WEFMAX means WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange. This programs mission is to offer a forum to share successes and lessons learned to strengthen MAs and WEF.

WEFMAX 2020


Recordings, and presentations provided below.

 

Virtual 2020 WEFMAX #1

May 21, 2020
Notes | Recording


WEF Message

Jamie Eichenberger, WEF Vice President 
Presentation

Making Decisions in a Pandemic
Water Professionals of Kentucky & Tennessee - Paul Maron
Presentation

Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Northwest CWA  - Rob Lee
Presentation

Florida WEA – Tim Ware
Presentation

Engagement
New England WEA – Sue Guswa & Mary Barry
Presentation

Virginia WEA - Shawn Heselton
Presentation 

MA Sharing of Resources
Chesapeake WEA – Tim Wolfe / & Laura Jo Oakes
Presentation 

Adjourn (Cliff Cate and Jamie Eichenberger provide closing comments)

Questions: Contact...
Dianne Crilley, WEF Director, MA Program
[email protected] | Work: 703.684.2445 | Cell: 703.283.3668

Virtual 2020 WEFMAX #2

May 28, 2020
Notes | Recording


WEF Message
Dean Miller, WEF House of Delegtes Speaker 
Presentation

Diversity & Inclusion
Central States WEA – Joe Lapastora
Presentation

Atlantic Canada WWA – Dave Galbraith
Presentation

HOD Update - Dean Miller
Presentation

Engagement
New England WEA – Peter Garvey & Mary Barry

MA Sharing of Resources
Indiana WEA – Kylee Daily
Presentation

Ohio WEA – Dawn Larsen
Video

Adjourn - Mike Milius and Dean Miller to give closing comments

Questions: Contact...
Dianne Crilley: WEF Director MA Programs
[email protected] | PH: 703.684.2445 | Cell: 703.283.3668

 

Virtual 2020 WEFMAX #3

June 3, 2020 
Notes | Recording


WEF Message
Nikita Lingenfelter, WEF House of Delegates Speaker
Presentation

Making Decisons in a Pandemic
WEA of South Carolina - Bill Davis, Kevin Anderson & David Baize
Presentation

MA Resource Sharing
California WEA - on Investment Policy - Jenn Jones
Presentation | Document

Communication
California WEA – Rebranding Effort - Jenn Jones
Presentation

Rocky Mountain WEA - New Communications Committee 
Clay Rahn & Kacie Allard 
Presentation

Clean Water Professionals of KT – Rebranding - Valerie Lucas
Presentation

WEF HOD Public Outreach Committee
Brave Blue World Screenings - Scott Aurit
Presentation

Questions: Contact...
Dianne Crilley: WEF Director MA Programs
[email protected] | PH: 703.684.2445 | Cell: 703.283.3668


Virtual WEFMAX YP Summit #1

May 28, 2020
Flyer | Notes | Recording

Tips & Tricks for Working Remotely
Part 1 - Productivity, Fun and Team Dynamics
(Slides Presented by Lisa Maddaus, Michelle Maddaus & Annikki Chamberlain)

Resources:

Jeopardy Board Template_Example
Jeopardy Board Template_QuestionsFirst
Jeopardy Board Template_Traditional

Virtual WEFMAX YP Summit #2

June 3, 2020
Flyer | Notes | Recording

Register Here

Tips and Tricks for Working Remotely
Part 2 - Extending a Virtual Hand to a Large Audience
(Slides Presented by Lisa Maddaus, Michelle Maddaus & Annikki Chamberlain)

Resources:

Local Government Commission - Best Practices for Virtual Engagement
Legal - Conducting Public Virtual Meetings
Smart Meetings White Paper - Vision for Post-COVID-19 Meetings

 

WEFMAX TEAM

Meet the Team!



Cliff Cate, WEFMAX Committee Chair




Mike Milius, WEFMAX Committee Vice Chair



Dianne Crilley, WEF Staff 


Megan Livak, WEF Staff

WEFMAX Library

WEFMAX 2019 WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS...

