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.

COVID-19 Impacts:  AORS and our training partners are committed to delivering the quality training that our members and their staff need to provide the essential services their municipalities expect, safely and efficiently.

Wherever feasible, training programs were adapted for online delivery.  These were 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’ve continued to offer in person, following appropriate safety protocols.

Now that restrictions have been lifted, courses are returning to in-person delivery.   However, where demand exists, online options will continue to be offered for those that prefer that format, either as a standalone live webinar, as a hybrid of online and in-person, or as asynchronous self-paced modules.


Public Works Leadership Development Program

PWLDP modules are returning to in-person delivery for fall 2022, in Mississauga, with a hybrid 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 30.

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 it, or fax it to 226-661-2003

 

Level
Course
Session 1
Registration
Online
Session 2
Registration
Session 3
Registration
Mississauga
Session 4
Registration
Online
CRSLocal GovernmentX March 8X April 5X September 27December 6
Customer ServiceX March 9X April 6X September 28December 7
Leadership & SupervisionX March 10X April 7X September 29December 8

Session 1
Registration
Online
Session 2
Registration
Session 3
Registration
Online Only
CRS-IFinancial ManagementX March 29X April 20X October 12
Talent ManagementX March 30X April 21X October 13

Session 1
Registration
Online Only

CRS-SProcess ManagementNovember 22
Continuous ImprovementNovember 23
CommunicationsNovember 24
Session is open for registration
Session is closed for registration
    

**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 offers Book 7 training as an online live Webinar on the scheduled dates below, or in-person at a location near you. If you require more information or to request in-person training, please contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca.

DATES:  The below dates are open registration and will be delivered using an ONLINE LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR FORMAT               

TIME:  Sessions are full day trainings from 8 am – 3 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 it, or fax it to 226-661-2003

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

XOctober 5Registration link
Session is open for registration
Session is closed for registration
    

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


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

 


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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

2022 In-Person Training Dates

October
25-26
Peterborough Registration link
December
12-13Hamilton

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.

2022 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November1010 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.

2022 Live Webinar 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

October119:30 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.

2022 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates


LEAN in Road Operations & Capital Projects

A one-day seminar offered in collaboration with QCDMS Consultants.

LEAN 6 Sigma and Project Management are proven approaches to improve efficiency and outcomes in a broad range of processes and industries. In this introductory seminar, you will learn the basics of these methodologies and how to apply them in road operations and capital projects, to do more with less without sacrificing quality.

NOTE: Live webinars are open to all participants, regardless of your geographic location.  Click here for more information. 

Individuals who successfully complete this one-day course will earn a White Belt certification in LEAN 6 Sigma.  Those who wish to pursue further LEAN 6 Sigma certifications (Yellow Belt, Black Belt), or earn their PMP designation, may want to consider other courses delivered by QCDMS consultants, offered through OACETT.  Check here for more information.

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.

2023 Live Webinar Training Dates

February79:30 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November110 am ETRegistration link
November258 am ETRegistration link

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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November229 am ETRegistration link
December610 am ETRegistration link
January189 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

October69 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November289 am ETRegistration link
April410 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. 

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

2022 In-Person Training Dates


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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

September711 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November

December

December

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7

12

10 am ET

11 am ET

9 am ET

Registration link

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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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

October249 am ETRegistration link
November1510 am ETRegistration link
December159 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

October218 am ETRegistration link
October279 am ETRegistration link
November910 am ETRegistration link
November148 am ETRegistration link
November238 am ETRegistration link
December89 am ETRegistration link
December208 am ETRegistration link
January1010 am ETRegistration link
January198 am ETRegistration link
February19 am ETRegistration link
February1610 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

 

 

 

 


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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

October20Registration link

2022 In-Person Training Dates


Surface Miner Common Core

The Surface Miner Common Core training meets the legislated training requirements of the three basic common core modules of the Surface Miner program.

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

2022 In-Person Training Dates

September8DufferinRegistration link
 

 

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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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

March78 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

November16-179 am ETRegistration link
November29-308 am ETRegistration link

2022 In-Person Training Dates

October12-13Eastern Ontario
November21-22London
November23-24BarrieRegistration 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.

2022 Live Webinar Training Dates

September138 am ETRegistration link
September299 am ETRegistration link
October1910 am ETRegistration link
October258 am ETRegistration link
November410 am ETRegistration link
November89 am ETRegistration link
December18 am ETRegistration link
December138 am ETRegistration link
January129 am ETRegistration link
January258 am ETRegistration link

 


Many of the courses required for certification under the Certified Road OGRA Logo 3 colour_220x110 WEB-01Supervisor (CRS) program are offered in partnership with the Ontario Good Roads Association.   Visit their website to see a list of upcoming OGRA seminars.