This forum provides a unique, collaborative space for engaged dialogue between energy company General Counsels. Content includes challenges common to all executives including managing legal teams, budget pressures, succession planning and risk management. In addition to sharing best practices for the traditional executive role, the program regularly invites guest speakers to discuss specific contemporary legal issues relevant to the energy industry and the effective use of outside counsel. Specific topics are chosen directly by program participants in advance of each meeting.
Participation is restricted to senior leaders responsible for management of legal functions at WEI energy member companies. The small size of this program provides a unique environment for collaborative thinking, open discourse and long-term relationship building. CLE and CPD credits are supported by this forum, depending on your state or province. Legal assistants should confirm with the WEI program manager for specific requirements
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes digital access to all General Counsel agenda items and program materials.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtual Registration + Help Desk
The meeting room will open early for participants to log-in and get familiar with the various features of the virtual platform. The welcome will start promptly at 8:00 AM.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Ken Duke, General Counsel, BC Hydro
Get to know your peers through our roundtable introductions. Come prepared to share a top-of-mind item that you and your team are facing right now.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion
This time is designated for a roundtable discussion on COVID-19 including remote working, returning to the office, and long-term financial impacts.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Guest Speaker on Diversity + Inclusion
Speaker(s): Lesley MacDonald, Project Manager, People Development, Inclusion & Diversity, BC Hydro
Join us for an interactive discussion with BC Hydro’s Diversity & Inclusion Manager on the implementation of BC Hydro’s two year roadmap to accelerate their Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Open Roundtable Discussion
This time is designated for open roundtable discussion. Topics will be guided based on pre-polling and refined by the current issues shared during introductions.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning
Share your thoughts on the forum and help to generate topics for future agendas.