Upcoming Seminars

Several AORS training programs are offered on a scheduled basis at different locations as noted below.

Click on the corresponding links for more information or to download registration forms.  Other programs are offered on a proposal basis, typically at or near the client’s location.  Click here for a complete list of all training programs available through AORS, or click here for more information on hosting a training seminar.  Training programs can also be tailored or developed to the particular needs of our clients.

Many other organizations offer training seminars or other events that may be of interest to AORS members.  Click here for a partial listing of these events.

Wherever feasible, training programs are adapted for online delivery.  These are available either as live webinars or as prerecorded / self-paced modules that students can complete at their convenience.  AORS believes the networking, relationship building, and interaction between students and instructors that occur during in-person training are often as valuable as the course content.   So where possible, we’ve tried to incorporate these into the online sessions as well.

Not all training lends itself to online delivery, such as equipment operator or chainsaw safety training, which we continued to offer only in-person.


Public Works Leadership Development Program

PWLDP modules are returning to in-person delivery for spring 2023, in Mississauga,  and an online option for those who prefer to participate via live Webinar.  Modules are offered at various times, spring and fall each year. Specified modules are required to qualify for the  graduated levels of the Certified Road Supervisor designations (CRS, CRS-Intermediate, and CRS-Senior).  A certificate is also awarded upon successful completion of all 8 modules.  Whenever possible, new dates are added to meet demand. Students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot, as certain modules fill up quickly.  Maximum class size is 20.

Please Note: Scheduled In-Person sessions may shift to Live Interactive Webinars based on provincial restrictions or registration levels.  

TIME: Sessions are full day trainings from 8 am – 5 pm 

Please complete this fillable form on your computer, save the file, and email it to admin@aors.on.ca
Alternatively, print the blank form, complete it by hand (please print clearly), then scan and email, or fax it to 226-661-2003
Fall Registration forms will be available late Spring
Level
Course – 2024
Session 1
Registration
London
Session 2
Registration
Online
Session 3
Registration
Cobourg
Session 4
Registration
Online
CRSLocal GovernmentX March 5X May 14✔ Aug 20 Oct 22
Customer ServiceX March 6X May 15Aug 21 Oct 23
Leadership & SupervisionX March 7X May 16Aug 22 Oct 24

Session 1
Registration
Barrie
Session 2
Registration
Online
CRS-IFinancial ManagementX March 26 Sept 17
Talent ManagementX March 27 Sept 18

Session 1
Registration
Online
CRS-SProcess Management Oct 8
Continuous Improvement Oct 9
Communications Oct 10
Session is open for registration
Session is closed for registration
Fall Registration forms will be available late Spring
    

**If you require more information, please contact the AORS Office (admin@aors.on.ca)**


Traffic Control and Protection Book 7

Proper temporary work zone traffic control will not only ensure you are in compliance, but will help protect your workers from the inevitable hazards.  AORS Book 7 training has been updated to reflect the changes in the 2022 edition of OTM Book 7 – Temporary Conditions.  If you require more information or to request in-person training at a location convenient for you, please contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca.

Minimum class size applies.

Registration fees do not include copies of OTM Book 7.  Registrants are advised to order or download a copy of the Field Edition prior to the course from Publications Ontario.      

TIME:  Sessions are full day trainings from 8 am – 3 pm 

**New dates will be added based on demand. Check back later, or contact Dennis O’Neil (dennisoneil@aors.on.ca) **

Session is open for registration
Session is closed for registration

 

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

These webinar sessions are great for municipalities who have a small number of staff to train, or for preparing your student hires for their summer duties. For groups who can meet the minimum number of 20 participants for group training, we encourage you to book an in-person session at your location. In-person training is filling up quickly, so contact us if you would like to book an available date.  

XApril 168:00 am ETRegistration link
May 78:00 am ETRegistration link
May 88:00 am ETRegistration link

 


Traffic Control and Protection – Unplanned Events

This 2 hour course is a condensed version of our one-day Traffic Control and Protection course, based on the Ontario Traffic Manual OTM Book 7. This course focusses only on unplanned events, such as an emergency where traffic may need to be directed away from an incident, first responders, or their equipment. If you require more information or to request in-person training, please contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca

 


Chipper Operator Safety *NEW*

This three-hour course provides participants with the knowledge and the basic skills to safely and efficiently operate and maintain a woodchipper. Students will learn how to recognize safety hazards and equipment deficiencies under a variety of conditions.

