Great Leadership Isn’t Built Overnight

True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.  At MWUA, we couldn’t agree more.  In fact, our MWUA Leadership Institute was created to do just that.  We want to help our members and the waterworks reach new heights so they can inspire others to do the same. 

But great leaders aren’t built overnight.  Over the course of several months, the MWUA Leadership Institute will be offering 2 tracks:  Leadership Fundamentals and Next Level Leadership.  Each track focuses on different skills to help you become a well-rounded leader. (All tracks listed below)

Upcoming Leadership Institute Class Dates 

  • – October 10, 11 & 12
  • – January 31, February 1 (Tradeshow & Conference)
  • – March 5, 6 & 7

What’s Included In My Courses? 

Authentic Leadership

Discover what it means to be an authentic leader. Prior to the program, all participants will utilize a 360 Feedback multi-rater assessment to gain a better understanding of how others see you-versus how you see yourself! The feedback from this tool will help you discover how your leadership impacts others. You’ll gain a greater understanding of your personal leadership philosophy and how you can apply it to your management style. You’ll also learn how to develop relationships and build trust with your team in order to achieve measurable results.

Effective Communication

Your communication style highly influences your presence as a leader. This will be a highly interactive course on understanding how to talk with people not to them! We will also explore how others communi­ cate and coach by utilizing effective listening and feedback skills.

HR 101 will cover the full employee life cycle, from hiring onward, teaching essential knowledge to help you be a resourceful and compliant leader. We will also cover Human Resources best practices and inclusion in the workplace as you are building your team!

HR 102- Employee, Relations & Performance Management

This course covers best practices for working with unions and labor relations and employee relations skills. Through interactive activities we will learn how to navigate employee relations situations. We will also cover in depth best practices for writing and delivering performance appraisal.

Teamwork and Conflict Resolution

As a leader, building cohesive teams and breaking down silos are critical aspects to team success. During this course we will cover strategies for navigating tough situations with employees, building trust between team members, and creating teams that thrive in a positive team environment. We will also cover how to resolve conflicts with co-workers, contractors and customers. Participants will take a self-assessment to uncover their preferred conflict style and learn practical communication techniques towards resolving conflict.

Administration

Administration is a necessary part of being a leader. This course will delve into financial and accounting management in Water Utilities, including setting rates, creating and managing a budget and more. We’ll also tackle the ins and outs of Public Utility Commission regulations to ensure understanding and compliance.

Strategy

Participants will learn to create SMART goals for their departments and staff that support the organizational and individual goals. We will interactively cover the essentials of change management that leaders need to know to implement change successfully in the workplace.

Participants will also learn how to facilitate meetings and make presentations; how to overcome the fear of public speaking, build confidence, organize a presentation, and practical tips and techniques to engage your audience.

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring training for managers focuses on the skills needed to create stronger teams by encouraging and enabling employees to grow. The course teaches leaders useful skills to develop mutually beneficial relationships with their employees. It can help high-performing employees advance their skills and commitment to the organi­ zation – and help average or low-performing employees be more productive. The course provides attendees with practical skills in order to develop and coach their peers through active listening and effec­ tive communication techniques.

Everything You Need To Know

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Many have reached out with questions regarding the Leadership Institute, so we felt it might be helpful to share some FAQs in the event that others have similar questions.

How long will courses be?

Each course is 6 hours and will provide TCH’s to help you gain the hours you need.  

Will I receive TCH's?

Yes. You will receive 6 TCHs for every course completed.

How will the trainings be conducted?

All sessions will be in person – Locations are TBD.

Who are the instructors?

All courses are being facilitated by experienced corporate trainers. Adriana Bellerose from Bellerose & Associates will be conducting some the trainings along with qualified facilitators/trainers from the water industry To learn more about their capabilities, visit http://www.belleroseassociates.com/

Is there a fee to attend the trainings?

Yes.  We are offering multiple enrollment options for your convenience.

  • Complete Leadership Institute (tracks 1 and 2, all classes) – $1,190
  • – The Maine Drinking Water Program has funded 20 scholarships to cover $1,000 of the cost of attendance for 20 participants. Application is required; Apply for 1 of 20 scholarships here
How can I register?

Registration is coming soon – contact [email protected] for more information

Technical Credit Hours (TCH's)

Each course is 6 hours and will provide TCH’s to help you gain the hours you need. All Course will be in person.

Pricing

In order to take advantage of the full program, we encourage members to enroll in the complete Leadership Institute, which includes both tracks.  However, we are offering multiple enrollment options for your convenience.

  • Complete Leadership Institute (tracks 1 and 2, all classes) – $1,190
  • – The Maine Drinking Water Program has funded 20 scholarships to cover $1,000 of the cost of attendance for 20 participants. Application is required; Apply for 1 of 20 scholarships here

Spacing is limited to only 20 members per course in order to ensure individualized attention.  Register soon in order to save your seat!  You can register online or via paper form.  For more information, visit our website or contact [email protected].