Written by: Michelle Kokolis, Program Manager, EFC at UMD

Are you ready for online trainings that are more interactive?  Do you learn better in a group of peers tackling the same challenges as you?  Are you interested in meeting water professionals from outside your organization? If yes, then the Small Systems Cohort Learning Program is for you!

The Small Systems Cohort Learning Program is a new opportunity for small drinking water and wastewater systems to learn together in an interactive, peer-training format. This program offers system operators, managers, and decision-makers the chance to:

  • Dive deeply into a topic of their choosing
  • Learn with and from a group of their peers tackling similar challenges
  • Meet water professionals from outside their organization

Each cohort will receive access to three asynchronous technical assistance sessions, as well as the opportunity to engage in three peer-to-peer discussions with other members of their cohort. All training will be delivered virtually and is offered free of charge. Continuing education credits will be available.

Eligible entities include drinking water and wastewater systems serving fewer than 10,000 people. Please note that this program is currently available to systems in Maryland and New Jersey only.

Applications are due July 11, and space is limited. Applicants will be notified of their cohort status by July 25. To learn more and to apply please visit https://tinyurl.com/SSCohorts.