During the 2022 American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference recently held in Nashville, TN, Jon Quinday, City Manager of Russell and Tim Johnson, Director of Public Works of Augusta received recognition for completing the APPA’s Public Power Manager Certificate Program.
As part of the curriculum participants must complete coursework related to the industry and submit a post-course project that addresses a real issue, problem, change, or opportunity at their utility, and apply principles from the six key leadership dimensions learned through the coursework. Participants choose to complete one of the following project types: (1) a project that addresses a real issue, problem, change, or opportunity at their utility, (2) a leadership research paper, or (3) a personal leadership reflection and statement.
Jon completed his project on organization assessment. This assessment was completed on the City of Russell’s organization and employees.
Tim focused his project on empowerment of the organization and the current and future leaders within the organization.
The APPA Public Power Manager Certificate Program is designed for mid-level public power managers and supervisors interested in improving their management, communication, and leadership capabilities. New senior managers, and those with experience, who wish to refresh or enhance their knowledge and skills by participating in a highly interactive program also benefit from the program.
In support of the membership KMEA will sponsor up to three future leaders to participate in this program annually. To learn more please contact email@example.com or call 913-660-0235.