IWEA Young Professionals Summit - Indiana WEA

IWEA Young Professionals Summit

Wednesday, Mar 14 @ 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Join the Indiana Water Environment Association and the Indiana Chapter of the American Water Works Association for their first ever Young Professionals Summit. As an emerging young professional, professional skills are in demand more than ever. Communication, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills are a necessity in the workplace. In today’s technology-focused world, it’s important for professionals to brush up on their people skills more than ever. Join us to learn how soft skills impact the water industry, and why you should keep these aptitudes at the forefront of your mind. The IWEA and IN-AWWA YP Summit will be held in conjunction with the 2018 WEFMAX meeting being hosted in Indianapolis by the Water Environment Federation. Below you will find the schedule.

Registration for this event is now closed – we look forward to seeing those who’ve signed up on March 14th!


8:00 – 8:30 AM- Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 AM- Welcome | Eric Haenlein, Layne Inliner

9:00 – 10:00 AM- Networking and Building Relationships | Steve Hanes, Dale Carnegie Training 

10:00 – 10:30 AM- Work-Life Balance | Bruce Cooley, Black & Veatch

10:45 – 11:45 AM- Industry Leaders Panel | Joseph Teusch, Greeley & Hansen, Brian Stater,Bowen Engineering, Jessica Bastin, Citizens Energy and Brad Fix Shelbyville Water Resource Recovery Facility

11:45 – 12:15 PM- Networking Lunch

12:15 – 12:45 PM – Utility Projects – Collaboration Among Professionals| Doug Baldessari, Umbaugh and Gary Ruston, Wessler Engineering

12:45 – 1:45 PM- Workplace Interpersonal Communications Using Emotional Intelligence| Linda Kelly, Water Environment Federation

3:00-4:00 PM- Plant Tours–You will have the opportunity to tour two plants. You may choose from Southport Advanced Wastewater Treatment plant and T.W. Moses Water Treatment Plant.