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Public Works Training School Agenda

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

    • • DPW Superintendents' Perspective: Asphalt Preservation and Long-Term Repair Techniques
    • • First Net: Emergency Preparedness
  • 10:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Sexual Harassment Prevention: It's Everyone's Job!
    • • Shining Bright: Municipal Solar
  • 12:15 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Techniques for Reducing Lost Water
    • • Pedestrian Safety in a Distracted Age
  • 3:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • How to Identify and Address Impaired Employees
    • • Dig Safely
  • 7:00 p.m.

    Awards 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
    • • Right Sizing 
  • 10:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Ideas on How to Develop a Sustainable Operator Workforce
    • • Where is Everyone? Employee Leave Issues
    • • The Right Tree for the Right Application
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Promoting a Safety Culture: Right-to-Know
    • • Improving and Funding Sidewalk Infrastructure
  • 3:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • Where's the Money? Chasing Grants
    • • Winter Weather: Snow and Ice Controls
  • Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Second Annual Public Works Night Out

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
    • • Drinking Water Update
  • 10:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions

    • • GIS Mapping
    • • How to Effectively Manage Your Unionized Workforce
  • 11:30 a.m.

    Plenary Sessions

    • • Legal Panel