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, Tucson Electric Power, Tucson, AZ
Session 2: April 15-17, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA
Session 3: June 24-26, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
Session 4: August 7-9, FortisBC, Vancouver, BC
Session 5: September 15-17, Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, CA
Please contact the hotel directly at (520) 385-7111 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with the WEI Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders group to receive a special rate of $229 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until February 5, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.