Energy companies face core challenges to recruit, retain, develop and train their workforce. With changing demographics and a need to identify and develop talent from within, successful organizations are careful to invest in proven development programs for individual contributors and managers. This forum brings together employee development and training experts to share case studies and proven best practices.
Leaders responsible for organizational development plans, corporate training initiatives and learning programs.
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes an interactive virtual event, via webinar.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual Coffe Hour: Registration + Helpdesk Open
WEI will host a virtual registration and help desk before the conference begins. Stop in for a visit if you have questions about the agenda or need assistance with the GoToMeeting technology, or just want to say "hello".
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Kacee Woods, Training & Apprenticeship Coordinator, Tacoma Power, Sheryl Brown, Training & Apprenticeship Manager, Tacoma Power
Come prepared to share a success story or challenge from your latest initiatives as part of our round robin attendee introductions.
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Utilizing the Value Proposition Canvas Process to Inform D&I Programs
Join speakers from SMUD as they share their objective: "To better understand what our D&I Program solves for, to create focus, move away from stand-alone initiatives, and bring everything together"; and their solution: "We utilized human-centered design principles to meet the needs of our employees, our organization, and our community by creating a process to identify action from data – to operationalize our engagement survey and translate the voice of the employee into a value proposition for our D&I program."
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to share recent Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, successes and challenges.
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Training & Onboarding Virtually: Engaging Remote Employees
Speaker(s): Jason Gardner CPLP, Manager, Organizational Development, Southwest Gas Corporation, Tina Drews Ed.D., Director, Talent Management, Human Resources, Salt River Project
Keeping employees engaged and up-to-date on trainings can be even more challenging in a remote environment. Join us to learn effective (and virtual) approaches regarding:
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning
Interested in improving our experience? Join us at the wrap-up session to share your thoughts on the forum and help generate ideas for future agendas. This session is also a great starting point for those who wish to volunteer as a planning team member for 2021.