Event Profile

Developing Your Department's Strategic Plan - CANCELED

March 29 — 30, 2022
Hilton Garden Inn Bend

Who Should Attend:

Managers, supervisors, and individual contributors who develop department-level strategy. Individuals who are not experienced in strategic planning are also encouraged to attend.

Related Event(s):

Electric Utility Business Fundamentals , March 31 - April 1, 2022

Course Overview:

During this two-day course, you will learn to 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. This course will cover:

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

Instructor Julie Ryan 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.

Course 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.

Course Instructor:

Julie Ryan, Aether Advisors

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Bend
425 SW Bluff Drive
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 617-6111

Room rate: $186

Please book your room as soon as possible but no later than March 8, 2022. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/7/2021): $1,100
Utility Member Standard: $1,175

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/7/2021): $1,650
Associate Member Standard: $1,725

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 8/7/2021): $3,300
Non-Member Standard: $3,375

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.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued 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.