Maine | Workforce Development Workshop for Small Water Systems

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Date(s) - 11/30/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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City of Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant


Workshop Presentations and Handouts:

Water Utility Workforce Development Introduction
Messaging: Telling the Water Story

Open House Checklist
Staffing Plan Worksheets
Understanding and Planning for Your Workforce
Water Utility Workforce Development Training Workbook
Writing Exercise: Writing an Enticing Job Description
Workshop Agenda


All water utilities, especially small systems, are struggling to recruit and retain experienced staff, in particular when a long-term operator or manager retires. This workshop will focus on succession planning and operator recruitment and retention strategies. We will discuss the links between workforce development, long-term system sustainability, and long-term planning that also includes communicating with decision-makers.

Trainers: Khris DodsonAssociate Director, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

Contact: Martha Sheila,

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), and is particularly targeted to local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.

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