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Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Microsoft Teams Essentials

Online

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 internally...

Labor and Employee Relations Group Conference

The Grove Hotel

Come to the first in-person Labor and Employee Relations Group Annual Meeting since 2019! The annual meeting will bring together labor relations leaders to share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resource issues. This year’s conference will consist of two half days and one full day: afternoon sessions on June 6, a full day of sessions on Ju...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Underground Line Design and Subdivision Layout


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. The ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Calculations and Charts

Online

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 using ...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Joint-Use and Make-Ready Surveys


The communications industry is forever scrambling for pole rental space on distribution structures to attach telephone, CATV, and fiber-optic cables. With right of way becoming harder...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Cash Flow

Online

During this session, you will: •Determine if your utility’s cash flow is too low, too high, or just right to achieve your financial goals. •Compare and contrast direct and indirect...

Staking Technician Certification Program: Construction Contract Administration


A well-written construction contract and properly drawn set of plans and specifications will go a long way toward getting the lowest bid prices while easing administrative burdens. Accurate...

Substation Series: Transformer & Substation Testing & Analysis

Skamania Lodge

This two-day course will focus on transformer and substation equipment testing and diagnostic analysis, including general apparatus construction, test theory, test application ...

Avian Protection

Skamania Lodge

This one-and-a-half-day workshop will provide instruction and lead you in the development or updating of an avian protection plan for your electric utility. The workshop will cover ...

Electric Utility Financial Planning: Balancing Uncertainty in an Uncertain World

Online

This two-part course is intended to demystify the electric rate-setting process and leave you with a deeper understanding of how to utilize your rates to set up financially sustainable utilities in uncertain times. You will learn high-level concepts and steps involved in a rate study process, as well as review key tools and policies available to utilities to ensure stability, equity, and long-term...

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 ...

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 ...

What to Do if You Encounter Violence in the Field or Office

Online

Learning how to effectively communicate with people in crisis is becoming more of a necessity in the everyday workplace, both in the field and in the office. Mental health resources are being stretched to their breaking point and socioeconomic stressors a...

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2

Crown Plaza Anchorage Midtown

“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 ...

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Point

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 ...

Accounting and Finance Conference

Grove Hotel

Come to the first in-person Accounting and Finance Conference since 2019! This one-and-a-half-day conference will offer the ability to reconnect with colleagues and meet new ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Lean Outlook: Simplify and Get More Done

Online

You already know Outlook as a workhorse that you rely on throughout your busy day. But did you know that by maximizing Outlook’s functionality you may be able to view it ...

Rates Workshop

The Grove Hotel

Many elements drive modern rate policy, strategy, design, and structure. New technology, strain on system operations from peak loads, increased costs, economic hardship, distributed...

927.1 Cybersecurity: The Board's Oversight Role

Riverhouse

As a result of a rapidly changing cyber-threat landscape and the growth of digitization, electric utilities recognize the need to effectively manage cyber risks. Boards face a balancing act with ...

Communication Tune-up Series: All Three Webinars

Online

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, even in challenging times. You may register for each one separately or for all three at a discounted price....

Communication Tune-up Series: Interpersonal Communications in the Workplace

Online

This webinar provides a solid foundation for effective workplace communication by focusing first on interpersonal communication. You will learn the importance of active listening, understand the impact of nonverbal communication, apply questioning techniques to promote better understanding, and present messages efficiently and effectively – all while focusing on closing the communication feedback ...

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

Online

This webinar covers contracted or outside labor, in addition to internal labor, used to assemble and maintain the distribution system. Instructor Teri Wallis will show you how to simplify ...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Work Plan 2022

Online

During this session, you will: •Understand and evaluate the impact of rising costs – let’s discuss labor and material increases. •Discuss the impact the pandemic has...

Lineworker Skills Series: AC Transformers, Advanced Theory, and Practical Application


This advanced two-day class provides attendees with a journey lineworker's view of AC transformers. The curriculum includes a combination of electrical theory and hands-on practice. The ...

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 ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Excel Database/List Management

Online

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 of this ...

Lineworker Skills Series: AC System Troubleshooting


The course will cover troubleshooting problems and what to look for in single-phase problems; how to fix three-phase problems from wrong voltages and how they occur, and how to ...

Manager as Leader Series—A Leader Mindset: Own Your Role


This workshop kicks off the Manager as Leader series and is designed to help ignite, inspire, and nurture the leader mindset within you. This class must be taken before other classes in the series. Leadership is a choice: Own the choice. Own the transition. Own the role. No skills, techniques, or methods will have lasting impact until you clarify who you are and why you intend to lead ot...

Communication Tune-up Series: How to Handle Critical Conversations

Online

This webinar builds a more specialized communication skill: handling difficult conversations well, even when the stakes are high and/or people get emotional. You will learn what makes a conversation critical; the importance of staying in dialogue; how to identify and combat non-productive behaviors that can emerge; how to stay focused on real objectives; and how to influence others through listeni...

