The Public Works Institute is a national learning model specifically developed for APWA chapter use. The model was developed by reviewing APWA’s needs assessment, core competencies for public works supervisors and leaders, and feedback from the Presidential Task Force and chapters currently using management training programs.
Ideal candidates for the course “aspire to be better leaders and supervisors in the public works field.” The primary target audience includes current first line supervisors and above.
The publication is an instructor’s resource guide consisting of 10 core topic areas with 60 individual course topics, which you can view by clicking the "Table of Contents" link to the left. Covering a variety of significant topics, the guide can be used to develop and present instruction, or as a self-paced learning tool.
In addition to the instructor's guide featuring these topics, the program also includes one DISC© Classic Profile for one-time use. DISC is a communication profile which uses non-judgmental language to help you understand your own behavior and the behaviors of thouse around you so that you can determine when to adapt or change styles to best fit the situation.