Northwest Public Works Institute
The Northwest Public Works Institute (NWPWI) is a program of instruction for public works executives who would like to attain a higher degree of proficiency as leaders and managers. The Institute is jointly operated and sponsored by the Washington and Oregon Chapters of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Oregon Technology Transfer (T2) Center.
The program consists of three courses offered in Oregon and Washington throughout the year that, taken in their entirely, provide public works professionals with skills needed to advance in supervisory and management positions up to and including Public Works Director. While it is recommended that students take all three courses leading to a Certificate of Competency, the individual courses also satisfy the needs of public works professionals at different stages in their career. Each of the three courses consists of 30 hours of instruction over a four-day period. 3.0 CEU’s are awarded for full attendance at each 4 day session.
Attendance at all three classes is recognized with a Certificate of Completion awarded by the Northwest Public Works Institute and the National APWA.
Scholarships for tuition to the NWPWI courses are available! Contact the Oregon APWA at (541) 994-3201 or by email for scholarship requirements and to request a scholarship.
The Developing Leader - Develop the practical skills required by the emerging leader.
March 11-14, 2014, Mount Bachelor Village, Bend
Developing Leader Flyer
Public Works Leadership Skills - Learn process, planning and people skills for the public works administrator.
November 18-21, 2014 Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
Registration OPEN NWPWI Leadership Flyer
Public Works Essentials - Learn the nuts and bolts of public works management.
December 9-12, 2014, Portland
Registration OPEN NWPWI Essentials Flyer
The NWPWI is jointly sponsored by the Oregon and Washington chapters of the APWA and the Oregon Technology Transfer Center.
Below are more training opportunities available to public works agencies and Tribal governments. These trainings are not sponsored by the Oregon T2 Center.