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 New England WEA 

The New England Water Environment Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Barry as the Association's new Executive Director. Ms. Barry has extensive experience in the environmental engineering industry as Strategic Market Programs Director at major engineering companies in the New England area.  Please welcome Mary Barry  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

2014 YP Summit 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
 
 
The 10th Annual YP Summit was held in conjunction with the Utility Management Conference, Feb. 25-28, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA.  Share the "Benefits of Attending" this event with your employer and other YP colleagues.  The theme for this year is:  Project Management and Young Professionals: Embracing the Inevitable Combination.  SubTopic Sessions are: Mentorship, Delegation, Client Relationships and Leadership Styles. 
 
COORDINATORS:  
Chair: Erin Gallimore erinypsummit2014@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Jeanne Jensen Jeanne.Jensen@tempe.gov
WEF Staff:  Dianne Crilley dcrilley@wef.org
AWWA Staff:  Nancy Sullivan nsullivan@awwa.og 
 
Welcome by Erin Gallimore & Jeanne Jensen
 
Reflection by Eileen O’Neill
 
Mentorship by Bill Schnier
 
Reflection by David LaFrance
 
Delegation by Bill Spearman
 
Reflection by Erin Gallimore
 
Client Relationships by Jeff Zdrojewski
 
Summary by Alvin Pilobello
 
Closing Statements Lindsey Olson and Michelle Hatcher
 
WEF MESSAGE — by Eileen O'Neill, Executive Director
Harnessing the experience of the others for a better water future.
 
MENTORSHIP — by Bill Schnier
We examined the mentor/mentee relationship by exploring these questions:
How can you establish roles in the mentor/mentee relationship?
How can you transition from being a student to being a teacher? 

Bill reviewed mentoring models based on the age-old concept of apprenticeships by learning from some great mentors in history.

DELEGATION — by Bill Spearman
Delegation is one of the most important management skills that a manager can use to develop and empower staff - if the skill is properly used.  During this presentation, Richard Lannon's 12 rules of delegation will be discussed, as well as the various levels of delegation that may be encountered in an organization.

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS — by Jeff Zdrojewski
Jeff focused on developing relationships that can benefit your professional career, your personal life, and your involvement in professional associations.  Whether you work for a utility, contractor, consultant, or equipment supplier, this presentation will help you in developing lon-lasting relationships that can aid in the completion of projects, development of clients, and lifelong friendships.

REFLECTIONS — by Erin Gallimore
Focused on the importance of giving honest and sincere appreciation.  There is only one way to get anybody to do anything...Make them Want to Do It.  Become genuinely interested in other people.  Give honest and sincere appreciation.  You can win more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

Thanks to our wonderful donors for supporting the Icebreaker held the evening prior to the Summit.  This offered the attendees a way to get to know each other through lots of networking, games, and fun.

DONORS — Thanks to our donors in support to the YP Summit Icebreaker:

  • The Georgia Association of Water Professionals
  • T & M Associates
  • Treatment Equipment Company
  • Municipal Valve & Equipment Company