Local Government Fundamentalsinterpro.wisc.edu/tic/RA01391 See upcoming dates
Take this course and learn about the state’s relationships with local government and why these relationships are beneficial so that you can make sound decisions. Examine how can you ensure that the work you are doing is not only ethical, but also follows current public standards of conduct? This course counts toward the Public Works Supervisory Academy (PWSA) and the Public Works Management Institute certificates.
Who Should Attend?
- Public works supervisors who wish to sharpen their skills
- Supervisors and managers who are new to the field of public works
- Public works employees who wish to prepare for advancement
- Public works engineers who are new to supervision and management
- Public works professionals engaged in the APWA Donald C. Stone Center leadership and management career path
Powers of Local Government
Powers of the different classes of local government
The ever shrinking Home Rule powers Comparing the Forms of Local Government in Wisconsin
Board of Trustees
Strong Mayor – Weak Council
Weak Mayor – Strong Council
Professional Manager or Administrator
Elected County Executive Intergovernmental Cooperation in Wisconsin
Benefits and constraints of cooperation
Forms of arrangements between governments
Examples and resources Ethics in Public Works
Wisconsin state law
Professional ethics contrasted to other rules of conduct
Public Works Codes of Ethics
Discussion of case studies
City Administrator for City of Middleton, Bryan is a management professional with strategic planning experience; proven leadership qualities in the areas of communication, project management, policy analysis, community development, and intergovernmental relations.
Ben Jordan is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.
Upcoming dates (1)
Local Government Fundamentals
Course #: RA01391-D102
Fee covers live online course instruction via Zoom with Net-ID and course materials.
- CEU: .6
- PDH: 6
Registration 8:15am Class: 08:30 am - 11:30 am both days
Central Time Zone
Bryan Gadow, Benjamin Jordan
This is an online course.
If you cannot attend, please notify us by no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $20 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.