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January 9 - December 10, 2024
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2024 Engineering Webinar Series: All 12 Webinars

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The engineering webinar series is comprised of 12 webinars offered each month from January through December 2023. Descriptions for each webinar can be found below. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; by registering for the full series, you will receive all 12 webinars at a discounted price. Group pricing is also available.

January 11 - December 5, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: All 12 Webinars

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The CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series covers various organizational accounting topics and is comprised of 12 webinars from January through December 2024. Webinars can be taken individually or as an entire series; by registering for the full series, you will receive all 12 webinars at a discounted price.

March 5 - 8, 2024
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Staking Technician Certification Program - Phase 2

Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Kalispell, Montana

This class will cover application of the NESC, obtaining permits, easement acquisition, and line inspection.

March 12, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: NESC Grounding Requirements

Online

The NESC provides methods and requirements for grounding distribution systems. Proper grounding is an important component of safety for line workers and the public. This webinar addresses the safety goals and describes approved methods for effectively grounding the system neutral and other non-current carrying equipment.

March 12, 2024
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Setting Meaningful Goals: The Roadmap to Empowering You

Best Western Plus Agate Beach - Newport, Oregon

Many people understand that setting goals and taking steps to achieve them can lead to success.Yet, it can be difficult to set goals that are truly meaningful and can unlock one’s full potential without some guidance. Join international speaker, best-selling author, and empowerment coach Peggy Vasquez as she reveals specific techniques and strategies to invigorate your goal-setting process.

March 13 - 14, 2024
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Administrative Professionals Conference

Best Western Plus Agate Beach - Newport, Oregon

Join us for a highly interactive and hands-on two-day conference on the beautiful Oregon coast. This year’s speaker lineup includes the return of author and speaker Peggy Vasquez on the power of building relationships; learning and development professional Sierra Odom with a special CliftonStrengths workshop, and more.

March 14, 2024
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Board Governance: Operating Statement Orientation

virtual

This webinar empowers board members to navigate the complex financial landscape of an electric utility and make informed decisions that benefit the utility and its consumers.

March 14, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Plant Retirement and Reconciliation Strategies

Online

During this session, you will learn how to understand, track, and reconcile of special equipment. Understand the impact of removing an asset from the fixed asset listing. Evaluate and determine the depreciation status and financial impact of the removal of an asset. Review the impact that depreciation; slowing or

March 19, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Work Order Process Foundations

Online

This webinar kicks off the Understanding the Work Order System Series by putting everyone on the same page with a big picture view, as well as a micro view, of the process. Knowing how and where the work we do fits into the overall process provides perspective and understanding that is important to getting the work done, working well with others, and knowing how the work you do impacts others.

March 19 - 20, 2024
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Distribution Engineering Series: Overcurrent Protection

Idaho Falls Power - Idaho Falls, Idaho

This two-day course focuses on the application of protective devices within a distribution system. You will discover how to apply best practices for protecting transformers and equipment while maintaining the highest reliability possible, including coordinating with distribution feeders and downline devices.

March 19 - October 15, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: All 8 Webinars

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Want to understand the work order process (one that runs smoothly!) and the components within the process? Then this is the webinar series for you! Gain the knowledge and confidence to execute your day-to-day work more efficiently and effectively. Learn more about the largest investment your utility makes and how your process (and maybe even relationships with co-workers) can be at their best.

March 19 - 21, 2024
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Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

Grove Hotel - Boise, Idaho

The Foreman Leadership Certificate Program is designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce the learning and provide practice. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days.

March 26, 2024
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Electric Vehicle Webinar: EV Impacts to the Distribution Grid

Online

Adding hundreds of EVs to a substation area will increase system peaks. In this webinar, you will investigate resources to determine increases in substation demands. You will also explore modeling techniques for projecting EV loads into load flow programs to analyze various growth options. From there, you will learn methods for sizing transformers serving residential homes with EV chargers.

March 27 - 28, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Challenging Communication

Springhill Suites Kennewick - Kennewick, Washington

This is the second in a series of four sessions leading to a Certificate in Leadership Skills from NWPPA. The leader's role in facilitating performance will be described, along with ways of dealing with challenges such as denial and reluctance to accept accountability. Note from the instructor: This class should be taken prior to Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles.

