For your reference this draft is a summary of the 2017 program with applicable 2018 deadlines. Each year the program is updated before the new class begins however the 2018 program will incorporate many similar components.



In 2017 the Water Leadership Institute will incorporate the following components:

  • Webcast training-monthly
  • In depth kick off session
  • Monthly workgroup activities
  • Discussion group sessions
  • WLI Community activity in WEFCOM throughout the program
  • Ability to engage with WLI alumni and leaders in the water sector
  • Final wrap up workshop at activity at WEFTEC 2016
October 14, 2017 2018 Application Open
January 31, 2018 2018 Application Deadline
February – March 2018 WLI Class selected and notified in March/April 2018
WLI 2018 Kick Off Call and Web Meeting – Review Year
WLI 2018 Topics
Leadership and Leadership Styles
Leadership Challenges
Situational Communication
Communicating with Impact
Leadership Experiences Inside and Outside the Sector
Regulatory Review
Entrepreneurship and Innovative
Workforce and Planning
 June 2018 Face to Face Session at in Alexandria, VA
September 2018 WEFTEC WLI Workshop