Water Innovation Leadership Development Program

Posted on April 26, 2022

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Water Innovation Leadership Development Program

For emerging leaders in water services management
Full scholarships available for all program participants.
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Duke University Water Innovation and Leadership Development (WILD) program is a cohort-based transformative leadership training designed for early-to-mid-career water utility managers. 

Benefits of the Program

After completing this leadership program, participants will:

  • Have improved awareness of new tools and resources for individual leader and team use
  • Increase their exposure to innovative thinking and creative problem solving
  • Improve their capacity to advance equity within water utilities and in community engagement
  • Explore a personal leadership style, development of goals, and self-awareness
  • Understand a framework for team building and managing effective teams internal and external to the organization
  • Join an expanded network of partners and allies across the nation

Upon completing the program, fellows will earn a Certificate of Completion from the Nicholas School of the Environment. 

The program seeks to build a cohort that reflects leaders of diverse geographies, identities, and communities. We strongly encourage women and Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latino/Hispanic, and other candidates from communities underrepresented in the water sector to apply.

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