Webinar | Illinois Webinar Series: Workforce Planning for Illinois Water Systems

Date(s) - 09/18/2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2:30PM-3:30PM EST

(1:30PM-2:30PM CST; 12:30AM-1:30PM MST; 11:30AM-12:30AM PST)

Small water systems in Illinois, and across the country, are struggling to recruit and keep experienced staff. What will happen when your utility’s long-term operator or manager retires? Water is the only public utility that our citizens consume, and this job cannot be taken lightly. Drinking water is the cornerstone to public health, safety and economic development.

This workshop will focus on what skills to look for in potential water operator candidates, succession planning tips, and staff retention strategies. We will discuss links between workforce development, system sustainability, and long-term planning.

Presenters: Tonya Bronleewe, Program Manager & Leslie Kimble, Marketing Coordinator, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center

Join us for a three-part webinar series that will cover pressing issues for Illinois small water utilities; workforce planning, utility finance and utility asset management. This series is designed to serve as a guide for water boards and city council members to making informed and confident decisions for their water utility. Register for one or all sessions. 

CEUs: Approved for 1.0 TCH for each webinar in the series

Who should attend: City council and rural water district board members, mayors, city managers/administrators, city clerks, HR staff, finance directors, public works directors and water utility managers.