Join Us for the 2021 Virtual EYPL Series!

Did you miss the live sessions for the EYPL?

Watch the three hours of recordings from both workshops and earn contact hours on the WEF Learning Center.  After you purchase the course, you have 90 days to watch both videos and earn your certificate. 

The Emerging Young Professionals Leadership Workshop (EYPL) attracts young professionals in an engaging, relevant industry topic, with a focus on non-traditional topics that promote professional development. This 2-part webinar series, focuses on building empathy and thriving teams in a virtual setting.

Members: $20
Non-members: $40
Email for Member Rate: [email protected] 

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Please Note: The WEF Learning Center site is not currently connected to WEF's single sign-on system. New users will need to create a new account in this system before being able to purchase/register for courses.  If you have joined any of WEF's virtual events, webcasts, or online courses since March, then use your login. To get the member rate, please email the address above to get a coupon code to enter at checkout.

Emerging Young Professionals Leadership Workshop #1

Team Development

Thanks to all attendees that joined live for a great interactive event!

If you missed it, please register for our access to the recordings.

About Diane Whittaker

Diane grew up in a family of teachers and knew for sure she never wanted to be one.  Her life changed when got a job with Katimavik after completing her undergraduate degree. Katimavik was a globally-recognized alternative learning and volunteer organization based on experiential learning. After several years Diane went on to complete a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Toronto, started a freelancing career, and joined the teaching group of St. Francis Xavier in the Adult Education Diploma Program. A focus on experiential learning became her guiding principle. 

Throughout her career, Diane has focused on leadership development, team effectiveness and facilitator training throughout North America. A highlight was working with leaders in China. Diane also trained as a coach and is now a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. 

Over the years Diane has made volunteer contributions as a manager of a competitive soccer team, athlete support in wheelchair tennis events and co-ordinator of learn to curl programs. She enjoys being a keen and not particularly skilled participant in golf, cycling, hiking, curling and skiing.

Emerging Young Professionals Leadership Workshop #2

Building Empathy and Inclusivity in Teams
Thanks to all the attendees that joined live for a great interactive event!

If you missed the live event, please register to watch the recordings.

About Stephen D. Sanders

Stephen Sanders is the Director and Head Trainer of the Environmental Training Center at SUNY Morrisville College.  The Center provides precertification training for water and wastewater operators, and for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulators. He has been training operators for the last 9 years and has grown the program to the largest of its kind in New York State.  Stephen is a dedicated water professional, certified as a licensed water and wastewater operator with 20 years of experience in the industry. He serves on the WEF DE&I Subcommittee, WEFTEC Advisory Committee, NYWEA DE&I Committee, New York State Operator Governance Council, Rouge Water Lab Advisory Board, and chair of the NYAWWA Operator Committee.