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 are being adapted for online delivery.  These may be either as live webinars, scheduled on the dates noted below, 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.  There may also be occasions when in-person training can be delivered to a small group, possibly as a hybrid of online and in-person.  Whenever in-person training is offered, we will do so in full compliance with public health guidelines or government directives on group gatherings, social distancing and disinfecting.


Public Works Leadership Development Program

PWLDP modules are offered as an online live Webinar 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.

SPRING DATES:   All standard in-person sessions have been amended and will be delivered using an ONLINE LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR FORMAT

 Sessions are full day trainings from 8 am – 4 pm

Level

Course

Session 1 

Session 2

Session 3

CRSLocal GovernmentΧ March 23Χ April 20Χ May 11
Customer ServiceΧ March 24Χ April 21Χ May 12
Leadership & SupervisionΧ March 25Χ April 22Χ May 13
CRS-IFinancial ManagementΧ April 7
Talent ManagementΧ April 8
Session is open for registration
Session is closed for registration
    

2021 PWLDP Registration Form for the above dates

**New dates will be added for Fall 2021, including the CRS-S level modules (Process Management, Continuous Improvement and Communications). Check back later, or contact Michelle Poirier (michellepoirier@aors.on.ca) to enquire.**


LEAN in Road Operations & Capital Projects

A one-day seminar offered in collaboration with QCDMS Consultants.  Check back for Fall 2021 dates.

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.


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. If you require more information, please feel free to contact Dennis O’Neil at dennisoneil@aors.on.ca, or Michelle Poirier at michellepoirier@aors.on.ca.

SPRING DATES:   All sessions will be delivered using an ONLINE LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR FORMAT

                               Sessions are full day trainings from 8 am – 3 pm        *All Spring sessions are full*

FALL DATES:         Will be added soon

2021 Book 7  Registration Form for the above dates

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


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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

May26-27Registration link
June15-16Registration link
July21-22Registration link
August19-20Registration link
October27-28Registration link
December9-10Registration link

CVOR for Drivers Part 1

This one day course focuses on what the driver needs to know.

Check back for future dates, or contact admin@aors.on.ca if you would like to receive a proposal to have the course delivered at your location.


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. 

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

June
9 – 10


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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

May17Registration link
June3Registration 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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

May5 – 68am Mountain StartRegistration link
May19 – 208am Eastern StartRegistration 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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

September28 & 298am  StartRegistration link
October5 & 610am  StartRegistration link
October20 & 219am StartRegistration link
November2 & 38am StartRegistration link
November16 & 1710am StartRegistration 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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

October268am  StartRegistration link
November99am  StartRegistration link
December28am StartRegistration link
December710am StartRegistration link
December158am StartRegistration 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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

October48am  StartRegistration link
October299am  StartRegistration link
November1010am StartRegistration link
November308am StartRegistration link
December148am StartRegistration 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.

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


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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

June22Registration link
September23Registration link
October19Registration link

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. The best way to avoid potential problems, injuries and fines is to ensure that you and your staff are up-to-date on all of the relevant regulations by providing them with the proper training.

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

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

August11Registration link
September14Registration link

Defensive Driving

Learn to identify problems before they occur, so you can react appropriately while driving – click here for more information.

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

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

DDC CarJune8Registration link
DDC Straight TruckAugust24Registration 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.

2021 Live Webinar Training Dates

June23Registration link
August26Registration 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.