The Water Leadership Institute (WLI) developed a three-part webcast series exploring nine tenets of authentic leadership.  

During this webcast series, participants will learn about those tenets possessed by great leaders that draw us in, inspire us, and create results by sharing examples, insights, and hands-on training materials to support your continued growth as water leaders, no matter your role.  

When you register for the webcast, you also get access to a toolkit for each topic included. 

Webcast 1: Build a Foundation: Communicate, Connect, and Recognize & Appreciate covers: 

  • Leading with Purpose: Driving a culture of recognition and appreciation within your workforce 
  • Leading by Connecting: Keep Calm and Connect 
  • Leading through Communication: WATER You Talking About? Communicating with Clarity 


Registration Rates  
WEF Member Rate: $0 
Non-Member Rate: $40 

For questions, please email [email protected] 

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

Learn more about the remaining Webcasts in the WLI Authentic Leadership Series at 


Register now to watch the webcast live or on the recording and gain access to a toolkit to help train you on each topic. 

  • 2:00 p.m. ET Driving a culture of recognition and appreciation within your workforce
    A culture of recognition and appreciation is the foundation for individual engagement and team performance, and authentic leadership is the driving force behind that culture. Come along as we explore the facets recognition and appreciation and the why and how leaders can leverage the tools to promote this effectively in an organization. As a leader in the water sector, it’s up to you to drive this culture - are you ready to take the wheel?
    Developed and Delivered by: Spencer Adams, Jacobs; Spencer Berndt, Alderwood Water & Wastewater District; Sharla Gibson, City of Henderson; Sarah Neiderer, Moonshot Missions; Nidhi Menon, Imagine H2O; Evie Wallace, Beca 

  • 2:30 p.m. ET Keep Calm and Connect
    Do you have a passion for people?  Do you crave connection?  Learn how connecting may be your superpower as an Authentic Leader.  You will come away from this empowering and engaging webinar energized with specific skills you can apply to your job that help you connect and reach your goals.
    Developed and Delivered by: Blaga Delic, AECOM; Stephanie Fevig, The Water Research Foundation; Weston Haggen, CHA Consulting; Eelhard Meneses, Plummer Associates, Inc.; Erin Sandos, South Platte Renew; Sara Titus, WSSC Water 

  • 3:00 p.m. ET WATER You Talking About? Communicating with Clarity
    Effective communication in leadership is essential for any business to foster efficient management and  to keep employees engaged and inspired. In the US, poor communication can cost companies more than $60 million every year. Join us to hear from industry professionals about how companies can reduce this cost by establishing good communication practices and learning how to avoid communication pitfalls.
    Developed and Delivered by: Alexie Kindrick, Tetra Tech; Katerina Messologitis, Stantec Consulting Services; Abhiram Satyadev, DC Water; Maggie Siddle, Water Environment Federation; Chris Tatum, The Regional Municipality of Durham; Liz Werth, Metro Water Recovery