Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
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Association Laboratory 

Reimagine the future of the water workforce 

It is time to re-envision the future of the Association of Boards of Certification, and we want your help.

  • Lend your insight into your where you see the water and wastewater workforce heading in the next one to three years
  • Provide perspective on barriers to success for people and organizations active in water and wastewater
  • Reshape how the water and wastewater certifying bodies move forward in the wake of COVID-19 and impending silver tsunami
  • Ensure the ABC brand remains meaningful and relevant to the market going forward


11 a.m.: Welcome and short keynote by Alan Cranford and Dean West

11:30 a.m.: Classroom breakouts (there will be 5-minute breaks in between each question)

Each topic area will address four questions, with 25 minutes for discussion on each:

  • Given the issues impacting the water and wastewater profession, what are the most substantial issues that are unique to this industry and what will be the impacts on water professional certification and certifying bodies?
  • Given the issues and impacts identified, what opportunities or challenges exist for certifying bodies and industry leaders that are unique to the water and wastewater industry?
  • What are potential roles for ABC to help you and your organization over the next three years, given what you described? How can ABC provide greater value?
  • What does the name “ABC” mean to you?

1:25 p.m.: 5-minute break

1:30 p.m.: Topic recaps

1:50 p.m.: Closing thank you and prize drawing ($50 Amazon gift cards for 2 winning participan)

Discussion Leaders:

The future is ours for the making—let’s build it together.

Register now—space is limited.