Event Profile

Stakeholder Relations and Negotiations - POSTPONED

March 23 — April 1, 2021


This event has been postponed. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Next Available Course Dates: May 26, 27, and June 1, 2.

Who Should Attend:

Utility managers, supervisors, and individual contributors who want to better understand their utility stakeholders, understand stakeholder relations, and represent their utility well in stakeholder negotiations.

Program Overview:

This four-part webinar series is comprised of the following online virtual sessions to help utility professionals build expertise in stakeholder relations and negotiations:

  • Utility Stakeholders and Internal Planning
  • Negotiation Styles
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Negotiation Simulation

Instructor Julie Ryan will provide the content including Q&A, polling, examples, and active discussion. She will also set up activities for you to practice the concepts of negotiation during the breakout sessions. Class activities will draw from real-life utility stakeholder issues, simplified and adapted for classroom teaching. At the end of the four sessions, you should feel more comfortable interacting with utility stakeholders and be able to:

  • Understand their natural go-to style of negotiations and learn to apply it, and other styles, to varied circumstances
  • Recognize stakeholders’ negotiations styles and develop an approach to work effectively with them
  • Strategize to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and how to engage with them most effectively
  • Develop a Stakeholder Negotiation Plan

    Program level: Intermediate

    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.

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 March 23, 25, 30, and April 1 at 9-11 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: $540
    Associate Member Rate: $810
    Non-Member Rate: $1,620

Attendee Group Registration (up to four attendees)*:

    Utility Member Rate: $1,350
    Associate Member Rate: $2,025

*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.

Program Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course date. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or “no show,” 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, at Gail@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1450. If registration was paid by credit card, a refund will be issued to that credit card; all other refunds will be issued via check. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, please contact our office at (360) 254-0109.

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.

NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for six 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.