March 27, 2024
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Bankruptcy 101

Online

Almost one million businesses and individuals file bankruptcy annually in the United States. Although bankruptcies filed by customers are a challenge for any business, they present a special type of challenge for utilities due to the necessity of their services to consumers. Utilities must find a balance between following the laws as they relate to bankruptcy, while also being responsive to their

April 2 - 3, 2024
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Introduction to Project Management and Business Analysis

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

This comprehensive course will equip you with essential skills and knowledge in project management and business analysis. Through group activities, individual analysis, and discourse, you will deepen your understanding of these critical roles. The course shares the key concepts, frameworks, and methodologies at the heart of organizational transformation.

April 2 - 30, 2024
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Communication Tuneup Series

Online

Strong communication is vital to be effective with your fellow employees and customers and members alike, and we want to help you be confident in your communication skills as you navigate your job responsibilities. Any time is a great time for a communication tune-up. Learn or enhance your skills with the help of three fun-loving, dynamic, and informative instructors in this 3-part series.

April 3, 2024
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Board Series: Be a Powerful Chair

Online

The president of a utility board needs to cultivate certain qualities to be an effective and powerful chair. In this concise yet impactful webinar, learn how to apply authority strategically to contribute to more efficient and productive meetings.

April 8, 2024
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Environmental Task Force Meeting

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center - Tacoma, Washington

The long-standing Environmental Task Force is a group of utility professionals working in all areas of environmental compliance that meet to examine environmental issues and the impact of current and proposed environmental regulations on electric utilities.

April 9, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Fundamentals of Guys and Anchors for Overhead Distribution Lines

Online

When a pole is unable to support wind loading and conductor tension, guys and anchors are required. This webinar focuses on the understanding of the forces to be supported by guys and anchors. Further, strength rating of the guy and anchor assemblies are required with emphasis on NESC requirements. The effect of guys on the strength of assembly will be addressed.

April 9, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Identifying Maintenance Work and Asset/Capital Work

Online

Combining assemblies together is what builds a distribution to specification and this course will explain why that is important. Assemblies need to be reviewed and updated, and standards need to be established at your utility. Instructor Teri Wallis will provide ways to manage these important tasks. In addition, you will differentiate what is an expense and what should be capitalized. Knowing how

April 9 - 11, 2024
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Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

Greater Tacoma Convention Center - Tacoma, Washington

The largest gathering of public power utilities in the Northwest, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show is set to take place in Tacoma, Washington, April 9-11, 2024, with a theme of Our Resilient Communities.

April 9 - 10, 2024
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Raise Your Energy IQ

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

The electric utility industry is undergoing dramatic changes and customers’ expectations of their utility are increasing. Your customers now expect you to be an energy expert! This class will review the changes in our industry and the strategic role utility employees play in developing strong relationships with, and gaining loyalty from, their customers.

April 11, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Operating/Variable Expense Deep Dive

Online

During this session, you will learn how to design, coordinate, and implement a business plan that serves your utility well. Determine essential components, definitions, and details of a business plan. Approve, review, track, and celebrate the business plan. Be intentional about a plan that aligns the strategies, operational plans, industry trends, and people together.

April 16, 2024
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Electric Vehicle Webinar: Retail Rate Strategies for EV Loads

Online

During this webinar, you will gain insights into current strategies used by utilities for EV loads. Often, utilities employ time of use rates to influence charging patterns. Together, we will explore the utility rate structure and best practices for rates when it comes to EVs, as well as rate strategies for public charging.

April 16 - 17, 2024
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Labor and Employee Relations Group Member Meeting

Best Western Plus Agate Beach - Newport, Oregon

Join your peers at this two-day meeting where labor relations leaders share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resource issues. This meeting will feature a bargaining presentation by Todd Simmons, General Manager at Tillamook People's Utility District.

April 18, 2024
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Board Governance: Debt Management

Online

Understanding and executing the debt strategies of an organization, both in the long- and short-term, is a fundamental skill for board members. This webinar will explore how board policy provides guidance for an electric utility’s debt portfolio.

April 23 - 25, 2024
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IT Conference

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel - Anchorage, Alaska

Join us for the annual IT Conference! This event brings together public power IT professionals to explore the latest advancements in the field as well as share experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key IT issues. This year’s conference will be two and a half days in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska.

