New York State | Workforce Planning: How to Attract and Retain Talent at Your Water System

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Date(s) - 10/11/2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hampton Inn & Suites Carrier Circle


Cost: Complimentary. Lunch will be provided.
Contact Hours: This workshop has been approved for 6.0 Water Contact Hours, 6.0 Wastewater Contact Hours, and 1.5 P.E. Contact Hours

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

Trainer: Khris Dodson – Associate Director, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

Who Should Attend:
• Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people, including local government systems and tribal systems, as well as all other types of water systems, such as: homeowners associations, mobile home parks, resorts/campgrounds, schools, prisons, and more
• Decision-makers for water 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 systems

Contact: Jes Eckerlin,



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