Strategic Planning (Nov 07-08)

WEI's Strategic Planning program provides a forum for members responsible for their company's strategic plan to come together to discuss opportunities and threats, changing business models, tools and techniques for getting leadership to engage and act in strategic issues. This annual forum provides a collaborative space for members to focus on strategic issues and compare strategic planning processes at member companies.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Tom Cooper, Director, Strategic Planning, Economic Development and Research Archives, Salt River Project

    • Program Location
    • Salt River Project
    • 1500 N. Mill Avenue
      Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Who Should Attend
    • Directors and Sr. Managers responsible for Strategic Planning

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $349 USD

    Registration price increases $50 after October 15, 2019. Registration includes meeting materials, hosted dinner on Thursday, breakfast, and lunch on Friday, and refreshments throughout the program. Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • 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.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


Lunch is on your own

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome to Salt River Project

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Opening Roundtable on Current Issues/Challenges

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Strategic Planning Successes

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Strategic Planning Topic 1

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WEI Hosted Networking Dinner

Location TBD

Friday, November 8, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Strategic Planning Topic 2

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Scenario Planning or Stratgic Planning Topic 3

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch + Wrap Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 321-2211 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Strategic Planning to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 15, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.