Summer Workshop


2016 Summer Workshop & Education Summit

July 26-28, 2016

Denver, Colorado, USA

AWWA Sections Services Group is planning the 2016 Summer Workshop & Education Summit to be held July 26-28 in downtown Denver, Colorado, USA. The Summer Workshop provides training and skills building to help Section leaders or Staff to run the business of the Section more effectively. Topics at this training include a variety of association and volunteer management topics, interactive short sessions in tracks, and an exhibit hall Fun networking opportunities are also a part of the program. If you would like more information about how you or your section can participate in the Summer Workshop, touch base with your Section Relationship Manager.

2016 Summer Workshop

Event Registration

Summer Workshop 2016 Registration is Now Open! 

Please Note: Summer Workshop registration and hotel reservations are separate. Please register for the meeting AND reserve your hotel room.


Hotel Reservations

The Homewood Suites by Hilton/Hampton Inn Downtown Denver-Denver Convention Center is the host venue for our event. 

This property is unique in that there are two hotels in one building. AWWA has worked with the property to offer a room block in each hotel to give you options. The rate for both hotels is $179 per night, plus taxes. 


If you have any problems with your hotel reservation, please contact Julia Geisler.

Please Note: Summer Workshop registration and hotel reservations are separate. Please register for the meeting AND reserve your hotel room.

Summer Workshop Agenda

Most of you should plan to arrive Tuesday, July 26, for a welcome reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., and to depart Thursday, July 28, afternoon. Section staff should plan to depart after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Sessions for volunteer leaders and Section staff will run concurrently on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28.

Tuesday, July 26 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. "Your Membership" Users Group Meeting 
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome to the Summer Workshop Reception 


Wednesday, July 27 

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Free Breakfast On Your Own 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome to Summer Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Crisis Communications
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Membership Update
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Summer Workshop Sessions
- Creating a Partnership - Board and Staff
  - After the (Brain)Storm: Getting from Plan to Action
  - Michigan Section/Association Partnership 
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break 
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Summer Workshop Sessions 
  - Why Audits are Important
  - Section Insurance Overview
  - Branding Next Steps
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Summer Workshop Sessions
  - Board Governance Panel
  - Innovative Conferences
  - Value Added Training Opportunities for Sections
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.  Dinner On Your Own


Thursday, July 28 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Early Bird - Community Engineering Corps 
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Free Breakfast On Your Own
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Managing Legislation 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Summit
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Section Staff Lunch 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Section Staff Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 
Section Staff Dinner