Carolinas Energy Executive Leaders


E4 Carolinas’ Executive Energy Leaders (CEELS) program is for Carolina energy executives assuming a leadership role or E4 Carolinas’ Emerging Leaders or Nuclear Energy Leaders graduates. E4 Carolinas guides members in mastering energy industry organizational leadership skills. Executive Energy graduates continue as members of the 350 Strong Carolina Leadership Energy Alumni Network.

Requirements – Applicants serve as an executive of an energy company or organization or are Emerging Leaders or Nuclear Energy Leaders graduates. Class size may be limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants.

Cost – Employees of E4 Carolinas member companies pay $3,900/person/year. Non-members pay $4,900/person/year. Meeting travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the participant.

The Executive Energy Leaders program is a unique business-relevant, engaging and high-energy leadership development process, producing leaders who add value to their organizations. Participants will have direct and relevant experience with leadership challenges facing today’s energy organizations.

An Executive Energy Leader will:

  • Learn to promote effective collaboration, higher team performance, greater trust and continued individual leadership development;
  • Explore avenues to effectively utilize individual strengths to achieve a common goal;
  • Learn from real industry critical issues and topics; and
  • Resolve energy industry issues by finding options and alternatives beyond “traditional boundaries”.

An Executive Energy Leader makes a difference by:

  • Unifying and improving decision-making;
  • Maximizing productive actions;
  • Strengthening communication behaviors;
  • Integrating tasks & people;
  • Fostering creative & strategic thinking; and
  • Preparing for leadership with increased complexity and responsibility.

In a yearlong project Executive Energy Leaders teams will craft a design to satisfy future energy stakeholder needs which considers the region’s present and future energy requirements along with the interests of the region’s varied stakeholders and companies which now or will provide energy resources and services. Teams will meet or have conference calls between sessions and have “team project time” during sessions to work on their assigned policy area. Teams will present their energy solution at year end to a panel of energy industry executives.

Each meeting will generally follow the format below:

WED 8A – 2P LeadAdvantage
WED 2P – 3P Participant Updates
WED 3P – 4P Leadership Thinking
WED 4P – 6P Team Project Time
WED 6P – 8P CEO Dinner
THU 8A- 9:30A CEO Session #1
THU 9:30A – 10:30A Travel
THU 10:30A – Noon CEO Session #2
THU Noon – 1:00P Travel
THU 1:00P – 2:30P CEO Session #3 (w/Lunch)
THU 2:30P Conclusion

To enroll in the 2020 Executive Energy Leaders program please complete this Leadership Enrollment Package and submit it to by December 20, 2019 to guarantee your place in the 2020 class.

Once accepted in the 2020 CEEL program, you will be instructed on how you will receive all CEEL program meeting notices and information.