Workshops & Training

MCAPWA's Supervisory Leadership in Public Works Program - Part 1 and 2 - sponsored by the Maine Chapter American Public Works Association - 5 days - 4/28/20 - 4/29/20 and 5/11/20 - 5/13/20

Cancelled - Will Not Be Rescheduled.

Location: Buker Community Center, Rooms 20 & 21, 22 Armory Street, Augusta
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (all days)
Cost: $395.00 members, $495.00 non-members
Instructor(s): Various (see brochure)

This is intended to be a 5 day program for the same person. This five-day program is designed for supervisors and focuses on developing leadership and communication skills; setting performance expectations; improving performance; and other issues supervisors face in today’s workplace. An active pace is punctuated with discussion, technique enhancement, and role play to develop confidence.

PART I – April 28-29, 2020

Mike is the principal of Quality Leadership Network, which helps clients achieve their performance objectives through leadership development, process, improvement, teamwork, and customer focus. He has consulted and provided training and development services for 26 years to organizations in industry, service, government and non-profit sectors. He also led the training activities for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and Hartford Life Insurance. Mike holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior and teaches management, business policy, and other courses as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities.


Leadership and Communication Skill Development
• Qualities of an Effective Leader
• Functions of Supervision
• Practical Motivation Skills
• Improving Communication Style and Skills
• Communicating Across the Organization

DAY TWO – April 29, 2020

Setting Expectations for Performance
• Orienting and Training Employees
• Planning, Organizing, and Objective-Setting
• Developing Teamwork

Correcting Problem Behaviors & Unsatisfactory Performance
• Coaching & Feedback Skills
• Correcting Behaviors and Poor Performance

Managing Performance
• Delegation Skills
• Maximizing Performance with Performance

• Managing Change
• Conflict Management

PART II – May 11-13, 2020

DAY ONE - May 11, 2020

• Municipal Paving Operation
• Roadway Surface Preparations
• Hot Bituminous Mix Materials

• Record Keeping
• Communication with the Public & Media
• Communication Dos and Don’ts
• Bridge & Minor Span Management

DAY TWO – May 12, 2020

• Snow & Ice Control
• Roadway Legal Issues
• Maine’s Local Highway Law
• Maine’s Tort Claims Act
• Risk Mgmt/Workers Comp.

• OSHA and ME BLS Compliance
• Compliance Checklist
• Required Training
• Maintaining Records
• Equipment Inspections
• Facility Inspections

DAY THREE - May 13, 2020

• Intro to Surveying and Layouts
• Tools of the Trade
• Measuring Horizontal and Vertical

Distances/Elevations, Field Books/ Note Taking
• Plan Reading
• Modern Tech Tools

Field Exercises Involving:
• Plan Reading
• Shooting Grades
• Measuring Quantities and Distances
• Hi-Tech Station
• Culvert Station
• Parking Lot Lay Out
• Competition

Followed by a short ceremony and presentation of certificates by MCAPWA Board Members and staff from Maine Local Roads Center.





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