Leadership Conference for Women in Water/Wastewater

Leadership Conference for Women in Water/Wastewater

October 25-26, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“EUCI provides quality instructors, who use real world experience to train on relevant and timely Utility Management Topics. In addition, the resources provided, and connections made are worth the investment.” – VP, Director of Operations, Alliance Water Resources

“EUCI has done an amazing job at offering great course material through an online format. The course facilitator was fantastic, and the course material was very applicable to my organization.” – Water Treatment Operator, Ute Water Conservancy District

“EUCI puts on a well-organized, beneficial program for whatever topic they are covering.  They provide the type of expert knowledge that is hard to find anywhere else.” – Manager, Electric Substation Engineering & Operations, Memphis Light, Gas and Water  

As the water and wastewater sectors recover from the pandemic and look toward the future, a more diverse workforce is a priority.

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in these traditionally male-dominated industries. The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. Attendees will leave this event with practical strategies and actionable items for career growth.  Attend to connect with dynamic women leaders from the water and wastewater industries to get fresh perspectives on your most important priorities like women in STEM, replacing an aging workforce, and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. You’ll gain key insights into organizational change and personal growth. Attendees will participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing professional networks.  

Learning Outcomes

This event will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Identify the state of the industry
  • Discover how to engage men for gender equality
  • Review Women in STEM programs & initiatives
  • Hear how to manage difficult conversations
  • Analyze emerging trends in the water/wastewater sector
  • Identify best practices for diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Describe strategies for building talent recruitment and leadership pipelines
  • Discover strategies for salary negotiation and self-advocacy
  • Review best practices for emerging leaders

Agenda

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. :: Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:10 – 1:45 p.m. :: Where We Stand: The Impact of the Pandemic

We enter a post-pandemic future with water sector workforces and workplaces transformed. What long-term effects will we see for women in the water and wastewater workforce? What opportunities, and what challenges, will the future bring for gender parity?

Joone Kim-Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. :: Engaging Men for Gender Equality in Water and Wastewater

Men are a critical resource in efforts to eliminate gender bias. This session will detail effective ways to partner with men to end gender inequality in the workplace.

Melissa Meeker, CEO, The Water Tower

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Women in STEM

The Society of Women Engineers at LADWP launched 4.5 years ago. This presentation will detail the development of the group (members, outreach activities, committees, and growth). Leaders will share how LADWP SWE supports women in STEM at work and how outreach activities can help close the STEM gap. 

Rosalba Santana, President, Society of Women Engineers, LADWP

Leah Mulat, Former President, Society of Women Engineers, LADWP

Heidi Hiraoka, Manager, Water System, LADWP

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Critical Conversations: Managing Difficult Interactions

Whether it’s giving or receiving feedback, a personnel change, or other situation, difficult conversations can be immensely stressful for managers. In this session we’ll discuss how to prepare for these interactions and how to manage the associated stress.

Melanie Jollett, Water Distribution Division Head, KC Water

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Addressing Diversity & Inclusion in Water and Wastewater Industries

We have become more aware of racial inequities and the need to accelerate diversity and inclusion initiatives. What kinds of challenges do minorities face in the workplace? How does an organization benefit from the inclusion of such leaders in positions of power?

Jacqueline Jarrell, Deputy Director, Charlotte Water, WEF Fellow

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Breaking the Mold

In this session, female professionals will hear the speaker’s top ten recommendations towards changing stereotypes of professionals within the water/wastewater technical fields.  By following a recommended path, attendees will learn how to foster support, development, and promotion of women into leadership roles in a traditionally male-dominated industry. The discussion will provide a baseline for gender-equity advancement from entry-level to executive management.

Doa Ross, Deputy General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Self-Advocacy and Salary Negotiation

A study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) predicts women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2059. Learning to negotiate is a vitally important skill for any woman who wants to advocate for herself in the workplace. In this session, women leaders will share best practices for knowing your worth and successful negotiation strategies for salary, benefits, and career growth.

Teresa Herrera, Manager, Silicon Valley Water

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Emerging Trends in the Water/Wastewater Sector

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Leading with EQ

Water systems, engineering firms, and wastewater plants are experiencing a time of unprecedented change. Basing your success solely on the latest technology, a dynamic business model, highly skilled workers or intellectual capacity won’t be enough, what we need now more than ever is emotional intelligence.

Nicki Gorini, Executive & Life Coach

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: Best Practices for Emerging Leaders in Water and Wastewater

Taking on a leadership role requires a different skill set than those of our original roles. As a new or potential leader, developing new strengths can take time. This session will provide emerging leaders with advice and strategies to facilitate smooth transitions into leadership roles. The presentation will cover:

  • Key leadership qualities
  • Managing former colleagues
  • Motivating and inspiring your team
  • Navigating internal politics
  • Staying relatable to your team while still maintaining effective boundaries
  • Leading through times of organizational change

Cindy Goodburn, Principal, Goodburn Consulting

Robin Deal, Product Leader, Aquapure

Carol Walczyk, VP Process Efficiency Analytics at Veolia North America

Speakers

  • Robin Deal, Product Leader, Aquapure

  • Cindy Goodburn, Principal, Goodburn Consulting

  • Nicki Gorini, Executive & Life Coach

  • Teresa Herrera, Manager, Silicon Valley Water

  • Heidi Hiraoka, Manager, Water System, LADWP

  • Jacqueline Jarrell, Deputy Director, Charlotte Water, WEF Fellow

  • Melanie Jollett, Water Distribution Division Head, KC Water

  • Joone Kim-Lopez, General Manager, Moulton Niguel Water District

  • Melissa Meeker, CEO, The Water Tower

  • Leah Mulat, Former President, Society of Women Engineers, LADWP

  • Doa Ross, Deputy General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District

  • Rosalba Santana, President, Society of Women Engineers, LADWP

  • Carol Walczyk, VP Process Efficiency Analytics at Veolia North America

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Leadership Conference for Women in Water/Wastewater

October 25-26, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 23, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.3 CEUs for the workshop

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

The program will include power point presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 12.0
Workshop CPE Credits: 3.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

This event is designed for anyone who wishes to obtain a better understanding of leadership and communications skills, directly related to women in the organization.

  • Public Water Systems
  • Municipality and/or Sanitation District (Community System)
  • Investor Owner Utility
  • Wastewater Plant
  • Engineering Firm
  • Conservation Fund/District
  • State Environmental Board or EPA
  • Private Water Utilities/Investor-Owned Utilities

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