Road Builder University

Road Builder University seminars and webinars feature educational hot topics of the transportation industry to provide meaningful information not only to those new to the industry, but also to those who wish to expand their current business. Exchanging valuable insights, background, and information helps the industry overall. Road Builder University allows members to gain this knowledge in a small, classroom-style format or at the comfort of their desks in a convenient webinar format. Both formats allow presenters to engage with their audience and allow for detailed question and answer sessions following the presentation.

Members can register to participate in future seminar and webinar events. All events are listed below, the most recent event appearing on the top of the list. Upcoming events will include links to registration materials and past events will appear with a link to any presentation materials made available and/or an archived webinar video, which may be viewed at any time. Webinar events are made free to IRTBA members to view live or at your convenience in an archived video format, made possible by sponsorship from our webinar host company, Assurance Agency.

Upcoming Seminars & Webinars

State of the Association  
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

John Kapovich, Vice President S & J Construction 
Mike Sturino, CEO & President IRTBA

IRTBA Chairman John Kapovich and President & CEO Mike Sturino will present the first “State of the Association” webinar for IRTBA members. Learn more about the many ways the IRTBA is working for you to represent the transportation industry and how you can get the most out of your membership:

  • Advocacy for industry’s interests before elected officials and policy makers
  • Increasing opportunity for members to build business
  • Serving as the authoritative public voice and credible information source for the transportation design and construction industry in Illinois 
  • Thoughtfully and effectively addressing diversity within the industry, and 
  • Establishing and implementing sensible, sustainable, and innovative environmental practices. 

Don’t miss your chance to discover more about the benefits delivered to IRTBA members during 2020 and what’s in store for 2021. 

Members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions via the chat function on the webinar.  Registration is FREE; however please note pre-registration is required.  Login credentials will be sent to registered attendees the day before.

Please contact Programs Manager Molly Stratman with any questions at 



Communicate & Engage Like a Pro! 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jennie Vana, VP Communications, Metro Strategies, Inc. 
Abby Monroe, VP Public Engagement, Metro Strategies, Inc.

Road Builder University is hosting a webinar on communicating and engaging like a pro. One of the best ways to impact your business is through effective communication – from choosing the right tools and technologies to implementing strategies that inform, connect, engage and inspire. And as a result of your communications investment, you can build a better business by growing relationships and trust. 

Metro Strategies, Inc. provides communications and public engagement services, along with policy, issue advocacy, planning and project implementation services. Over the last 15+ years, the firm has delivered creative, strategic, award-winning solutions for public and private sector clients. Metro Strategies has offices in Downers Grove and Chicago. 

This webinar will be presented by communications and engagement experts Jennie Vana, VP Communications and Abby Monroe, VP Public Engagement from Metro Strategies, Inc. This dynamic duo will share strategies and tips to ensure a successful communications experience for your employees, clients, customers and public (in both virtual and physical environments). 

Members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions via the chat function on the webinar.


Back to Business - IDOL Webinar 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Michael D. Kleinik, Director of the Illinois Department of Labor

Road Builder University is hosting a webinar with the Illinois Department of Labor. As the state continues to operate during a pandemic, keeping employees on the job safely and effectively is a top priority. To make that happen, the Illinois Department of Labor has launched Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service that connects small businesses of 250 employees or less with consultants who will help them address workplace safety and health issues related to the coronavirus and create a plan to ensure a safe, healthy and productive environment for employees and visitors. This is a non-punitive program, and no fines or citations are associated with it. It is designed entirely as a benefit to empower Illinois small businesses to get back to business safely. 

The Illinois Department of Labor also offers a free, voluntary “Back to Business” self-certification, which is designed to show employees and visitors that necessary measures have been addressed to keep them safe and healthy. Businesses can voluntarily complete a series of modules online and institute the necessary practices to ensure they are promoting a safe work environment and operating responsibly. The online guidance and education program will emphasize areas including basic infection prevention, physical space modification, infectious disease planning, employee monitoring and workplace flexibility. 

Members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions via the chat function on the webinar.



IRTBA members are reminded that the Board of Directors has enacted a policy concerning guests at IRTBA events. No elected official may attend an IRTBA event without prior approval of the Board of Directors. Agency staff continues to be welcome at events. IRTBA events are for MEMBERS and PRE-APPROVED PROSPECTIVE MEMBER GUESTS ONLY.



All registration links for webinars now appear directly under the webinar description.

Please note you must login to your IRTBA members only web account to access the registration information.

Contact: Molly Stratman | Programs Manager | E: | P: (630) 626-3571

500 Park Boulevard, Suite 1250
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: (630) 773-1220
Fax: (630) 773-1231
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