WQA Leadership Initiative

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The WQA Leadership Initiative pairs future leaders of the industry with a WQA Board of Director or Past President. The twelve-month program, October 2022-September 2023, aims to help participants forge partnerships to continue strengthening engagement in the water treatment industry and leadership skills. The program includes quarterly structured calls with discussion topics and activities. 

Click here to apply on behalf of yourself, or to nominate a member, by Sept. 30.

Details

Who can submit a nomination?

Active and engaged WQA members.

Who can apply or be nominated?

Individuals who:

  • Are a WQA manufacturer/supplier/retailer or dealer member
  • Demonstrate a desire to engage with the broader water treatment industry, learn from others, and elevate to leadership at WQA.
  • Prepared to bring an open mind and willingness to actively participate in the program
  • Will attend in-person, the 2023 WQA Convention April 18-20 in Las Vegas and/or the 2023 WQA Leadership Conference.

You are encouraged to renominate people who did not participate in the program in previous years.

How long is the program?

This year’s program orientation will be hosted in October 2022 with the program running through April 2023.

Is there a program fee?

No. There is no fee to participate in the WQA Leadership Initiative. All participants are required to attend in-person, the 2023 WQA Convention April 18-20 in Las Vegas and/or the 2023 WQA Leadership Conference.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply on behalf of yourself, or to nominate a member, by Sept. 30.

Will I hear back on the final selection?

Yes. The selection process will commence following the close for nominations. All nominees and nominators will receive a communication on the final selection of mentees. This is a highly sought program with limited spaces. We encourage anyone who is not selected for the program to reapply in the future.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

  • Kathleen Burbidge, WQA External Affairs Associate Director at kburbidge@wqa.org or 630-505-0160, Ext. 609.