Offering an institute program can benefit your chapter in several ways:
- Training a new generation of leaders and managers for the agencies located in your area
- Increasing the visibility and membership of your chapter
- Producing additional revenue for your chapter
Offering a chapter institute program requires a large commitment from your chapter. It is highly recommended you identify an ongoing steering/planning committee to oversee the program. Responsibilities of the committee could include: identification of content and speakers each year; marketing and recruitment of attendees; review and discussion of evaluation results; and onsite appearances at institute meetings.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate regional and cultural needs were a priority for the Public Works Institute Task Force. Therefore, as long as chapters address the 10 core areas of study and provide a minimum of 90 educational classroom contact hours of instruction, they have the flexibility to tailor the program to fit their specific needs. A Steering/Planning Committee is proposed to oversee and verify the institute objectives are met. Chapters will have the ability to determine the scheduling and emphasis of the core areas of study, registration fees, higher education affiliations/sponsorships, and the use of self-assessment tools and examinations. Fee determination associated with the Institute will be the responsibility of the chapter.
Click here for details about applying for national approval.
Approved institutes have access to a collection of curriculum resources and templates. These resources are available in MyAPWA when you login.
The National staff point of contact for additional questions or concerns is Becky Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-848-2792, extension 5212.