APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 10.6.20

  • Chapter Leaders Training coming virtually
  • Idea Exchange slated for December
  • Chapter Mentoring Program Toolbox now available
  • Apply now for Jennings Randolph Fellowship
  • Public Works Academy: Is it right for your chapter?

Chapter Leaders Training coming virtually

The biennial Chapter Leaders’ Training will be held in 2021 – Online.

The event has traditionally been held in the late-Winter/early-Spring timeframe in  Kansas City and attracts more than 100 chapter leaders for a two-day immersion of how APWA and the chapters work together and to inform new chapter leaders of all the resources available through the national office.
This year’s schedule calls for four 90-minute sessions online, January 26th and 28th, and February 2nd and 4th.
More information will be coming later in October.

Idea Exchange slated for December

There will be a Chapter Leaders Idea Exchange on December 15.  Andrea Eales and Anne Jackson from the Government Affairs Department in Washington, DC, will join to talk about “Advocacy – The Time is Now”

Chapter Mentoring Program Toolbox now available

A new toolbox has been developed to help chapters match members who are willing to act as mentors with those who are in the early stages of a career in the public works profession and are seeking some career guidance.         
Chapter Mentoring Program Toolbox has taken information from proven programs created by other chapters.  Not every example will work for every chapter, but the toolbox provides guidelines and other resources on mentoring with which to fashion an effective mentorship program for chapters and branches.

Apply now for the Jennings Randolph Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Jennings Randolph International Fellowship. 
The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program is a unique international study and professional exchange opportunity that promotes collaboration and sharing of public works best practices, knowledge, and innovation, both internationally and with public works colleagues in North America. The program began in 1987 and is administered by the APWA International Affairs Committee.
This program supports travel and participation at a public works conference of one of APWA's international partners and a public works study tour in that country.
2021 International Public Works Conferences and Study Locations:
  • FAME Congress: Turku, Finland; May 19-21, 2021
  • IPWEA International Public Works Conference: Adelaide, Australia; August 15-18, 2021
  • Swedish Public Works Association (SPWA) Conference: Malmö, Sweden; September 2021
  • KTC Annual Conference: TBA, Denmark; October 28-29, 2021
  • Public Works National Congress: Mérida, Mexico; October 2021
Applications must be submitted online by midnight CST Monday, November 16, 2020.  Please contact Anne Jackson at 1-800-848-2792, ext. 6750, or ajackson@apwa.net.

Public Works Academy: Is it right for your chapter?

An upcoming Chapter Forum: ‘Starting and Running a Public Works Academy,’ is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. (Central time) on Tuesday, November 17. 
One of the biggest challenges facing public works agencies is getting viable candidates interested and ready to do the job. Many states have found success by collaborating with local community colleges, LTAP T2 Centers, and local experts to launch Public Works Academies. This session will provide tips on how a chapter can get started, challenges, and what some chapters have found to be successful.

This program is FREE for members and non-members.
Click here to register.