Nuclear Energy Leaders

E4 Carolinas’ Nuclear Energy Leaders Program, produced since 2009, is recognized by Southeast nuclear energy companies and organizations as a premier energy leadership credential. In 2020 the programs expand to include learning experiences in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. E4 Carolinas, with leadership development partner LeadAdvantage, guides participants in mastering personal nuclear energy industry leadership skills and industry experience. Graduates become members of the 400 strong Carolina Leadership Energy Alumni Network, and remain connected with leadership alumni thereafter throughout their careers.

Requirements – Applicants are recognized by their company or organization as a rising leader. They have a passion for the energy industry with a strong desire to grow their knowledge and their Southeast nuclear energy network. Class size may be limited to 30 participants.

Cost – Employees of E4 Carolinas member companies pay $3,600/person/year. Others pay $4,600/person/year. Meeting travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the participant.

The Rising Leader will:

  • Build knowledge of nuclear power research, innovation, technology, planning, production, transmission, distribution and regulation.
  • Complete a leadership pattern assessment early in the year and with this learn about their leadership archetype, how to manage it and how to produce valuable results from their interactions.
  • Participate in two one on one coaching sessions.
  • Establish an extensive network of nuclear energy Professionals.


  • One orientation day and four multi-day events (Tuesday – Wednesday)
  • Programs occur in Charlotte Kick-Off, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Aiken. Dates subject to change.
  • Leadership learning throughout the program.
  • Two one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Plant and construction site tours and briefings from companies such as Framatome, Dominion Energy, BWXT, Electric Power Research Institute, Kairos Power, NuScale, Siemens, Duke Energy, NC State, ABB, Westinghouse, AvanTech, University of South Carolina, Atkins, GE Hitachie, Southern Nuclear, Savannah River National Lab and regulators, policy officials and attorneys.

Program Alumni Say


“The E4 Carolinas program was transformational, providing a leadership development experience, rather than leadership training. It focused on people and behavior, plus provided learning across the industry”.


 “My company leadership learning was complimented by the E4 Carolinas’ program which held me accountable for my leadership development objectives and provided me unique energy industry insight”.


“I grew tremendously with this unique program. Future participants should expect a chance for serious development, and expanded knowledge and networks at a crucial time in the Energy


To enroll in the 2020 Nuclear Energy Leaders program please complete this NEL Enrollment Package and submit it to by January 28, 2020  to guarantee your place in the 2020 class.

Once accepted in the 2020 NEL program, you may click on the “apply now” button below to join the NEL Network which is the means by which you will receive all NEL program meeting notices and information.

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