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The Water Brothers
28 minutes | May 23, 2019
5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
A productive and cohesive team makes better decisions, leverages the skills and ideas of all team members, avoids wasting time and energy on politics and destructive conflict, and is more fun to be on. Listen as the Water Brothers discuss the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and give some tips on how to overcome them with the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
22 minutes | May 9, 2019
Conflict arises when individuals and teams have different wants, needs, or expectations. Water and Wastewater Utilities are filled with people who have different wants, needs, and expectations. Naturally, conflict will arise. The question is, will the conflict become an asset or a liability. Unresolved conflict is detrimental to an organization. Listen as the Water Brothers present a simple process for resolving conflict.
25 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Managing Change and Transition
Water sector utilities are experiencing change at a rapid rate these days. Effective utility managers are equipped to lead their teams through change and transition. Listen as the Water Brothers discuss the importance of helping your team navigate the different phases of transition that take place during any change event.
28 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Water Utility Communication and Public Relations
The Water Brothers talk to The H2du0, Stephanie Zavala and Ariane Shipley from Rogue Water about communication and the water utility. They discuss building bridges between the water industry and the people they serve and the importance of communication as a fundamental building block for building those bridges.
35 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
EUM - Performance Management
Listen to the Water Brothers discuss the simplicity and power of a performance management program. You'll get tips on how to improve the morale and performance of your team using a few basic tools.
20 minutes | Mar 9, 2019
Utility Specific Training Academy
Listen and learn how you can create your own exclusive training academy for your operations staff. Discover a platform that enables you to capture site specific institutional knowledge before it leaves due to the massive waive of experienced operators retiring. Use the system to implement a comprehensive training program using American Water College's industry specific courses along with your organization's specific training.
26 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
EUM 1 - Leadership Development 2 of 2
What can you learn about leadership from George Costanza? You might be surprised. Listen as the brothers discuss how to fix your leadership fatal flaws and create a personal development plan.
19 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
CA Treatment/Distribution Exam Prep
Today the Water Brothers discuss how to accelerate your California water career with Specialized Training and tips for preparing for your certification exam.
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Texas Treatment Operator Success Story
Texas treatment operator Frank talks about his frustration and ultimate success in getting his Class B Groundwater Treatment Operator License. Listen as Frank shares how he prepared and passed his exam.
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
2 of 2 Texas Water License Exam Prep
Listen to the second part of Joe and Jay's conversation about preparing for and passing your Texas water operator license the first time.
20 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
1 of 2 Texas Water License Exam Prep
What's the big deal with Texas? Listen as Joe explains the differences between the TCEQ license exam and most other states. The Water Brothers also discuss the importance of online training to prepare.
37 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
EUM 1 - Leadership Development 1 of 2
Listen as the Water Brothers discuss their Effective Utility Management certificate program and leadership development at water and wastewater utilities.
8 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
8 of 8 - Final Thoughts
Listen as Joe explains the advantages of online training when reviewing for a water license exam. Link: How to Prepare to Pass
15 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
7 of 8 - Visual Study Tools
A picture is worth a thousand words. Listen as Joe and Jay discuss how to use visual study tools to help remember and recall important information for your water license exam. Link: Breakpoint Chlorination Curve How to Prepare to Pass
10 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
6 of 8 - Learn the Lingo
Understanding the language of water treatment is essential to passing your license exam. Listen as the brothers discuss some tips for mastering the key words and concepts needed to ace your test. Link: How to Prepare to Pass
9 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
5 of 8 - Do you use flashcards?
Listen as Joe gives you five tips that will improve your certification exam study time and information retention and recall. Links: How to Prepare to Pass
17 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
4 of 8 - Mastering Water Math
Listen as Joe explains the five step approach to solving any water treatment license exam math problem. Download the sample problem below and follow along. Links: Sample Problem FREE Water Math Videos How to Prepare to Pass
9 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
3 of 8 - Creating Your Study Plan
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Listen and learn how to create a study plan. 99% of students who follow our study plan pass their water operator license exams the first time. Links: Sample Study Plan How to Prepare to Pass
16 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
2 of 8 - How Do You Learn Best?
How do you learn best? In this episode, the Water Brothers discuss the different learning styles and how to play to your strength when learning new material while preparing to pass a state water or wastewater operator license exam. Links: Learning Style Assessment How to Prepare to Pass
12 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
1 of 8 - Pass Your Water Operator License Exam – Introduction
Listen as the Water Brothers (Joe and Jay Kerschner) introduce this 8 part series on How to Prepare to Pass Your Water Certification Exams. They will discuss what makes American Water College training different from other water and wastewater operator license exam prep courses. The series will include discovering how you learn best, how to develop a study plan, the five-step approach to solving any water math problem, and how to create and use flashcards and visual study aids. Link: How to Prepare to Pass
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