At Shepherd we offer customised workforce development training in the specialist areas of Asset Management, GIS and Roads Maintenance Management. Our qualified team can also assist your staff with systems implementation, service level reviews and budget modelling.
From one on one mentoring to group training, we can tailor a training and development package that suits you and your team. Talk to us today about our range of training services.
Shepherd are the recognised leaders in the Management of Unsealed Roads Networks with Darren Shepherd delivering his popular Best Practice Unsealed Roads Training to over 110 organisations and 1,200 people across Australia.
The course is specifically designed to assist rural and urban councils to effectively manage unsealed road networks on a limited budget to maximise performance and service.
Day 1 targets operational staff and includes a video critique of your grader crews performing a light or heavy formation, review of soil tests and onsite inspection of a deteriorated gravel road.
Day 2 targets supervisory staff, management and asset management team members with hands-on budgeting and programming activities using your own costing data and roads register.
This practical course teaches best practice operational techniques that improve the production and performance of unsealed roads. The techniques not only deliver defined service levels to the community, they also ensure Council is optimising its unsealed roads maintenance budget by implementing practical asset management principles.
To keep momentum for change going after the training, we also provide a detailed Improvement Plan. The online Smartsheet is a live document with detailed lists, comments and attachments that enables Council to track progress and accountability of implementation items designed to achieve efficiency gains.
Read the full two-day training course outline here.
We also offer customised options, including an additional “Training Preparation Day” in which Darren spends the day with your grader crews and videos their current grading techniques as well as an alternative technique.