Summer Workshop


2018 Summer Workshop

The 2018 Summer Workshop will be held July 24-26 in Denver, Colorado. It will provide training and skills building to help Section leaders or staff to run the business of the Section more effectively. Topics at this training included a variety of association and volunteer management topics, interactive short sessions in tracks, and fun networking opportunities. Please check back in 2018 for more information on the 2018 Summer Workshop.

Event Registration

Summer Workshop 2017 has passed. Please check back soon for Summer Workshop 2018 registration! 

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


Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek is the host venue for Summer Workshop 2018. AWWA has worked with the property to offer a room rate of $114 per night, plus taxes. Please call the hotel at 303-388-5561 to make your reservation. 

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

2017 Summer Workshop Agenda

Click here for a printable version. The 2018 Summer Workshop agenda will be available in 2018. 


Tuesday, July 25 

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Section Staff Lunch and Meeting 
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome to the Summer Workshop Reception 


Wednesday, July 26 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome to Summer Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation (continued)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  - Managing a Scholarship Program
  - Design to Execution: Trends in Visual Communications
  - Advocacy at Your State Capital: Scaling the AWWA Fly-In to the State Level
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break 
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions 
   - What You Should Ask an Auditor
   - There's More Than Cornhole: Meaningful Engagement at Events
   - Adding Meat to the Sandwich: Better Content for Section Newsletters
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
   - Responsive Governance
   - Efficient Committee Budgeting Processes
   - Gone in 15 Seconds: Tips for Member-Centered Websites
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 27 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Day 2 Overview
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 2018 Goals 
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Scavenger Hunt
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Wrap Up 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. "YourMembership" Users Group Meeting


Presentation slides will continue to be added as we get them, so please check back soon if you do not find what you're looking for. If you are looking for supplemental materials used during the presentation, please contact your Section Relationship Manager

Bringing guests to Summer Workshop? Here are a few things to occupy their time while you're learning and networking:

Cherry Creek Mall

Cherry Creek Mall is Denver's premier shopping area, with over 160 stores. Please visit the Cherry Creek Mall website for a store directory and more information. 

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne, Wyoming is only a two hour drive away and is the host of Cheyenne Frontier Days, a nine-day rodeo and celebration of western culture. The Summer Workshop happens to coincide with this annual event, which will be July 20-29, 2018. For more information, please visit the Cheyenne Frontier Days website

Need more ideas? Visit the City of Denver event calendar