Workshops & Training

MCAPWA Supervisory Leadership in Public Works Programs

Sponsored by: Maine Chapter of American Public Works Association, Maine Local Roads Center and Maine Municipal Association
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Date(s): 4/24/2024 - 5/23/2024
Location: Part I (4/24-25): MaineDOT - 66 Industrial Dr., Augusta Part II: (5/21) Maine DOT - 24 Child St., Augusta; (5/22-23) MaineDOT - 66 Industrial Dr., Augusta
Time: Each day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Presenter(s): Instructor: Part I - Danielle Abbott, Danielle Abbott Coaching, LLC
Cost: MCAPWA *Members: $395.00 per person for Parts I & II Non-Members: $495.00 per person for Parts I & II

Training for: Public Works, MCAPWA

The fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, handouts and five days of high caliber training. Each person must attend all 5 days. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations are based on a first-come, first-served basis. PARTS I & II are limited to 25 participants and are limited to up to 2 representatives per municipality. *Proof of membership required

Instructor: Part I - Danielle Abbott, Danielle Abbott Coaching, LLC

Danielle has worked in leadership for twenty-four years in very high stress, fast paced environments, the majority of her time in the financial and healthcare industries and has spent more than fifteen years in training and developing exceptional leaders.

Agenda Part I

Day 1 – April 24, 2024

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 2 – April 25, 2024

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 Reviews
  • Managing Change
  • Conflict Management

Instructors: Part II - ME Local Roads Center staff, MMA Legal & Risk Management staff, ME Bureau of Labor Standards staff, All State Materials Group staff, other DOT & Municipal Officials


Agenda Part II

Day 1 – May 21, 2024


  • 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 2 – May 22, 2024


  • 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 3 – May 23, 2024


  • Intro to Surveying and Layouts
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Measuring Horizontal and Vertical Distances/ Elevations, Field Books/Note Taking
  • Plan Reading
  • Modern Tech Tools

Afternoon – Field exercises involving:

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

Part II will be followed by a short ceremony and presentation of certificates by MCAPWA Board Members and staff from Maine Local Roads Center.

Cancellation: Cancellation notification must be given in writing at least 3 business days before the session begins. Any cancellation received within that 3 day window will be charged the full registration fee. All cancellations are subject to a $10 administrative fee for processing. Cancellations must be submitted using this Cancellation form to cancel your registration for an event. If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428.

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