Public Works Leadership Development Program

Dramatic changes in the workforce and workplace are changing the nature of public works. Management team roles and responsibilities are decidedly more complex than even a decade ago.  The AORS Public Works Leadership Development Program (PWLDP) was developed to help public works managers and supervisors develop and improve the skills they need to be top leaders for their municipalities.  It is also an effective tool for municipalities who want to implement a workforce planning strategy to develop future leaders in preparation for the upcoming demographic shift.  The eight modules of the PWLDP (or approved equivalent courses) are pre-requisites to the Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) accreditation.


Click here for an overview of the PWLDP, the material covered in each of the eight modules and how they apply to the CRS, and the instruction team. PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a PWLDP Certificate of Completion, all eight (8) modules must be taken through AORS. Equivalent courses only qualify for certification purposes.

Check Upcoming Seminars for a list of scheduled PWLDP sessions and registration forms.

Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award: This award is given to the individual who completed the PWLDP in the previous year, with the highest overall mark of all those who completed the program that year.