Sep 9, 2013

Building the Public Sector: One Leader at a Time

Building the Public Sector: One Leader at a Time

Organizational Leadership Capacity is the Key to a Thriving Organization in the 21st Century

Organizational Leadership Capacity is leadership excellence by both formal and informal leaders in all Departments, of all stakeholder groups and at all levels of an Organization. The American Public Works Association (APWA) has set out to proactively and holistically increase the leadership capacity of the Public Works Sector by offering One Leader at a Time leadership development program.

APWA has once again partnered with renowned Public Sector Advocate and Leadership Development Innovator, Ian Hill, to create this first-of-its-kind program that will equip participants with the leadership competencies and leadership tools the times require. One Leader at a Time brings the best of the successful Leadership in Changing Times program while offering new tools and concepts to help participants move towards their leadership full potential all delivered through the highly effective Change Continuum learning model.

The program begins October 25th, 2013 and is designed for every member of your department by offering three distinct tracks of learning for Executive Leaders, Emerging Leaders and Front Line staff. The program will generate sustained performance improvement and teach new skills for success in today's rapidly changing world. The program will include: workshops via live streaming video, live video interactive coaching sessions, weekly reinforcement and motivational emails, and a learning portal containing on-demand video archives of all sessions, all materials and a support forum for the dynamic exchange of information.

By equipping all team members (both formal or informal) at all levels of an organization with the tools and competencies of today’s effective leader, we will build the Public Works sector and help it fulfill its vital and essential role in building and maintaining the thriving community that all would want to live in!

The three leadership tracks:
  • Directors Track
    As the needs of communities change, and the dynamics and demands of the Public Works sector increase, there must be a corresponding adjustment in how Executive Leaders in the profession operate their departments, mobilize community resources, build community capacity and interact with staff. This will ensure that they are fulfilling their roles in building strong (both figuratively and literally) sustainable thriving communities for today and into the future.
  • Emerging Leaders Track
    The Emerging Leaders track will teach the leadership competencies needed to get the most from themselves. In addition, this track will help you be highly successful in leading others, be outstanding stewards of their resources and show you how to get things done in these ever changing times!
  • Front Line Staff Track
    The Front line track will help you equip participants with the tools they need to fill their role as “informal leaders”, to see the valuable role that they (and the Department) play in the community and to equip them with the skills they need to fulfill that important role.
Program includes:
  1. 5 live video stream workshops (one every three weeks).
  2. Live video chat support coaching sessions (between the learning sessions).
  3. Weekly reinforcement and motivational emails.
  4. A learning portal containing on-demand video archives of all sessions, all materials and a support forum for the dynamic exchange of information.
  5. The learning portal will be available for continuous use for an entire year after the initial 15-week program ends.