Hardening Windows Networks

Online

This is a four-day online, hands-on security course that teaches you how to harden, monitor, and protect Microsoft Windows-based networks. Based on more than 15 years of security ...

Rise Above Chaos and Discover Significance--A Lifestyle Design Methodology

Grand Hotel Salem

You can’t achieve significance without the help of others. Fortunately, author and popular NWPPA instructor Erick Rheam is here to help you better understand human dynamics so you can achieve and maintain long-term success and significance. Join your peers to unlock a proven formula that ignites purpose in your life so that you may create a vision that motivates and excites you about your future....

Conflict Resolution Skills for Leaders


This two-day workshop will equip you with the mindsets and skills to handle inevitable, everyday people problems you experience throughout your work. A core goal is to help you develop ...

Substation Series: Power Systems and Relay Commissioning

Best Western Ponderosa Lodge

This course will cover basic relaying concepts and industry standards for protecting those who develop settings. You will learn about CT circuits vs. DC control and PT circuits, the basic symbolism pertaining to protection and print reading, point-to-point checks, and keeping up with documentation. We will also discuss the process to commission a new relay, zones of protection on a transmission li...

Communication Tune-up Series: Cross-Generational and -Cultural Communication

Online

Communication gaps in the workplace can often be attributed to cultural or generational differences. Therefore, this 90-minute webinar will heighten your awareness of how cultural and generational factors influence interactions. You will come away with an appreciation of how individual lenses come into play, and you will build a flexible communication approach that can improve the effectiveness of...

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 ...

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 ...

Microsoft 365 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 and use character, ...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Reporting – Communicating Information to Achieve Organizational Goals

Online

During this session, you will: •Demystify the complexity of financial information through communication that brings teams together. •Discuss the measurement and communication ...

Manager as Leader Series: Interact with Impact

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Point

Every interaction is an opportunity to build commitment and capability. Your daily interactions are the heartbeat of your working relationships. Are your interactions boosting the commitment and capability of those you lead? This course will introduce and enable you to apply proven principles and skills for interacting effectively in a variety of leadership situations....

Manager as Leader Series: Lead Thriving Relationships

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Point

Leadership happens in the context of relationships. This course will help you identify and proactively manage the relationships that matter most to you in your role as a leader. Building relationships of trust and respect is central to your success as a leader. Know your key relationships and care for those key relationships on an ongoing basis....

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Metrics – From Scorecards to Monitoring

Online

During this session, you will: •Discuss how metrics are shaping the direction and decisions at your utility to achieve desired results. •Evaluate various metrics (operational,...

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 ...

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 ...

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend

“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 ...

Microsoft 365 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...

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 ...

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 ...

Manager as Leader Series: Coach for Success

The Citizen Hotel

Coaching is the craft of today’s workplace leader. Your role as a leader is to help others succeed in their role. This is done by continually building your team’s capacity (commitment and competence) to succeed. This cource will provide a proven roadmap and set of tools to effectively coach others to higher levels of commitment and competence. ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Microsoft Planner Essentials

Online

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 project ...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Internal Controls

Online

During this session, you will: •Discuss and interpret the importance of authorization, completeness, accuracy, validity, physical safeguards and security, error handling, and segregation of ...

Manager as Leader Series: Build Your Team

The Citizen Hotel

Teamwork is hard work. But it’s worth it. Teamwork is often an over-used buzz word. Most of us would agree that it is important and most of us can identify teamwork when we see it; but leadership is about creating and sustaining it. This course will provide a roadmap and set of skills to help you build and sustain a strong team. ...

Microsoft 365 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 and ...

Conflict Resolution Skills for Leaders


This two-day workshop equips you with the mindsets and skills to handle inevitable, everyday people problems you experience throughout your work. A core goal is to help you develop a ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: PowerPoint for Presenters

Online

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 to create ...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Executing the Business Plan

Online

Plans, plans, and more plans. During this session, you will: •Understand the importance of planning to set the course for your utility. •Determine must haves when it comes to ...

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 ...

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Reuse Microsoft 365 Content the Right Way

Online

Did you know that Microsoft Office tools can increase your efficiency and productivity while reducing your workload if you harness its powers? Neal Otto will teach you tips and tricks to reuse...

Manager as Leader Series: Lead Change


Change requires leadership. Leadership requires change. Workplace leaders are the "tread on the tire" when it comes to change. This workshop will provide the roadmap and set of tools to lead your team through challenging change....

Microsoft 365 Essentials Webinar Series: Excel - Get and Transform

Online

This half-day 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 week or...

Microsoft 365 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 365 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 ...

CFO/Senior Accountant Webinar Series: Financial Evaluations – What You Need to Know and Your Role

Online

During this session, you will: •Learn the essentials that will assist you to contribute and respond when faced with significant business matters needing to be evaluated. •Understand how ...

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 ...