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.

Strategic Leadership Webinar

 

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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)

 

 

 

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Webinar: Practical Application of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

 

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NEPPA Webinar Series        |       Friday, April 26, 2019 (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, Collaborative Learning, Inc. and the Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) 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 Practical Applications of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Webinar will be held Friday, April 26th beginning at 11:00 am and covers the following:

 

  • NESC Purpose, scope, and history
  • NESC organization and contents
  • NESC Application principles
  • Legal and regulatory status of the NESC
  • NESC Compliance: Risks of non-compliance and risk management
  • Recognition and correction of common NESC violations

 

 

About the NESC

The 2017 edition of the NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines. NESC rules are established on the fundamental principles used for the safety of utility facilities and the NESC is globally recognized as good engineering practice.

 

The NESC is adopted into law for regulated utilities by each of the states and becomes effective for most of those utilities on March 1st of the year following publication. The most recent 2017 edition of the NESC was published in August 2016. Utilities and authorized contractors performing design, construction, operation, or maintenance tasks are responsible for meeting the applicable requirements of the NESC. 

 

Even if compliance with the NESC is not legally enforced, employees of utilities and their contractors have a moral responsibility to design, construct, operate and maintain electric and communication systems in a safe manner. When incidents involving utility systems cause death, injury, and property damage, litigation is often based on claims of non-compliance with the NESC.

 

 

 

Webinar Features 

  • Up-to-date information
  • Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
  • Practical examples of NESC best practices and violations
  • Actionable recommendations to improve your use of and compliance with the NESC

 

 

Webinar Highlights

Part 1 NESC Compliance & Liability

  • What is the purpose and scope of the NESC? To whom does it apply?
  • How do I navigate the NESC and use it most effectively?
  • With all of the facilities of different ages that utilities have in service, what does it mean to comply with the NESC?
  • What are the risks of non-compliance with the NESC? …for my organization? …for me as a professional?
  • Where can I go for help on NESC rule interpretations and compliance assistance?
  • How can I become more adept at recognizing and dealing with potential code violations on overhead lines?

 

 

Registration

Members: $80

Non-Members: $125

 

Registration is closed.  The webinar has already been held.

 

 

Cancellations

Cancellations are accepted until Friday, April 5, 2019. Substitutions may be made at any time.

 

 

Webinar Facilitators

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.

  

Erich Schoennagel, P.E., Collaborative Learning, Inc.

Erich has worked with the NESC through most of his career and currently works with Collaborative Learning to develop and present education programs that are intended to improve understanding and compliance with the Code. He is a retired manager and engineer with CenterPoint Energy.  He managed the Transmission Project Engineering group, which served the company’s needs for transmission system design, substation and telecom site improvement, and civil engineering for transmission, substation, distribution, and telecom structures. Erich received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

 

 

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

2018 NEPPA Annual Membership Meeting 
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November 30, 2018    |    Courtyard by Marriott Nashua

2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH 03063

 

Please join us for NEPPA's Annual Membership Meeting being held Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua (2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH 03063).  

 

Learn about NEPPA's plans for 2019, build relationships with your professional colleagues and industry partners, have lunch and meet with old and new friends.

 

Agenda

The agenda is still being finalized and is therefore subject to change.

8:30 am    Registration
9:00 am    Welcome to Members & President's Address by Mr. Jeffrey Cady, President
9:15 am    Keynote Address:

Telling the Story of Public Power by Mr. David Blaylock, American Public Power Association (APPA)

10:15 am  Break
10:30 am  Executive Director Report by Ms. Bonnie Biocchi, Executive Director, NEPPA
10:45 am  Financial Reports by Ms. Elizabeth Dailey, Director of Administration & Finance, NEPPA
11:00 am  Feeder Circuit:

Legislative Update by Mr. Jackson Droney, Meguire Whitney, LLC
Mutual Aid Updates & Opportunities by Mr. Scott Edwards, Mutual Aid Director, NEPPA 

11:30 am  Committee Updates 
11:45 am  Special Recognitions by Ms. Bonnie Biocchi, Executive Director, NEPPA
12:00 pm  Introduction of NEPPA Affiliate Members (Corporate & Associate Members)
12:30 pm  Luncheon

 

Registration

There are no registration fees for this event.  Please RSVP by Friday, November 16th so we can plan accordingly.

 

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Please contact Sarah Klingler at sklingler@neppa.org if you have any questions.

 

Lodging

If you need overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.  Be sure to mention NEPPA or the Northeast Public Power Association to get the negotiated rate.  Rooms and rates are held until Thursday, November 8th.  

Courtyard by Marriott Nashua - $139/night + tax
2200 Southwood Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 880-9100

You may also make your reservation online using the Group Code: NEPNEPAClick here to make your reservation.

 

Questions? Don't hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200.