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2/23/2016
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:30 until 1:00
Where: Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority
1127 Highway 74 South
Peachtree City, Georgia  30269
United States
Contact: Donnell Duncan


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Diversity Committee

Tuesday, February 26th, 2016

Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority 

1.       Welcome

2.       Approval of minutes from 01.12.15 Meeting

3.       Champion of Diversity Award Updates – Susana Lanier

4.       Sub-Committee/ Special Project Reports:

Publication Sub-Committee Chair – Cornell Sims

Develop questions for the “2016 GAWP/ GAWWA Study/ Survey of Diversity in Georgia Water Industry Leadership”.

Membership Sub-Committee Chair – Marvin Richards

Research answers to the question, “Why be diverse?” Develop initial ideas for Membership Sub-Committee – What do we need to make our booth a hit at the conference?

Erin Brooks

Research answers to the question, “Is there a realistic path to the top?”

Secretary Alaine Mort and Hilda Flores

What management models are available that allow for the elimination of bias in employee evaluation and promotion?

5.       2016 Spring Conference – Moderator and Speaker Selection

·         The Diversity Committee has a 90 minute (3 session track) in the 2016 Spring Conference (April 26-27 in Columbus, GA). Our session starts at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 26th.

·         Our theme for the Spring Conference will be “Celebrating Leadership Diversity in the Georgia Water Industry”.

·         Session One: Diversity 101 - What is diversity? Why diversity? The history of diversity in the Georgia Water Industry.

·         Session Two: The State of Leadership Diversity in the Georgia Water Industry – Objective analysis and conclusions from a 2016 GAWP/ GAWWA study/ survey of diversity in Georgia Water Industry leadership. The results of this study will highlight those who have bought into the concept of leadership diversity.

·         Session Three: Is There a Realistic and Equitable Path to the Top for Everyone? – A candid panel discussion on opportunities for promotion to upper management in the Georgia Water Industry. Should the composition of upper management reflect the workforce or does it even matter? What management models are available that allow for the elimination of bias in employee evaluation and promotion? What tips can be given to aspiring industry leaders to better their chances of reaching the top?

6.       Project Assignments

7.       Selection of Next Meeting Date