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Public Works Training School Agenda

+ Wastewater treatment plant operator renewal training contact hour
* DOH drinking water treatment plant operator renewal training contact hour
# PDH Professional Development contact hour
All courses are eligible for EOA elective credits unless otherwise noted.

Monday, October 21

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m.

    NYCOM Registration Desk Opens

  • 8:45 a.m.

    Early Riser Roundtable

    • • First-Time Attendee Orientation *
  • 9:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Pedestrian Safety in a Distracted Age #
    • • GIS: Mapping More Than Physical Assets *
  • 10:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Sexual Harassment Prevention: It's Everyone's Job! +
    • • Battery Energy Storage Systems for Municipalities
  • 12:15 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Comprehensive Use of Drones for Lost Water Reduction, Stormwater Illicit Discharge,
      Construction and Asset Management *#
    • • DPW Superintendents' Perspective: Roadway Preservation and Long-Term Asphalt Repair Techniques
  • 3:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • How to Identify and Address Impaired Employees +
    • • Dig Safely New York *+
  • 6:00 p.m.

    Reception

  • 7:00 p.m.

    Welcome Dinner

          Comedian Moody McCarthy

Tuesday, October 22

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m.

    NYCOM Registration Desk Opens

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Early Riser Roundtable

    • • Tips for How to Defuse and De-escalate Tense Situations +
  • 9:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Wastewater Update +
    • • Electrical Safety in the Workplace – Electric Shock and Arc Flash Hazards – A Strategic Approach *+#
    • • Designing and Caring for an Urban Forest
  • 10:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Ideas on How to Develop a Sustainable Operator Workforce *+
    • • Where is Everyone? Employee Leave Issues +
    • • Right Sizing Your Municipality: Investing vs.
      Disinvesting *+
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Awards Luncheon

    • • Presentation of Attendance Certificates
  • 1:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Right-to-Know: A Review and Update +
    • • Ithaca Sidewalk Program: A New Approach to Funding
  • 3:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Where’s The Money? How to Create a Funding Quilt for Public Infrastructure *+
    • • Winter Weather: Snow and Ice Controls
  • Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Second Annual Public Works After-Hours Gathering

Wednesday, October 23

  • 7:00 a.m.

    Breakfast

  • 8:00 a.m.

    NYCOM Registration Desk Opens

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Early-Riser Roundtable

    • • Peer-to-Peer Q&A *
  • 9:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Why Ethics Matters and Records Management for the Public Works Department *+#
    • • Public Water Systems in the 21st Century –
      Survival of the Fittest *
  • 10:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Public Works Emergency Management: First
      In and Last Out +
    • • How to Effectively Manage Your Unionized Workforce +
  • 11:30 a.m.

    Plenary Sessions

    • • Legal Panel *+