February 9, 2011




One definition of attitude is:  A complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways, i.e. “he had the attitude that work was fun.”  Parents remind children to “change your attitude”.   But if it is such a complex state, can it really be changed?  Permanently?  Temporarily?  For the better?  For the worse?

The workplace runs much smoother if those involved share similar goals.  However, everyone may view those goals with differing levels of acceptance.  The manner in which they work towards attaining the goal can also be a negative or a positive.

The speakers for this Small Cities/Rural Communities FREE Town Hall Meeting call will share their insight on the discussion of whether employees can be “taught” and attitude; whether a positive attitude is “caught” from those around you; or if you are “born” with the personality that allows you to look on the bright side of issues.   Understanding goes a long way towards making the workplace a more positive environment.

Don’t wait until you NEED the information!  Join the call and be prepared.

The call will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Noon Eastern time and will run for one hour.

Speakers for this call will include:


·         George Haines, Program Director, Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan, WY and former Public Works Director

·         Don Bruey, Public Works Director, South Jordan, UT

·         Richard Lemke, Public Works Director, Maitland, FL

·         Ken Lange, Fleet Services Superintendent, Village of Lisle, IL

If your agency needs this information, have everyone available join in listening to the session, either from their own office or as a group in a meeting space.

Please submit your questions to mentoring@apwa.net. Questions can be sent before and during the call.

The call is FREE to anyone in public works. Dial-in information is follows:

Dial in to: 1-866-953-9689
Participant Passcode: 862633# (Be certain to hit the pound key)

MP3 Download

The download will be available within 48 hours after the events conclusion.

Right-Click Here and save the mp3 file. ( 27 MB in size ).