Executive Leadership Workshop Series


June 16  |  July 14  |  August 11

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


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UNC Executive Development

NACWA is collaborating with the Executive Development team at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to convene an Executive Leadership Workshop Series, a program designed solely for senior executives at water and wastewater utilities.

The series consists of three 2-hour workshops on executive leadership topics designed to help you adapt to the changing world and better position you to effectively lead your organizations into the future.

  • Workshop 1
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

  • Workshop 2
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

  • Workshop 3
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

*Note: The Workshops will not be recorded.

Featured Speakers

Robert Goldberg
Robert Goldberg
Affiliate Faculty
UNC Executive Development
Maria del Pilar Ryan
Colonel (US Army, Retired) Pilar McDermott
Affiliate Faculty
UNC Executive Development
Chris Bingham
Chris Bingham, PhD
Professor and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Workshop 1  —  Wednesday, June 16  |  2:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Leading in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) World

Leaders face multiple challenges in increasingly uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments, the COVID-19 pandemic providing a painful and ongoing example. This workshop will focus on helping utility executives create simple rules that they can test, evolve, deploy and communicate to team members at all levels of the organization to enhance performance across the utility.
Instructor

Christopher Bingham
Professor and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Workshop 2  —  Wednesday, July 14  |  2:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Inclusive Leadership

When leaders seek to create an inclusive team environment, success requires strategic thinking, planning, and action. This workshop focuses on the role of utility leaders within their own organizations, discussing elements of organizational culture, hard conversations, and leading change. By inspiring executives to use the leadership tools they already possess to activate strengths in their diverse organizations, this workshop can help create a framework through which modern leaders can advance ownership around diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations on their own teams.
Instructor

Colonel (US Army, Retired) Pilar McDermott
Affiliate Faculty
UNC Executive Development


Workshop 3  —  Wednesday, August 11  |  2:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Your Role as a Leader: Architect, Translator, Doer

Many organizations struggle to get consistent and comprehensive execution of their strategy, especially amid a rapidly changing world. This workshop will introduce participants to a new approach to strategic leadership that will help. A modern leader should undertake three “roles” on a regular basis: architect; translator; doer. The key questions are: how much time should be spent in each “role” and what does a quality version of each look like?

Instructor

Robert Goldberg
Affiliate Faculty
UNC Executive Development

Register Now

Please note that this event is for NACWA member public utility executives only. Registration is on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 35 registrants. A limited waiting list will be made available once registration capacity has been met.

Why Attend?

  • Receive individualized instruction from the University of North Carolina's (UNC) top-ranked faculty in a groundbreaking program tailored to address utility executives' needs.

  • Sharpen your role as a leader and discover how to transform challenges into opportunities.

  • Develop valuable relationships with peer utility executives from across the country and gain a supportive, close-knit network to exchange insights.

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