renovation to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Click

Achieving World Class Project Teamwork – With No Excuses As seen in ENR on May 21st, 2012 Click here for the full article The excuses. I have heard them all by now: “You’ve got to have good people to have a good team” or “You can’t have a high performance team on a public, low-bid project” or “There has to be sufficient resources and funding.” Consider that great or world-class

Each year, the International Partnering Institute recognizes projects and individuals who best exemplify the principals of partnering and promote our mission – to create a culture of partnership. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate success, share lessons learned and best practices, and to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of teams and individuals who achieve extraordinary results.  On May 17th, 2012 four VCG Facilitated Project Team’s were awarded IPI Excellence

On May 9th, 2012 in Sacramento, CA, 7 VCG facilitated Caltrans projects won awards for partnering excellence.  As stated on Caltrans’ website, “Caltrans and the Construction Industry are committed to making partnering the way we do business. Partnering promotes open and honest communication, trust, understanding and teamwork. The field guide is written for both Caltrans and contractor personnel working at the project level to convey Caltrans and industry commitment to