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 3 covers Human Resources:

  • Maintaining Staff Engagement and Motivation in Times of Change  
  • Overcoming the Aging Workforce- Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Water Professionals  
  • Operational Risk and Resiliency

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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Maintaining Staff Engagement and Motivation in Times of Change

Maintaining Staff Engagement and Motivation in Times of Change: Why Improve Engagement

A look at some of the reasons why team engagement should be important to your organization. This video examines how different demographics of the workforce have different needs to maintain engagement. 

Part 2: Maintaining Staff Engagement and Motivation in Times of Change: The Modern Tools to Engage Employees

Skype is so 2019; let’s take a look at some of the more modern tools and tactics organizations can use, and how these can improve employee engagement and motivation.

 

Join Roundtable 3: Human Resouces on Nov. 10 or watch the recording after.


Videos Developed by: Katie Peach, SUEZ WTS; Casey Mentzer, TMWRF; Faith Oviawe, Alexandria Renew Enterprises; Steven Buday, Plymouth Technology; Jane Schipma, MWRDGC; Rick Jolley, Spartanburg Water

Overcoming the Aging Workforce- Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Water Professionals  

Strengthening the Workforce by Embracing Generational Diversity

Learn How Your Organization Can Recruit, Nurture, And Establish Connections Between Generations.  

Part 2: Increasing Your WOW Factor – Women of Water

Understanding the need for female talent and how gender diversity can empower your organization. 

 

Join Roundtable 3: Human Resouces on Nov. 10 or watch the recording after.


Videos Developed by: Anjali Gupta, DC Water; Jazmin Goines, WEF; Joe Carter, Lyon County Utilities; Michael Stewart, Mitchell Technical Services, Inc.; Robert Delgado, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; Spencer Parkinson, South Valley Water Reclamation Facility

Operational Risk and Resiliency

Creating Workforce Resilience to Meet Operational Goals

We believe that people are an organization’s most valuable asset. By employing a diverse workforce and ensuring they have the right resources, we can mitigate most operational risks. This video explores the ways that we can nurture, retain, and recruit talented individuals.  

Part 2: Success Stories through Challenges and Perseverance

Every day various circumstances or events threaten the operation of utilities within the water industry. Explore the resilience of several utilities as they adapted and adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity incidents, and natural disasters.

 

Join Roundtable 3: Human Resouces on Nov. 10 or watch the recording after.


Video Developed by: Joe Dvorak, City of Portland; Laura Kirkwood, HRSD; Miranda Hamrick, Burns & McDonnell; Lisa Melton, City of Goodyear; Mahmudul Hasan, George Washington University; Jana Stewart, City of Greensboro