Vision for a New Future
The Nuclear Executives of Tomorrow (NEXT) program was created through a collaboration between U.S. Women in Nuclear, the Nuclear Energy Institute, and current nuclear executives across our industry. The collaborators determined there was a need for executive-level leadership development focused on preparing highly-capable individuals for future positions of greater strategic leadership within their respective organizations and the industry. The program supports highly-capable female leaders primed for executive-level advancement, and aims to provide challenging experiential opportunities and create a tight-knit professional network focused on helping each other succeed. The expected participant outcome is development within executive leadership competencies, broadened strategic perspective, well-established professional network, and an active industry-wide role in supporting a future that is both diverse and sustainable.
In partnership with Intend to Create Coaching & Consulting LLC, U.S. Women in Nuclear created a Leadership Cohort program in 2019 that has blossomed into the Nuclear Executives of Tomorrow (NEXT) executive immersive leadership program. The 12-month long is produced by a planning and oversight team of industry leaders who lend their knowledge and hands on support. NEXT has graduated two cohorts with a third whose journey began summer 2021, each with 12 to 14 members. At least 58 % of each graduated class has received promotions during or within 12 months of completing the program.
“Any plans to make it continue beyond our formal year would bring me joy!”
– NEXT20 Cohort Member
Cohort Capstone: @NukeBoss, Nuclear Mentoring Instagram page
Kendra Hullum Lawson
Cohort Capstone: Nuclear Leadership Website
Nominations for NEXT23 will open January 2022. Please contact Susan Leemhuis at [email protected] for questions.