What is the NAED Leadership Development Program?

The NAED Leadership Development Program is a twelve-month curriculum specifically designed for developing leaders in the electrical distribution industry. The program is ideal for a manager at any level who needs to refine his or her leadership skills. With a mixture of assessments, one-on-one coaching, live and virtual training, case studies, and peer coaching, this experience blends together learning and development best practices. The program, created in response to key challenges NAED members have identified, will help current and future leaders face issues such as changes in the industry, new technology, and strengthening the customer experience. 

Why is the leadership development program important to you?

The electrical distribution industry looks radically different than it did 20 years ago, and it will look radically different in the next decade. The leaders in your organization are going to have to be able to face these changes head on or risk the survival of your businesses. NAED's new leadership development program will help your current and future leaders:

  • Grow the company during industry changes
  • Enhance the customer experience
  • Improve employee retention
  • Build emotional intelligence
  • Increase company performance
  • Increase overall employee fulfillment
  • Enhance the workplace culture


Am I a good candidate for the Leadership Development Program?

Do you want to learn more about yourself and your strengths/opportunities as a leader?

Are you open to feedback, willing to consider new ideas and willing to practice new skills?

Do you currently lead in any capacity (a team, branch, project?) Is there an area of the business that you are directly responsible for?

Are you willing to commit to the 12-month timeline, including traveling to both face to face meetings and all virtual sessions?

Are you willing to commit 60-80 hours during the program to complete all readings, activities, and assignments?

Are you willing to try new things and be proactive for class activities like assessments, case studies, peer advisors, and the capstone project?

Is there a leader in your organization who supports your participation in this program?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this program is right for you!

Competency-Based Curriculum

EEEcropStrong leadership is not about having one right way of communicating, behaving, or working with others. It is about taking your own unique strengths and leveraging them in a way that works for you and your organization. This cannot be done without some structure. After interviews with members of NAED and research from trusted institutions around the United States, NAED partnered with Dale Carnegie to develop five leadership competencies which are critical for electrical distribution leaders to embrace, embody, and exemplify to be successful in the future. These competencies are embedded into every component of this leadership program.

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12 Month Curriculum
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Industry Specific Content
Various Coaching & Assessments
Capstone Project A
Tailored Capstone Project

The NAED Leadership Development Program Timeline illustrates the 12-month journey to becoming a leader in the electrical industry. Download the full timeline document here. 

The Tailored Capstone Project is described here.

Click here for the 2022 Leadership Development Program Survey results.

Contact the Member Engagement Team with any questions.

NAED Leadership Development Timeline