PW310: Management and Leadership Proficiencies

In this course, you’ll learn how to improve performance with better information systems, to manage people, and to think critically. We cover transformational leadership, resource and personnel management, and various approaches to decision making.



Management and Leadership Proficiencies

Leaders and managers must stay on top of rapidly changing technological developments if they want their organizations and departments to thrive. In this course, we’ll start with a look into the specific ways technology can make public works organizations more effective. Then we move on to tips for building relationships. We believe that a leader’s success involves a sophisticated and personal approach that relies heavily on connecting well with employees and stakeholders.


Topics Include:

  • The latest software for managing and leading others
  • A systematic, conceptual approach to decision making
  • The importance of intentional personal and professional growth for leaders and managers
  • The difficult and continual nature of learning good leadership



Kurt Blomquist, MS, has served as the Public Works Director for the City of Keene, New Hampshire for the last 21 years. He spent 27 years in the US Air Force—8 on active duty and 19 in the Reserves. In the Air Force, he was a Civil Engineering Officer serving in various positions involving the maintenance, repair, and construction of facilities and infrastructure. He retired in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Kurt graduated from Norwich University with a BS in Civil Engineering, participating in the Corp of Cadets, and received his Master’s of Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and New Hampshire and is actively involved in professional associations at the state, regional, and national level.

Price: $425.00