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Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Class: Enterprise Risk Managment for Policy Makers

May 8, 2017
Sunriver Resort
1 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707 
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The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Utility policy makers, such as board members, commissioners, and appointed or elected officials with utility oversight responsibilities.

Related Events:

NWPPA Annual Meeting Golf Tournament, May 7, 2017

NWPPA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting, May 7-10, 2017

Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Class: Electric Utility System Operations, May 8, 2017

Course Overview:

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is the discipline of examining the impact of potential financial, operational, regulatory, environmental, legal, safety, and reputation risks on an organization. A strong ERM program will integrate risk management with strategy, tactics, compliance, and operational processes. Implementing ERM helps utilities improve their operation and organizational effectiveness.

In this course, policy makers will learn how ERM can help them provide more effective oversight and guidance. The instructor will review how ERM can be used as a decision-making tool and provide examples for how ERM has been used by some utilities. And, the instructor will review emerging trends and potential risks facing utilities today. By the end of the course, policy makers will have more insight into what questions to ask and how ERM may help them be more effective in their roles.

Course Objectives:

The program will focus on how policy makers can guide the ERM process:

  • Discuss rating agency, customer, and policy maker perspectives of ERM
  • Consider how ERM reporting can assist policy makers
  • Review examples of how ERM can be used to review internal controls, improve budgeting, inform strategic planning, aid disaster planning, and improve compliance.
  • Review examples of enterprise risks that utilities face
  • Consider the range of risk responses available to utilities
  • Participate in a mock risk identification and mitigation strategy session
  • Learn about the critical success factors for a sustainable ERM program
  • Discuss management’s role as compared to the policy maker’s role in an ERM program
  • Develop a plan to discuss ERM with the utility management team

Course Instructor:

Julie Ryan, Aether Advisors

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:

Sunriver Resort
1 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707
(800) 547-3922

Room rates: $159 for a Lodge Village guestroom, $189 for a River Lodge guestroom, and $199 for a Lodge Village suite

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 6, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with the Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Shuttle service is available from the Bend/Redmond airport to Sunriver Resort. Please call (855) 420-8206 for reservations and cost.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 4/7/2017): $370
Standard Rate (all membership types): $445
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Sunriver Resort

For More Information:

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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Julie Ryan
Organization: Aether Advisors LLC