CEO Peer Exchange Workshop Summary Report

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peer Exchange Workshop was held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Sunday, April 3 through Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The CEO Peer Exchange Workshop included seven hour-long, facilitated discussions of current and emerging technical topics. The workshop also included a roundtable discussion and a final synthesis session. The technical sessions included brief 15-minute technical presentations, followed by 45-minute facilitated discussions. The intent of the workshop was to create a forum for information exchange and open discussion and to provide the CEOs with the opportunity to build relationships with their peers. Following welcoming remarks by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the consulting team, the workshop began with a session on Working with Washington during which the CEOs heard the perspectives of senior AASHTO and U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) leadership on the interaction of state DOTs with their agencies. This session was followed by a dinner providing the CEOs and other workshop participants with the opportunity for informal exchange. The following day the peer exchange workshop continued with six technical sessions on the following topics, most of which were selected by state DOT CEOs: (1) Are State DOTs Ready for the Technology Transformation? (2) Leading Changes: Implementing New Practices and Innovations at State DOTs; (3) Getting the Work Done: Managing the Changing Role and Workforce of the State DOT; (4) The Buck Stops Here: The Art and Practice of Using Performance Management and Communications to Build Agency Credibility; (5) Where Do We Get the Money: Funding Transportation Investment When Budgets Are Slim; and (6) What Keeps the CEO Awake at Night: Disaster Recovery and System Resiliency. The technical sessions were punctuated by lunch and periodic breaks. The day’s events concluded with a dinner, affording the CEOs with additional opportunities for interchange and discussion. The workshop concluded with three sessions the following morning: (1) Round Table Discussion: Ask the Experts – Learn How Your Peers and Predecessors Have Dealt With Similar Issues; (2) Partnering for Results: Building and Sustaining Relationships; and (3) Workshop Summary.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Summary Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 108
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 2:34PM