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AWT Webinars

The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) hosts monthly webinars that provide the convenience of online training paired with live instruction and Q&A opportunities.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00 AM ET

5 Content Marketing Key Steps To Successfully Building Your Online Brand!

Are you creating website content that visitors want to read and that search engines will find? That is the foundation of inbound marketing. This AWT Business Resources Committee webinar, by Jim Weiskopf, Bridge the Gap Media, will review the five keys to content marketing, including:

  1. A website that is engaging with educational content marketing and a responsive design.
  2. Content that people want to read, download and share.
  3. An email marketing plan that shares your brand and thought leadership with your audience.
  4. Social Media followers that care about your product.
  5. A revenue generating plan to follow up on data and analytics on who has opened, clicked and shared your content. These are your key customers.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
11:00 AM ET

New Hire Onboarding: The Importance of Making a Good First Impression

Making a positive first impression is a very crucial step in the success of integrating a new hire into your organization. A well-organized onboarding process will help reduce stress and costly turn-over while providing a smooth transition into the new role. Join us for an AWT Business Resources Committee webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover ways to develop an onboarding process that fits your culture and discuss the importance of early relationship building, common mistakes, and new hire administration.

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July 18, 2017, 11:00 am ET

AWT Business Resources Webinar: Cash Flow Management: Cash is King

Join Tim Smith, President of ignite Business Advisors, as we discuss one of the most overlooked financial reports – the Cash Flow Statement. While we are familiar with the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement, we often overlook the Cash Flow Statement until there is that call from a vendor asking about payment or the concern of meeting payroll at the end of the week. This webinar will share techniques for not only reading and understanding the Cash Flow Statements but also action items to improve your cash position as we approach the halfway point of 2017.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Form I-9 and E-Verify: What All Employers Need to Know

The Form I-9 and E-Verify are at the forefront of the ever-evolving topic of immigration compliance. Join us for an AWT Business Resources Committee webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover the purpose of the Form I-9 and how to properly complete and store it, along with common mistakes and what to do in the event of an I-9 audit from the Department of Homeland Security. We’ll also cover E-verify, and the states in which E-verify is mandatory.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00 am ET

AWT Young Professionals Webinar: Precipitation of Chelated Metals in the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Process

Industrial effluent eventually becomes influent for the local wastewater treatment plant, and the proper pollution control measures taken upstream at the industrial plant will have a significant effect on waste handling downstream. Join us for a Young Professional webinar with Jim Collins, Brenntag Mid-South, Inc., that will discuss these pollution control techniques and explain how metals are chelated and removed from the waste stream.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:00 AM ET

FLSA Wage & Hours Laws: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt- What’s the Difference?

A common challenge employers face is understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees according to the FLSA (Fair Labor and Standards Act). The Department of Labor, Wage & Hour division has certain thresholds to determine the correct classification. Join us for an AWT Business Resources Committee webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover how to determine the difference, the importance of an updated job description, implications of misclassification, and best practices. We’ll also cover recordkeeping requirements and independent contractors.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Discipline and Termination: Steps to Take to Reduce Exposure to Liability

Discipline and termination are never an easy part of an owner or manager’s job, but at times a necessary function. If these processes are handled incorrectly, it could expose the organization to liability. Operating in a litigious world can be costly but there are steps employers can take to reduce the risk. Join us for an AWT Business Resources Committee webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will look at best practices for preparing, communicating, and documenting performance improvement plans for your workers and steps you can take to mitigate your exposure to liability.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:00 AM ET

Performance Reviews: The Importance of Objective Feedback and Goal Setting

Communication between managers and employees is essential to the success of every organization, team, and individual. When communication breakdowns occur, employee satisfaction decreases, productivity declines and team morale drops. To prevent this, managers and supervisors need to be prepared to deliver accurate and effective feedback to employees. Performance reviews are a critical part of this effort. Join us for an AWT Business Resources Committee webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will look at steps for preparing for an effective review, common errors made during reviews, and developing constructive feedback.

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