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, program materials, online resources, and regular networking opportunities. The 2018 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 Audra Ramerman 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 2018 participant, click on the button below or contact us at (360) 336-6114.

Register for NextExec

NextExec 2018 Schedule

Monthly Lunch Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30am – 1:00pm at EDASC, 204 West Montgomery Street in Mount Vernon. Lunch is provided.

Quarter 1: Communications, Culture & Climate  

Jan 23 - Critical Communications for Small Groups & Teams 

Feb 27 - Creating Constructive Climate & Culture

Mar 27 - Managing Conflict   

Quarter 2: Mechanics of Management 

Apr 24 - Ops execution & KPIs 

May 22 - Audit & Compliance  

Jun 26 - Supply Chain & Resource Management   

Quarter 3: Project Management and Efficiency

Jul 24 - PM 101 

Aug 28 - PM 201

Sept 25 - Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking 

Quarter 4: Next Level Management

Oct 23 - Effective Negotiation   

Nov 27 - Emerging Technology: Blockchain

Dec 18 - Corporate Social Responsibility