If you require more information or to request in-person training, please contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca


CVOR for Supervisors

CVOR for Supervisors is designed to cover all the necessary topics that a supervisor will need to better understand their CVOR.  Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) was designed to keep public road users safe.  A supervisor must understand all elements to stay in compliance – click here for more information.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

March5-68 am ETRegistration link

2024 In-Person Training Dates

January30-31MississaugaRegistration link
April16-17SudburyRegistration link

Defensive Driving

Learn to identify problems before they occur, so you can react appropriately while driving – click here for more information about car and truck Defensive Driving.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

 

 


Front End Loader (FEL)

Capable of lifting large quantities of material at once, Front End Loaders make fast work of truck loading, snow removal and work site clean-up. They are also articulated, allowing for operation in tight quarters. In order to fully maximize this machine’s potential, it is essential that its operators undertake a comprehensive training program, one that includes both theoretical and practical components.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

March139 am ETRegistration link

 


Gravel Road School

The training program is a 2-day classroom type course specific for anyone involved with maintaining gravel roads – click here for more information.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

 

2024 In-Person Training Dates

 


Hours of Service

This course is suitable for drivers that work at municipalities, public utilities, construction companies, local and long haul transport companies, etc.

The purpose is to properly educate drivers to better understand Hours of Service.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

May28 am ETRegistration link

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Operations

The objective of this course is to provide information to household hazardous waste operating staff on proper operating practices and safety. Students will learn how to handle a wide range of household hazardous waste efficiently and safely, along with the basics of a well-laid out and operational procedures.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates


Landfill Operation Basics

This course reviews up-to-date basic landfill operation processes and how they relate to one another, increasing the effectiveness and safety on the job. Some of the topics that this course will cover are the basics of landfill gas and leachate management and groundwater monitoring, the role of the gate attendant and scale house operations, and the fundamentals of accident prevention.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates


Load Securement

Some think that a chain is a chain, a rope is a rope and both are just as good as the other when securing a load. However, this line of thinking can lead to disastrous consequences. The size of the load, in width, height and weight are just some of the factors which must be considered when determining the tools best suited for the job. It is also important to remember that both the age and the condition of the tie-down must be also a consideration.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

April3010:00 am ETRegistration link
June1710:00 am ETRegistration link

Motor Grader

It’s a large and bulky piece of equipment, which has increased both in size and capacity since its earliest conception. Today’s Motor Graders are equipped to complete a myriad of tasks; however, the majority of operators (even those experienced) are unprepared to utilize the full range of this machine’s potential without advanced training.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

March199:00 am ETRegistration link
May2810:00 am ETRegistration link
August78:00 am ETRegistration link

Motor Grader Plow

The Motor Grader is typically used for both snow/ice control and snow removal operations. Operators require a wide range of knowledge and skill sets to use the Motor Grader and attachments effectively and safely at all times in different settings.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates


Pick-up Truck with Plow

Ability drive a pickup truck safely does not guarantee safe operation of a Pickup Truck Plow. The addition of a plow attachment greatly increases responsibility for the operator.  Not only is the change in vehicle dimensions a consideration, but pickup plow operators should also be familiar with standard plowing techniques and public safety concerns.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

January249:00 am ETRegistration link

Pre-Trip Inspection

This interactive workshop addresses the requirements for a proper pre-trip inspection, in the context of regulatory compliance and safety.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

April2310:00 am ETRegistration link

Roll Off Truck

Uniquely designed to reduce time spent loading/unloading materials, this vehicle is often used to deliver items such as roof trusses and waste disposal bins.  Much like any other piece of heavy equipment, an operator must be aware of his/her surroundings at all times – particularly because the Roll-Off Truck operates similar to a Dump Truck.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

April1010:00 am ETRegistration link
July159:00 am ETRegistration link

Rural Road Maintenance

This two-day program is designed to provide staff who maintain municipal roads with appropriate guidelines and the basic principles for maintenance management of rural road networks.  Includes planning and execution of common maintenance strategies (road surface, roadside, drainage and signage) to ensure reliable services and user safety.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location. 

