An intensive training for high potential managers and supervisors through exposure to broad perspectives of the utility business, its interrelationships and successful leadership strategies. This program is designed by a utility-driven Curriculum Development Team, and directed by facilitators, and executive and alumni mentors. Program sessions are hosted by member utilities and topics are presented by executives, subject matter experts and formal instructors. The first four sessions focus on leadership development, industry perspectives, customer connections, communications and strategic planning. The program includes a capstone project which is delivered to industry leaders at the WEI Annual Meeting. Participants build a broad peer network that continues well into their future careers.
Participants are nominated by WEI members and selected through a formal application review process. Applicants make a commitment to attend and actively participate at each session, and should plan time for additional work between sessions. It is expected that students commit to completing “homework” assignments during evenings and off-hours with additional assignments required outside of the normal work day. Each group is assigned one executive and one alumni mentor who will support the group’s development throughout the program and guide them to a successful final project.
Session 1: February 25-27, Southwest Gas, Las Vegas, NV
Session 2: April 15-17, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, CA
Session 3: June 24-26, Tacoma Public Utilities, Tacoma, WA
Session 4: August 7-9, Hydro One, Toronto, ON
Session 5: September 15-17, Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, CA
Please use the reservation link to receive a special rate of $65 USD/night on February 24-25 and $105 USD/night on February 26 – 27, 2019. This will display on the website as an $85/night average daily rate. Alternatively, you can contact the hotel directly at (866) 942-7770 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with WEI or reference the booking code CAWEI19. Please note that this rate does not include a mandatory $29/night resort fee which includes guestroom wifi and access to other hotel amenities. This rate is guaranteed until February 5, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.