Business Acumen for Certified Leaders is a continuing leadership program bringing together past alumni of the esteemed Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program. This offering will bring together students from the 2011+2012+2013 class.
2011 + 2012 + 2013 Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders graduates.
Member: $349 USD
Registration includes all materials and meals associated with the program.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Salt River Project + Leadership Principles
Speaker(s): Alaina Chabrier, Associate General Manager & Chief Communications Executive, Salt River Project
A welcome from Salt River Project Leadership.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction Updates + Current Issues Roundtable
Attendees will introduce themselves and give an update on their company and responsibilities. Each person should then share a recent success or challenge that they have seen in their area over the last year.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WEI Hosted Networking Dinner
Located at Culinary Dropout
149 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast at SRP
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Leadership + Emerging Electric Trends
Speaker(s): Brett Greene, Director of Origination, Structuring and Fundamentals, Portland General Electric, Ann Becker, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Arizona Public Service Company
Hear from a senior leader at APS on the key emerging trends on the electric side of the industry. Learn how APS is positioning themselves to focus on them and perspective on how to be an effective leader during these times.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Facilitated by Salt River Project.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerging Natural Gas Trends
Speaker(s): Jose Esparza, VP, Energy Solutions, Southwest Gas Corporation
A chance to hear about some of the key challenges and opportunities on the gas side of the energy business while hearing about what Southwest Gas is focusing on to keep up.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker(s): Joe Carellla, Assistant Dean of Executive Education, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
At times of rapid change, it seems that conflicts crop up everywhere: in culture, leadership and strategy and even in our daily lives. Because two sides of a paradox are interdependent, you cannot choose one as a solution and neglect the other. Join our speaker as we look at managing paradoxes with a special take as they relate to the energy industry.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Key Focuses for SRP
Speaker(s): Aidan McSheffrey, Chief Financial Executive, Salt River Project
A look in to the key initiatives for SRP and thoughts from a senior executive on the opportunities that exist.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker(s): Brett Greene, Director of Origination, Structuring and Fundamentals, Portland General Electric
A look at the changing customer expectations and the opportunities and challenges that it creates.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Networking: Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Game
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 547-8705 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $164/night. This rate is guaranteed until May 1, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.