About the Program
Tradition & Innovation—The Best of Both:
The University of Idaho Utility Executive Course was launched in 1954, when alumnus Robert Sessions, personnel director at Idaho Power Company, approached the university to design an educational program to help utility managers develop a leadership point of view and accelerate their transitions to executive responsibility. Now in its 61st consecutive year, the Utility Executive Course (UEC) has earned a worldwide reputation as the premier industry-driven executive education program designed specifically for utility leaders.
UEC provides comprehensive analysis of the industry’s top challenges and opportunities, and of its general business environment, as well as training for executives to enhance industry knowledge, leadership abilities, and professional effectiveness. Held in a dynamic academic environment, UEC’s intensive three-week format combines some of the utility industry’s best leaders with a world-class faculty, a competency-based curriculum, and abundant opportunities for network building.