April 23, 2024
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Credit and Collections Issues Workshop

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

Public utilities are critical hubs for their communities, serving homes, businesses, industries, and people. What you provide and do is important to the lives and livelihoods of your customers. A utility relies on each customer paying a fair and equitable share of energy costs through monthly billing. And yet, at any given time, some of your customers will be experiencing difficult challenges.

April 23 - May 2, 2024
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Administrative Professionals Series: Optimizing Performance in Challenging Times and Situations - All Three Webinars

Online

This is a three-part series of classes which provides utility-specific information directed toward administrative assistants and executive secretaries who want to become more effective in managing their tasks and in communicating with others. By registering for the series, you will receive a discount off the total registration fee.

April 24 - 25, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Work Styles

Residence Inn Boise City Center - Boise, Idaho

This course is one of the three courses needed to earn a Leadership Skills Series Certificate. The SLII Experience foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team, and then to use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person.

April 24, 2024
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Work Orders – Basics in a Day

Northwest Public Power Association - Vancouver, Washington

Work Orders – Basics in a Day provides a thorough exploration of the essential aspects involved in the construction, retirement, and maintenance of distribution systems. Delving into the intricacies of work order components, the class explains the overarching purpose and outcomes of the work order process.

April 29 - 30, 2024
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Advanced Rate Design and Cost of Service

Residence Inn Boise City Center - Boise, Idaho

Join us for an engaging and informative one-and-a-half day training course that will empower you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of utility rate design. Our seasoned rate experts from EES will guide you through a hands-on exploration of both advanced rate design concepts and the crucial considerations when setting utility rates.

April 30 - May 2, 2024
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Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

DoubleTree Hotel Missoula Edgewater - Missoula, Montana

The Foreman Leadership Certificate Program is a highly interactive program designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce learning and provide opportunities to practice and develop skills. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days.

May 6 - 9, 2024
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Flipping the Switch: A Public Power Boot Camp

Little America Hotel & Resort - Cheyenne - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Are you new to public power? Or maybe you work in human resources and are looking for a terrific onboarding class for your newer employees. Or maybe you’ve been at your job for a while but feel like you have much more to learn—and you probably do because public power has such a rich history with so many parts and pieces continuously evolving within it. That is why we have taken two of our most...

May 7 - June 5, 2024
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Utility Warehousing A-Z

Chelan County PUD - Wenatchee, Washington

In this four-part course, you will be introduced to a variety of critical warehousing topics. Each day will cover a new topic.

May 9, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Capital Credits

Online

During this session, you will learn how to navigate definitions and processes relating to capital credits and an electric cooperative. Review retirement strategies options. Set and manage the equity position of the utility. Understand and oversee the utility's distribution equity. Understand and oversee the utility's G&T equity (if applicable). Identify and oversee the utility's other equity.

May 12 - 15, 2024
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NWPPA Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

Salt Lake Marriot Downtown at City Creek - Salt Lake City, Utah

Please plan to join us in beautiful Salt Lake City for this year’s Annual Conference and Membership Meeting! Connect and reconnect with 300 of your colleagues for this ideal learning and networking event.

May 13, 2024
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Control Your Narrative: What to Say (or Not Say) to the Media

Salt Lake Marriot Downtown at City Creek - Salt Lake City, Utah

Do you really know what it takes to be interviewed in today’s digital world? From what to do when a customer, or “concerned citizen,” puts a cellphone in your face and hits record, to how to control the narrative of a traditional media interview, to how to survive the “gotcha” questions we all fear!

May 13, 2024
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The What, Why, and How of Board Governance

Salt Lake Marriot Downtown at City Creek - Salt Lake City, Utah

As someone who governs a public utility, you carry a significant responsibility. The services your utility provides are critical in consumers' lives. Ensuring the operations are well managed and appropriate is a top priority. Just as important is how you approach monitoring, evaluating, and executing priorities. 

May 14, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Overview of Arc Flash

Online

OSHA requires employers to analyze and protect their employees from risks associated with arc-flashes. OSHA and NESC guidelines have changed over the years and different methods exist for making the necessary arc-flash calculations. Historic guideline changes will be reviewed as well as the applicability and limitations of the different calculation methods.

