Jul 1, 2014

Emerging Leaders Academy

Applications are now open for APWA’s national Emerging Leaders Academy! If you’re looking to boost your leadership skills, learn more about the public works field and get an insider’s look at APWA, then APWA's Emerging Leaders Academy is for you!

Now in its 8th year, this unique, national program features:
  • Targeted, personalized professional development
  • Focused specifically on leadership skills in the public works field and
  • Creates a network of some of the most talented APWA members across the country.
The leadership skills central to the academy complement any public works technical area or specialization and are particularly valuable for those who are new to public works. An engaging curriculum with dynamic speakers, ELA has something for everyone and provides an opportunity for future leaders to get involved and excited about APWA.
The Academy features monthly leadership-focused homework assignments, an educational retreat in October and the chance to network with other ELA alumni, mentors and APWA leadership including the Board of Directors during a public works research project. You’ll work hard, play hard and be richly rewarded for your efforts. ELA participants are given unprecedented access to the behind the scenes action at APWA as well as experienced public works professionals at the top of their careers. There is no better place to explore your potential in public works or to foster the growth of your most promising staff than APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy.
Emerging Leaders Academy graduates have a strong history of service at the Chapter, branch and national levels of APWA and represent the future vitality of the public works profession. Reach out to your chapter for more information about sponsorships and service opportunities. Whether you’re looking to contribute more effectively in your current role or have your eye on a department director position, ELA will help you prepare to be your best in public works. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Check the website for selection criteria at http://www.apwa.net/learn/Emerging-Leaders-Academy
A mandatory pre-application conference call will be held July 31st for all interested members. Deadline to apply is August 8, 2014. Contact Becky Stein for more information.