Event Profile

Foreman Leadership Accelerated Program Part 1

January 15 — 17, 2019
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220 
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This class is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Gail Patterson at 360-816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Foremen and crew leaders.

Please note that this course is part one of a two-part accelerated course and covers most of the modules in the full Foreman Leadership Certificate Program. This program is specifically designed to be taken as two three-day sessions and should not be mixed with other Foreman Leadership classes. If you have questions, please contact Elaine Dixon at (360) 816-1445 or elaine@nwppa.org.

Related Courses:

Foreman Leadership Accelerated Program Part 2, February 19-21, 2019

Foreman Leadership Accelerated Program Part 2, May 7-9, 2019

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:

Jim York, Continuum Education + Training

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all three days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites Portland - Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 460-3000

Room rate: $155 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2018, to secure this rate. Refer to group code NPP. Or use this link to book online: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PDXESES-NPP-20190114/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/15/2018): $780
Utility Member Standard: $855

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/15/2018): $1,170
Associate Member Standard: $1,245

Non-member Early Bird (ends 12/15/2018): $2,340
Non-member Standard: $2,415

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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Jim York
Organization: Continuum Education + Training