October 13, 2020


VDOT Northern Va. District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact Hours



The Locally Administered Project Qualification Program is broken in to two courses, each with a series of online modules. The first course is Program Development and the second course is Project Management.

The Program Development series of modules will be helpful to LPAs in understanding VDOT’s approach to locally administered projects. The modules in this section are focused on overall program development that addresses roles and responsibilities, qualifications, and project initiation and details requirements for federal-funded projects.

The Project Management series of modules is focused on project management and provides guidance for project development and construction. These modules also address standards and practices for functional areas that cut across phases of project delivery including: civil rights, environmental, right of way, and financial management.

Please note: All Program Development and Project Management modules include online components that must be completed prior to attending the in-person Project Management classroom session. Instructions for accessing online materials will be provided to you by email.


Walter C. Catlett

Mr. Catlett is a registered engineer responsible for technical training of precast concrete products across the United States. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  His training focus remains on educating engineers, contractors/installers and inspectors on proper installation practices that provide strategic opportunities for public agencies. He remains an active member of the Arkansas Transportation Research Advisory Council, Virginia LTAP Advisory Board and a facilitator for several Local Technical Assistance Programs.  Mr. Catlett retired from the military in January of 2018 after completing 30 years of combined service in the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve.

Diann Wilson

  • Currently working as a Subject Matter Expert on Planning & Procurement for the University of Virginia Tribal Technical Assistance Program
  • 2 years as State Coordinator for Oklahoma Traffic Incident Management Program
  • 4 years as Public Assistance Deputy for Oklahoma Emergency Management
  • 1 year as Criminal Justice & Emergency Planning Director for Texoma Council of Government
  • 5 years as Community & Economic Development Director for Southern Oklahoma Development Association
  • Has been the Owner/Consultant for Winning Strategies for 20 years. Services provided include Grant Writing/Grant Administration & Management; Fund Raising consulting; Seminars/Training
  • Written and received in excess of $24.5 million for rural communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee
  • Author of the DVD “Grantwriting 101” produced through Penwell Educational Books and Videos, distributed worldwide
  • Served 3 years as a Reserve Deputy for Seminole County Sheriff’s Department; Butner School Board Member for 10 years; and speaker for Victim’s Impact Panel for 21 years
  • But the accomplishment that I’m most proud of is being a mother of 6 children, 22 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:


Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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