Mentoring, Coaching, and Training for Public Works Employees

With the many changes that have been taking place in our local agencies, many of our most experienced managers have taken retirement. Now we have newer staff members who are expected to step in and fill these positions, many without much training or preparation. The purpose of today’s call is to discuss ways to mentor, coach, and train public works employees to perform their duties in a professional manner and to provide on-going opportunities for mentoring them through the process. If your agency hasn’t faced this issue now, then consider this as good information for Succession Planning when the time comes.

George Haines, Member, Leadership and Management Committee, Program Director, Northern Wyoming Community College District, Gillette, WY
Doug Brown, Public Works Director, Overland Park, KS
Kent D. Monter, P.E., Development Engineering Manager, Lee's Summit, MO
Shawn Graff, Operations Superintendent, Lee's Summit, MO
Chad Oxton, Engineering Data Technician, Suffolk, VA

Reference Materials:
"Mentoring, Coaching and Training for Public Works Employees" [PPT from City of Lee's Summit, MO]

MP3 Download  (23 MB file, approximately 90 minutes of content)

originally released May 20, 2010