Call in number: 866-410-7511, Conference Code #9380
H2Opportunity Meeting Agenda - GAWP HQ
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
1. Approval of Minutes from 08.23.17
3. Fall Conference Review
4. Key Message – Kim Holland
H2Opportunity! Career Path for Water Protection from GED to PhD
- Purpose: Make a difference in your world
- Protect: Your environment & community
- Pathway: To your future
5. Reminder of Objectives for 2017/2018
a. Raise awareness of career opportunities in the water/ wastewater industry.
Tag Line - “Where are the H2Opportunities?”
b. Connect interested and qualified candidates with opportunities.
Tag Line – “Here are the H2Opportunities.”
6. Reports from Project Champions, Dream Teams and Sub-Committee Chairs
a. Vice-Chair: Helps with everything - Christine Yi
b. Secretary: Takes notes during meetings and produces minutes. - Christine Rubel
c. Publication Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Angela Bond (GAWP) to ensure committee meets deadlines for GA Operator articles and provides content for all GAWP electronic communications including job postings. – Lindsey Sargent
Spring GA Operator Ideas -
· Future of the Workforce
· Innovation/New Ideas
· Trends in the National Water Industry
· Successful Recruitment Programs and how they work
d. Program Sub-Committee Chair: Works with Kathy Nguyen and Program Committee to ensure we have a track in each conference. Attends program committee meetings – Sarah Skinner
· Spring Conference: Abstracts due December 15th.
Session One: Educating the Next Generation of Water Professionals – Chattahoochee Tech Professor (Kim to Confirm)
Session Two: “Clearing a Pathway for Advancement in a Water Utility” – Gary McCoy, MWA
Session Three: Round Table Discussion - “Operators – Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go!” – Gary McCoy, MWA; Bernard Franks, CCWA; Kim Holland, MW
· Annual Conference: Abstracts due when?
Session One: “Compensation and Reward Models – How People Get Paid” – Dr. Angel Duncan, Liberty University
Session Two: “Decoding Compensation in GA Water Utilities” – Bernard Franks, CCWA
Session Three: Panel Discussion - “Show Me the Money: A Candid Conversation About Compensation” – Dr. Angel Duncan, Liberty University; Bernard Franks, CCWA, Kim Holland, MW
e. Member Sub-Committee Chair: Oversees booth set-up at conferences and works with committee to come up with creative ideas for giveaways and activities for booths – Sarah Skinner
· Budget Proposal Submitted to GAWP
$ 1,200 - GAWP (Careers in the GA Water Industry) Brochures/ Handouts for middle school, high school and college students
$ 2,000 - GAWP Giveaways for middle school, high school and college outreach events as well as GAWP Conferences
$ 1,300 - H2Opportunity Website Outsourcing for incorporation into GAWP web platform
$ 4,500 Total
f. Outreach Sub-Committee Chair: Manage outreach activities, partner programs, career center contacts, maintain the calendar of outreach events, manage volunteers, event contacts and all other associated details. – Lindsey Sargent (co-chair), Christine Rubel (co-chair), Christine Yi and Kim Holland
· Upcoming Events
· Proposed Events
KSU Engineering Club (ASCE)
g. Internship/ Job Sub-Committee Chair: Formulate and manage a sustainable program which connects interested potential water professionals to opportunities. (Model after Sustainable Connections at Metro Water District) – Lora Amedu and Kim Holland
o Create database of all local water industry internships for placement on website.
o Discover best practices to share industrywide.
· Report on ARC Internship Program review for best practices.
· Lessons learned from Internship Program at Augusta Utilities – Leadra Collins
h. Innovation Task Force: Find out what’s next in the industry. Research and vet new ideas, technologies and innovations which can be featured in H2Opportunity tracks at conferences and articles in the Georgia Operator. – Christine Yi
i. H2Opportunity Website: Launch Date – 2018 GAWP Annual Conference – Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu and Kim Holland
· The GAWP website is for us, H2Opportunity’s website is for everyone else.
· Priorities: Content, Appearance and Usefulness
j. (3) Hard Copy “Jobs in the Water Industry” Brochures for middle, high school and college students: Deadline: Deadline - January 2018 – Christine Rubel (Champion) and Kim Holland
k. Survey of Young Professionals: Deadline – 2017 Fall Conference - Andrew Toth (Champion), Lora Amedu, Christine Yi and Kim Holland
7. New ideas: Coordinate with other committees, emphasize utilities which offer tuition reimbursement and highlight the environmental and social impacts of the water industry.
8. Schedule next meeting