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Envision was designed to help infrastructure stakeholders implement more sustainable projects. The ENV SP designation is becoming an increasingly important credential for any professional involved in civil infrastructure. Since its inception, more than 6,000 professionals have obtained their ENV SP credential, which has equipped them with the knowledge to apply the ground-breaking Envision concepts to their daily work. The purpose of this training is to equip participants to use Envision. The Envision Training will be held over four consecutive days for two hours each day. After completing the training candidates will understand how Envision works, how it can improve the sustainability of their projects, and be able to successfully apply it to assess project sustainability. Participants will also be qualified to take the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) exam. The cost of the exam is included in the training registration cost. Webinar: January 25, 26, 27, 28 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT | 9:00 am - 11 am MT | 8:00 am - 10 am PT
When: January 25, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON WATER RESOURCES” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: February 03, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: February 09, 2021

The PWX@Home Stormwater Summit features seven virtual education sessions selected by APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee for presentation at PWX 2020. The two-day event features presenters sharing agency perspectives and experiences on topics such as project funding strategies; implementation of new technologies, methods for building flood resilient communities, including green infrastructure; applications of IoT water level sensors; creating an open-source web tool; and simultaneously handling alternative project delivery methods. Presenters will highlight successes as well as share lessons learned. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters via a question and answer opportunity at the end of each session, as well as network and learn from other attendees via table discussions, a unique feature within the Summit platform.  Webinar, February 17 & 18 FROM 10 AM - 2 PM Central time (11 AM - 3 PM Eastern, 9 AM -1 PM Mountain, 8 AM - 12 PM Pacific)
When: February 17, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: February 18, 2021

Meet the Author: Public Works Management: Things They Never Taught in School                                    Jim Nichols goes beyond the blackboard as he shares more than 17 years in local government executive management in the newest edition of Public Works Management: Things They Never Taught in School.   Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: February 23, 2021

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, and others; manufactured and used around the United States since the ‘40s. PFAS are found in water-repellent, wrinkle-free, and stain-resistant fabrics; non-stick cookware; paints; firefighting foam; and other household and industrial products. PFAS are  persistent  – they’ve been referred to as forever chemicals - in the environment and in the human body; they don’t break down and accumulate over time. According to the US EPA, there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. PFAS has been found in drinking water and full cycle back in wastewater sludge. In this Click, Listen & Learn, we will help you understand PFAS, how it gets into our water and wastewater, it’s risks and current thinking in public works.  Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: February 25, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON SOLID WASTE” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: March 03, 2021

Municipal rights of way serve many public interests,  A place for utilities is one of those interests. That ROW is becoming more crowded, filled with a  mixture of scrap, abandoned facilities, and active utilities and storm structures of all kinds. This congestion causes issues for new projects and for continuing maintenance and operational needs.  The American Society of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with organizations such as APWA, has developed some solutions to the investigation and documentation of these ROW hidden structures that facilitate efficient effective utility coordination efforts.  Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: March 04, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: March 09, 2021

This unique course combines the benefits of an in-person workshop with the convenience of on-line learning. This course will include two class sessions of instruction for two hours, two days a week for four weeks, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and on-line discussions. Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants.
When: March 16, 2021

Social media is ever-changing, and with the constant flow of new technologies, algorithms, and marketing strategies, it can be hard to keep up. Whether you’re still figuring out if social media is right for your organization, or you’re looking to widen your existing audience, this session is for you. Join us as we cover social media basics and techniques for growing your organization’s online presence. Diving into the top five (5) social media platforms, we’ll share tactics for running your accounts successfully, ways to market to your audience (old and new), tools that can help you stay organized, and more. We encourage you to come with questions, as the goal of this session is to leave you feeling confident and ready to achieve your businesses’ social media goals! Webinar, 11AM-12 PM Central time (12-1 PM Eastern, 10-11 AM Mountain, 9-10 AM Pacific)
When: March 17, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: March 18, 2021

This eight-hour program is designed for fleet managers, including new fleet managers or those who aspire to become fleet managers. The program will provide an overview of the many skills and areas of knowledge fleet managers need to be successful, including organization structures, communication, procurement, purchasing, finance, and fleet operations. In this program debut, learn straight from those professionals who developed the program. The format blends the best of live face to face with the convenience of on-line learning. The workshop will be held over four days in one week for two hours, on March, 22,23,24,25 from 10 am – 12 pm central each class day. Live sessions will be recorded, and participants can either go back and revisit material at a later date or catch-up on a session they missed.  Webinar: March 22, 23, 24, 25  11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT | 9:00 am - 11 am MT | 8:00 am - 10 am PT
When: March 22, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement.
When: April 01, 2021

Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.                                                                                                                       *** CLICK THE TITLE TO SEE FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION WITH ALL WEBINAR DATES/TIMES ***                    *** REGISTRATION:  JULY 8, 2020 thru APRIL 1, 2021 ***
When: April 01, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!                                   *** CLICK THE TITLE TO SEE FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION WITH ALL WEBINAR DATES/TIMES ***                    *** REGISTRATION:  JULY 8, 2020 thru APRIL 1, 2021 ***
When: April 01, 2021

This unique course combines the benefits of an in-person workshop with the convenience of online learning. This workshop will be held over two weeks, for four days, with two-hour sessions, allowing for instructor interactions, peer networking, and online discussions. Live instruction sessions will be recorded and can be watched by participants who have a conflict with the live class time or revisited by participants. The Certificate Program for Facility and Grounds professionals will cover the basic need-to-know topics that professionals in the facilities and grounds disciplines need to understand to perform their jobs effectively and proficiently. The program provides training and real-life experiences in the areas of ADA compliance, grounds maintenance, preventative maintenance, capital improvement planning, and more.   This program will be worth .80 CEU credits Live instruction dates will be held over 2 weeks for 2 hours each April 6, 7, 13, 14 (Tuesday and Wednesday ) from 7:30am-9:30am Pacific, 8:30am-10:30am Mountain, 9:30am-11:30am Central, and 10:30am-12:30am Eastern.
When: April 06, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON FACILITIES & GROUNDS” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: April 07, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: April 13, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: April 15, 2021

NOAA's National Water Model:  Towards Continental Scale Water Prediction.  NOAA's National Water Model (NWM) is a hydrologic modeling framework that simulates observed and forecast streamflow over the entire continental United States. The NWM simulates the water cycle with mathematical representations of the different processes and how they fit together. The NWM produces hydrologic guidance at a very fine spatial and temporal scale. It complements official NWS river forecasts at approximately 4,000 locations across the CONUS and produces guidance at millions of other locations that do not have a traditional river forecast. This CLL will cover the complex model and how it is transforming water forecasting, new information that is available and how to access the NWM, and what the future plans are for the NWM. Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: April 29, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON SUSTAINABILITY” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: May 05, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: May 11, 2021

Envision was designed to help infrastructure stakeholders implement more sustainable projects. The ENV SP designation is becoming an increasingly important credential for any professional involved in civil infrastructure. Since its inception, more than 6,000 professionals have obtained their ENV SP credential, which has equipped them with the knowledge to apply the ground-breaking Envision concepts to their daily work. The purpose of this training is to equip participants to use Envision. The Envision Training will be held over four consecutive days for two hours each day. After completing the training candidates will understand how Envision works, how it can improve the sustainability of their projects, and be able to successfully apply it to assess project sustainability. Participants will also be qualified to take the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) exam. The cost of the exam is included in the training registration cost. Webinar: May 17, 18, 19, 20 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  ET | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT | 9:00 am - 11 am MT | 8:00 am - 10 am PT
When: May 17, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: May 20, 2021

Many local governments are facing significant challenges due to a changing climate, including more frequent and longer lasting wildfires, drought, flooding, extreme heat and storms, as well as sea level rise. Local governments are also at the forefront of climate action, working to reduce current and future impacts – and public works plays a critical role. This Click Listen and Learn brings together leaders from Broward County, FL, Portland, ME, and Los Angeles, CA, who have developed strategies for resource policy and planning, land management, environmental monitoring, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting natural assets and transitioning to clean renewable energy. Learn about how municipal operations and public works are implementing sustainable and resilient solutions, including through partnerships and stakeholder engagement. Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: May 27, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: June 02, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: June 08, 2021

Splashpads have become a valuable city amenity across the country, but many facilities and/or grounds managers are unsure what is needed to acquire, plan, and manage a splashpad.  Our panel will discuss design and challenges, safety and maintenance, and what to know when working with vendors.  Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)
When: June 17, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: June 17, 2021

“SMALL CITIES/RURAL COMMUNITIES PERSPECTIVE ON TRANSPORTATION” Small cities and rural communities often face similar challenges as larger and urban communities but due to fewer resources, solutions often require a different approach and creativity.  Join this panel discussion the first Wednesday of each month to hear the perspective of public works professionals in small cities and rural communities.   Webinar, 12-1 PM Central time (1-2 PM Eastern, 11 AM - 12 PM Mountain, 10 - 11 AM Pacific)
When: July 07, 2021

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. Webinar: 2:00 pm  ET | 1:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT
When: July 13, 2021

Join Government Affairs staff and volunteer leaders from the U.S. and Canada for PWX@Home Third Thursday Advocacy Jams to discuss public works policy issues, such as public right-of-way, emergency management, workforce development, water resources, and surface transportation. In addition to interactive discussion inspired by PWX Happy Hour Jams, Third Thursday Advocacy Jams will, when needed, include legislative and public policy updates. Come join the conversation!   Webinar, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central time (3:30 – 4:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Mountain, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific)
When: July 15, 2021