Event Profile

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

February 15 — 17, 2022
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane

Who Should Attend:

Operations foremen, either as part of a temporary rotation or as a function of a full-time role. 

Course Overview:

“People learn nothing when they’re asleep, and very little when they’re bored," John Cleese.

The Foreman Leadership Skills Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions can be taken 2 to 12 months apart but must be taken in order.

On day one you will share your experiences since the last session. Get acquainted with colleagues in small groups and relate some of your own scenarios back to the entire class. An outdoor activity will help recap the key factors and values needed to be a successful foreman. The rest of day one will focus on communication and developing skills to listen and understand the intended message.

Day two continues with the communication theme. You’ll focus on the larger utility as a whole, communicating up and with community members. A talk with a local utility leader will help bring a real-life touch to this topic. Scenarios and activities will be included to support learning. How you make decisions, and take action, is impacted by the situation. A mini module on leading, based on the situation, and the needs of the team member, will be introduced here. This will include an activity that will vary based on location. Be prepared to go outside!

Day three will focus on change. This industry is evolving so quickly that being able to recognize the stress that comes from change (both in yourself and others) and have some tools to manage it, is key. We will revisit the MBTI and our preferences for managing and leading during times of change. We will recap the entire program and ensure participants clarify a learning/tool that they can use immediately.

Course Instructor:

Elaine Dixon, EDM Learning

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days one and two, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on day three.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

DoubleTree City Center Spokane
322 N Spokane Falls Ct
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 744-2327


Room rates:
Single/double: $140 per night, plus tax
Triple: $150 per night, plus tax
Quad: $160 per night, plus tax

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than January 30, 2022, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2022): $1,280
Utility Member Standard: $1,355

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2022): $1,920
Associate Member Standard: $1,995

Non-member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2022): $3,840
Non-member Standard: $3,915

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 14 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.