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Webinar: 

Taking Care of Business: The Economics of Your Distribution System

 

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NEPPA Webinar Series        |       Thursday, April 9, 2020 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST)

 

Due to limited availability as a result of rapidly evolving responses and emergency planning around COVID-19, NEPPA and CL are pleased to announce the Taking Care of Business: Economics of Your Distribution System webinar has been postponed until Thursday, April 9th at 11:00 am EST. 

 

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

 

 

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NEPPA and Collaborative Learning, Inc. have partnered to offer the first 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.

 

The 1-Hour Taking Care of Business: The Economics of Your Distribution System Webinar will be held Thursday, April 9th beginning at 11:00 am and covers the following:

 

  • The moral and regulatory imperatives for a safe and functional distribution system
  • The fiduciary responsibilities for management of distribution assets
  • The business imperatives for a robust distribution system
  • Overview of economics applied to electrical distribution decision-making (loss evaluation, component and equipment investment alternatives, financial risk management, customer contributions, etc.).

 

This webinar presents a business case for diligent attention to and investment in the electrical distribution system.  As the bread and butter of all Public Power systems, the distribution system is essential to business success.  It is close to every customer and a visible community asset. What condition is it in today?  How well is it meeting customer needs with respect to adequacy and reliability of service? How resilient is it to the elements of nature and to the changing expectations of customers?  Does your utility have a plan for future expansion, renovation, and replacement of aging components? Is the distribution system adequately supported by your executive management and governing board in the form of adequate capital and operating budgets, as well as effective decision-making on specific projects and improvement initiatives? 

 

 

Participants in this webinar will come away with a deeper understanding of business management and economics applied to electrical distribution.  They will leave the seminar better prepared to assess the economics of their distribution system and present a compelling business case for effective distribution management and investment to their executive management and governing board.

 

 

Registration

Members: $80

Non-Members: $125

 

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Cancellations

Cancellations are accepted until Thursday, March 26, 2020. Substitutions may be made at any time.

 

 

Webinar Facilitator

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

Before forming his own company in 1995, John worked as a management consultant with two nationally recognized consulting/engineering firms, served as Chief Operating Officer for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department, and as General Manager of the Rochester, Minnesota Public Utilities. John has been an instructor of technical and management courses for the American Public Power Association for 35 years and for the University of Wisconsin Madison for 20 years.

 

John's technical seminars and workshops for utilities have covered such topics as application of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), overhead and underground distribution systems, electric system planning, construction, operations and maintenance.  John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science, both from the University of Toledo.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honorary societies.  John is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE.

  

 

Questions? 

 

Please contact Sarah Elise Braese, Director of Education & Programs at sbraese@neppa.org or call (978) 540-2205.

NEPPA Webinar Strategic Leadership

 

Webinar:

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

 

Registration

Members: $80

Non-Members: $125

 

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Cancellations

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 sklingler@neppa.org or call (978) 540-2205.

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Webinar: 

Coaching & Being Coached

 

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NEPPA Webinar Series        |       Thursday, May 28, 2020 (11:00 am - 12:00 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 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.

 

The 1-Hour Coaching & Being Coached Webinar will be held Thursday, May 28th beginning at 11:00 am and covers the following:

 

  • Coaching: some definitions
  • Coaching: why needed
  • ACCESS Dimensions and challenges of change
  • Coaching continuum & models
  • Application to change situations
  • Saboteur and resistance
  • Your situation

 

This webinar session focuses on coaching as a way to help yourself and others overcome resistance to change. It provides structure and guidance for your own leadership and professional development as well as for coaching others in their development as they work through inevitable workplace changes.

 

Coaching is a specific skill that must be developed over time.  By focusing on resistance to change, the webinar leader(s) will provide guidance and methods that are different from the typical managerial approach to coaching.

 

 

Registration

Members: $80

Non-Members: $125

 

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Cancellations

Cancellations are accepted until Thursday, May 14, 2020. Substitutions may be made at any time.

 

 

Webinar Facilitator

Betsy Aylin, Ph.D., is an executive and consultant with Collaborative Learning/Collaboration Unlimited in Austin, Texas. Betsy has broad expertise in leadership development, organization effective- ness and workforce planning. She has worked in an array of industries, including nearly 20 years with public utilities. Betsy has served as adjunct faculty for graduate level programs in the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas-Austin and in the Masters in Leadership and Ethics program at St. Edwards University in Austin.

 

 

Mike Renquist, D.Min., is an organizational development consultant and trainer with Collaborative Learning/Collaboration Unlimited in Austin, Texas. He has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of sectors and has trained more than 150 organizations nationwide. He has designed and implemented programs on process re-engineering, managerial and leadership development, and employee performance assessment and improvement. For 11 years, he was adjunct faculty for the Business Leadership Center at the Cox Business School.

 

Questions? 

 

Please contact Sarah Elise Braese, Director of Education & Programs at sbraese@neppa.org or call (978) 540-2205.

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Webinar: 

Coaching & Being Coached

 

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NEPPA Webinar Series        |       Thursday, May 28, 2020 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST)

 

 

 

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A separate confirmation email will be sent by NEPPA staff.

 

In the meantime, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200.

 
 
 

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Webinar: 

Improving the Reliability of Your Distribution System

 

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NEPPA Webinar Series      |     Thursday, September 3, 2020 (11:00 am - 12:00 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 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.

 

Reliability is one of the most important attributes of electric utility distribution systems. Today’s regulators, customers, and prospective customers are more astute in understanding how to measure reliability and what to look for when it comes to “Best Practices” that support reliable systems and operations. Public Power providers typically outperform their electric cooperative and investor-owned peers when it comes to reliability, but they must be diligent in improving both the prevention of service interruptions and responsiveness when interruptions occur.

 

The 1-Hour Improving the Reliability of Your Distribution System Webinar will be held Thursday, September 3rd beginning at 11:00 am and covers the following:

 

  • Reliability Defined
  • Customer Expectations for Reliability
  • Reliability Measurement
  • Reliability Improvement Practices

 

This webinar will explore at a high level, reliability from the perspective of regulators, customers, and utility employees, with a focus on how to improve it.

 

Participants will deepen their understanding of the indices that are used to measure reliability, set performance targets, and identify performance improvement initiatives. They will also learn how to build an organizational “culture” that supports a reliable infrastructure, operation, and customer service.

 

 

Registration

Members: $80

Non-Members: $125

 

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Cancellations

Cancellations are accepted until Thursday, August 20, 2020. Substitutions may be made at any time.

 

 

Webinar Facilitator

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

Before forming his own company in 1995, John worked as a management consultant with two nationally recognized consulting/engineering firms, served as Chief Operating Officer for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department, and as General Manager of the Rochester, Minnesota Public Utilities. John has been an instructor of technical and management courses for the American Public Power Association for 35 years and for the University of Wisconsin Madison for 20 years.

 

John's technical seminars and workshops for utilities have covered such topics as application of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), overhead and underground distribution systems, electric system planning, construction, operations and maintenance.  John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science, both from the University of Toledo.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honorary societies.  John is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE.

  

 

Questions? 

 

Please contact training@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.