Workshops & Training

Supervisory Leadership in Public Works Programs

Sponsored by: Maine Chapter of American Public Works Association, Maine Local Roads Center and Maine Municipal Association
Training is at capacity, waitlist is available – email to be added to the waitlist for the Fall 2023 session only.
Date(s): 10/17/2023 - 10/18/2023
Location: MaineDOT Fairfield Training Cntr (top of property-out back) 10 Mountain Ave. Fairfield, ME. 04937
Time: Each day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Cost: MCAPWA *Members: $395.00 per person for Parts I & II Non-Members: $495.00 per person for Parts I & II

Training for: MMA, MCAPWA

Part II, September 19, 20 & 21, 2023 | Part I, October 17 & 18, 2023

Hosted by the Maine Chapter of American Public Works Association, Maine Local Roads Center and Maine Municipal Association

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. *Proof of membership required

Please note that Part II takes place BEFORE Part I in the fall due to possible weather conditions

Agenda Part II

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

Day 1 – September 19, 2023

• 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 – September 20, 2023

• 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 – September 21, 2023

• 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

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

Agenda Part I
: 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.

Day 1 – October 17, 2023
• Discovering your Leadership Style
• Motivating and engaging employees
• Effective Communication
• How to Have difficult conversations

Day 2 – October 18, 2023
• Accountability and Expectations
• Interviewing, Hiring and onboarding the Right people
• Identifying and addressing low performance
• Coaching for success

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. Please go to to cancel. If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428.

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ADA Compliance:
It is our practice to conduct workshops only in ADA compliant facilities. Please notify us in advance if you have additional physical or dietary needs, so that we can assure your comfort and full participation.

2023 Training Calendar
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Notices & Information

Phone: 1-800-452-8786

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