April 2017
VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Motivational: The Leaders

A short video to demonstrate some of the qualities of a courageous and skillful leader. It tells the stories of five leaders:

The Runner symbolizes personal growth and struggle, The Boxer shows skill and determination, The Flyer shows vision and daring and the Two Coaches show the interpersonal skills needed to be a great leader.

Click here to watch this inspirational video.
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: APWA - Core Competencies of a Public Works Leader
The American Public Works Association's (APWA) website is a comprehensive resource. In addition to all of the valuable educational opportunities, you will find the information you need through many different resources APWA has to offer.

In regards to leadership, APWA has published a two part guidance position statement. In this issue we are highlighting the Core Competences of a Public Works Leader.
The purpose of this statement is to encourage the Public Works community, it's professionals, practitioners, policy makers and decision makers at all levels of government, to demonstrate these core competencies.
Click here  for the complete list. 
5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
Book Review by a TLP Cohort #4 Member

In reading this book I learned many key leadership lessons such as: Leadership is a process, not a position. Leadership is influence. A good leader needs to be likeable . Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself it's about advancing your team. And lastly, leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth. Understanding leadership and knowing what level you are on with each person will determine how you lead them. I strongly recommend this book.
TLP Final Project Presentation Dates Set

On August 30, 2017 and September 26, 2017 the T2 Center will be hosting TLP Cohort members' final presentations.  Presentation sessions will take place in Storrs, CT from 8:00am through 3:15pm.

For individuals who still need to complete their final project presentations please click on this link to access the poll, to schedule you presentation time. Click here to review the project requirements to refresh you memories on the criteria for completion. A reminder, make sure to touch base with Donna Shea to have your project topics approved.

TLP Alumni are welcome to join the group for any/all of the presentations. Please note that there is no charge for these sessions. For current Cohort members, attending both sessions is a requirement for graduation. We encourage your participation in supporting your fellow TLP colleagues.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

- John Quincy Adams

The 2017 T2 Training Calendar is Available

Click here to view training opportunities available in 2017 

Upcoming TLP Classes
Cohort Four
Required Courses:
Module 5: HR Management & Performance Evaluations
Module 6: Succession Planning & Workforce Development
Cohort Five
Required Courses:
Module 1: Developing Teamwork & Giving Back
Module 2: Promoting Professionalism in Your Agency/Creating a Culture of Safety
Module 3: Public Speaking/Presentation Skills/Effective Meetings
Kick Off Meeting

All Cohorts
Elective Courses:
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