For your reference this draft is a summary of the 2018 program with applicable 2019 deadlines. Each year the program is updated before the new class begins however the 2019 program will incorporate many similar components.



In 2019 the Water Leadership Institute will incorporate the following components:

  • Webcast training-monthly
  • In depth kick off session
  • Two Day Workshop in Alexandria, VA
  • Monthly video chats on differing topics
  • WLI Community activity on WEFCOM throughout the program
  • Ability to engage with WLI alumni and leaders in the water sector
  • Final Project
  • Final wrap up workshop at activity at WEFTEC 2019
November 2018 2019 Application Open
January 31, 2019 2019 Application Deadline
February – March 2019 WLI Class selected and notified in March/April 2018
 Mid April WLI 2019 Kick Off Call and Web Meeting – Overview of Program
WLI 2019 Topics
Leadership and Leadership Styles
Leadership Challenges
Situational Communication
Communicating with Impact
Leadership Experiences Inside and Outside the Sector
Regulatory Review
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Workforce and Planning
Time Management
Unconscious Bias
Diversity Management
Smart Cities/Smart Data
Resiliency and Planning
 May or June 2019 Face to Face Session at in Alexandria, VA
September 22, 2019 WEFTEC WLI Workshop