AWWA Sets Seminar on Workforce Shortage, Webcast for President

General managers, human resource professionals, training managers, and utility department directors will learn the necessary steps in creating winning workforce plans at the "Mapping Your Course to a Successful Workforce Plan" seminar hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Nov. 13-14 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Texas.

The two-day seminar led by Artis Dawson, former director of Administration at East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif., and Terry Brueck, president of EMA, Inc., will cover such topics as workforce trends and planning models, recruiting, retention, knowledge management, and the generational and cultural differences occurring in today's workforce. Attendees will leave the seminar with the necessary skills to create a workforce plan for their utility.

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The association also will host a special "Brown Bag" Webcast titled "The New Administration: A Forecast" at 1 p.m. ET on Nov. 12.

Moderator Tom Curtis, AWWA's deputy executive director for Government Affairs, will be joined by experts who will spend 45 minutes exploring how the new presidential administration may affect water utilities over the next four years. Presenters include G. Tracy Mehan, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for the water; and Len Simon, proprietor of Simon and Company, a D.C. lobby firm that represents municipal government clients on Capitol Hill.

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