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 training 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).

A $1,000 application fee is required upon applying to the Leadership Center.  This application fee will be applied to the cost of tuition upon acceptance to the program.  If a student is not accepted, the fee will be refunded.  Tuition must be paid in full no later than January 16, 2018.

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.


To facilitate attendance by utility leaders with travel prohibitions to North Carolina, the 2018 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center will be convened at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. Hotel accommodations will be reserved for all participants from March 4 – March 16, 2018 at the Landsdowne Resort located in Leesburg, Virginia. Participants should plan to arrive in Leesburg the afternoon of Sunday, March 4, 2017.  Departure should be scheduled after 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2017 or in the morning of Friday, March 16, 2017.


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 along with the $1,000 application fee (made payable to the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center) should be sent to:

Water & Wastewater Leadership Center
Attn: Bredy Trombino
1816 Jefferson Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Early application submission is encouraged. Application packages and deposits must be received by November 3, 2017. Full payment must be received no later than January 16, 2018.


If a candidate is accepted to the Leadership Center and is unable to attend, an alternate candidate may be nominated before January 16, 2018. 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 January 16, 2018. Please notify Bredy Trombino at 202.533.1820 immediately if a candidate change is necessary.

Cancellations and Substitutions are subject to the following:

  • Substitutions of enrollment will be accepted on or before January 16, 2018
  • Cancellations before November 3, 2017 will receive a full refund, with the exception of the $1,000 fee
  • Cancellation after January 16, 2018 will be charged full tuition
  • Substitutions of enrollment will not be allowed after January 16, 2018