Workforce Development

Meet the Workforce Development Program Development Team.

April 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Digital Transformation
How utilities are leveraging technology to improve employee performance.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Breaking the Sound Barrier to Competency
Is your organization looking for new ways to capture knowledge, support your developing workforce or increase your employee utilization? This session will level set what competency means in the context of workforce development as well as explore success stories and lessons learned from various organizations. Our expert panel represents a broad perspective and will offer success stories, lessons learned and best practices highlighting what they have implemented or experienced when working to achieve an increased speed to competency.

April 16, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Workforce Development from Hire to Retire
Now more than ever, our industry is facing the challenge of employee turnover. Employees are constantly jumping ship to other companies and sometimes to our competitors. This causes an abundant amount of time and resources spent on the vicious cycle of training and retraining. In this track, we will provide the essentials to put a stop to this costly cycle through targeted recruitment, quality training, and attractive company perks. Our goal is to provide insight on developing employees from the day they start and satisfying them until the day they retire.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Flexibility for the Modern Workforce
The concept of utilities “sharing” their internal workforce similar to a mutual aid program by developing a path for employees to exit and return to the utility. This concept aligns with the values of today’s workforce and provides an opportunity for utilities to retain valuable employees long term.