May

03-04

Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders: Challenge – Session Two – Virtual (May 03-04)

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.

General Details

  • Program Location
  • Virtual Event
  • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided to the attendee before the program.
  • Who Should Attend
  • 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.

  • Full Course Dates + Locations
  • Operations Conference: April 20-22, Virtual
    Session 2: May 3-4, Virtual
    Session 3: June 22-24, Location TBD
    Session 4: August 17-19, Location TBD
    Session 5: September 26-28, Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA (or virtual TBD)

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations and the critical role of group compositions for the success of the program, cancellations received after January 31, 2021, will not be eligible for a refund, and the organization will be responsible for the full 2021 registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the program are always welcome prior to session one.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Kris Taylor, Senior Program + Service Company Manager at (971) 255-4969.

Agenda

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Monday, May 3, 2021

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check

The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Virtual Tour

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Executive Speaker

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Recap + Debrief

Review, reflect and share experiences at the virtual Customer + Corporate Symposium and the Operations Conference.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Break

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Elevator Speeches

Students should be prepared to deliver an elevator speech to the cohort.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking with Executives

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Preview Day 2

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Social Networking by Cohort

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check

The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Executive Panel

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Industry Roundtables

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Capstone Work Time + Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Capstone Report Out + Elevator Speeches

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Revisit Strengths + Preview Session 3

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Optional Capstone Work Time