Aug

08-10

Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders: Opportunity (Aug 08-10)

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 Chair(s)
  • Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

    • Program Location
    • Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
    • 645 Howe Street
      Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9
    • 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.

  • Upcoming Dates + Locations
  • Session 4: August 8-10, BC Hydro, Vancouver, BC
    Session 5: September 23-25, Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations and the critical role of group compositions for the success of the program, cancellations received after January 5, 2018, will not be eligible for a refund, and the organization will be responsible for the full 2018 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.
  • For more information contact Anna Sanger Reed, Director of Customer + Corporate Programs at (503) 688-2795.

Agenda

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Optional Capstone Project Work Time

Breakfast is on your own.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Check In and Welcome to Session Four
Facilitator(s): Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Recognizing and Outsmarting Cognitive Bias in Utility Leadership Decisions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Keep it Simple, Know the Who and Drive The Why to Shape the Customer Experience

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch will be catered at BC Hydro

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This PBR is Not on Ice

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alternative Revenue Generation for Utilities

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Forging the Utility Link in Blockchain

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Power Is Yours: Engaging Your Customers Through Gamification

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast at BC Hydro

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome to BC Hydro
Speaker(s): Ken Peterson, Executive Chair of the Board, BC Hydro

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Strategic Leadership and the Connection Between People and Results
Speaker(s): Maureen Daschuk, Senior Vice-President, Integrated Planning, BC Hydro

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Leadership Journey + Best Practices
Speaker(s): Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Homework Discussion
Facilitator(s): Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Strategic Planning Toolkit
Speaker(s): Jeff Nugent, Chief Risk Officer & Business Planning Lead, BC Hydro

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Peer Roundtable Discussions
Facilitator(s): Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception for Students, Hosts and Special Guests from BC Hydro

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, Connaught Room
645 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9

Sponsored by: Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

Friday, August 10, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast at BC Hydro

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Change Management – An Essential Tool
Speaker(s): Daniel Watt, Senior Manager, Change Management, BC Hydro

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Break

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Shark Tank Exercise
Facilitator(s): Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

Students will work in a small group to form a new company and product or service related to the energy industry. Groups will report their strategic plan and product overview to the alumni mentors who will decide which company gets funded to move forward.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch at BC Hydro

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wrap Up and Debrief
Facilitator(s): Gilbert Archuleta, Manager, Customer & System Projects, Puget Sound Energy

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Capstone Group Work Time

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 667-2300 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $309 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until July 9, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Ken Peterson

BC Hydro

Executive Chair of the Board

Maureen Daschuk

BC Hydro

Senior Vice-President, Integrated Planning

Roger Dall’Antonia

FortisBC

President and CEO

Jeff Nugent

BC Hydro

Chief Risk Officer & Business Planning Lead

Daniel Watt

BC Hydro

Senior Manager, Change Management

Gilbert Archuleta

Puget Sound Energy

Manager, Customer & System Projects