Aug

07-09

Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders: Opportunity – Session Four (Aug 07-09)

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
  • Westin Bayshore
  • 1601 Bayshore Dr.
    Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
  • 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
  • Session 4: August 7-9, FortisBC, Vancouver, BC
    Session 5: September 15-17, Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, 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 Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.

Agenda

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Optional Capstone Group Work Time

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Check In and Welcome to Session Four

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Capstone Dress Rehearsal Presentations 1+2

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Capstone Dress Rehearsal Presentations 3+4

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Capstone Dress Rehearsal Presentations 5+6

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Informal No Host Networking in Host City

Thursday, August 8, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome to Seattle City Light

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Executive Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Executive Speaker

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Executive Speaker

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Executive Speaker

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Peer Roundtable Discussions

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

WEI Hosted Reception for Students, Hosts and Special Guests

Friday, August 9, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Executive Speaker

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Break

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Shark Tank Exercise

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wrap Up and Debrief

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Capstone Group Work Time

Hotel + Travel

  • A Vancouver Hotel in Perfect Balance with its Surroundings With lush and serene Stanley Park at its doorstep, water lapping the Coal Harbour Shores, snow-capped North Shore mountains in sight, and the vibrant city centre just around the corner, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver is in perfect balance with its breathtaking surroundings. An elegant base from which to explore Vancouver, this resort-style property is a hub for well-being, whether travelling for leisure or business. A variety of year-round signature wellness programs promote feeling your best, while premier food and beverage offerings recharge the body and mind. Over 71,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, one of Western Canada’s largest hotel ballrooms, and customizable catering options make this iconic hotel an ideal destination for conferences and social events. The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver is your gateway to inspired revitalization.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please use the link above to reserve your room and receive a special rate of $344 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until July 9, 2019 or until the FortisBC/WEI room block is full.

  • Driving Directions
  • From Vancouver International Airport, Take Grant McConachie Way E to Granville St in Vancouver for 9 min (5.3 km). Follow Granville St and BC-99 N to Cardero St/Cardero Bikeway for 24 min (10.6 km). Continue on Cardero St/Cardero Bikeway to your destination for 1 min (220 m). Turn right onto Cardero St/Cardero Bikeway for 130 m. Turn left onto Bayshore Dr for 43 m. Turn right. Destination will be on the left for 44 m.