Minnesota State Webinar | Workforce Planning and Water System Collaboration for Minnesota Water Systems

Date(s) - 03/18/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
10AM-11AM CDT; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Description: Running a small system can be challenging. Along with meeting regulatory obligations and satisfying customer expectations, you may have issues with aging infrastructure, limited financial resources, and a lack of staff capacity. Partnership-building and workforce development strategies can help you identify collaboration opportunities to benefit your system while also ensuring that you attract and retain a strong internal team. These strategies can also provide a basis for better utility management and planning. In this training, we will discuss approaches to system collaboration and workforce planning including:
• Benefits of regionalization
• Interlocal Cooperation
• Emergency Connections
• Consolidation
• Preparing for retirements with succession planning tips
• Analyzing gaps in your current workforce
• Tips for recruitment and retention
Presenters: Erin Riggs, Executive Director, Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina,  Stephen Lapp, Acting Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Becky Sabie, Program Coordinator, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority