Event Profile

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

March 21 — 23, 2023
The Citizen Hotel

Who Should Attend:

Utility foremen, line supervisors, crew supervisors, and crew leaders. (It's best if the participants work in a foreman capacity, either as part of a temporary rotation or as a function of their full-time role. They can come from any part of operations: lineman, meterman, tree trimmer, etc.)

Course Overview:

“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 to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce the learning and provide practice. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days. The program consists of two two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions can be taken 2 to 12 months apart but must be taken in order.

Day one focuses on the success factors of a foreman. What do the best foremen do, or have, that makes them the best leaders in their field? Small group discussions about these factors will prepare the group for areas of focus for the next few days. Scenarios, developed from real utility situations, are introduced as case studies. We will use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to help you see your preferential style and way of working, and the styles of others who may prefer something completely different.

Day two addresses going from buddy to boss and safety culture. How does this job change the relationship with your crew (who may also be your fishing buddies)? Group discussion, activities, and use of scenarios help with learning. We’ll also identify the most critical values that a foreman must have to rely on others and be relied upon. What is required to safely send your crew home at the end of each shift?

Day three is a recap. Various challenges will be put on the teams to build strength in adapting to changes, and pay attention to your leadership decisions, even in the midst of competition.

Course Instructor:

Elain Dixon, EMD Learning

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first two days and 8:30 to noon on the third. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-2700
Room Rate: $239
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 2/27/2023, to secure this room rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/18/2023): $1,690
Utility Member Standard: $1,765

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/18/2023): $2,535
Associate Member Standard: $2,610

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/18/2023): $3,380
Non-member Standard: $3,530

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact us, via email, registration@nwppa.org, or call 360-816-1457. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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