2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop


Looking for tips on team development? Attend this year’s workshop to hear about leading and motivating teams, managing conflict, and so much more! As a bonus, you will also receive a credit in the Leadership Institute.

Note: Attendance at the annual conference on September 19-20, 2018 is not necessary to participate in this workshop.

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Who Should Attend?

All public employees are invited to attend. Anyone who is in a leadership position, such as first-line supervisor, or aspires to be in such a position will especially benefit.

Scholarship Opportunity

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for first time attendees. Please contact Beth Richards at 515-294-2869 or brich@iastate.edu for more information.

Workshop Credits

Attendance at this workshop will provide contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.


Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $93 plus tax. Mention “Streets & Roads” to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 31, 2018.


Join us on our tour of the City of Ames Water Treatment Plant. The tour is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Workshop Agenda

8:00 a.m.

8:25 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction

8:30 a.m.
Why Do We Need a Team

9:00 a.m.
Selecting and Training New Employees

9:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
Labor Relations

10:30 a.m.
Hiring and Problem Employees, Part 1

11:15 a.m.
Hiring and Problem Employees, Part 2

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Managing Conflict

1:45 p.m.
Effective Delegation and Employee Empowerment

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.
Leading and Motivating Teams

3:20 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Depart for Tour, if applicable*

* Space is limited to 50 participants and you must pre-register (first come, first serve).

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Beth Richards at 515-294-2869 or brich@iastate.edu.