Wisconsin | Workforce Planning: How to Attract and Retain Talent at Your Water System

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Date(s) - 10/03/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Madison College West Campus – Room 112


Small water systems can struggle to recruit and keep staff. What will happen when your operator or manager retires? Who knows what they know? Who will replace them? This workshop will focus on succession planning, recruitment, knowledge transfer, and staff retention and evaluation.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

– Analyze gaps in your current workforce

– Write compelling job descriptions

– Maintain a workplace culture that attracts qualified applicants

– Retain excellent talent long-term

– Recruit and work with younger generations

– Prepare for retirements with succession planning tips

Trainers: Tonya Bronleewe – Program Manager and Leslie Kimble – Marketing Coordinator, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center

CEUs: Approved for 5 hours Municipal Waterworks and 5 hours Wastewater credits by Wisconsin DNR

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: Leslie Kimble, leslie.kimble@wichita.edu



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