Event Profile

Developing Your Department's Strategic Plan

May 18 — June 2, 2021

Who Should Attend:

Managers, supervisors, and individual contributors who develop department-level strategy to implement their utility’s strategic goals and strategies. Individuals who are not experienced in strategic planning are also encouraged to attend.

Program Overview:

This series of five sessions will help utility professionals build department- and work-group-level strategic plans that follow the utility-level strategic plan. This will help utility professionals implement the utility’s strategic goals through relevant department plans and activities. The five sessions will cover:

  • Strategic planning framework
  • Alternative scenarios and strategic goals
  • Strategy formulation
  • Strategy implementation
  • Capstone session

The instructor will discuss strategic planning concepts in an industry context and utility perspective, and then help you drill down to how this impacts you and your department. Strategic planning concepts will be explored using the utility strategic plan, as well as an illustrative department strategic plan. You will then practice applying the strategic planning concepts through a team department strategic plan.

Series content will include prepared material, Q&A, polling, and active discussion. By the end of the workshop you will have practical experience developing a department strategic plan with fellow attendees, and you will be able to:

  • Tie your work to your utility's strategic plan.
  • Provide a strategy tool that you can use immediately – and throughout your career – to develop department strategic plans.
  • Build agility to move back and forth between tactical work to forward-looking strategy.

Program Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Program Instructor:

Julie Ryan, Aether Advisors

Program Schedule:

The webinars will be held on May 18, 20, 25, 27, and June 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. PST. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

Program Fees:

Individual Attendee Registration:

    Utility Member Rate: $590
    Associate Member Rate: $885
    Non-Member Rate: $1770

Attendee Group Registration (up to four attendees)*:

    Utility Member Rate: $1,475
    Associate Member Rate: $2,215

*If your organization would like to send multiple attendees to this event, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org for further details.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Complaint Resolution:

NWPPA endeavors to resolve any and all complaints as expeditiously as possible. If a complaint is not resolved to our members satisfaction, please contact Scott Corwin, Executive Director at scottc@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1441. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, please contact our office at (360) 254-0109.

NWPPA Code of Conduct:

NWPPA holds professional conferences, meetings, and other events to enhance the success of our members, and we are committed to providing a professional environment free of inappropriate actions or harassment. All attendees are expected to observe the Code of Conduct while attending an NWPPA event and while participating in any NWPPA-sponsored social or networking function.

The Northwest Public Power Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

CPE Credit Information:

Program level: Beginner

Prerequisite: None

Advanced preparation for this webinar is not required

Delivery method: Group Internet Based

Recommended CPE: 6.0

Recommended field of study: Business Management & Organization 6.0

Other Continuing Hours: This program is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Registration Requirements: Please register online at www.nwwpa.org, or contact Gail Patterson, gail@nwppa.org.


SHRM Credit Information:

NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


For More Information:

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