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

May29-309:00 am ETRegistration link
June18-198:00 am ETRegistration link

2024 In-Person Training Dates

April9-10BrantfordRegistration link
April24-25PeterboroughRegistration link
May7-8Owen SoundRegistration link

Safe Backing (With or Without a Trailer)

Regardless of your skill level, backing up safely is one of the most difficult tasks to perform while driving. While most new vehicles have back-up cameras, the most reliable operators are the ones who can back safely without the use of  aids such as these.  A good driver requires the ability to “read” the environment in a 360 degree fashion at all times, particularly when backing.  Professional training teaches the overall awareness and skills required to complete backing in a safe manner, every time.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

January2510:00 am ETRegistration link
April179:30 am ETRegistration link

 


Sidewalk Plow

Well trained operators are more comfortable with the operating characteristics of the machine, enabling them to be more diligent, thereby reducing damage and increasing performance.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

January169:00 am ETRegistration link

Snowplow Defensive Driving

This course is designed to help your employees become the most safety-conscious snowplow operators on the road. Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs. Traffic crashes are preventable by defensive driving

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

January189:30 am ETRegistration link

Snowplow Operator

Snowplow operators are the unsung hero’s that clear the way and open the road so that we can get to work, get home safely in the winter. It is always a good idea to bring your operators up-to-speed.

If you did not have a chance to get your training last year, we created this snowplow live webinar with you in mind. Please sign up now so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn with a live instructor online! The live webinar is interactive so you’ll be able to interact with the instructor and other students like you would in the classroom from the convenience of your computer.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

January238:00 am ETRegistration link
February229:00 am ETRegistration link

Summer Patroller

Summer maintenance patrollers have many unique responsibilities and require a comprehensive knowledge of specific subjects to effectively do their job. This one (1) day training program covers an array of relevant topics starting at 8 am.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

June268:00 am ETRegistration link
July1610:00 am ETRegistration link
August218:00 am ETRegistration link

Supervisor Due Diligence

This one day course unravels the mystery of due diligence.  Attendees are provided with simple, actionable strategies, methods and information to effectively perform within the regulatory safety environment – click here for more information.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 In-Person Training Dates

                                             May         23       8:00 am ET        Registration link

                                             July          24       8:00 am ET        Registration link

                                            August     20       8:00 am ET        Registration link

 


Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB)

The Backhoe is a versatile piece of equipment – equipped with two attachment points that allow for several different configurations. With the extensive possibilities this equipment offers, an in-depth training program is vital to provide the operator with not only the skills necessary to operate the Tractor Loader Backhoe with its two standard buckets, but to enable a complete understanding of all aspects.   Complete knowledge of all safety and maintenance aspects as they relate to overall operation will facilitate maximum efficiency, safety and productivity in all operations, regardless of configuration.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

May149:00 am ETRegistration link
August158:00 am ETRegistration link

 


Trenching Safety

This course helps employers and employees comply with the OSHA standards by determining what type of working hazards exist, how to correct them and the responsibilities of the competent person. The importance of using the right protective systems during excavation work is also covered.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

March1210 am ETRegistration link

 


Winter Maintenance School

This two day course is designed for municipal and private sector supervisors and patrollers responsible for the overall maintenance of roads during winter operations.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

2024 In-Person Training Dates

October23-24Eastern OntarioRegistration link
November5-6LondonRegistration link
November26-27BarrieRegistration link

 


Winter Road Patroller

As a patroller you are the most important source of information in the winter!  Learn how to find potential problems and allocate the necessary resources before it is too late. Discover how to decide when it is time to salt versus sand, and to recognize when road temperature drops so that you may predict where ice will form. Understanding winter roads, their conditions, and potentially hazardous challenges is crucial to proper winter road care – click here for more information.

Our Winter Patroller training is now available as an online live webinar. Please sign up now so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn with a live instructor online! The live webinar is interactive so you’ll be able to interact with the instructor and other students like you would in the classroom from the convenience of your computer.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.

2024 Live Webinar Training Dates

February159:00 am ETRegistration link

Many of the courses required for certification under the Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) program are offered in partnership with Good Roads.   Visit their website to see a list of upcoming OGRA seminars.