learn how to take training to the next level

Connect with thought leaders and talent development experts at Knife River Training Center's state-of-the-art facility to explore strategies for various topics, from hiring inexperienced people to creating a learning culture.

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Why attend the Workshop?



Hear from various speakers and explore different topics and strategies—from getting inexperienced new hires up to speed to developing a learning culture. You’ll learn how continuous development and a supportive environment retain top talent and foster a stronger organization.



Immerse yourself in a unique experience at the Knife River Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility that sets the stage for real-world scenarios. The 230-acre campus includes an 80,000 sq. ft. dome, over 18,000 sq. ft. of classroom and lab space, two miles of haul road, and a simulated urban neighborhood. See for yourself how scenario-based exercises can truly enhance the effectiveness of team training.



With a facility tour and catered meals each day, this event is more than just educational—it's a fun and engaging opportunity to strengthen connections and positively shape your organization's team culture.



Connect with your peers and other experts in the Dirt World to expand your professional network. Gather new strategies and ideas that can significantly impact your role and the trajectory of your organization's training development.

The Knife River Training Center is ideal for the workshop series, promising an experience you won't want to miss.


Hands-on training experience

5 general sessions

Small group discussions

9 breakout sessions

Expert instructors

Morning fellowship coffee

Dinner + networking

Knife River Training Center tours

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Our speaker lineup features a dynamic blend of industry trailblazers, such as training and development leaders at Echelon Front and Hoopaugh Grading Company. 

Each speaker will bring a wealth of experience and unique insights, making this event an unforgettable learning opportunity.

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Training & Development Team

At Knife River, they take care of their team because they know it’s the people who make them successful. 

Knife River is one of the nation’s largest American-owned construction materials and contracting businesses and is traded on the NYSE under KNF.  With over 1 billion tons of aggregate and more than 5,700 employees across the western U.S., the company is committed to providing its team members with the tools, training, and time to do their jobs productively and safely daily. 

The Knife River Training & Development Team is continuing to evolve to provide next-level learning and growth opportunities to Knife River Team Members. Collectively, team members have over 100 years of experience in civil construction, transportation, workforce development, and adult education and training. 

Kris Latimer

Kris Latimer

Senior Director for Training and Development

Dan Abbott

Dan Abbott

Director for Learning Services

Mikey Glazier

Mikey Glazier

Lead Instructor / Content Developer (Heavy Equipment)

Alex Reyes

Alex Reyes

Lead Instructor / Content Developer (Heavy Equipment)

Allan Nichols

Allan Nichols

Lead Instructor / Content Developer (Entry Level Driver Training / CDL)

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Want to bring 4 or more team members? Contact Sales to get a group discount.

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The workshop will be held at the Knife River Training Center in Albany, OR— roughly 80 minutes from Portland International Airport. We've arranged special discounted rates at the nearby Best Western hotel for attendees.

For flight itineraries, please note that the event starts at 5 pm on June 3rd and wraps up at 11 am on June 6th. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the training center, and we're offering a daily shuttle service for easy travel between the hotel and the venue.

Best Western Plus Prarie Inn 
Best Western Plus Prairie Inn
1100 Price Road SE, Albany, Oregon 97322

Best Western Premier Best Western Premier