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 WEA of Ontario

The Water Environment Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Shipley as the Association's new Executive Director.  Lyle's work in the private sector as the Principal of a business strategy and sustainability consulting firm adds another layer to his extensive experience in acquiring and engaging members and volunteers to achieve success within the non-profit association sector.  Lyle is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has an MBA from Ryerson University.   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

 

WEFMAX HOST RESOURCE CENTER 

WEFMAX means (WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange

These meetings provide an opportunity for WEF and MA leaders to discuss issues affecting WEF and its MAs and exchange of ideas and experiences.  They also represent social time to foster relationships to ensure continued success. Many Federation and MA programs have found their origins in ideas discussed and presented at these meetings.  The Water Environment Federation represents an extensive network of professionals in the water quality field, MA exchange sessions lie at the core of this network.  

Benefits of Hosting - MA Hosts have an opportunity to share what is happening in their local area with a diverse and vast number of MA leaders from across North America.  Each Host is invited to identify and lead a dialog topic of their choice as part of the WEFMAX program discussion sessions.  This provides the MA Host a forum to share their success stories, and discuss their challenges.   A great way to use these discussion sessions to link ideas and drive solutions!   

Check out the historical list of WEFMAX meetings as documented from 1996 to present time. 

Volunteer to Host a WEFMAX Meeting
WEFMAX meetings are scheduled four years out.  WEF is currently looking for MAs who want to host for years 2018 - 2019.  Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley if your MA is interested in hosting. 

 

Tools and Resources for Hosting WEFMAX  

Tips & Pitfalls  

Helpful tips regarding room set-up, meals, breaks, AV, etc… 

Additional Q & A  

City/site selection, meeting rooms, food, alcohol 

Event Check List   

List of event details in time order 

Steps to Planning WEFMAX 

List of details in time order for planning a WEFMAX 

WEF/MA Agreement  

WEF/MA agrees to terms and conditions to jointly sponsor WEFMAX 

    Timeline 

The Planning Timeline provides a quick look at what and when things are due during the planning process to host WEFMAX  

Sample Presentation  

Used by AZ Water presented to their Board; details on hosting WEFMAX 


2014 WEFMAX Webinar  

Audio 

View webinar to better undertand the flow of the WEFMAX meetings for the Host scribe, micorphone helper, time keeper, WEF Delegate summarizer, WEF and Host moderator and MA presenters. 

WEFMAX TimeKeeper Guide
 

The TimeKeeper guide offers tips on the importance of staying on time for each session, assisting speakers in staying within their time allocation, and being flexible with time to allow for ample discussions.


WEFMAX Microphone Guide 

 

The Microphone guide offers tips on how best to deliver and retrieve microphone from attendee so their questions and comments can be heard by the attendees and the scribe.


WEFMAX Scribe Guide 

 

The Scribe guide offers tips on the importance of note taking for each session...to capture exchange, comments, questins and interaction of the discusions after each presentation. 

WEFMAX
Summarizer Guide

 

 

The Summarizer guide offers tips on the importance of capturing the presenter highlights and Q&A discussions in a big picture or overarching take-aways.  Those words or phrases that will be key to remembering the presentation.