Wrap-Up Notes
Vancouver | Scottsdale | Orange Beach | Nashville

HOST SESSION
British Columbia WWA -
Evolution of BCWWA Governance and Business Model
Presenters: Carlie Hucul, Chris Johnston, and Kevin  Ramsay

AZ WEA - What AZ Water does well 
Presenter: Kevin Conway

Alabama's WEA - Operator Outreach
Presenter: Brian Shannon


ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Ohio WEA - Lights, Camera, Action: Engaging Your Membership with Video
Presenters: Dawn Kennedy (BC); Kim Riddell-Ferry (AZ); Fred Smith (AL); Mike Welke (KT)

Ohio provided the following video links...
Operations Challenge | One Water | Cisco Report 
Examples of A longer video can be multi purposed by breaking it up can be found on Twitter.com/Ohio_WEA

WEA of Ontario - Cheers to Volunteers: Engagement & Appreciation
Presenters: Heather Tyrrell and Nancy Alfonso (BC)

Rocky Mountain WEA - Rocky Mountain Water Young Professionals
Presenters:  Will Raatz (BC); Jamie Langer (AZ); Stacey Walker (AL)


WORKFORCE SESSION
British Columbia WWA
- Initiatives to Sypport our Workforce & Membership
Presenter: Carlie Hucul (BC)

Pacific Northwest CWA -  Women in Water
Presenters: Haley Falconer (BC); Lara Kammereck (AZ); Kevin Dour (AL)

Central States WEA - Global Water Stewarddship
Presenter: Mohammed Haque (AZ)
Youtube Video

Kentucky-Tennessee WEA - It is time to Recuit a Younger Generation
Presenter: Joe Pavoni & Valerie Lucas

New England WEA - Building a Pipeline to the Future: Membership 
Presenters: Mary Barry, Mike Formica & Susan Guswa (AL)

New York WEA - Workforce Challenges
Presenters:Patricia Cerro-Rehill, Bob Withers & Mark Koester

Motivating & Inspiring Future Water Professionals
Presenter: Anni Frid-Santos
Suggested video by Daniel Pink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

MEMBERSHIP SESSION

Nevada WEA -
Presenter: Nikita Lingenfelter (BC)

New England WEA - Building a Pipeline to the Future: Membership
Presenter: Fred McNeill (AZ)

WEF PRESENTATIONS
What's New at WEF - Lynn Broaddus, WEF Vice President

What's New in the House of Delegates
Keith Hobson, HOD Speaker & Dean Miller, HOD Speaker - Elect

Membership Diversity & Structure Initiative Workgroup
Presenters: Raynetta Marshall (AL); Keith Hobson (KT)

What's New in Operator Training
Presenters: WEF Staff Steve Harrison (BC & KT); WEF Staff Dianne Crilley (AL); Kim Riddell (AZ)

Workforce - Diversity & Inclusion
Presenter: WEF Staff Dianne Crilley

Membership - Moving Past Attraction to Engagement
Presenters: Alison Heron (BC); Dianne Crilley (AZ, AL KT)

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WEFMAX 2018 WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS...


Wrap-Up Notes
Indianapolis | Little Rock | Girdwood | Wrightsville Beach

MEMBERSHIP SESSION


New York WEA: Presenter: Mark Koester (IN)| Presentation

New Jersey WEA: 
Presenters: Robert DeBlock & Lisa Oberreiter | Presentation

Ohio WEA: 
Presenter: Dawn Kennedy (IN) | Presentation 
Presenters: Jane Winkler and Mike Welke (LR) | Presentation

WEA of Utah: Presenters: Clint Rogers & Lonn Rasmussen (AK) Presentation

Western Canada WEA: Presenters: Natalie Wilson & Timo Jansen (AK) Presentation

WEFTEC Pilot Joint Recruitment Campaign
Presenters: Aimee Killeen (IN) (AK); Keith Hobson (LR) (NC) | Presentation


ENGAGEMENT SESSION
 

New England WEA: Presenters: James Barsanti (IN); Matt Formica (LR); Ray Vermette (AK); Fred McNeill (NC) | Presentation

