Like most industries, utilities face core challenges to recruit, retain, develop, and train their employees. This track will bring together employee development and training experts, HR leaders, and other professionals to share best practices, present case studies on current issues affecting workplace culture, and preparing the utility workforce for future challenges and opportunities.
Target Audience: Professionals responsible for Talent Acquisition + Management; Human Resources; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Onboarding; Training + Apprenticeships; Organizational + Workforce Development; Total Rewards + Compensation; or Succession Planning.
All session times are listed in Pacific time.
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Diversity, Equity + Inclusion in a Virtual World: Navigating in the New Normal
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
The Trifecta Effect: Recruitment, Retention, Retirement
Hear from industry professionals on how they attract external candidates, retain great talent, and plan for knowledge transfer and continuity of business as employees retire from the organization.
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Bring on the Conflict
In this interactive presentation, you will learn the benefits of workplace conflict, resolution and how this can lead to seamless change management. You will learn how to navigate the waters of difficult conversations. Get ready to get comfortable with engaging in uncomfortable conversation and learning how to work through a change management timeline to help bring your organization forward in a cohesive manner.
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Navigating the Evolution of the Hybrid Workplace
This session will explore how utilities can evolve and transform their workplaces to sustainable hybrid work environments post-pandemic. Specifically, change management methodologies and tools will be shared to prepare, support, and help employees and teams adapt to the new normal. Employees working on-site, hybrid, and fully remote each have a unique set of challenges that organizations will need to address. Concerns such as setting expectations for hybrid and remote work, maintaining company culture, and ensuring effective communication and access to resources for employees regardless of location will be examined.