Event Profile

Annual Meeting Pre-conference Class: 956.1 Crucial Conversations in the Boardroom

May 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L" Street"
Sacramento, CA 95814 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Any board member, commissioner, or general manager interested in better understanding techniques around crucial boardroom conversations.

Related Events:

NWPPA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting, May 19-22, 2019

Annual Meeting Pre-conference Class: 958.1 Succession Planning-Developing the Purpose-Driven Organization, May 20, 2019

Course Overview:

This highly interactive one-day course teaches electric cooperative directors skills for creating alignment and agreement in the boardroom by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—the issues that face electric cooperatives today. Using real-world co-op examples, directors will practice speaking for clarity and purpose; encourage others to do the same; and analyze the best ideas to make the highest-quality decisions with the goal of acting on issues with unity and commitment.

Course Topics:

  • Speaking persuasively, not abrasively
  • Fostering teamwork and better decision making
  • Building acceptance rather than resistance
  • Resolving individual and group disagreements

Course Instructor:

Mary McLaury, NRECA

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234

Room rate: $182/night

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 26, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility and Associate Member Early Bird (ends 4/19/2019): $490
Utility and Associate Member Standard: $565

Non-member Early Bird (ends 4/19/2019): $1,470
Non-member Standard: $1,545

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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Mary McLaury
Organization: National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. (NRECA)