DIY-Public WorksShop Kits

APWA’s DIY-Public WorksShop Kits provide our chapters and agencies with high-quality, professional, and comprehensive materials for face-to-face education programs. DIY Kits provide you with everything you need to host a program, minus the facilitator.

Once a kit is purchased, the chapter or agency has unlimited access to the materials and can hold the program as many times as they wish, making this one of the most affordable ways to provide education to your entire agency or your chapter members. Please click here to review the DIY-Public WorksShop Kits Use Guidelines.

DIY-Public WorksShop Kits Include:

  • Facilitator Guide
  • Participant Guide
  • PowerPoint Slides*
  • Information on how to offer CEUs for the program
  • CEU Workshop Forms
  • Marketing Resources
  • Session Evaluation Template
*Program Materials vary by Kit.

DIY-Ethics for Public Works Professionals Kit

This interactive workshop is designed for individuals interested in exploring ethics, as it applies personally and professionally. This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore their personal and professional ethics, the importance of ethical behavior within public works, and provides real-world examples. It provides tools to help participants think through ethically challenging decisions, helping participants deal with some of the most challenging non-technical aspects of our profession. CEUs: eligible for .2 CEUs upon completion.

This workshop is perfect for agencies who want to provide an understanding of ethics and ethical expectations for all employees within their public works department. After completing this course, participants will be better able to:

• Explain the importance of ethical behavior.
• Utilize the tools and methods provided to make sound ethical decisions.
• Identify and establish personal ethical boundaries.

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DIY-Public Works Math 101: Calculating Concrete and Asphalt Kit

When it comes to calculating the amount of concrete to pour or asphalt to spread, you can’t afford an “Oops!” moment because you over- or under-estimated how much you needed. If—like most of us—you slept through high school geometry, and “volume” refers to how loud the TV is, and “area” describes the rug on your dining room floor, APWA can help you brush up on your math skills. With "Public Works Math 101," you’ll be calculating area and volume in no time.

This interactive workshop provides participants with an understanding of the basic concepts of area and volume calculation using relevant public works examples and exercises to ensure mastery. After completing this course, participants will be better able to:

• Identify the terminology and formulas that are used when calculating area and volume.
• Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete would be needed to pave a given area, such as a driveway or parking lot.
• Calculate how many tons of asphalt would be needed to pave a given area, such as a driveway or parking lot.
• Explain the necessity for converting cubic feet to cubic yards (concrete) and pounds to tons (asphalt).

CEUs: eligible for .25 CEUs upon completion.

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Coming winter 2020

DIY-Ethics for Public Works Supervisors Kit

DIY-Habits of Dysfunctional Leaders Kit