Rights of Way Training Symposium


Oct 05, 2016 - Oct 06, 2016


Columbia Marriott

1200 Hampton Street

Columbia, SC 29201


The Rights of Way Symposium has been postponed. Please click the link below for details.


Course Description:

The Rights of Way (ROW) office of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the 2016 Rights of Way Training Symposium! We are committed to providing valuable training opportunities not only to SCDOT employees but to our Professional Partners in business as well.

In 2012, we began the training symposium with the focus of collaborating with all Rights of Way personnel within SCDOT. As a positive result of the prior symposiums we are pleased to extend our concept of “Bridging the way to a Brighter Future with Rights of Way in 2016” in a concurrent training format. Our topics will focus on acquired knowledge of agents through the various disciplines of Rights of Way to include: Acquisitions, Appraisals, Relocation, Property Management, and Utilities/Railroads.

The selected topics should be of interest to all that are engaged in the practice of following the Uniform Act. In addition to the topics, attendees will be reacquainted with points of interests and concerns that will maximize the Rights of Way learning experience. Participants will receive certificates for professional development hours for each completed session.


Legal – Case Law
The Ying and Yang of Acquisition
Appraisal Concepts for the Negotiator (Pt 1 & 2)
Analyzing & Solving Problems
Setting Goals and Objectives
RWDMS (Appraisal Contracts and Q&A)

The Policy, The Commission & The Engineer (Pt 1 & 2)
Intro to Uniform Act (Pt 1 & 2)
Design Build – Round Table Discussion
Enhancing Your Professionalism
You, Me and Others – Valuing Diversity
RWDMS (Ad Hoc Reporting and Q&A)


Class registration is from 8:00-8:30. The general session will begin promptly at 8:30 and each concurrent session will follow. We should adjourn around 5:00pm.

Hotel information:

The Columbia Marriott is honoring the 2016 GSA per diem rate of $101, plus tax. Reserve your room by September 20, 2016 to receive the conference rate. To reserve a room, click here.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the two-day workshop is $225.00 per person. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon. In order to have an accurate count of attendees advanced registration is encouraged.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop.  If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.