WI Training | Building a Workforce for Rural Water & Wastewater Systems
Description: Small water and wastewater systems have a tough time recruiting and retaining experienced staff. What happens when your current operator or manager retires, or moves to a larger system? Who knows what they know? Who can replace them? Workforce planning strategies help ensure you attract and retain a strong team, and provide a basis for utility management and planning. Join us for this workshop to talk about succession planning, recruitment, and staff retention.
- Analyze gaps in your current workforce
- Retain talent long-term, and prepare them for shifting skillsets and needs
- Recruit and work with newer generations of water managers
- Prepare for retirements with succession planning and knowledge transfer tips
- Trouble-shoot current challenges and opportunities to build out your team
Trainer: Patrick Lynch, Project Manager, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center
CECs: This training is approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education credits for Municipal Waterworks and Wastewater by the WI Department of Natural Resources.
Who Should Attend:
- Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
- Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
- Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater systems