The NEXT Academy PreConvention Workshop: Electrical Contractor Leadership

In the long run, there can be no doubt that the leadership capacity and capabilities of an organization will be among the most critical factors impacting the sustainability and profitability of the enterprise.

At The NEXT Academy we are fully committed to helping to prepare leaders to meet today’s complex challenges. NEXT is an intimate 12-month training ground built specifically for Electrical Contractors (ECs) powered by industry leaders Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool, and Thomas & Betts.

Developing your company’s leadership capacity is one of the most important tasks you can undertake. Ensuring your company can adapt and change to stay on top requires a concentrated effort. This program is designed for both emerging and senior leaders working for ECs and will focus on the key organizational areas you should be focusing on in your company including; enabling leadership, the keys to building vibrant organizations, preparing for innovation & disruption in a V.U.C.A. world, and negotiating for a better future.

Registration for this preconvention workshop will be available through the convention registration page after May 31.

The Four Foundational Concentrations of The NEXT Academy:

I. Enabling Leadership

Leadership Essentials / Change Management / Leadership Development
Participants will learn about various leadership models and the important responsibilities and role that leaders play in building and running and effective and sustainable electrical contractor program.

II. Building Vibrant Organizations

Effective Communication / Organizational Learning / Organizational Culture
The development of a strong organizational culture that is fully aligned with the strategic objectives of the EC business is critical to building a sustainable organization. Participants will learn the elements that contribute to building and changing and organization’s culture.

III. Innovation & Disruption for a VUCA World

Disruptive Innovation / Disruptive & Innovative Leadership / Technology
Organizations that learn the fastest are the best equipped to compete in the uncertain markets today’s electrical contractors are forced to compete in. Participants will learn how to lead through disruption and how their company can become more disruptive to gain competitive advantages.

IV. Negotiating for a Better Future

Strategy / 3D Negotiations / Industry Immersion
Participants will learn the basics of negotiations at some proven techniques that they can employ during the course of all of the day-to-day, formal and informal negotiations. We will also present an overview of the NEXT Leadership Academy including the structure, delivery methodology, content, and its future.

The session format for this fast-paced, intensive leadership program will utilize PowerPoint Presentations, Lectures, Group Activities, Videos & TedTalks, Presentations, and Facilitated Discussions led by Industry Leaders.