Get involved in some of the conference’s special events
Saturday, Sept. 8
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Self-Assessment: Using the Management Practices Manual: A Tool for Improving Operations and Management
Can you honestly say the performance and productivity levels of your operations are as high as you want them to be? Even if your answer is yes, a self-assessment program is sure to help. This one-day workshop discusses the implementation of a self-assessment program and is designed to examine and evaluate an agency’s current management policies, practices and procedures. You’ll learn how to target problem areas, identify opportunities and improve overall effectiveness of any public works operation. An overview of APWA’s voluntary process for accreditation of public works agencies will be addressed.
This workshop is designed for public works directors, managers and supervisors, as well as municipal administrators performing public works functions.
Each participant will receive a packet of course materials developed specifically for this program. The packet will include outlines of the individual presentation, as well as a self-assessment guide, which will undoubtedly serve as a valuable reference when implementing your own self-assessment program.
Registrants are encouraged to purchase or bring with them a copy of the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual, Third Edition. To purchase a copy, visit APWA’s on-line catalog.
Sunday, Sept. 9
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Emerging Public Works Leader Program– A Mentoring Program for Young Leaders
APWA is pleased to announce the second annual Emerging Public Works Leaders Program on Sunday, September 9, 2001. This is a one-day program designed to bring public works employees, with less than five years of experience in the public works field, together with experienced public works employees to encourage the development of mentor/coach–mentoree relationship. This full day program is intended to provide a structured environment for recent entries into the field of public works to interact with experienced professionals to provide an introduction to networking and career development. Emerging Leaders will learn about skills that are essential in advancing their career in public works.
A maximum of 50 participants with less than five years of experience in public works will be selected to participate in this program. All candidates for Emerging Public Works Leaders and Mentor/coach must be endorsed by the appropriate Chapter.
Selection will be made on a first come, first served basis according to the date that the completed nomination form is received at APWA headquarters. Multiple candidates from chapters will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Mentor/coaches and Emerging Public Works Leaders will not automatically be paired if they are from the same chapter/region, but could be if specifically requested.
APWA membership is not required, but the Emerging leader candidates must not have previously attended a Congress.
A special rate of $175 will be extended to all approved Emerging Leader participates. This special registration fee will include Sunday’s full day program and Congress registration (does not include a banquet ticket on Wednesday night). This is a great offer since the registration to Congress alone is worth $395!
Experienced public works employees are encouraged to apply for this program as a Mentor/coach and participate to help build a bright future for new public works emerging leaders. All approved Mentor/coaches must register and pay the normal registration fees to attend Congress and will receive special recognition from APWA.
All Chapter-endorsed applications for Emerging Public Works Leader and Mentor/coach must be received by APWA by June 30, 2001.
For a complete packet of information on the Emerging Public Works Leaders Forum please contact Ann Daniels at (816) 472-6100 or via e-mail at [email protected].
(This program is not intended to be a traditional mentoring program, nor is it a chapter leadership development course. The program provides a limited mentor/coach–mentoree relationship during the International Public Works Congress and Exposition. This enhanced networking opportunity is designed to help individuals understand the complex world of public works.)
- General information and comments from last year’s Forum participants PDF
- Forum Schedule PDF
- Expectations of Forum Mentorees and Mentor/Coaches PDF
- Forum Nomination Form PDF
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
First Timers Meeting– Learn to Make the Best of Your Congress Experience
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
One Call Systems International (OCSI) Luncheon
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Get Acquainted Party– A Rock ‘n Roll Welcome from our Pennsylvania Hosts
Monday, Sept. 10
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Staying the Course: Sustaining Diversity Initiatives in the 21st Century Workforce
Speaker: Sean K. Lincoln, Ph.D., The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
The 1987 Hudson Institute book, Workforce 2000, predicted sweeping changes in the American workforce – changes that would go beyond race, ethnicity and gender to include, among others, sexual orientation, age and physical abilities. Today, those predictions have become reality and slowly businesses, colleges and even federal and local governments are coming to understand that diversity is a business imperative.
In this presentation, our expert speaker will discuss implementation and sustainability of diversity initiatives. She’ll explain how to lay the groundwork, how to find diversity champions, and how to keep yourself and your organization on the right track. She’ll also explain the importance of including work/life projects as a component of your diversity initiatives. Dr. Lincoln is the Administrator of Work/Life and Diversity Programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which was recently named by Child magazine as the nation’s leading children’s hospital. Dr. Lincoln will share her expert experiences and show you how to sustain yourself as a diversity leader within your organization.
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Awards Recognition Ceremony- Join us in honoring the best in the business!
Tuesday, Sept. 11
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Public Works Historical Society (PWHS) Luncheon
The Public Works Historical Perspective on Water Resources and Municipal Planning
Speaker: Edward F. Grusheski, General Manage of Public Affairs, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA
This presentation outlines how local municipalities were historically developed and the efforts made to protect water supply without significantly impeding land development. You’ll hear how the planning of public parks has been instrumental in setting other public policy issues. From this historical perspective, you’ll see how new and adaptive measures are being taken at the local level to assure the rehabilitation and preservation of our nation’s infrastructure.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Reception and Banquet – A Boot Stompin’ Good Time for All