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Accounting and Finance Conference

Online

After a challenging year with the pandemic, we all could use a chance to get together and reconnect. Thankfully, you can do just that at NWPPA’s Accounting and Finance Conference...

Crafting Key Messages That Resonate

Online

The last thing you want is for you – or your general manager or project manager – to fumble and stumble through an interview with a journalist about an important project, issue...

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable (Free)

Online

NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Basic Surveying


This three-day course is part of the comprehensive staking technician program. It will teach students the basic and advanced methods of line route surveying. This course also includes ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Troubleshooting Problem Word Documents

Online

Cleaning up bad formatting can be a nightmare until you understand how Word works and what tools are available to fix these issues. You are encouraged to bring your own problem ...

Phrasing for Successful Conclusions

Online

Communicating effectively with customers can sometimes be like walking on eggshells because of the sensitive nature of some business transactions such as overdue payments or ...

Staking Technician Certificate Program: Easement Acquisition


This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. Experienced line designers say obtaining the right-of-way easement is the toughest part of staking. A well-designed...

Writing Persuasively and Convincingly

Online

Our increasingly polarized society has made it much more difficult to persuade others using the written word. This requires utility communicators to work much harder to ...


AMI Implementation Planning

Online

After an AMI strategy is approved and the roadmap is developed, many planning considerations must be addressed as part of the overall process. AMI is, however, a technology that ...

Electric Utility System Operations

Online

Any electric utility industry employee (utility or vendor) whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the utility business, including engineering, ...

Engineering Webinar Series: How to Place Capacitors on a Distribution System

Online

This webinar will discuss placing distribution capacitors to maintain an efficiently operating distribution system. Issues addressed will include defining var flows and their impact on the...

Avian Protection Workshop: Protecting Utilities and Customers by Protecting Birds

Online

Avian protection is a key component to many aspects of operating a utility. From wildfire mitigation to regulatory compliance, understanding avian protection is critical. This four-part ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Balance Sheet Management

Online

Compare what is occurring in the balance sheet to budget, forecast, and adjusted for the pandemic • Estimate impacts, changes in direction, and confidently set the course for the ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings

Online

This series is comprised of six webinars from July through August 2021. Descriptions for each webinar can be found below. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Introduction to Robert's Rules

Online

Robert’s Rules of Order is the most common authority for running board meetings, yet the book is 800+ pages long and difficult to read. This interactive class distills the key points that ...

AMI Post-Implementation and Looking Ahead

Online

Whew! The AMI implementation is complete, and people are either using it or considering how it will affect their daily work and responsibilities. There will inevitably be many more programs ...

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable (Free)

Online

NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker ...

Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster of Change

Online

You are not an ostrich. Sticking your head in the sand and pretending change is not happening will not stop the future. Change is happening all around you whether you like it or not. But...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Guide Your Board to Better Decisions

Online

Discussion and decision-making are the heart of the board’s work, yet often they are challenging. This webinar gives the chair the tools, tips, and guidelines to ensure effective discussion ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Get What You Want Using Motions

Online

Do you feel frustrated by the system of motions in Robert’s Rules of Order? Motions aren’t difficult, they’re just weird! Get the insights and tips to use motions effectively and influence the ...



A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Dealing with a Difficult Chair or Member

Online

Elected chairs sometimes assume that they are the “decider” and can direct the course of board meetings as they choose. What can members do when a chair has this misunderstanding? ...

Engineering Webinar Series: NESC Clearance on Poles

Online

Separation and spacing requirements for conductors on the pole are provided throughout the NESC. Often this spacing is reflected in the construction specifications. The webinar ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Meeting Minutes in Robert’s Rules

Online

Learn the key guidelines from Robert's Rules of Order for processing meeting minutes. We will cover the four different types of minutes, the minutes approval process, the role of the ...

