New CEO Orientation

Designed to familiarize new CEOs and general managers with their national associations and resources available to support them and their systems.

The New CEO Orientation is designed for new chief executive officers and general managers of electric cooperatives with no more than two years of experience in their current position. Interactive sessions will provide an in-depth look at key electric industry and cooperative management issues, challenges and opportunities that new CEOs face.

It’s an outstanding opportunity to meet and network with peers in a small group setting.

No Registration Fee!

This event takes place at NRECA's headquarters in Arlington, VA and CFC's campus in Dulles, VA.

What Your Peers Have to Say

"It felt like our "freshman class" of co-op CEOs. We learned a lot, but the networking alone was invaluable. To hear what others are doing, feel validated by many others facing the same challenges, and meet many people at the associations and vendors with whom we will be doing business. This is a people business, and these few days were all about investing in critical relationships.”-2019 New CEO Orientation Attendee

"I believe the orientation is a MUST for any CEO who has been in their position for less than 1 year.”-2019 New CEO Orientation Attendee

"Great opportunity to create relationships with others who are also new to their roles and dealing with similar issues. The ability to meet with key staff of the national organizations in a two-day window is very valuable.”-2019 New CEO Orientation Attendee

New CEO Orientation Online Workshop - The Four Transitions of the New CEO

Monday, April 4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Wednesday, April 6 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Sitting in the CEO chair is different than any other chair you've sat in before. Yes, you have been successful in the past and it is because of that success that you have been chosen for the CEO role. But now the accolades are past, and the moving boxes are unpacked, and now you are trying to become the leader your co-op hired you to be. To make that happen there are four major transitions that you must make successfully. During this action-packed, practical and engaging online session bestselling leadership author Kevin Eikenberry will explain these four transitions:

  • The Transition of Relationships
  • The Transition of Skills
  • The Transition of Mindset
  • The Transition of Perspective
You will leave with more than an awareness of these transitions, but rather a deep understanding of how navigating these transitions will help you be more successful, and how to get started in doing exactly that.

The Four Transitions of the New CEO Pre-conference workshop will be held online in two sessions, each 2 hours. Participant instructions and materials will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Your Safety Is Our Focus

We value the health and safety of our members, staff and all other event participants; therefore, our focus is to create an environment that provides practical safeguards for every person involved. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to comply with NRECA’s Event Code of Conduct & Policies, including health and safety protocols, as a condition of attendance.

Please review the current CDC guidance for this event prior to traveling.

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Looking to earn credit?

​Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be available for participants of this Orientation.




2019 New CEO Orientation Photos

Highlights from the 2019 New CEO Orientation

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About the Location
Northern Virginia is next door to our nation's capital - Washington, D.C. - yet has kept its own character reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, shops and historical gems.
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Note: The hotel does not provide airport transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located 7.2 miles, approximately 20 minutes, from the Westin Arlington Gateway.

Ground Transportation

Super Shuttle—One-way fee: $17 USD shared ride; $48 non-stop

Reservations -- Reagan Airport Super Shuttle

Estimated taxi fare: $25 (one way)

Reagan National Airport is conveniently located on the Metro (subway) – Reagan Airport Metro

Follow signs in the airport to the Metrorail station. Take a Blue line train to Rosslyn (5th stop) and transfer to the Orange line toward Vienna. Exit the train at Ballston-MU. The Westin is approximately a 5-10 minute walk -- Ballston Metro to Westin Arlington Gateway

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 21 miles, approximately 40 minutes, from the Westin Arlington Gateway.

Ground Transportation:

Super Shuttle—One-way fee: $29 shared ride; $60 non-stop

Reservations -- Dulles Airport Super Shuttle

Estimated taxi fare: 58 USD (one way)


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