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2020 Leadership Academy, Level 1 - Class is Full

 Export to Your Calendar 9/1/2020 to 11/12/2020
When: September 1 - November 12, 2020
Breakfast/coffee available at 8:00 a.m. Discussions begin at 8:30 and end at 12:30
Where: GAWP HQ
1655 Enterprise Way
Marietta, Georgia  30067
United States
Contact: Mike Thomas

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GAWP Leadership Academy Mission Statement

It is the mission of the GAWP Leadership Academy to prepare our leaders to build relationships, and to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effect change within our organizations and the water industry as a whole. To keep pace with the ever changing profession, the Academy provides participants the opportunity to improve leadership skills and to test them in real life situations.


Application Checklist

1.Online Application (select Register above to complete the online application)

2.Recommendation from Work Supervisor (for Level 1 only)

3.GAWP membership application (Individual GAWP membership is required - if you are not currently an Individual GAWP member, please complete this application)


GAWP Leadership Academy Scholarship

Utility Members of GAWP: If you serve less than 10,000 customers your employees are eligible to apply for a scholarship to the Leadership Academy!

Scholarship Applicants pay a reduced rate of $250 (from the regular $1,500 registration fee) after they are accepted to a class. Scholarship Applicants are not guaranteed a spot in the Leadership Academy as availability for this type of registration is very limited.



2020 Dates for the Level 1 Leadership Academy (please note there will be no Level 2 classes in 2020 - Level 2 will be held in the Fall of 2021)

Tuesday classes will be held at GAWP Headquarters and Thursday classes will be held at Henry County Water Authority in McDonough. Day 6 will be held on the same day for both classes at GAWP Headquarters. 

Tuesday Class (GAWP HQ)

Thursday Class (Henry County Water Authority)

Tuesday, September 1, GAWP HQ

Thursday,September 3

Tuesday, September 15, GAWP HQ

Thursday,September 17

Tuesday,September 29, GAWP HQ

Thursday,October 1

Tuesday, October 13, GAWP HQ

Thursday,October 15

Tuesday, October 27, GAWP HQ

Thursday,October 29

Thursday, November 12, GAWP HQ

Thursday, November 12, GAWP HQ


Class dates and locations are subject to change. 

All classes are from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.


Day 1:  Understanding Your Workstyle Utilizing the DiSC Personality Assessment

Day 2: Leadership Skills      

Day 3: Professional Perspectives - This session is from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

      The Utility’s Perspective

      The Consultant’s Perspective

      The Manufacturers' Representatives Perspective

      The Contractor’s Perspective

      The Environmental Community’s Perspective

Day 4: Decision Making & Conflict Management

Day 5: History of Water Management in Georgia with EPD Perspective

Day 6: Ethics & Aspects of Professionalism


For a more detailed curriculum, please click HERE