The Leadership Center’s curriculum is designed for current and up-and-coming water and wastewater utility CEOs, General Managers, Senior Managers, and Upper-Level Management – from both public and private utilities.  The Center is comprised of an intensive 10-day residential executive education program including a 360-degree assessment of your leadership style, unlimited peer networking, and enhanced leadership curriculum tailored specifically to the water sector.


$13,150  |  10-Day Residential Program

$1,500  |  Optional Faculty Mentor

Tuition includes 10 full days of instruction, all curriculum materials, residential accommodations (12 nights), most meals (12 buffet breakfasts, 10 lunches, 4 dinners and continuous break service for 10 days).

Tuition must be paid in full no later than February 20, 2019.

The faculty mentor option provides for one-on-one coaching following the 10-day residential program. Mentors typically provide an additional three hours of coaching via telephone or email.


Hosted by the top-ranked Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Leadership Center is an intensive two-week residential learning experience boasting top-notch professors, and state of the art facilities. With a limited class size, utility executives have the unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences in addition to receiving unparalleled personal attention from faculty.


Application packages must include a completed application form, which is to be accompanied by a current resume and a letter of intent from the applicant. The letter of intent should detail the reasons for applying and attending the Leadership Center, describe the applicant’s current leadership role within their agency, and outline his/her goals for the future. Completed application packages should be emailed to both and

Application packages must be received by January 11, 2019. Accepted participants must provide full payment no later than February 20, 2019.


If an accepted candidate is unable to attend, an alternate candidate may be nominated before February 20, 2019. Enrollment is limited, and participants will be required to do a self-assessment survey in advance; therefore, it is important that any cancellations and candidate changes be made no later than February 20, 2019. Please notify Bredy Trombino at 202.533.1820 or at immediately if a candidate change is necessary.


  • Cancellations after January 17, 2019, but before February 20, 2019, will be charged 50% of the tuition fee
  • Cancellations after February 20, 2019, will be charged full tuition
  • Substitutions of enrollment will be accepted on or before February 20, 2019
  • Substitutions of enrollment will not be considered after February 20, 2019