This course is designed for local agency personnel thinking of transitioning from their current jobs to a supervisory or leadership position. It includes topics such as leadership vs. management, transitioning into leadership, managing different personalities, and leadership skills and tools.

Date and Location

The workshop will be held on April 25, 2018, at the City of Lakeville Water Treatment Facility, 18400 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.


Registration information will be available soon.

Who Should Attend

Individuals interested in becoming a supervisor, newly promoted supervisors, or supervisors wishing to enhance their leadership skills, communication, and effectiveness.

Course Instructors

Chris Petree has worked in the Public Works profession for over 20 years. Since 2008, Chris has worked as the Public Works Director for the City of Lakeville. He previously served as the Public Works Director for the City of Hugo from 1999–2008 and worked in the Utilities Division at the City of Apple Valley prior to 1999. Chris has a B.A. in business management from the College of St. Scholastica; has completed the Public Works Executive Fellowship, Public Works Leadership Academy, Public Works Certificate Program, and the Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School; and is an LTAP Roads Scholar. He served as the APWA–MN Chapter president in 2017 and is a member of the NHCC Construction Programs Advisory Board and the DCTC Civil Engineering & Technology Advisory Board.

Steve Albrecht, P.E, has served as the Public Works Director for the City of Burnsville for the past seven years. In this role, he is charged with leadership, budgeting, and planning of the Public Works, Facilities, Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Divisions. Previously, he served as Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Prior Lake from 2004–2010. From 1994–2003, Steve worked as a consulting engineering for a variety of municipal clients in Carver, Scott, Dakota and Hennepin Counties. He has a degree in agricultural-water resource engineering from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed civil engineer in Minnesota. In his capacity as Public Works Director for Burnsville, Steve is involved with several committees and policy groups, including APWA–MN, Transportation Advisory Board Technical Advisory Committee, and Metro Cities and League of Minnesota Cities Legislative Committees.



This course is offered by Minnesota LTAP in partnership with the American Public Works Association–Minnesota Chapter.