Corporate Communications – Virtual (Feb 03-04)

Internal and external communication professionals in the utility industry face a variety of challenges in supporting their organizations’ strategic plans, particularly as the utility workforce undergoes significant transformation, communication channels multiply, and utilities face increasing competition. This semiannual forum provides a unique, collaborative space for leaders in corporate communications to discuss these challenges and communications best practices. Recent topics of discussion include executive communications strategy, communicating with employees in the field, crisis communication, branding for employee recruitment and onboarding, environmental stewardship communications, and resource mix communication strategies.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Lindsay Hobson, Manager, Administrative Affairs and Communications, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

    • Program Location
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
    • Energy company corporate communications senior leadership, including directors and managers.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all virtual programs through July 2021. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • 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 Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Virtual Help Desk

The meeting room will open early for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform and to test their audio and webcam. The welcome will start promptly at 12:30 PM.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Welcome + Introductions

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Industry Topic

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Roundtable Breakout Session

Thursday, February 4, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Industry Topic

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Industry Topic

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion

This time is designated for an open roundtable discussion on current challenges and emerging issues. Topics will be generated by live polling.

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Share your thoughts on the forum and help to generate topics for future agendas.