Event Profile

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

November 3 — 5, 2020
Anchorage Hilton
500 W. Third Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501 

Who Should Attend:

Foremen and crew leaders.

Related Courses:

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2, February 25-27, 2020

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 2, December 8-10, 2020

Course Overview:

The electric utility industry of the 22nd century will look much different than it does today. With the changes in workforce and new technology comes the need for new technical job skills as well as the skills needed to coach, motivate, and inspire crew members. This course is designed to prepare new and future foremen, crew leaders, and others in supervisory capacities for the challenges of effective leadership in an environment that includes a new generation of workers with different frames of reference toward employers and the workplace. Participants will gain insight into what people respect in leaders and how to develop their own unique leadership style.

Day one will focus on what management looks for in a leader; what followers expect; the characteristics of effective leadership; the common pitfalls encountered by leaders; how to develop one's own leadership tools; winning support and overcoming resistance; and how to keep things on track. This program is a must for anyone who needs to know what a leader is and is not.

Day two is about transitioning from the worker to the work leader. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of workplace relationships and strategies for how to better manage those, and improve relationships through an effective delegation of duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Participants will gain insight into the connection between relationships and how motivation through delegation will assist you in reconciling both. We will focus on dealing with employees who allow changed relationships to negatively impact their performance and disrupt the work environment. Techniques of counseling and discipline will also be covered. In addition, the session will provide participants, through group discussions and small group activities, with a variety of alternatives, techniques, and action plans for effectively counseling employees and for handling chronic difficult situations.

Day three is about building effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. How do you know if your crew is performing at its best? Do you see potential for improvement, but you do not know where to start? We will provide tools for diagnosing your own team and matching your diagnosis to an intervention technique. Through the use of case studies, class discussion, and interactive sessions, participants will address typical concerns, including identifying, diagnosing, and resolving problems; making optimal decisions; and using relevant documentation to track progress and evaluate results.

Course Instructor:

Bruce Damrow, Continuum Education + Training

Course Schedule:

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

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411 

Room rate: $139 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 3, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/03/2020): $910
Utility Member Standard: $985

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/03/2020): $1,365
Associate Member Standard: $1,440

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/03/2020): $2,730
Non-member Standard: $2,805

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 18 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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For More Information:

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