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The Leadership Academy is the newest VA AWWA/VWEA initiative developed for individuals in the industry of all ages interested in leadership topics including moral and ethical leadership, emotional intelligence, people styles, project management, and more.


Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 Leadership Academy Program has been cancelled. The Leadership Academy Committee plans to provide the Leadership Academy Program again in 2021-2022, and the application period will open in Spring 2021.

The Leadership Academy is organized into a yearlong course that kick-offs at JAM each year and concludes the following year. 
The course entails:
  • committee involvement – participants will join a committee and help plan an event or get involved in committee activities
  • a kickoff workshop at WaterJAM
  • four (4) 1-hour remote leadership sessions 
  • four (4) All-day in-person workshops: Three workshops in rotating locations throughout Virginia, and a concluding workshop and graduation at WaterJAM.
Geneva Hudgins