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: $449 USD
Registration price includes all Talent Management agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking dinner on Tuesday evening, as well as catered breakfast and lunch 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. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Optional Tour of Emergency Response Facility
Southwest Gas will be giving a tour of their Gas Operations Emergency Response Facility. Round-trip transportation will be provided. Long pants and flat, closed toed shoes are required. Questions? Contact Amy Nye at email@example.com
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration + Networking
Arrive early to network with peers. Light refreshments will be provided.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome to Southwest Gas
The host utility will welcome us to Las Vegas.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Facilitator(s): Jason Gardner, Manager, Organizational Development, Southwest Gas Corporation
Come prepared to share a success story or challenge from your latest initiatives as part of our round robin attendee introductions.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker(s): Jason Gardner, Manager, Organizational Development, Southwest Gas Corporation
With organizational change failure rates still well over 50%, it might be time to look at change as a philosophy rather than an event. In this session, we’ll talk about the need for a holistic and thorough approach to organizational change to help boost the success statistic. Specifically, we’ll look at how change processes and programs need to be supported by stakeholder engagement, effective communications, and culture. We’ll share tools that can help us plan for any change initiative no matter how large or small, and discuss how to begin implementation back in our organizations.
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Diversity + Inclusion
Facilitator(s): Tina Drews, Director, Talent Management, Human Resources, Salt River Project
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Immediately following the meeting, join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner at Sparrow + Wolf:
4480 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Breakfast will be served onsite.
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Speaker(s): Fabia Fernandes, HR Consultant, Idaho Power Company, Jonathan Price, Enterprise Learning & Development, Southern California Edison, Krishna Khalsa, Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Tina Drews, Director, Talent Management, Human Resources, Salt River Project
Many organizations are looking beyond the 1-day or 1-week onboarding process to develop a long-term plan for new employees to make the most out of their first year and beyond. Hear from four utilities on their onboarding programs, each of which is at a different life cycle stage.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Facilitator(s): Jeremy Jordan, Organizational & Employee Development Program Manager, Chelan County PUD
In this interactive session, we will discuss the pros and cons of competency models. What's not working? What IS working? What were the pain points in the beginning that led to success now? Each utility should come prepared to discuss their competency models and share their best practices and lessons learned along the way.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Future-Ready Workforce: Preparing for the Impact of the Digital Revolution
Speaker(s): Krishna Khalsa, Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Jackie Hallstrom, Sr. Training and Development Coordinator, Seattle City Light
Like all industries, the utilities industry is faced with massive anticipated shifts to how we work, as a result of the impact of digitization. In this session we will explore what the futurists are saying about the impact to the work we do, including Talent Management practices. We will share what we’ve each learned through our research and experience including: How will these changes affect the way we work and the way we learn? What jobs and tasks will be most impacted? How will employees in impacted jobs grow different skills? What specific skills are needed? How do we attract, train, and retain employees in jobs with increasing tech skills in a highly competitive market? How will these changes affect our own HR jobs? How can we better equip employees to make better use of data to make decisions? What other questions should we be asking now to set ourselves up to succeed in the future? Come prepared to join this dynamic discussion by sharing your own ideas and experiences.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch will be served onsite.
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Hot Topics Roundtable
This session provides time for attendees to address new topics and elaborate upon previous discussions at the forum. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with one “top of mind” issue for discussion.
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 2020.
Please contact the hotel directly at (702) 942-7777 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Talent Management Forum to receive a special rate of $80 USD/night. Please note that there is also a reduced $29 + tax resort fee in addition which covers internet and Cardio Center access among other resort amenities. This rate is guaranteed until August 12, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.