Is the Northwest Public Works Institute for you?

Today’s public works leader must be coach, counselor, motivator, mentor, business strategist, and skilled communicator, all rolled into one. Get the depth and breadth of instruction needed to become successful in his complex role.

The Northwest Public Works Institute is a program of instruction for public works professionals who would like to attain a higher degree of proficiency as leaders and managers.

The Washington and Oregon Chapters of the American Public Works Association and the Oregon Technology Transfer Center jointly operate and sponsor the Institute.

The program consists of three courses offered in Oregon and Washington that, taken in their entirety, provide public works professionals with skills needed to advance in supervisory and management positions up to and including Public Works Director.

While it is recommended that students take all three courses leading to a Certificate of Competency, the individual courses also satisfy the needs of public works professionals at different stages in their career.

Level 1: Public Works Essentials

Learn the nuts and bolts of public works management

Level 2: The Developing Leader

Develop the practical skills required by the emerging leader

Level 3: Public Works Leadership Skills

Learn process, planning and people skills for the public works administrator

Each of the three courses consists of 30 hours of instruction over a four day period. Completion of all 90 hours, taken within a five year period, is recognized with a Certificate of Completion awarded by the Northwest Public Works Institute and National APWA.

Is this Workshop for you?

  • Recent appointees find the comprehensive review of skills and training requirements advantageous.
  • Those who wish to be Public Works Directors or Administrators receive valuable insights.
  • Experienced administrators learn new perspectives and approaches that enable them to return to their jobs with renewed vigor and creativity.
  • Attendees gain skills in working with elected officials, employees, and customers.

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