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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The American Water Works Association - Iowa Section is pleased to announce the seventh session of the Iowa Water Industry Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is strategically crafted to provide a forum for new and emerging water industry leaders to build their personal leadership skills by offering a balanced blend of discussion-oriented presentations and experience-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 Iowa’s water professions.

There is a clear need for high-quality leadership throughout all segments of the water industry in Iowa. Too often, individuals are promoted based on their leadership potential and are left to develop their leadership skills on their own. This program is specifically tailored to provide the next generation of industry leaders with a framework to grow their own unique leadership vision and style.

The Leadership Institute provides an unparalleled peer-to-peer networking opportunity with both current and future industry leaders. Participants have a chance to hear firsthand from current and past leaders from around the state who will share their personal leadership journeys and philosophies. A key element of the course is the interaction among the participants as they discuss and debate the many challenges and opportunities facing leaders in today’s water profession.

Ideal Participant

The Institute is designed to foster leadership growth in new organizational leaders as well as aspiring leaders.  As such, the most successful participants will have at least three to five years of experience in any facet of the drinking water or wastewater profession.  Attendees should either have recently become a formal leader or be at a point in their career progression that movement to a formal leadership position 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, contractors, and regulatory agencies.

Application materials for the 2021 course are available below for download and are due by Friday, May 28, 2021.  For more information, contact:

John Dunn, P.E., MBA
Chair, Management Committee
515-239-5150
[email protected]


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