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Staking Technician Certification Program: Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout

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This two-and-a-half-day course is part of the Staking Technician Certification Program and is structured to teach the skills necessary to design and lay out URD residential subdivisions. ...

Advanced Exploitation Security Training

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During this three-day session, participants will work in a hands-on virtual environment that simulates a real-world network to learn the following:...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Essentials

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In this two-part webinar, you will learn required skills to work in Excel. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: •Understand Excel basic uses and ...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Protection/Basic Sectionalizing Design

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This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of the devices and techniques used to protect distribution lines...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Line Inspection

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This course is part of the Comprehensive Staking Technician Program. The National Electrical Safety Code requires that a utility inspect its facilities periodically to ensure that they are safe...

Electric Utility Business Fundamentals

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This webinar series is comprised of six interactive webinars and one chat session where participants learn about the history of the electric utility sector, the business operations, the region ...

SPCC Plan Development for Utility Personnel

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Designed for electric utilities as part of NWPPA's Environmental Series, this three-part webinar is intended as a detailed examination of the Spill Prevention, Control, and ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Unique Guying Applications

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Most down guy situations are simple, straight-forward applications to support wind loading and conductor tension, but exceptions are inevitable. This webinar addresses guying ...

Team Dynamics

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No matter what role you hold, chances are you are part of a team. You may even find yourself participating on different teams within your role, including task forces, project teams,...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: PowerPoint for Presenters

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You may have been using PowerPoint for years, but instructor Neal Otto wants to refresh your view of this powerful and essential tool. In this two-part course, you will learn how...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Communicating Finances Throughout the Utility

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Connect the right financial information to the right end user • Develop a style of communication and messaging that builds credibility and accountability • Apply financial results ...

Positively Handling Stress and Stressors

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Everyone talks about being “stressed out” but how many people really know exactly what stress is and how it really affects them? In this course, Debra Ballard will help you ...

Communication Tune Up Webinar Series: All Three Webinars

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Effective communication is now more important than ever. Fortunately, this three-part communication series will teach you how to refresh, grow, and expand your communication skills...

Communication Tune Up Webinar Series: Communication Styles

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Ever felt challenged communicating with someone? Find yourself asking “why don't they understand me?" Put off conversations because they just don't seem to go anywhere...

Leadership Skills: Challenging Communications

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The frontline leader's role in facilitating performance will be described, along with ways of dealing with challenges such as denial and reluctance to accept accountability. This four-part course ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Microsoft Teams Essentials

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Communicating and collaborating with Microsoft Teams is critical, especially as many are working remotely. In this course, you will utilize the power of Microsoft Teams to collaborate...



Electric Utility System Operations

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This popular two-part course presents a clear understanding of the technical heartbeat of the utility by providing employees with a comprehensive understanding of ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Calculations and Charts

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Learn the fundamentals of using Excel to perform calculations and create charts. Upon successful completion of this two-part course, you will be able to: • Understand advantages of...

Accounting, Finance, and RUS/FERC Accounting Fundamentals for Utility Personnel

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This three-part virtual course will take you through the fundamentals of FERC/RUS accounting and provide practical examples you can use in your utility. Employees will learn how to ...

Administrative Professionals Series: Expanding Your Ability to Influence - All Three Webinars

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This is a three-part series of classes that provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become more effective in...

Administrative Professionals Series: Using Diplomacy, Tact, and Discretion to Build Trust

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This is the first of a three-part series of classes that provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become ...

Administrative Professionals Series: Getting Support for Your Ideas

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This is the second of a three-part series of classes that provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become ...

Communication Tune Up Webinar Series: The Art of a Successful Conversation

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In the art of a successful conversation, you will learn how to utilize communication skills to have a successful conversation every time. This session will also explore listening ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Depreciation - Basics and Beyond

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Identify and understand the key factors of depreciation: cost, salvage value, useful life, and obsolescence • Calculate average useful life of assets listed on your balance sheet; estimate...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Find Stuff Fast

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Did you know that over 30% of our time is spent looking? Want to spend less time looking and more time doing? This course will help you find digital information quickly using a ...

Engineering Webinar Series: 2017 NESC Clearances from Buildings

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Many accidental contacts occur near buildings, which is why this webinar addresses the clearances required by NESC Table 234-1 when passing by a building, but not attached to the...

Administrative Professionals Series: Professional Development Through SMART Goals and Self-Appraisals Trust

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This is the last webinar in the three-part series of classes that provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become more ...


Stakeholder Relations and Negotiations Series

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This four-part webinar series is comprised of the following online virtual sessions to help utility professionals build expertise in stakeholder relations and negotiations: • Utility Stakeholders ...


Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: M365 - When to Use What?

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With the many collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365, users often become confused by what tool to use and when to use it. Many useful tools are misused, and some stay ...


Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Microsoft Planner Essentials

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Are you looking for a tool that will help you with projects? Microsoft Planner can help! In this hands-on course, you will earn how to utilize Microsoft Planner to create a simple ...

Communication Tune Up Webinar Series: Mastering Difficult Conversations

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Good conversations are easy and difficult ones are, well, difficult! While they may never move to easy, they can be easier and more productive. This session will cover the ...

Engineering Webinar Series: NESC Grounding Requirements

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The NESC provides methods and requirements for grounding distribution systems because proper grounding is an important component of safety for line workers and the public. This ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Outlook Calendaring Best Practices

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You use Outlook every day, and probably have for years. But many people do not unleash the full power of the Outlook Calendar. Become an Outlook Calendar power user by...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: FERC Accounting

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Understand and apply accounting standards of FERC accounting • Contrast and interpret the application of accounting standards of utility accounting to other businesses ...



Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Word for Contracts, Procedures, and Manuals

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Develop a mastery of your Word documents in this two-part course. Upon successful completion, you will be able to: •Use advanced selection techniques • Create and use character...

Engineering Webinar Series: Connecting Residential Solar and Batteries to the Grid

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More rooftop solar and commercial solar are being installed by consumers to defray their energy bills, and batteries such as the Tesla Powerwalls are gaining in popularity. The course ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Database/List Management

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In this two-part webinar, learn the power of Excel as a database. Topics include database terminology, outlining and doing data subtotals, and more. Upon successful completion ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Collecting Revenue Needed to Support the Utility

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Calculate the revenue needed to support a utility’s financial plans, support growth through utility plant, and operating from a point of financial strength • Build competencies in the areas...

Developing Your Department's Strategic Plan

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This series of four on-line virtual sessions and a final presentation session, will help utility professionals build department and work-group level strategic plans that follow the utility-level strategic...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel - Get and Transform

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This two-part course is for Excel users who spend too much time manipulating data into the right format before they even begin to analyze it month after month or week after ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Conditional Formatting

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This deep dive starts with the essentials of Excel's conditional formatting and then takes off quickly. You will learn to call out interesting data using colors, icons, or data bars. Upon...

Engineering Webinar Series: Product Review of Three-Phase Pad-Mounted Switchgear

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There are many different manufacturers of pad-mounted switchgear, so this webinar will explore the characteristics of different devices with summaries of capabilities and applications. This ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Troubleshooting Problem Word Documents

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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 ...

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

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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...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Balance Sheet Management

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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 ...

Engineering Webinar Series: NESC Clearance on Poles

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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 ...

CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Process Improvement

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

Engineering Webinar Series: Application and Coordination of Overhead Fees

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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

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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 ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Multi-Circuit Design Considerations

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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...

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

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

Engineering Webinar Series: Methods for Improving Reliability

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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

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

Engineering Webinar Series: Motor Starting

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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...