As part of their final project, the Water Leadership Institute (WLI) 2021 cohort has developed a YouTube series focusing on different aspects of Change Leadership in the water sector where each group focused on a single area of excellence.

This roundtable will give dedicated time to talk about each 2-part video series for each topic listed below.  Make sure to watch all six videos in advance which are linked below.

Roundtable 1 covers Workforce Development: 

  • What to Do When You Can’t Keep Doing It “That Way”  
  • Reimagining and Innovating the Water Industry Workforce  
  • Determining the Right Amount of Innovation Within the Workforce and Workplace  

Registration Rates 
WEF Member Rate: $10
Non-Member Rate: $25

For the member rate, please email [email protected] for the coupon code.

You can earn 1.5 General Contact Hours by attending this roundtable or watching the recording on the WEF Learning Center after the live date.

 

Learn more about the remaining Roundtables in the WLI Change Leadership Series at www.wef.org/ChangeSeries

 

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What to Do When You Can’t Keep Doing It “That Way”

Creating a Healthy Workplace in a Changing World

Join us in a discussion of three strategies to creating a healthy workplace, namely work-life balance, diversity, and mental health. 

Part 2: Building and Maintaining Employee Trust in a Changing Environment

The team discusses three strategies leaders can use to build employee trust:  showing you care, honesty & transparency through authentic leadership, and loyalty to our employees.

 

Watch the recording from Roundtable 1: Workforce Development


Videos Developed by:
Aimee Bajoie, Texas Meter Device; Brian Persing, WSSC Water; Brittany Park, Leeway Engineering Solutions LLC; Jamie Kreller, Town of Suffield WPCA; Sarah Cook, The Thrasher Group; Steven Jarvis, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Reimagining and Innovating the Water Industry Workforce

"Reimagining the Water Workforce" - Energizing the global water-industry by changing our customer perceptions and reinforcing the importance of relationships.

 

This video dives into the state of the current water industry and discusses the importance of water and how we are connected to it. Through this connection we introduce the concept of stewardship and how tapping into our passions through outreach programs and mentorship we all have the ability to radically transform our workforce for the better. 

Part 2: "Getting Comfortable with Change" - Forming a dynamic workforce which embraces change, embodies collaboration, and encourages knowledge transfer.

The team discusses the type of changes our current workforce is encountering. This presentation will discuss through engagement, delegation and mentorship we are able to future-proof our workplace which is able to embrace change and is collabrative.

Watch the recording from Roundtable 1: Workforce Development


Videos Developed by:
Laurin Benson, SUEZ; Kayson Smith-Bejgrowiz, Carollo Engineers; Jonathan Sandhu, Gulf Coast Authority; Jeremey Stachowski, City of Redmond; Jeremy Carnahan, Pierce County Planning and Public Works; and David Grace, Beca Limited

Determining the Right Amount of Innovation Within the Workforce and Workplace

A Goldilocks State of Mind: Identifying Too Little and Too Much Innovation

Join Leah and Kristin as they walk you through some failures their facilities have experienced trying to innovate. And how their knowledge, and experiences can help you identify if you are about to make a bed that is too stiff or too soft for your people.

 

Part 2: Determining the Right Amount of Innovation Within the Workforce and Workplace

The right amount of innovation… Wouldn’t you like to know what that perfect pace is? Adam and Suzy can help! When have we, and others, gotten it right? How does it look and feel? Check this out, our second video, to find out more!

Watch the recording from Roundtable 1: Workforce Development

Videos Developed by: Andrew C. Denger, City of Gresham; Adam Feffer, San Jose Water; Leah Hall, City of Rapid City Water Reclamation Division; Suzanne Lindblom, Mobile Area Water And Sewer System; Kristin O’Neill, Stantec Consulting Services; and Ar’Manni Pretlow, DC Water