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Title: 2005 AASHTO/FHWA RIGHT OF WAY AND UTILITIES CONFERENCE May 16, 2005


1
2005 AASHTO/FHWARIGHT OF WAY ANDUTILITIES
CONFERENCE May 16, 2005
Gordon E. MacNair, SR/WA International
President gordon.macnair_at_ottawa.ca
2
WHO WE ARE
  • Over 9,000 members and growing
  • Members in the United States and Canada with
    affiliates in South Africa and Japan
  • 81 Chapters/10 Regions
  • The only association devoted to the right of way
    professional

3
Partnering Agreements
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Federal Transit Administration (conceptually
    agreed)

4
Partnering Agreements
  • Cooperate in efforts to deliver training
    opportunities to agency employees
  • Cooperate in areas of education and training to
    increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the
    overall training and learning environment
  • Encourage professional certification of agency
    personnel
  • Encourage professional industry association
    membership and participation

5
Partnering Agreements, contd
  • Participate in committees, meetings, education
    conferences, seminars and workshops at local
    chapter and national level
  • Actively participate at annual meetings as
    speakers
  • Provide vital presence and interaction with
    exhibits at annual meetings and specialty
    conferences

6
Professional Development Initiatives in 2005
  • 13 URA seminars developed in conjunction with the
    FHWA held from Feb March across the USA (will
    provide copy of manual)
  • Special Task Force updating all IRWA courses due
    to URA changes
  • Retained Adult learning consultant to make
    recommendations on revamping of courses with goal
    to revise all existing courses
  • Educational Strategic Summit planned in 2005
  • 200,000 Funding Grant approved

7
National Conferences
  • Uniform Act Symposium scheduled for November 7-9,
    2005 in Anaheim, CA
  • 2006 Federal Agency Update scheduled for January
    26, Westin Embassy Row, Washington, DC
  • LPA Symposium April 1, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa
  • IRWA International Education Conference in
    Toronto, ON June 13 - 16, 2005

8
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Appraisal
  • Negotiations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Asset Management
  • Environmental

9
Examples of IRWA Courses
  • Course 100 Principles of Land Acquisition
    (overview of the right of way process)
  • Course 207 Practical Negotiations for US
    Federal Funded Land Acquisitions
  • Course 303 Managing the Consultant Process
    (developed under the partnering agreement with
    FHWA)
  • Course 401 Appraisal of Partial Acquisitions
  • Course 410 Reviewing Appraisals in Eminent
    Domain

10
Examples of IRWA Courses, contd
  • Course 500 Uniform Relocation Act
  • Course 602 Project Development and
    Environmental Process (plus 6 other in-depth
    courses)
  • Course 803 Eminent Domain Law Basics for the
    Right of Way Professional
  • Course 901 Engineering Plan Development and
    Application

11
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Hot Topic Courses in specialized, timely topics
  • Interactive CD and Web-based training
  • Right of Way Magazine
  • Industry/service committees

12
Professional Development
To provide the right of way professional with the
educational tools to enhance their career
objectives. In 2004, we sponsored 352 courses
with more than 6,400 student enrollments.
13
SR/WA Designation Senior Member, IRWA
Professional designation granted by IRWA to
members who have achieved professional status
through experience, education and examination.
14
IRWA Certification Program
Further effectiveness of the services rendered to
the public by the right of way profession. Achieve
the aims and purposes of the IRWA by providing a
means of recognizing those right of way
practitioners who have attained unquestioned
professional status in a single discipline.
15
Certification Disciplines
Right of Way Appraisal Certified Right of Way
Asset Management Certified Right of Way
Environmental Certified Right of Way
Negotiation/Acquisition Certified Right of Way
Relocation Assistance Certified
16
IRWA Core Purpose
IRWA creates public awareness, trust and
confidence in the right of way process to build a
better world..
17
Core Values
  • We believe in professional development achieved
    through lifelong learning.
  • We believe in providing a community to people in
    the row industry that fosters excellence in
    professional growth and opportunities.
  • We believe in adherence to the highest standard
    of ethical practice.
  • We believe in providing quality services to all
    of our stakeholders.
  • We believe in responsible stewardship of the
    Associations financial resources.

18
Benefits to Members
Demonstrates professional stature Increases
potential for financial reward Expands
employment opportunities Heightens chances for
career advancement Elevates personal satisfaction
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Benefits to Employers
  • Helps identify employees with proven initiative,
    dedication and knowledge
  • Increases morale by giving employees a sense of
    direction and continued growth
  • Creates a training ladder
  • Prepares employees for promotion through
    multi-disciplined training and examination
  • Enhances the status of right of way professionals
  • Assures continuous update of professional skills
    through re-certification

20
Benefits of IRWA Involvement
  • Build leadership and management skills
  • Network with professionals in the right of way
    industry
  • Improve public speaking skills
  • Learn how to run an organization, build
    coalitions, and perfect the fine art of
    persuasion
  • Satisfaction of giving back to the profession

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