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 is an ongoing professional development program providing leadership and management curriculum, workshops, and mentoring. Participation in NextExec includes monthly (12) workshops, and regular networking opportunities. The 2019 schedule is below. 

Annual Registration:

  • $450 per employee of an EDASC Investor business or organization
  • $500 for community member/non-investor
  • $45 Single session for non-investor
  • $40 Single session for investors
  • $25 for students

Please contact Audra Ramerman for more information.

To register online for the full year as a NextExec participant, click on the button below or contact us at (360) 336-6114.

For individual sessions, please see our events calendar!

Register for NextExec 2019


NextExec 2019 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 is provided.

Quarter 1: Strategy & Organizational Leadership  

Jan 29* - Personal Productivity / Self-Assessment (contact EDASC to receive self-assessment materials prior to the seminar)

Feb 26 - Holistic Planning, Charlotte Wells, Charlotte Wells Consulting

Mar 26 - Strategy & Organizational Leadership, John Sternlicht, EDASC CEO  

Quarter 2: Communications

Apr 23 - Connecting Business with Education Systems, Michelle Judson, Skagit STEM Network Director

May 28 - Interfacing with Local Government, Business & Local Government, Lisa Janicki, Skagit County Commissioner

Jun 25 - Sharing your Successes or Failures, Jacque Beamer, President and Brand Strategist at BrandQuerry LLC

Quarter 3: Analytics

Jul 23 - Big Data and AI, Aisha Kaba, Business Intel with PACCAR

Aug 27 - Knowing Your Eco-system-SWOT, PEST, & Segmentation, Scott Holley, President Eddyline Kayaks

Sept 24 - Looking into the Future / Business Plans & Forecasts

Quarter 4: Change Management

Oct 22 - Creating a Common Vision, Denny Organ, CEO The Dennis Organ Group   

Nov 19* - Innovation Culture, Phil Stephenson, General Manager PACCAR

Dec 17* - Organizational Resilience Through Diversity and Inclusion

*Note: Meeting dates in January, November and December have been adjusted to better accommodate the holidays.