Spotlight On Leadership & Management
This three-and-a-half-hour program featured three relevant and pertinent sessions for those interested in leadership and management, including interviews with current APWA Leadership.
Sessions in this program include:
Span of Control: Using it as a Strategic Tool for Organizational Planning
Speakers: Harry Lorick, John Lyons
Developing a Culture of Leadership
Speakers: Zach Blodgett, Laura Yanez, Jason Stawski, Rocky Henkel, Jacqueline Thompson
Safety First: Going Beyond the Slogans
Speakers: John Kellas, Steve Aitcheson, Jeffrey Castonguay, James Patteson, Clifford Engle
Did you attend the live program?
Access the recordings and revisit this content in the eLearning Portal.
Did you miss out?
You can purchase an annual registration for the Spotlight on Series or purchase the recordings in the APWA Store in 2021.
Small Cities/Rural Communities Perspective On Leadership & Management
SC/RC Perspective: Leading and Managing is Not Just Leading and Managing in Small Cities/Rural Communities
Leading and Managing a Public Works department in a small city / rural community means wearing multiple hats, effective communication, and benchmarking best practices. This panel discusses what it takes to lead and manage staff, projects, and expectations in a small city or rural community.
Third Thursday Advocacy Jam: Leadership & Management
December 17, 2020
2:30–3:30 p.m. CT
As 2020 draws to a close and we look ahead to next year, APWA’s U.S. and Canadian Government Affairs team must prepare for the 117th Congress and Canada’s 2021 Federal Budget. Guiding APWA’s entire U.S. and Canadian advocacy operations on Capitol Hill in both D.C. and Ottawa are the respective Public Policy Priorities which provide detailed information and specific policy recommendations on a wide array of public works issues including transportation, emergency management, water resiliency, and more. Please join us for an interactive discussion of these priorities, ask questions about how these priorities are developed and can be utilized, and share your own advocacy experiences. 2021 promises to be a critical year in public policy and public works – join the conversation as we discuss the path forward!
Registration is FREE for Members and Non-Members. You can register for the entire year of programming or by each individual program.
Register for Annual Series
Principles of Public Works Self-Assessment Live Workshop
December 3, 2020
12:30–3:30 p.m. CT
Public works self-assessment provides opportunities for continuous improvement for your overall operations, ultimately leading to better quality of life for your community. The Principles of PW Self-Assessment virtual workshop has been developed with a focus on understanding the practices and completing the self-assessment process using the manual and software.
The newly revised Public Works Management Practices Manual, 10th Ed (PWMPM) is the must-have guide for evaluating your agency’s operations through self-assessment. Developed by and for public works professionals, the PWMPM contains 534 practices and a new chapter on asset management.
Following this program, participants will be better able to:
1. Articulate how the self-assessment process can improve an agency’s operations.
2. Implement a self-assessment process to evaluate and improve existing practices while developing new processes accordingly.
3. Use the 10th Ed. PWMP manual and software, develop tools to organize and maintain momentum to complete the self-assessment.
This program will be worth 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
CLL: Protecting & Leading People During Reopening of Government
December 16, 2020
10:00-11:00 a.m. CT
Reopening government facilities for employees and the public after a pandemic is more than just unlocking doors. Leaders must consider the safety of everyone that enters the building, and safety requires planning. This panel will discuss challenges and innovations related to facility cleaning as well as the leadership required to open government facilities to the public and employees.
This program is sponsored by the APWA Leadership & Management and Facilities & Grounds Committees. Participants are eligible for .1 CEUs.