Event Profile

Women in Public Power Conference

November 7 — 8, 2018
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:

Women in the power industry.

Conference Overview:

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.

Conference Agenda:

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration

    8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome

      Anita Decker, Executive Director, NWPPA

    8:40-9:40 a.m. Keynote: Lessons along the Pathway to CEO

      Maria Pope, CEO, Portland General Electric

    9:40-10 a.m. Conference Objectives, Schedule, Participant Goals, and Speed Dating

      Elaine Dixon, Director of Education and Workforce Development, NWPPA

    10-10:15 a.m. Break

    10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Developing Your Personal Brand

      Jillian Douglas, CLO and Founder, Idea Learning

    11-11:15 a.m. Break

    11:15 a.m.-noon Innovation Assessment Debrief

      Disciplined, curious, consistent, insatiable, loyal, willing to destroy… Examine personal working preferences and the impact on getting things done within your work team. Hint: we need them all!

    Noon-1 p.m. Networking lunch

    1-3 p.m. Resilience + Connection = Results

      Resilience is not just ‘getting over it’, and connection is not just networking. Learn how the two are related, develop some tools, and impact your ability to achieve results.

      Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD

    3-3:15 p.m. Break

    3:15-4:45 p.m. Women’s Panel – An Unexpected Path

      Everyone has a story. We weave our way through our life and career via risks, adventures, giving it a try, a push or pull from a mentor, or even by accident. Panelists will share the expected and unexpected lessons they’ve learned along the way.

      Panelists: Ann Spangler, General Counsel, Snohomish County PUD #1; Julie Turbin, VP of Operations and Operations Services, Kootenai Electric Cooperative; Libby Calnon, General Manager, Hood River Electric Cooperative; and Lora Anguay, Director, Distribution Operations and Grid Strategy Operations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

      Moderator: Michelle Bertolino, General Manager, Roseville Electric Utility

    4:45-6:30 p.m. Networking with Purpose Reception

      Meet, connect, practice, discuss, laugh, share, and network with panelists, speakers, and participants.

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    8-8:15 a.m. What came up over night?

    8:15-9:15 a.m. Keynote: 10 Principles of Resilience

      Jennifer Cloer, Wicked Flicks Productions, Creator and Executive Producer, The Chasing Grace Project

    9:15-9:45 a.m. Resilience Discussion Breakouts

      What did we learn?

    9:45-10 a.m. Break

    10 a.m.-noon Negotiation Skills: (You Might Just) Get What You Need

      Learn (and practice) key steps in every-day negotiation because there is a method to this process. Reynolds will work us through the highlights she learned at Harvard Law School and what she now teaches at the University of Oregon.

      Jennifer Reynolds, Professor, University of Oregon

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

    1-2 p.m. Women on Boards – Connections to the Policy Makers

      Panelists: Dede Draper, Director, Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative; Susan Thraen, Trustee, Missoula Electric Cooperative; Teresa O’Neill, Council Member, Silicon Valley Power/City of Santa Clara; and Diana Thompson, Commissioner, Pacific County PUD #2

    2-3 p.m. Closing Keynote: Why Not Me?

      Jackie Flowers, CEO, Tacoma Public Utilities

    3-3:30 p.m. Wrap up and evaluations

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first day, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second day. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided both days.

Conference Location & Hotel Information:

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

Room rate: $165 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 7, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Women in Public Power - NWPPA (group code NWP) when booking your reservation. Or book online here: WIPP

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/07/2018): $600
Utility Member Standard: $675

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/07/2018): $900
Associate Member Standard: $975

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/07/2018): $1,800
Non-member Standard: $1,875

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 conference qualifies for 11 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the conference.

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