What is Web-based Training?
It is APWA's series of in-depth, instructional, interactive, Internet-based, educational trainings that you watch on your PC. Each
program is led by top experts in the field who convey new ideas, new methods, and new technologies in a fast paced three hour time frame.
Where is it held?
Right in your own office. All you need is a computer with Internet connection for the visual portion and either speakers for
streaming or speaker phone for the audio portion. If you are hosting or need to train a group of 5 to 25 or more, you will
need an LCD projector to hook up to a laptop or PC, a screen, and a separate phone line for the conference phone.
Are there additional charges?
No. The $225 (members) and $275 (nonmembers) per connection fee covers one phone connection (audio) and one Internet connection
(visual). The number of people in the room viewing the program is up to you. The call-in line is a toll-free 800 number. Multiple
connections at one location will require an additional fee. Please call the Web-based Training team at 1-800-848-APWA for more information.
Can the audience ask a question?
Definitely. Through use of the online Q&A chat box, questions can be keyed in directly from your computer to the presenter(s)
and answered during the designated Q&A segments during the live program. Additionally, interactive questions throughout the
program give you an idea of how your peers throughout North America are responding to the same issues facing you.
Should I encourage all staff to attend?
Absolutely! The true benefit of this medium is that you can gather office and field personnel together in one spot so that
all information is heard and understood uniformly. Post program discussions are encouraged to determine how the lessons learned
in the broadcast can apply to your city or agency.
Do I need to involve my IT Department?
Not necessarily. You are using only a phone and an Internet connection. Complete connection instructions will be sent to you
via email approximately a week in advance of the program. There will always be an option to participate in a test the week of
the program. The web connection is easily accessible through the home page of the APWA web site at www.apwa.net on the day of
the program and is password protected. The software that is used is "firewall friendly," so you should not have any problems.
For more information, check out our FAQ page at www.apwa.net/Education/web.asp.
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