Pacific Northwest CWA: 
Presenters: David Keil (IN); Steven Drangsholt & Ellie Key (LR) | Presentation

Georgia AWP: Presenter: Pam Burnett (AK) | Presentation

Ohio WEA: 
Presenters: Ted Baker (AK); Fred Smith (NC) | Presentation


HOST SESSION
Indiana WEA -
Annual Conference Planning
Presenters: Julia Whitson and Gary Ruston | Presentation

Arkansas WEA - Benefits that Make us Relevant
Presenter: Alicia Patton | Presentation

Alaska WWMA - Reaching out to Rural Members
Presenter: Jennifer Warren | Presentation

North Carolina AWWA-WEA - Reinventing Your Image Without Reinventing the Wheel | Jennifer Picarella | Presentation

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SESSION
Rocky Mountain WEA: Presenters: Julie Smith (In); Jeff Berlin (LR); Will Raatz (AK); Stacey Walker (NC) | Presentation

AZ WEA: Presenter: Bob Hollander (IN) | Presentation

Chesapeake WEA: Presenters: Tim Wolfe, Jennifer Kaberline & Aaron Huges (LR); John Fletcher (NC) | Presentation

WEA of Texas: Presenters: Julie Nahrgang, Melissa Sansing, & Jess Braun (AK) | Presentation



WEF PRESENTATIONS

WEF Business - Opening Presentation| Jackie Jarrell | Presentation 

WEF's Public Awareness Plan | Rahkia Nance (IN); Travis Loop (LR) (NC); Lori Harrison (AK) | Presentation

Operator Workforce Strategies:
ABC Presentation for Baywork | Ingrid Bella (IN) (LR) and Catherine Curtis (AK) (NC) | Presentation

WEF's Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals | Sidney Innerebner (IN) (LR) (AK); Steve Harrison (NC) | Presentation

HOD Operator Initiatives -Aimee Killeen (IN) (AK); Keith Hobson (LR) (NC) Presentation


WEFMAX Host Resource Center

WEFMAX = WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange
WEFMAX is a budgeted annual program offering Member Association leaders an opportunity to attend one of four meetings each year that provides a forum to learn what is new from WEF and provides sessions for ongoing exchange of MA information.  Member Associations volunteer to jointly sponsor with WEF to host a WEFMAX meeting.

Selecting WEFMAX Hosts
All you need to do is let WEF know your MA is interested in hosting a specific year. Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.  WEF schedules 5 years out.  WEF is currently looking for host through 2022.

WEFMAX Historial Host List
This document shows the historial information i.e. host year/location/# of attendees for past WEFMAX's

Host Schedule - as of May 5, 2020
2021: Atlantic Canada, Pacific Northwest, Utah, Pennsylvania
2022: Florida, Missouri, New England, Rocky Mountain
2023: Nebraska, Reseau Environnement, Virginia
2024: Kansas, Montana
2025: Michigan, Ontario

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WEFMAX Webinar
This webinar is for MA Hosts, Moderators, Presenters, and Helpers (i.e. scribes, time keepers, and mic helpers), and focuses on helpful tips to provide a better understanding of the various roles in achieving stimulating conversations from the audience throughout WEFMAX.  To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

Host Agreement / Roles / Planning Guide
WEFMAX Responsibilities and Budget Agreement (WEF role & MA Host role)
Host Meeting Role (during the WEFMAX Meeting)
Steps to Planning WEFMAX
Host Planning Timeline
Event Check List
Example Welcome Messages

Questions Often Asked
Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid
Q&A

Support Helper Guideline Roles 
WEFMAX Host (Host to introduce each Session Moderator)
Microphone Helper | Scribe | Timekeeper  (Host to assign from the Host leadership)
Summarizer (WEFMAX Committee Chair to assign a WEF Delegate)
Moderator (Host to assign a Moderator for the Host Session) 
(WEF to assign from the WEF Board and HOD Leadership...Moderators for all sessions but the Host Session)

Questions:
Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley 703.684.2445