Talent Management – Virtual (Nov 29)

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)
  • Rachel Dicken, Training & Apprenticeship Analyst, Tacoma Power

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided to the attendee before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
    • Key energy company contributors who lead aspects and objectives of their company’s talent recruitment, retention, development and training. 

  • Registration Options
  • There is no cost for this event, but registration is required to participate. Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items.

  • 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 Karen Himes, Program Manager + Member Engagement Specialist at (971) 303-1585.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Virtual Room Open for Technology Check + Networking

The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome + Introductions
Facilitator(s): Rachel Dicken, Training & Apprenticeship Analyst, Tacoma Power

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Retention Strategies Roundtable

Please come prepared to share your responses to the questions sent prior to the session.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Roundtable Highlights Discussion

We will dive deeper into the morning conversation through this Q&A time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wrap Up + 2024 Talent Management Program

Meet The Speakers

Rachel Dicken

Tacoma Power

Training & Apprenticeship Analyst