NextExec 2.0

NextExec Professional Development

NextExecEDASC recognizes and shares the community-wide interest in championing management development for Skagit County businesses, non-profits and civic organizations. The NextExec program was created in partnership with Skagit County area chambers and local businesses to provide ongoing professional development and networking opportunities for emerging business and civic leaders. NextExec 2.0 is an ongoing professional development program providing leadership and management curriculum, workshops, and mentoring. Participation in NextExec includes monthly (12) workshops, program materials, online resources, quarterly tours and regular networking opportunities. The 2017 schedule is below. 

Annual Registration:
  • $500 per employee of an EDASC Investor business or organization
  • $600 for community member/non-Investor

Guest registration will also be available to attend select sessions for $50 each. Please contact Andrew Miller at if you would like to drop in on a session. Guests do not receive additional materials provided before and after the session. To register online as a NextExec 2017 participant, click on the button below or contact us at (360) 336-6114.

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NextExec 2017 Schedule

Monthly Breakfast Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30am – 9:00am at EDASC, 204 West Montgomery Street in Mount Vernon. Breakfast buffet, coffee and juice is provided.

Quarter 1:  Strategy and Organizational Leadership

JAN 31 – Leadership Competencies, Self-Assessment and Goal Setting

FEB 28 – Principals of Organizational Leadership

MAR 28 – Developing and Implementing Strategy

Quarter 2: Marketing and Communications

APR 25 – Principles of Marketing

MAY 30 – Effective Communications for Executives

JUN 27 – Social Media and Storytelling for Leaders

Quarter 3:  Finance and Human Resources

JUL 25 – Fundamentals of Budget & Finance for Leaders

AUG 29 – Recruiting, Hiring and Maintaining a Great Team

SEP 26 – Diversity and Inclusion: Leading Well as Organizational Wellness

Quarter 4:  Innovation and Change Management

OCT 31 – Innovation 101

NOV 28 – Change Leadership:  Solving Wicked Problems

DEC 19 – Ethical Change and Servant Leadership