Sep

11-12

Talent Management (Sep 11-12)

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.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Caroline McNeely, Manager, Development and Performance Improvement, Idaho Power Company

    • Program Location
    • Idaho Power Company
    • 1221 W. Idaho Street
      Boise, ID 83702
    • Who Should Attend
    • Leaders responsible for organizational development plans, corporate training initiatives and learning programs.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $399 USD

    Registration includes a networking dinner Monday night as well as catered breakfast, lunch, light snacks and beverages at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $90 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.

  • 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 Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.

Agenda

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration and Networking

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome
Facilitator(s): Caroline McNeely, Manager - Development and Performance Improvement, Idaho Power Company

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Introductions

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Getting Started with Succession Planning
Facilitator(s): Jackie Hallstrom, Sr. Training and Development Coordinator, Seattle City Light

Is your company effectively identifying and leveraging your employee succession? In this session you’ll hear from three organizations who have started this process. They’ll share what they’ve learned so far and then we’ll have a group discussion, brainstorming ideas for the questions and roadblocks you’re encountering or anticipating. Approaches include new frameworks for assessing employee performance vs. potential, and building a succession planning program with a dedicated specialist. We will also explore how talent management departments can support a culture of open and honest communication for productive critical conversations related to succession planning.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Career Pathing and Micro-Careers
Facilitator(s): Daisy Santos, Human Resources Consultant, NW Natural

To what degree should employees organically identify their own career paths vs. systematic approaches of identifying next steps based on strengths and skill gaps? This session will compare and contrast different approaches to career pathing to provide concrete tools and direction and empower strategic career choices. Attendees will come away with key decision points to consider and ideas for quick wins that can be implemented in their organizations.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Employee Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic
Facilitator(s): Jason Gardner, Administrator, Organizational Development, Southwest Gas Corporation

Employee motivation is a foundational element of talent management. This session will explore best practices around capturing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and how and when to leverage each approach. Through interactive brainstorming, this session will help attendees identify specific strategies based on their respective organizational priorities. Attendees can also take back new ideas and tools to assist their leaders in helping people do the right thing in the right place at the right time.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Achieving Long-Term Impact as a Small Department under Constant Pressure
Facilitator(s): Jeremy Jordan, Organizational & Employee Development Manager, Chelan County PUD

It can be challenging to evolve from being a “do-er” who takes orders to a strategic leader who shapes company direction and culture through powerful and calculated talent management practices. Such a shift not only requires a change in how an individual or department operates, but also a shift in how the rest of the organization sees and utilizes talent management. Identify new ways to maximize your impact on your team and your company.

11:45 AM - 12:45 AM

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Working Session: Women in the Trades
Facilitator(s): Tina Drews, Director, Talent Management, Salt River Project

For decades, utilities have tried to bolster women in the trades, with little success. How can companies more effectively encourage women to consider career opportunities in the trades? And once women join the trades, what practices will help keep them in the profession? Together, thought leaders from multiple utilities may be able to collaborate to move the needle on this issue. In the breakout session we will share what has worked, explore innovative ideas and how we can form partnerships across WEI to progress.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wrap-up and Spring Planning

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Make your reservations online or by contacting the hotel directly at (208) 227-0500 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $199 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 20, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Jackie Hallstrom

Seattle City Light

Sr. Training and Development Coordinator

Caroline McNeely

Idaho Power Company

Manager - Development and Performance Improvement
Learn More

Caroline McNeely joined the Human Resources department at Idaho Power Company in 2007 and currently manages the Development and Performance Improvement and Skills Training functions. Caroline has over 20 years of experience in program management, strategic planning, leadership and team development, and performance management. Prior to joining Idaho Power, Caroline was a management consultant with Catalyst Consulting team in Santa Cruz, CA for 12 years. She joined McGraw-Hill Publishing in Monterey, CA in 2003 as a Program Manager and managed the Kentucky state achievement testing program before moving to Boise in 2006.

Caroline and her teams apply a range of disciplines – organizational analysis, process improvement, change management, training, and leadership development – to address obstacles that impact business results. Through this work, employees at Idaho Power develop the skills and abilities needed to improve their performance and enable the organization to achieve its business strategy.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, cycling, and exploring the vast wilderness areas in Idaho.

Daisy Santos

NW Natural

Human Resources Consultant

Jason Gardner

Southwest Gas Corporation

Administrator, Organizational Development

Jeremy Jordan

Chelan County PUD

Organizational & Employee Development Manager

Tina Drews Ed. D.

Salt River Project

Director, Talent Management