May 14, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Streamlining Assembly Replacement Process/Paperwork

Online

This webinar will focus on making the work order process work better at your utility. While we won’t be able to actually solve every problem in 90 minutes, we will solve a few challenges. More importantly, you will gain the knowledge and tools needed to approach areas of your utility’s process that need a tune up. It’s possible this webinar could help improve working relationships between individu

May 14 - 17, 2024
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Device Management With Microsoft Intune

Online

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to enroll and manage corporate and employee-owned devices using one of the most popular mobile device management (MDM) solutions available today, Microsoft Intune. This class will walk you through each step of the process while answering questions and covering common deployment scenarios. As a bonus, you will also learn how to manage cloud-based devices

May 16 - June 6, 2024
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Avian Protection Workshop: Protecting Utilities and Customers by Protecting Birds

Online

Avian protection is a key component of many aspects of operating a utility. From wildfire mitigation to regulatory compliance, understanding avian protection is critical. This four-part webinar will use case studies coupled with the instructor’s years of experience to help you support your utility's long- and short-term avian-related projects and planning.

May 21, 2024
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Electric Vehicle Webinar: Load Management Strategies - Part One

Online

Innovations in load management technologies, dynamic energy pricing structures, and energy storage technologies are helping minimize overall strain on the grid, reduce the need for grid hardware upgrades, and defray demand charge costs for charging network operators and site hosts. This webinar will introduce you to both active and passive load control options.

May 22, 2024
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Exploring Effective Bargaining Models

Online

June 4, 2024
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Electric Vehicle Webinar: Load Management Strategies - Part Two

Online

This webinar is an extension of the Load Management Part One. In this follow-up course, you will examine case studies as well as the applications available and used by utilities.

June 6, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Connecting Spending to Ratemaking

Online

During this session, you will learn how to correlate spending decisions to rate impact implications. Evaluate the financial impact of various decisions. Prepare for and respond to industry changes and the cost structure changes. Evaluate the effectiveness of current spending decisions, without turning others off from the conversation.

June 6, 2024
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Board Governance: Electric Utility Finance Philosophies

Online

The electric utility industry is unique from a financial perspective. In this webinar, you will discover what the pillars of financial health are for a utility and your role in ensuring your utility is financially successful.

June 11, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Single-Phase Metering

Online

This webinar addresses the fundamentals of single-phase metering including meter bases and connectivity of single-phase meters. However, AMI metering has changed the landscape on single phase metering. The presentation will address new data being collected and new controls at the meter.

June 12, 2024
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Board Series: Use the Power of Motions to Achieve Your Goals

Online

Motions are the foundation of Robert’s Rules of Order, but sometimes people don’t really understand how they work. In this webinar, learn how to stake out your territory and use motions to achieve your goals. This session will demystify common and challenging motions and amendments alike.

June 18, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Managing Materials for the Lowest Rates

Online

Materials are a required component to the building of assemblies and maintenance of the distribution system. They flow from the warehouse to the field and become assets/continuing property records of the utility. Having a solid system to track materials is critical for every utility. From ordering, warehousing, using items on the system, to challenges with salvaging materials, come learn the many

June 25 - 26, 2024
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Accounting and Finance Conference

The Historic Davenport Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Join us for this one-and-a-half-day conference to learn, network, and discuss trends and issues in accounting and finance with your public power peers from around the Northwest. Sessions will be geared for all experience levels. The conference feature an inspiring keynote from Dr. Jermaine Davis, a best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and award-winning professor of communication.

June 26 - 27, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Supervising Union Employees

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center - Spokane, Washington

The MARC Union-Labor Relations program increases the skills and confidence of frontline supervisors to serve as management's frontline representatives in dealing with employees, stewards, and officers of the union. Additionally, top-level managers are trained to delegate and support frontline supervisors.

July 9, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Three-Phase Metering

Online

Metering of three phase services is complex and often represents a larger percentage of utility income compared to single phase loads. Meter Forms 8/9 and 15/16 will be addressed including methods for sizing current transformers and potential transformers. Common wiring methods and common errors will also be discussed.

July 11, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Financial Orientation Checklist

Online

During this session, you will learn how to communicate what others need to know about the finances of an electric utility. Onboard new board members, new employees, and employees transitioning to new positions at the utility. Create checklists, shareables Approving, reviewing, tracking, and celebrating the business plan.

