Leadership Training

In 2014 TAGD launched a “GCD 101” training initiative.  Our Leadership Training course is designed for GCD board members and new general managers or staff members who would benefit from a comprehensive overview of local government laws, groundwater science and policy, and other matters related to groundwater management. The one day course includes a review of four fundamental sectors in groundwater management: GCD governance, groundwater science, groundwater case law, and state agencies and legislation.


Upcoming Courses–Mobile Leadership Training 2017

The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts will host 5  Mobile Leadership Trainings this fall across the state. Each event will be tailored to issues in its region include a full day of specialized training sessions for GCD board members and staff. Evening sessions will invite the public and local legislators to join you for dinner and panel discussions. Check back here for a schedule of events, detailed agendas, speaker announcements and registration. TAGD will also hold stakeholder meetings at each location on the day following the leadership training to discuss groundwater data collection. More information on these events soon.

Dates & Locations

October 26:     Conroe
November 1:   Beeville
November 6:   Fort Stockton
November 8:   Amarillo
November 16: Salado

Registration: Register Now!

Draft Agenda
Groundwater Seminar: Public Engagement and Legislator Dinner


Previous Courses

TAGD hosted a Leadership Training on October 27, 2016 in Austin. 

View the Detailed Agenda

Our first-ever Leadership Training was a huge success!  It was held in Lubbock, Texas in partnership with High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 (HPWD).  The two-day training course was held at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, September 16-17, 2014.  We had an excellent networking dinner at Cagle’s Steakhouse on Tuesday evening with a presentation by Representative Lyle Larson.  Our training speakers included TWDB Board Member Bech Bruun, hydrogeologists, attorneys, and public relations experts.

Lubbock Leadership Training Schedule

Lubbock Leadership Training Presentations

Thank you to our Leadership Training Sponsors!