2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Annual Conference


The 2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and the 2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference are two separate events that will be held in September 2017. See below for information about these events.

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2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop

About the Workshop

Brush up on your supervisory skills techniques with this year's workshop! You will hear tips about managing stress, conflict resolution, implementing change, and so much more. As a bonus, you will also receive credit in the Leadership Institute.

Note: Attendance at the annual conference on September 20-21, 2017 is not necessary to participate in this workshop.

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.

Workshop Credits

Attendance at this workshop will provide 6 contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $89 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2017.

Tour

Join us on our tour of the ISU Power Plant. The tour is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. (select desired time when registering). Space is limited to 30 people per tour so register early! Buses will leave the Quality Inn and Suites 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Workshop Agenda

6:45 a.m.
Depart for Morning Tour, if applicable*
8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:25 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction
8:30 a.m.
The Supervisor's Role and Leadership Concepts
9:15 a.m.
Supervising Staff/Motivation Techniques
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Managing Stress in the Workplace
10:45 a.m.
Conflict Resolution
11:15 a.m.
Employee Disciplinary Process
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Crew Scheduling/Time Management
1:30 p.m.
Goal Setting Strategies
2:15 p.m.
Break
2:30 p.m.
Effective Communication
3:00 p.m.
Implementing Change in Your Organization
3:30 p.m.
Evaluations / Wrap Up
3:45 p.m.
Depart for Afternoon Tour, if applicable*

* Space is limited to 30 participants per tour and you must pre-register (first come, first serve)

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Vendor Booths at the Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

About the Conference

This year's conference is sure to be one you won't want to miss! Along with a slate of several relevant presentations, you can look forward to "mousetraps and gadgets" and roundtable discussions. Attendees will have ample time to meet with their peers and many exhibitors.

Note: Attendance at the workshop on September 19, 2017 is not necessary to participate in the annual conference.

Who Should Attend

All public employees are invited to attend. Secondary road and street maintenance supervisors and staff will especially benefit.

Conference Credits

Attendance at this conference will provide 8 contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $89 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2017.

Mousetraps and Gadgets

Do you have an innovative idea or invention that has reduced costs or improved efficiency in your agency? Let us know about it! A prize will be given for the best mousetrap or gadget! Contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m.
Welcome
8:45 a.m.
Stop Acting Your Age!
Keynote speaker - Matt Havens
9:45 a.m.
Social Media - Trials, Tribulations, Toolbox
10:30 a.m.
Break / Vendor Time
11:00 a.m.
Legal Updates: Changes to Collective Bargaining and Post-Accident Drug Testing
11:45 a.m.
Roadside Management
12:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Laying the Foundation for the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge
2:00 p.m.
You're Not an Acronym: A Practical Approach to Leadership
Keynote speaker - Matt Havens
2:45 p.m.
Break / Vendor Time
3:15 p.m.
Motor Vehicle Enforcement
4:00 p.m.
IPERS Update
4:40 p.m.
Award Presentations
4:50 p.m.
Door Prizes
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Vendor Time / Social Gathering

Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:00 a.m.
Passing the Gavel
8:05 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions and Reports
9:05 a.m.
Business Meeting / Elections
9:15 a.m.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and an Overview of Uniformed Services Employee and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing
10:45 a.m.
Bridge Repairs and Replacement
11:15 a.m.
Mousetraps and Gadgets
11:45 a.m.
Door Prizes

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Vendor Booths at the Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

2017 Iowa Streets and Roads Vendors

Conference Description

The Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference will provide vendors with the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products. Attendees will primarily be maintenance supervisors and others responsible for maintaining streets and roadways, procuring related equipment and materials, and managing administrative functions. See above for the agenda.

Display and Setup Information

The display areas consist of an 8' x 10' indoor space, with an 8' table and two chairs plus electricity and wireless internet. Outdoor areas for large equipment are also available. Vendors can set up after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 or before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $89 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 2, 2017.

Registration

Location assignment in the vendor space is based on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so register early! We appreciate and encourage online registration. If you cannot register online, a downloadable registration form is also available.

Donations and Drawings

Door prizes will be given out at the end of the day. To encourage more vendor-to-participant interaction, we will be asking the participants to have the vendors sign a card to be eligible for a door prize. There will be a door prize donation table by the registration table at the conference if you are interested in making a donation.

Become a Reception Sponsor

Vendor sponsorship of the evening reception is encouraged. The bronze sponsorship is $250, silver is $500, and gold is $1,000. Please note your desire to be a sponsor when registering, and we will provide you with additional information. Thank you for your donation!

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.