July 11, 2024
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Board Governance: Essentials of the Business and Operational Plans

Online

Explore the pivotal role of the board in approving and overseeing the utility’s operations and business plans. This course introduces the fundamental components of the annual business plan and empowers board members with strategic planning insights.

July 16, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Labor – Where Your Time Goes Matters!

Online

Materials are a required component of building assemblies and maintaining the distribution system. They flow from the warehouse to the field and become assets/continuing property records of the utility. Having a solid system to track materials is critical for every utility. From ordering, warehousing, using items on the system, to challenges with salvaging materials, come learn the many details ab

July 29 - August 2, 2024
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Distribution Engineering Series: System Modeling & Analysis and System Planning

Idaho Falls Power - Idaho Falls, Idaho

The focal point of this week-long class will be modeling the system and interpreting the results. This module will cover theory used to model distribution systems, including system impedance models, connectivity, loading the model, calculation of voltage drops, and load currents.

August 8, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Impact of Industry Changes to Our Finances

Online

During this session, you will identify and plan for changes in the electric utility industry. Organize and understand the financial impact of industry trends. Evaluate and adjust the work plan. Evaluate and adjust operational expenses. Evaluate and adjust margin needs.

August 8, 2024
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Board Governance: Monitoring the Business and Operational Plans Through Board Reporting

Online

A lot of information is required to effectively run a utility, but how do you determine what is most important? In this webinar, you will discover how to ask effective questions during monthly board reports and get the information you need to make strong decisions for your utility’s future.

August 13, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: High-Impedance Fault Detection

Online

When energized conductors contact poorly conductive surfaces, they create high-impedance faults (HIFs) that are difficult to detect and problematic to clear by traditional equipment which creates a safety concern for the public. This webinar explains the characteristics of a high impedance fault and the system conditions that can lead up to the occurrence of these faults.

August 14, 2024
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Board Series: Manage Power Plays at Your Meetings

Online

What can you do when an outlier board member tries to dominate the meetings? What if it’s the chair who’s lording it over everybody else? What if your public is out of control? In this webinar, learn to use the powerful tools provided by Robert’s Rules of Order to manage power plays and keep your meetings on track.

August 20, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Special Equipment

Online

Whether your utility uses a traditional special equipment system, has inventoried special equipment, or has a combination thereof, this session will provide a clear explanation of the installation and maintenance of these items on the distribution system. You will learn what special equipment information needs to be tracked, how it is used in the billing system, and why there may be questions aske

September 10, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Application of Voltage Regulators

Online

Voltage regulators are needed on all distribution systems and serve an important role in maintaining quality service to customers. This webinar will address the fundamentals of how voltage regulators operate. In addition, the presentation will cover application of the voltage regulators including placement, how to coordinate cascading regulators, and the use of line drop compensation.

September 12, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Utilizing Service Orders to Measure Metrics

Online

During this session, you will learn how to embrace the importance of metrics in measuring status and change. Design a process and use automation to measure outcomes. Organize and define service order information that can easily be utilized in providing and evaluating measurements. Align the business plan, operational plans, metrics, daily work, and process to measure level of success.

September 12, 2024
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Board Governance: Metrics

Online

Understanding how to use metrics effectively is vital for informed decision-making and the successful governance of a utility. In this webinar, you will determine what key metrics are and how to use them to monitor the budget, business plan, long-range plan, and business decisions.

September 17 - 19, 2024
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Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend - Bend, Oregon

The Foreman Leadership Certificate Program is a highly interactive program designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce learning and provide opportunities to practice and develop skills. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days.

September 17, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: All About Assemblies

Online

In this course, you will learn about the interaction of assemblies using materials from the warehouse through unitizing them to assets/continuing property records. Utilizing baseline assembly concepts, you will discuss standard costs, updating assemblies/specifications, and ultimately having a system where the materials desired and needed for a job get to the jobsite and are used.

September 18 - 19, 2024
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Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend - Bend, Oregon

This course is for anyone who wishes to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business.

October 3, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Financial Strategies - Operating Statement

Online

During this session, you will learn how to navigate the basic concepts of operation statement transactions. Analyze the impact of financial decisions. Correlate the impact of changes in the electric utility industry to the operating statement. Employ best practices when recommending financial procedures and controls to maximize margins, revenue requirements, and cost coverage.

