Women in Public Power Conference
November 8 9, 2017
Venue:Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
Fee(s):This event has a fee
This conference is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Gail Patterson at 360-816-1450 or email@example.com.
Who Should Attend:
Women in the power industry
Women in Public Power is a learning conference that provides developmental opportunities for women in five critical areas of success: knowing yourself, creating connections, managing communications, building confidence and strengthening resilience. This year, the assessment tool is the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).
Day 1: Wednesday, November 8
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome
Anita Decker, Executive Director, NWPPA
8:45-9:45 a.m. Keynote: Lessons Learned–Some the Hard Way
Sue Kelly, American Public Power Association's CEO and the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment's 2017 Woman of the Year, will share her lessons learned over the years working in the energy field.
9:45-10:30 a.m. Breakouts – Lessons Learned
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:15 a.m. Conference Objectives, Schedule, Participant Goals, and "Speed Dating"
Elaine Dixon, Director of Education and Workforce Development, NWPPA
11:15 a.m.-Noon Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is a tool for helping people understand how different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics–and for empowering them to choose the appropriate style for any situation.
Noon-1 p.m. Networking lunch
1-1:45 p.m. Key Success Factors: Confidence and Resilience–Stories from the field
Beth Looney, CEO, Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative (PNGC Power)
1:45-2 p.m. Speed Dating with Purpose
2-2:45 p.m. Key Success Factor: Connection - Are You a Cabinet Builder?
Anita Decker, Executive Director, NWPPA
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-4:30 p.m. Women’s Panel – Lessons from across Experiences
Meera Kohler, CEO, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative; Amber Orr, Director of Engineering, Pend Oreille County PUD; Britni Davidson-Cruickshank, Member Services Manager, Salem Electric; Jackie Flowers, General Manager, Idaho Falls Power; and Janet Herrin, COO, Bonneville Power Administration
4:45-6:30 p.m. Networking reception
Day 2: Thursday, November 9
8-8:15 a.m. What Came up over Night?
8:15-9:30 a.m. Keynote: Pearls of Wisdom from Powerful Women
Fawn Germer, international best-selling author and journalist, brings together the wisdom of prime ministers, presidents, CEOs, Nobel Peace Prize winners, adventurers, Academy Award winners, scientists, journalists, Olympic athletes, newsmakers, senior executives, and other women who have captured our hearts while making history.
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break
9:45-12:15 p.m. Key Success Factors: Communication – Working with Conflict
Maggie Kolkena, President of Third Thought Consulting, will debrief the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) and teach us how to better respond to, and even utilize, conflict.
12:15-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Key Success Factors: Know Yourself – Finding and Using Your Noble Purpose
Elaine Dixon, Director, Education and Workforce Development, NWPPA
2-3 p.m. Keynote: A Hopeful Future
Lisa Grow, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Idaho Power
3-3:30 p.m. Wrap up, evaluations, and door prizes
Conference Location & Hotel Information:
Embassy Suites Portland - Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97220
Room rate: $159 Single/Double
Please book your room
as soon as possible, but no later
than October 10, 2017,to secure this rate. Mention that you are
with Northwest Public Power Association (Group Code NWA) when booking your reservation. Or book online with the following link: WiPP
Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/8/2017): $700
Utility Member Standard: $775
Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/8/2017): $1,050
Associate Member Standard: $1,125
Non-member Early Bird ends 10/8/2017): $2,100
Non-member Standard: $2,175
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Embassy Suites Portland Airport
For More Information:
To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.