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Online submission deadline is Feb. 28, 2013
The Water Leadership Institute (WLI), a program of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is now accepting applications for its 2013 program. Water, wastewater, and storm water professionals are encouraged to apply before the submission deadline on Feb. 28, 2013.
The WLI provides education, training and networking to enable participants to build lasting relationships and develop the skills and knowledge needed to affect change in their organizations. A blended learning approach includes examination of complex water challenges, management training and leadership development.
“WEF’s inaugural Water Leadership Institute challenged us to reflect on our own leadership roles within the water industry,” said Chris Peacock, a 2012 WLI graduate and Westin Eng. business services manager. “Since there was such great diversity represented in the group in terms of age, gender, nationality and professional roles, we were able to see a variety of perspectives. We spent time looking holistically at the challenges facing the industry, creatively found innovative solutions to those challenges through collaboration and learned from one another.”
Following a free application, the 2013 program will be delivered online by expert instructors and guests from water and wastewater utilities, companies active in the sector, government agencies, communications firms and financial groups. Supplements to the program include discussion groups, mentoring with program alumni and online community participation. A competitive application process will determine program participation.