October 3, 2024
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Board Series: Create and Maintain Powerful Minutes

Online

Minutes are often taken for granted, but the quality of your minutes makes a big difference to the effectiveness of your board. Clerks, secretaries, and board members will find surprising insights into what makes powerful minutes in this webinar.

October 8, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Application and Use of Ductile Iron Poles

Online

Historically, most power poles have been made of wood. There are applications that also make use of concrete, steel, and fiberglass poles. Ductile iron poles are ceramic or epoxy coated poles made of recycled iron and are similar to pipes that have been used for years in the water and sewer industry. This webinar will discuss the unique application and use of ductile iron poles.

October 9 - 10, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Challenging Communication

Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade - Sacramento, California

This is the second in a series of four sessions leading to a Certificate in Leadership Skills from NWPPA. The leader's role in facilitating performance will be described, along with ways of dealing with challenges such as denial and reluctance to accept accountability. Note from the instructor: This class should be taken prior to Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles.

October 15, 2024
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Engineering and Operations Work Order Webinar Series: Rate Impact of Maintenance and Capitalized Work

Online

For your ratepayers/consumers/members, price/cost and reliability are most important. Therefore, keeping rates as low as possible is the desired outcome of attending this final session of the Understanding the Work Order System Series. You will look at how much it costs to provide reliable power, and discuss the impact of decisions, such as completing a timesheet and using materials, on the overal

October 17, 2024
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Board Governance: Performance and Compensation of the CEO

Online

The CEO or general manager of a utility is pivotal to the organization’s success, and the board plays a critical role in evaluating the performance of and compensation for this position. This webinar explores effective processes board members can use to monitor the CEO/GM’s performance, provide feedback, and determine compensation in the short term and long term.

November 5 - 7, 2024
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Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

Hotel Indigo Seattle Everett Waterfront - Everett, Washington

The Foreman Leadership Certificate Program is a highly interactive program designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce learning and provide opportunities to practice and develop skills. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days.

November 7, 2024
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Board Governance: Transparency

Online

What does it mean to be transparent in governance, or as a utility? In this webinar, explore how you as a board member can maintain transparency and thus build trust and demonstrate accountability to customers and others within the utility. You will learn specific actions you can take to be transparent and how to strike the right balance between oversharing and not sharing enough.

November 12, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Designing Extra-Long Spans

Online

Sometimes system conditions such as rough terrain produce a need for extra-long spans. This webinar will discuss the unique challenges associated with designing extra long spans to maintain conductor spacing, ensure adequate structure and equipment strength, and handle increased sag and tension.

November 14, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Financial Strategies – Balance Sheet

Online

During this session, you will learn how to navigate the basic concepts of balance sheet transactions. Analyze the short- and long-term impacts of financial decisions. Correlate the impact of changes in the electric utility industry to the balance sheet. Recommend financial procedures and controls that support the desired financial position, business plan, and metrics.

November 20 - 21, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Supervising Union Employees

Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver - Vancouver, Washington

The MARC Union-Labor Relations program increases the skills and confidence of frontline supervisors to serve as management's frontline representatives in dealing with employees, stewards, and officers of the union. Additionally, top-level managers are trained to delegate and support frontline supervisors.

December 4 - 5, 2024
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Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Work Styles

DoubleTree Seattle Airport - Seattle, Washington

This course is one of the three courses needed to earn a Leadership Skills Series Certificate. The SLII Experience foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team, and then to use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person.

December 5, 2024
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CFO & Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows

Online

During this session, you will learn how to understand the compilation process for the statement of cash flows, where the data comes from, and why it is important. Evaluate and analyze cash inflows, cash outflows, and their impact. Correlate the impact of changes in the electric utility industry to the statement of cash flows.

December 5, 2024
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Board Governance: Asset Purchases and the Balance Sheet

Online

Asset Purchases provides an overview of utility asset purchases and how capital expenditures fit into the overall budget. This webinar approaches budgeting for the utility from a long-term perspective and explores basic composite depreciation concepts.

December 10, 2024
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Engineering Webinar Series: Separable Connectors Used in Underground Distribution

Online

This webinar is a tutorial on the installation and operation of separable connectors. These connectors are at the heart of all underground distribution systems. The webinar will provide operational knowledge to designers for the use and application of separable connectors. Items to be addressed include bleed wires, operating tools, termination techniques, and operating limits.