Build Your Skills Series: Time and Problem Management Techniques

Time Management

Thursday, April 19
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room 308, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: .05 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Time management, as many would agree, is a necessary skill to have in any industry, including Water/Wastewater. The simple reality and ultimate truth is that time is not manageable. Time is a finite, limited, predictable but renewable resource. There are 1,440 minutes in a day, 7 days in a week and 52 weeks in a year. By shifting our behavior and utilizing the various time management tools available, one could improve efficiency, increase productivity and gain personal satisfaction.

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Karoline M. Terrazas

Training and Emergency Response Programs Manager
Union Sanitary District

Biography:

Karoline is the Training & Emergency Response Programs Manager at Union Sanitary District. Working at the District for just over a year and half, she is responsible for maintaining the District’s safety training program, supports and facilitates in the Leadership Program, and updates/develops many of the Districts operational procedures. Karoline is also responsible for maintaining the District’s emergency procedures and creates emergency response awareness through preparedness activities, training and events. Prior to joining the Wastewater industry, Karoline was a Training Manager at a for-profit educational institute for 15 years and was responsible for the development and facilitation of various training and leadership programs which included individuals at all levels within the organization.

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Laurie Brenner

Finance & Acquisition Services Coach
Union Sanitary District

Biography:

Laurie has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (2004) and holds Wastewater (Grade V), Water Treatment and Distribution Operator certifications with the State Water Resources Control Board, a certificate in Continuous Quality Improvement from UC Berkeley, and is both a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Auditor (CHA) with the American Society for Quality. Laurie also obtained a Certificate in Public Performance Measurement from Rutgers University (2014). Laurie is currently employed as the Finance and Acquisition Services Coach at the Union Sanitary District, but started with the District as a Wastewater Operator and also served as the Organizational Performance Program Manager before taking on her current role in finance.

Laurie is the current Vice-Chair (again) , and past Chair for the San Francisco Bay Section of the California Water Environment Association’s Professional Development Committee (PDC), actively participating in developing, hosting and facilitating educational seminars and activities for local industry professionals. Additionally, Laurie teaches wastewater treatment classes for operator prospects in the local regional occupational program (ROP) at the Castro Valley Adult & Career Education Center, including hosting mock interviewing intended to provide aspiring operators with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain industry jobs.

Laurie loves to hike and kayak in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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