Strategic Leader Training


Rising strategy leaders who can benefit from shifting from tactical to strategic thinking; learning how to influence multiple stakeholders and gaining greater exposure to executive leaders and better understanding their priorities.

Experience Overview

This training is a dynamic 3-part experience for clean water professionals transitioning into a higher-level strategic, executive role at their agency. A successful strategic executive views the entire organization as co-dependent parts working toward shared goals. To be a strategic leader, you must think more holistically, using both a short and long-term lens, and draw upon the past to understand the present which helps shape the future. This training is designed to support holistic thinking.

Outlined Schedule

January 2023:

Part 1: 90-minute virtual learning session approximately two weeks prior to the 2023 NACWA Winter Conference.

January/February 2023:

Part 2: Immersive, full-day Strategic Leadership workshop. *Please Note: This will take place as an in-person, pre-conference workshop at NACWA’s Winter Conference.

February/March 2023:

Part 3: Virtual, 2-hour small group coaching sessions will round out this series, empowering participants to debrief their learning experience and discuss application opportunities and personalized next steps.

Expected Outcomes

  • Learned methods for shifting from a tactical mindset to a strategic mindset.
  • Exploration of various stakeholder groups critical to building strategic relationships with as a rising executive leader.
  • Gained tools and processes for leading strategic planning discussions.
  • Stronger professional network with other strategic clean water leaders.


$950 + Travel/lodging expenses and conference registration fee* for Part 2 of this training series.

*Staying for the full NACWA winter conference is not mandatory, however strongly encouraged for additional learning and networking opportunities. Conference registration for those enrolled in this pre-conference workshop is at a reduced rate of $500.

Enrollment Deadline

Enroll for the strategic leader training by December 15, 2022. If you choose to stay for the full NACWA winter conference, you will enroll for that separately on NACWA’s website.

Additionally discounted pricing available to organizations that invest at a higher level.