Human Resources – Virtual (Nov 17-18)

This semi-annual program provides a roundtable opportunity for human resource leadership to address contemporary, strategic issues in human resource management. Regardless of company size or structure, energy industry human resource professionals face complex challenges related to recruitment and retention, employee assessment and training, succession planning and maintaining safe and compliant business practices. The program considers strategic inclusions such as collective bargaining agreements, benefits, employee diversity, performance management, compensation policies and change management.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Anne Mersereau, Portland General Electric

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • 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
    • Participation is restricted to senior leaders responsible for management of human resources functions at WEI energy member companies. The small size of this program encourages open discourse, problem-solving and long-term relationship building.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration includes provides access to forum sessions, meeting materials and roster.

  • 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 programs through December 2020. 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 Jessica Grant, Program Manager at (971) 255-4970.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Registration Desk Open

The Virtual Registration Desk is available to help with technical issues or answer questions about the agenda.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome + Introductions

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Successes, Current Challenges, Opportunities Roundtable

What challenges and successes are at the forefront of Operations for your company?

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Topic Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Industry Topic

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Brainstorm Topics for Spring Meeting