Date(s) - 09/27/2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm iCal (add to your calendar)
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CEUs: This workshop will be submitted to the state for CEUs.
Successful employees need strong communication skills to influence attitudes and get things done. Regardless of your position, leadership occurs at every level of a water system.
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
– Communicate with the public, your board, regulatory, and funding agencies
– Build support for decisions involving rates, budgets, and capital improvements
– Be a compelling communicator to raise awareness, and change attitudes and behaviors
– Reduce conflict, and improve staff collaboration and participation in decision-making
We will also discuss several federal and state programs that provide funding for water infrastructure projects. You will learn about specific financing programs from some representatives from the relevant programs in your state, as well as best management practices to strengthen your utility’s funding application. You will discover how asset management, rate setting, and financial benchmarks can strengthen your proposal.
Trainers: Jeff Hughes – Director, The Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina
Sarah Diefendorf – Director, EFC West