Water and Wastewater Leadership Center

The Water and Wastewater Leadership Center is an 11-day residential program sponsored each year by AMWA and other water sector organizations to prepare and develop water and wastewater utility leaders and management executives to address the range of management challenges utilities face in today’s competitive environment.

The Leadership Center is a one-of-a-kind professional development program specifically designed to increase the leadership and management skills among water and wastewater utility CEOs, general managers, senior managers and upper level management.

Participants enhance their decision-making skills and learn to lead confidently and think strategically. The Center offers a unique opportunity for unlimited peer networking, a personal assessment of your leadership skills and targeted curriculum that focuses on effective and efficient management practices. With its exceptional faculty from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Leadership Center is consistently commended for the value it brings to its graduates and to the management of water and wastewater utilities.

The program was established in 2000 as a joint venture of AMWA, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation. More than 400 students from more than a hundred utilities have participated in the program.

For more information, visit the Leadership Center website at www.waterleadership.org or contact AMWA's Carolyn Peterson or 202-331-2820.

2019 Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Water and Wastewater Leadership Center, to be held April 28 to May 10 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Applications are due by January 11, 2019.

Space in the program is limited to no more than 30 participants and in recent years, the program has been filled before the deadline. Anyone interested in participating in the 2019 program is encouraged to apply soon.  For more information and an application form visit the Leadership Center website at www.waterleadership.org.