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.
Key energy company contributors who lead aspects and objectives of their company’s talent recruitment, retention, development and training.
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.
12:00 PM - 12.30PM
Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check
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.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome + Introductions
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Successes, Current Challenges + Opportunities
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Post-Pandemic Return to Workplace
Speaker(s): Jayson Lelli, Emergency Manager, Tacoma Power, Terry Gifford, Tacoma Power, Alice Massara, Strategic People Programs, Tacoma Power, Courtney Rose, Emergency Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities
What will the workplace look like post-pandemic? A question many of today’s leaders are wrestling with. In this session hear from industry leaders on how to best position your organization for a return to the workplace. We will share best practices and learn from each other in this dynamic session.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hybrid Teams + Company Culture
Speaker(s): Tina Drews, Director, Talent Management, Human Resources, Salt River Project
Today’s hybrid workplace of the future requires purposeful inclusion and clear connections to company culture. In this session we will explore ways that utilities have created productive and inclusive standards for managing hybrid teams and proactively promoted the best of our cultures. You will hear some best practices from Salt River Project and have the opportunity to share what is working in your utility.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
Speaker(s): Fabia Fernandes, HR Consultant, Idaho Power Company
Attendees will have an opportunity to share and hear from others about what their utility is doing to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Questions will be distributed prior to the forum to help attendees prepare. There will be ample time for discussion.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning
Jayson Lelli has been Tacoma Power’s Emergency Manager for the past two years. For the majority of this time he has coordinated and managed Tacoma Power’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic including writing a Pandemic plan for each department within Tacoma Power as well as a Reconstitution Plan for Tacoma Power as a whole. In addition Jayson has spent the past twelve years writing, maintaining, training and exercising Tacoma Power’s Dam Safety Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for their Hydroelectric Facilities. Jayson’s knowledge of Tacoma Power’s electrical system adds to the coordinated Emergency Management response between Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma to ensure interdependencies are addressed and a whole community approach is taken towards Emergency Management.