Jul 11, 2014

FREE Online Leadership Training Workshop/Webinar with Ian Hill

After seeing so many public works professionals participate in and get so much out of our the free online training session with Ian Hill in January, we've decided to make these types of programs a regular part of our commitment to public works.

Today, APWA and Ian Hill are inviting you to sit in on a one-of-a-kind, FREE, online leadership workshop/webcast on Thursday, July 24, 2014. We whole-heartedly appreciate each and every individual in the public works community, and want to give back and show our support by providing this outstanding and inspirational program that public works professionals at every level of leadership are sure to find beneficial. Ian Hill will rev you up to tackle the challenges you face every day, and give you the tools you need to get started right away! Celebrate your contributions to the public, and treat yourself to this complimentary session with Ian Hill.

What you'll find on the page below:

Add This Program to Your Calendar

CLICK HERE to add this program to your calendar. After you've added the program, a reminder will notify you an hour before the start of the webcast.

The Details

Who: Everyone's invited – make sure to spread the word to your boss, co-workers and other business contacts so they don't miss out!

What: FREE hour-long training workshop/webcast with thought innovator and public sector champion, Ian Hill. The theme of the presentation will be "Effective Public Speaking for Public Works Leaders" (full program description below).

Where: Your very own desk! Participate from home or work.

When: July 24, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET

Why: APWA and Ian Hill want to give back to all of you for the tireless and selfless service you provide to us and your communities that help make everyday life possible. It's also a great opportunity for those agencies with budget constraints to participate in high-quality leadership training.

How: Unlike most APWA programs, there is no pre-registration or sign up. Simply visit the EVENT PAGE on July 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET to participate! Additional details will be included in upcoming "In the Works" e-newsletters and reminder emails in the next week or so.

Important Notes

Participants will have an opportunity to test their computers for playback compatibility by visiting the EVENT PAGE on Wednesday, July 23 between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. You can also check the APWA.net homepage for regular updates and direct access to the webcast on Thursday.

To ensure proper playback, please check the following:
  1. Make sure your firewall is set to accept content from ustream.tv and
  2. Make sure you've updated your system to the most recent version of Adobe Flash
Further technical problems? Please call 1-888-957-8743 ext. 5 or email tech@buildingthepublicsector.org.


CLICK HERE for program handouts (also available on the event page). 

Program Description

Effective Public Speaking for Public Works Leaders
Today’s effective Public Works leader has the ability to convey a powerful compelling  message through the spoken word. Whether it is speaking to staff, Elected Officials, the Media or Community stakeholders at a public meet, the ability to speak in public is critical today! Yet standing in front of others and speaking is one of the biggest fears that people have. Some people think that these skills are a gift; Ian Hill would beg to differ.

In this live video workshop, Ian will share how he went from a shy introverted individual that was gripped with fear to one of North America’s most powerful speakers. Participants will learn all about his own personal method of speaking and how they can adopt and use it going forward.

What you'll learn during this workshop:
  • The four keys to developing and delivering an authentic and powerful speech/presentation
  • Strategies for effective extemporaneous speaking
  • Keys to speaking under pressure
  • How to overcome fear when speaking to groups large and small