Category Archive: Education

Apr 19

Focusing on Strengths

Strengths

Great Leaders Focus on Strengths Research conducted by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman indicates there are five clusters of strengths that should be developed in order to be perceived as a great leader. In our Effective Utility Management workshops, our participants conduct a Strengths & Weaknesses Assessment  and are encouraged to focus on developing their …

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Apr 05

How to Establish New Habits

habit

Change your habits and you can change your life. This is a strong statement, but it’s true.  The Habit poem is a great reminder of this truth.  I’ve seen it in my own life and I’ve seen it in many of the individuals I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years.  Aristotle said …

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Jan 11

Studying?

Have you signed up for your certification exam? Or are you just thinking about it for now? You may want to act quickly; exam registrations are only open for a short window of time. Meanwhile, here’s a short video for you to enjoy:   Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see math videos and …

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Jan 04

A Whole New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were full of celebration and time with your loved ones. What are your goals in 2016? At American Water College, our goal is to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your license, gain a new certification, or begin an entirely new career in water …

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Dec 16

Knowledge Management History: Part One

This week and next we’ll cover a very brief history of Knowledge Management. The modernly accepted concept of capturing and storing knowledge for workplace development can be traced back to the 1970s, and has been refined over the last few decades. In order for knowledge to be powerful, it must first be captured, implemented and …

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Dec 14

Counting Down…

There are only 17 days left in 2015! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over, isn’t it? During these last couple of weeks, most of us will take the time to reflect back on our year’s accomplishments and achievements. Or, perhaps these last few weeks are the opportunity to finish up a few …

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Dec 07

Work and Holidays

water christmas tree

With only a few weeks left before the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons, people often don’t stop to think about the operators who keep the public water and sewage systems on-line and functional during their vacation time. Working through the holidays can be a pain, but we’re all thankful that someone does. Also, with …

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Dec 04

Imagine…

Imagine a day without water. Sounds pretty bleak, right?   No clean water for drinking or food preparation. No hot showers. No hot coffee or chocolate after Christmas caroling with friends and family.   Think about it. What would you miss most if you had to live without water for one day?

Nov 20

A Week of Thankfulness

thanks

We have many reasons to be thankful, and the public works department is one of the main reasons. From the collection and treatment of wastewater to the collection and treatment and distribution of drinking water, whether groundwater or surface water, at American Water College we are thankful for our public works employees.   This is …

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Nov 18

Changing Management Training

Training and Development on the Mechanism of Metal Gears.

‘Tis the season…for training! American Water College is pleased to present regional management classroom training in Sonoma County, California, this week!   Much like the inner gears of a machine, the relationship between management and operations are a closely-knit relationship that requires both sides working in sync. When managers and leaders in the organization have …

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