Brain Drain

Apr
09

Project Management | Work Breakdown Structure

Learn about using a Work Breakdown Structure in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.     For more information about effective utility management, check out our YouTube channel and the Effective Utility Management course found HERE. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested […]

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Mar
26

Project Management | Mission and Vision

Learn about identifying a mission and visions in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.     For more information about effective utility management, check out our YouTube channel and the Effective Utility Management course found HERE. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested […]

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Mar
12

Project Management | Planning the Project

Learn about the project planning process in this excerpt of the Project Management lecture from our Water Utility Management course.   Learn about Planning a Project in this excerpt from our Project Management Lecture from our Effective Utility Management Course. The main questions that planning answers are: What must be done? How should it be […]

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Knowledge Management Series

Today we begin a series of blog posts centered on Knowledge Management. Today’s culture and workplace thrive on knowledge. The old adage says, “Knowledge is power.” But knowledge can only be translated into power if it is organized and applied.  At American Water College, we believe that “applied knowledge is power.”   Organizations that allow […]

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May
15

Workforce Development – Plugging the Brain Drain

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King Jr.   At American Water College, we are committed to developing training and services for utilities that will ensure this important work is done “with painstaking excellence.” Our dedication to providing high-quality, cost-effective training options to […]

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Workforce Development Program

  “Development of an integrated knowledge retention strategy will be key to reducing the effect of the changing workforce, assisting a utility in retaining knowledge pertinent to its operations and expertise, and, ultimately, to ensuring a successful future.”  ~Mark Fargo, Management Consultant   American Water College is excited to launch our Workforce Development Program for […]

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Utility Knowledge Management

Knowledge is power. ~Sir Francis Bacon The words knowledge and management are two very broad concepts when separated. When the two words come together, it describes a method of organizing information in a way that produces an advantage for an organization. In our previous post on Succession Planning, we addressed the need for knowledge management […]

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Utility Succession Planning

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy   In our Thursday post, The Next Big Thing, we highlighted a few of the impending changes in the Water and Wastewater industries. With the increasing demand for clean drinking […]

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