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The Leadership Academy will occur 6 times annually including graduation at the Water Professionals Conference. (8 PDH per session)

 

SESSION 1: Intro/Self Evaluation
October 19-20 (Bowling Green, KY)
• Introduction/Icebreaker Activity
• History of Our Water
• Understanding your individual leadership qualities and strength

SESSION 2: Leadership Style
November 16-17 (Chattanooga, TN)
• Styles of Leadership
• Strengthening Your Team and Leadership
• Engaging and Developing Others
• Inspiring and Motivation People

SESSION 3: Internal Communication
February 8-9 (Lexington, KY)
• Communicating with Peers
• Security of Content/Records Management
• Strategic Communications
• Crisis Communications
• Conflict Management

SESSION 4: External Communication
March 15-16 (Nashville, TN)
• Communicating Effectively and Professionally
• Presentation Skills
• Community Outreach/Stakeholder engagement
• Media Relations
• Crisis Communications
• Social Media

  

SESSION 5: Finance/Budgets/Rates/Risk
April 19-20 (Louisville, KY)
• Accounting
• Finance
• Funding Sources (bonds, grants, loans, etc)
• Budget
• Rates
• Regulatory Commissions (KY-TN)
• Risk Management/Safety

SESSION 6: Industry Perspective/Trends
May 17-18 (Knoxville, TN)
• Industry Perspectives
• Stormwater, Wastewater and Drinking Water Trends

GRADUATION
July 8-11 (WPC18 - Nashville, TN)

   PROPOSED AGENDA

DAY 1
• Arrive by noon
• Lunch / Icebreaker
• Afternoon Program led by Water Professionals leadership
• Happy Hour / Dinner with Class

DAY 2
• Breakfast
• Interactive session
• Lunch and Travel home

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