Branson, Missouri | Workforce Planning: How to Attract and Retain Talent at Your Water System

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Date(s) - 09/12/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Branson RecPlex


Training Hours: Approved for 2 renewal training hours for Missouri Drinking Water Treatment, Distribution, Wastewater. (Course Number: 1805777).

Small water systems are struggling to recruit and keep experienced staff. What will happen when your utility’s long-term operator or manager retires? Who knows all that they know? This workshop will focus on succession planning, operator recruitment, and staff retention strategies. We will discuss links between workforce development, system sustainability, and long-term planning.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:
– Analyze gaps in your current workforce
– Write compelling job descriptions
– Re-brand your workplace culture to attract qualified applicants
– Retain excellent talent long-term
– Recruit and work with Millennials
– Prepare for the Baby Boomer retirement phase with succession planning tips

Trainers: Tonya Bronleewe – Program Manager, and Leslie KimbleMarketing Coordinator, WSU Environmental Finance Center

Who Should Attend: Utility managers, supervisors, city managers, city clerks, water operators, or anyone who hires, supervises or mentors municipal employees.



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