IOWA WATER INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Sponsored by the Iowa Section American Water Works Association

The Leadership Institute has been strategically crafted to provide a forum for emerging water industry leaders to build their personal leadership skills by offering a balanced blend of discussion-oriented presentations and experienced-based, hands-on skill building. What makes the Iowa Water Industry Leadership Institute distinctive is that the curriculum has been customized to the unique leadership demands of the water profession.


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Water Professionals – Are you looking for a way to prepare yourself for a future leadership position?

Industry Leaders – Do you have someone in your organization you consider a “rising star” whose growth you would like to encourage?

The Iowa Section – American Water Works Association is pleased to announce the 2020 session of the Iowa Water Industry Leadership Institute, a program strategically crafted to provide new and emerging industry leaders an opportunity to develop and grow their personal leadership vision and style.  This seven-session program, facilitated by top industry leaders from around the state, will provide an unparalleled peer-to-peer networking opportunity among current and future industry leaders. 

The program consists of one session each month for seven months, beginning in April and wrapping up at the Iowa Section AWWA Annual Conference in October.  The April session will be two days; May-September sessions will be one day in length and the October session will be one and one half days.  Each session involves short presentations by subject matter experts from around the state, with an emphasis on engaged interactions among the program attendees.  Advance work may be required ahead of each session to allow the time together to be as productive as possible.  The program will conclude with the participants giving a presentation at the Iowa Section AWWA Annual Conference in October.  All sessions will be fairly informal; business casual attire is appropriate. 

Ideal Participant

The Institute is designed to foster leadership growth in new organizational leaders as well as “rising stars.”  As such, the most successful participants will have at least three-to-five years of experience in the drinking water profession. Attendees need not currently be in a leadership position, but they should be at a point in their career progression that movement into a leadership role is likely within the next few years.  The program has been designed to provide value to leaders in utilities, consulting firms, manufacturing and sales companies, and regulatory agencies.

Application materials for the 2020 course are available below for download and are due by February 21, 2020.  For more information, contact:

John Dunn
Management Committee Chair
515-239-5150
[email protected]


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Check out the highlights of the 2011 Iowa Water Industry Leadership InstituteVideo