NEPPA Webinar Strategic Leadership



Being a Strategic Leader - 

Discovering and Leading Others on a Strategic Path to the Future


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NEPPA Webinar Series        |       Thursday, June 27, 2019 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST)



Note: Participants will be awarded one (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion of this webinar.



NEPPA Webinar Series

NEPPA and Collaborative Learning, Inc. have partnered to offer the second in a series of four 1-hour webinars to help NEPPA members better understand regulatory requirements, leadership skills, a changing workforce, and emerging technologies in the utility industry.   


The NEPPA Webinar Series is being offered as part of NEPPA's Public Utility Management Program (PUMP).  Participation in at least two of four webinars is expected as part of completing PUMP.


Who Should Attend

The learning outcomes of this webinar are relevant to:

  • Board Members
  • Executive Managers
  • Middle Managers
  • First Line Supervisors


The 1-Hour Being a Strategic Leader Webinar will be held Thursday, June 27th beginning at 2:00 pm and covers the following:


  • Importance of setting purpose, vision and organizational focus
  • Methods and approaches to think and act strategically
  • Guiding your work group or organization to its desire future
  • Strategic issues that utilities are currently wrestling
  • Reflect on issues and strategies most important to your organization, and ways to be more strategic in your current role




Webinar Highlights

The pace of change in the electric utility industry calls for strong and effective leaders at all levels and in all parts of our public power organizations.

Specifically, this webinar will help you…

  • Lead from a clearly defined purpose, vision and shared values with aligned strategies
  • Maintain awareness of the complexities and pressures impacting your utility 
  • Recognize what’s strategic from what isn’t
  • Set and focus on strategic priorities for yourself and for others
  • Escape the trap of the everyday tasks to focus more of your time on what is strategic



Members: $80

Non-Members: $125


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Cancellations are accepted until Thursday, June 13, 2019. Substitutions may be made at any time.



Webinar Facilitators

R. John Miner, P.E., President, Collaborative Learning, Inc. 

Before forming his own company in 1995, John worked as a management consultant providing services to clients in the electric, water, wastewater and communications utility industries. He lives and works out of Austin, Texas and Cedar, Michigan.

John consults with utilities throughout the United States in a wide range of areas related to business strategy, governance, performance management, organizational development, and technical operations. He is nationally known and respected for his subject area knowledge of utility enterprises and his skills as a consultant and facilitator. John is often called on to organize and lead governing board and executive management retreats as well as guide management and employee work teams and interventions aimed at resolving specific performance problems.


John works with governing boards on policy and strategy development, executive recruitment and executive evaluation. He has also conducted numerous organizational and management reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of and recommend changes to existing organizational structures, work processes and practices, and support facilities and equipment. John has delivered management and technical education programs for organizations throughout the U.S. and in six overseas locations.


Andrew (Andy) Boatright, P.E., Instructor & Facilitator

Andy works with Collaboration Unlimited and Collaborative Learning, Inc. as an instructor and facilitator of technical, management, and leadership continuing education programs. He is an accomplished electrical engineer and executive manager in the utility industry. He presently serves as General Manager for the Zeeland Michigan Board of Public Works (Electric and Water).  His range of experience in the utility industry covers 36 years and includes planning and strategic visioning, organizational leadership and development, community outreach and involvement, engineering standards, construction and maintenance. 


Andy served as Utility Director for the City of Westerville (Ohio), Deputy Director and Acting Director for the City of Independence Power & Light (Missouri). In these leadership roles he was responsible for financial management, energy supply, electric transmission and distribution, long-range planning, contract negotiations, and customer service. 


Andy has an M.B.A. from Otterbein University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is the 2019 recipient of the American Public Power Association’s Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award.



Questions?  Please contact Sarah Elise Klingler, Director of Education & Programs at or call (978) 540-2205.