Labor Relations Webinar Series: All Three Webinars

Online

This is a series of three webinars on labor relations issues. You can take each webinar separately or register for all three at a discounted rate....

Labor Relations Webinar Series: Employee and Labor Relations Basics

Online

Is it alright for you to negotiate with the union steward or your employees to establish a new precedent or past practice? Does it matter if it contradicts the collective bargaining agreement? ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Process Improvement

Online

Understand and calculate the impact of process improvement(s) to business operations • Explain and apply process improvement techniques that will impact processes • Develop and ...

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable (Free)

Online

NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Advanced Motions Practice and Test Your Skills

Online

You’ve learned the basics of how motions and amendments work, but how do you apply those skills in practice? This interactive and entertaining advanced workshop provides...

Labor Relations Webinar Series: Discipline Cause and Due Process

Online

Disciplining an employee is bad enough, so don’t make it worse by treating the employee unfairly. Regardless of your motives, that is exactly what can happen if you do not apply the ...

Labor Relations Webinar Series: Grievance Processing

Online

Most people are not especially fond of grievance meetings and view it more as an unnecessary burden to be tolerated than an opportunity for relationship building and a conflict resolution ...

81st Annual Conference

Three Rivers Convention Center

Engineering Webinar Series: Application and Coordination of Overhead Fees

Online

Fuses are the most common overcurrent devices used on overhead power systems. This webinar will discuss the characteristics and application limitations of expulsion fuses; the concept of ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Bringing Financial Value to Your Non-Financial Teammates

Online

Determine key financial information that will convert to positive financial results when understood by teammates. Practice and utilize examples for application at your utility. • Create and ...

Personal Protective Bonding and Grounding


This course discusses protective grounding theory and emphasizes safety and the range of acceptable currents. It also covers visual inspection of grounding systems (mats, connectors, ...

Fraud Fundamentals for Utility Personnel

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

This course brings out the importance of safeguarding the utility’s assets from loss or abuse by those both inside and outside of the entity’s walls, and helps identify how to prevent ...

Leadership Skills: Challenging Communications

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

This is the second in a series of four sessions leading to a Certificate in Leadership Skills from NWPPA. The frontline leader's role in facilitating performance will be described, along with ...

Project Planning, Organization, and Execution


The ability to create and lead successful projects is no longer left solely to professional project managers. These skills are now required by the vast majority of positions as projects have...

Engineering Webinar Series: Multi-Circuit Design Considerations

Online

Designing a double circuit line is similar to designing a single circuit with an added degree of complexity. This webinar discusses the challenges of designing a double circuit line, including...

Staking Technician Certification: NESC and Utility Specifications

Skamania Lodge

This three-day course is part of the Staking Technician Program. The NESC establishes the rules used in the design and maintenance of power systems. This course provides staking...

PCB Management

Skamania Lodge

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Actual to Proposed Subsidiary Business Plans

Online

Recognize and analyze financial considerations of diversifying and leveraging your electric business • Create business plans to reflect before, during, and after financial scenarios ...

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable (Free)

Online

NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker ...

Staking Technician Certification: Obtaining Permits

Skamania Lodge

This one-and-a-half-day course is part of the Staking Technician Program. Today, property owners are more reluctant to give right-of-way easements for overhead or underground ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Methods for Improving Reliability

Online

Reliability, expressed as SAIDI, SAIFI, and CAIDI, is used to help compare the reliability of a system from year to year as well as comparison to other utilities. The webinar will explain the indices...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Financial Work Plan Management

Online

Review completed projects, projected new services compared to actual, and cost analysis • Explain difference between plan and actual, reasons for changes, and future planning ...

Lineworker Virtual Roundtable (Free)

Online

NWPPA is committed to providing lineworkers throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest with high-quality learning experiences that promote professional development. Lineworker ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Motor Starting

Online

Mitigation of power quality issues due to motor starting on the power system can be one of the most difficult challenges faced by electric utility personnel. This course discusses how to prepare...