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

Online

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 ...

Administrative Professionals Series: Managing Time, Change, and Stress

Online

In today’s workplace, employees are experiencing tremendous challenges that pull them in many directions all at once. There are tremendous changes underway in organizational strategies ...

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...

Make-Ready Considerations for Utility Fiber Installations


Planning and designing fiber installations on the distribution system presents a myriad of challenges. This training seminar will provide insight into the key elements necessary for ...

NWPPA Policy Forum: 2021 Wrap-up and Federal Funding Opportunities (Free)

Online

Join us to learn the ins and outs of the new sources of federal funding available to electric utilities as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: M365 - The Mysterious Apps

Online

In this interactive and informative webinar, we will examine four M365 tools that don't get a lot of attention but are extremely useful. Learn how to harness the power of these tools...

Helping Customers Understand Energy Usage and Conservation Measures

Online

Although electricity is one necessity that Americans cannot do without, many consumers are remarkably uninformed and misinformed on how to understand and control their energy usage ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Conditional Formatting

Online

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 ...

Administrative Professionals Series: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

Online

Collaboration among co-workers to meet the organization’s goals has never been more important. Organizations are expecting employees at all levels to work together--often across functions...

Distribution Engineering Series: Session 2 - Overcurrent Protection

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport

This course focuses on the application of protective devices on a distribution system. In this two-day class, you will cover the best practices for protecting transformers and equipment while ...

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 ...

Microsoft Office Essentials Webinar Series: End-of-Year Digital Cleanup

Online

As we close out the year and prepare for the next one, many of us have a desire to clean up the clutter we have collected throughout the year. Much of this clutter comes in digital forms...

Engineering Webinar Series: All 12 Webinars

Online

The engineering webinar series is comprised of 12 webinars from January through December 2022. Descriptions for each webinar can be found below. Webinars can be taken individually...

Engineering Webinar Series: Specifying and Placing Lightning Arresters

Online

Did you know that lightning can cause 20% of the outages on overhead power lines? Therefore, in this webinar you will review the types of arresters currently on the market for distribution ...

Environmental Task Force Meeting

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown

This is a resumption of the regular meeting of the long-standing Environmental Task Force that examines environmental issues and the impact of current and proposed environmental ...

PCB Management

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown

Is your utility in compliance with U.S. EPA regulations regarding PCB use and management? As part of NWPPA's Environmental Series, this important two-day course has been designed ...

Utility Risk Planning: Past, Present, and Future

Online

Risk-taking capability is a critical skillset for utilities. This one-day course will explore utility risks and how to prepare and mitigate them; however, it will not focus on processes and ...

Wildfire Workshop

Marriott Seattle Airport

Since we last convened at the NWPPA Wildfire Workshop in January 2020, the profound threat, and costs of fire within our region has continued to grow. We are witnessing escalating wildland ...

Handling High Bill Inquiries

Online

High bills are the number one concern or complaint of all utility customers. As a result, when consumers come calling with these concerns, it is the biggest opportunity that the utility has ...

Managing Change and Transition and Facilitating Effective Meetings

Online

This new one-day course will cover what you need to know about change, transition, and effective meeting facilitation in today's environment. You will learn the differences between ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Overhead to Underground Conversions

Online

Trends are emerging where existing overhead distribution facilities are being converted to underground; this could be streetscaping or could be part of a reliability/resiliency program. Join ...

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2


“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 ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings

Online

This series is comprised of six webinars from February through March 2022. 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: Who's in Charge?

Online

This is Part 1 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. Get a clear picture of the authority of the chair, members, and staff at a board meeting. Hint: It may be different from what you're ...

Raise Your Energy IQ

Springhill Suites Kennewick

The electric utility industry is undergoing dramatic changes and customers’ expectations of their utility areincreasing. Your customers now expect you to be an energy expert! This class ...

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

DoubleTree Hilton Vancouver

This course is for personnel who wish to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business. On day one, attendees will cover ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Motions and Amendments

Online

This is Part 2 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. Motions and amendments are the bedrock of Robert's Rules, but how to process them can be complex. This interactive 90-minute session ...

Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles

Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage

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...

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

Anchorage Hilton

“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 ...

Lineworker Skills Series: Personal Protective Bonding and Grounding

Captain Cook Hotel

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, ...

Lineworker Skills Series: Lineworker Rigging

Captain Cook Hotel

This class will increase the participant's level of knowledge of rigging gear inspection; safe rigging procedures and load control; and using almost any vertical or horizontal rigging ...

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

Online

This is Part 3 of the Newly Elected Survival Guide. What can be done when a chair or a member oversteps their authority or dominates the meeting? This 90-minute webinar provides ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Aging Infrastructure - Plan of Action

Online

The electric grid in the United States is aging and needs to be replaced to maintain high levels of system reliability. However, with negative trends in electrical demand and potentially ...

Fraud Fundamentals: The Construction Process of Fraud Prevention

Online

This four-part webinar series provides a framework for addressing internal fraud, which is fraud perpetrated by an organization’s own people. The framework of an effective ...

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

Online

This is Part 1 of Beyond the Basics. There are 13 ranking motions in Robert's Rules, and it's rare to understand how they interact. In this webinar, learn how to use them to achieve ...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Interactive Practice

Online

This is Part 2 of Beyond the Basics. This session offers entertaining interactive exercises so you can put your knowledge into practice and strengthen your skills....

Privacy Issues in the Workplace

Online

Although privacy is a dynamic issue of growing concern in essentially every modern workplace, there is still no single comprehensive law governing workplace privacy. Instead, privacy...

A How-To Series on Board Meetings: Meeting Minutes and the Role of the Clerk

Online

Many misunderstandings prevail about what kinds of minutes serve your board best. This webinar will clarify four different types of minutes and prepare you to process minutes effectively....

Developing Your Department's Strategic Plan


During this two-day course, you will learn to help utility professionals build department- and work-group-level strategic plans that follow the utility-level strategic plan. This will help ...

Electric Utility Business Fundamentals


There are many interesting roles and opportunities in today’s electric utility. With the changes in energy sources, community needs, legislative impact, and consumer requirements, being ...

Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

Spokane Convention Center

The largest gathering of public power utilities in the Northwest, the Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show, is set to take place in Spokane, Washington, April 12–14, 2022. ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Advanced Car Chargers

Online

There are essentially three levels of electric vehicle chargers: Level 1 (120 volts), Level 2 (240 volts), and Level 3 fast chargers. The advanced Level 3 fast chargers can have demands of 1 ...

Leadership Skills: Challenging Communication


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 ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Electric Service for the Electric Vehicle Fleet

Online

Public and private fleet operators are switching to electric vehicles to reduce costs, cut emissions, and to lower their carbon footprint. However, depot fleet charging can have many EV ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Interconnection of Battery and Solar Systems

Online

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. In this ...

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Courtyard by Marriott Richland

This course is for personnel who wish to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business. On day one, attendees will cover ...

Engineering Webinar Series: 2023 NESC Sneak Peek

Online

The 2023 NESC is available in August 2022 and becomes effective in January 2023. There were over 500 change proposals submitted in this code cycle: new sets of rules are expected ...

Engineering Webinar Series: The Do's and Don'ts of Easement Acquisition

Online

The best-designed power line is useless without land to build it on. Acquiring easements from property owners to cross over their land and possibly cut their trees may be the hardest ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Stray Voltage and Swimming Pools

Online

Electric utilities receive stray voltage complaints that often occur at bodies of water, such as boat docks and swimming pools. Join this webinar to discuss methods of investigation, cause ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Understanding Microgrids

Online

Microgrids are small power grids operating either within a larger power grid or independently, and they are increasingly becoming advantageous to customers such as college ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Pole Buckling Prevention

Online

In this webinar you will learn the primary causes and effects of pole buckling, including insufficient pole class and short guy leads; the methods to design a wood pole distribution structure ...

Engineering Webinar Series: Strength of Pole Top Assemblies

Online

When designing a distribution line, it is necessary to select the proper pole top assembly for each pole, including crossarms (wood and fiberglass), pins, and insulators (polymer and ...