Event Profile

Foreman Leadership Certificate Program Part 1

September 17 — 19, 2024
Hampton Inn & Suites Bend

Who Should Attend:

Operations foremen, either as part of a temporary rotation or as a function of a full-time role.

Course Overview:

The Foreman Leadership Certificate Program is a highly interactive program designed to support the development of skills needed to lead operations crews in the electric utility industry. Activities, both inside and outside, reinforce learning and provide opportunities to practice and develop skills. The activities also keep the participants engaged and energized during the long program days. The program consists of two, two-and-a-half-day sessions; the sessions can be taken 2 to 12 months apart but should be taken in order.

Who am I as a leader? Day one focuses on the success factors of a foreman. What do the best foremen do, or have, that makes them the best leaders in their field? Small group discussions about these factors will prepare the group for areas of focus for the next few days. Scenarios, developed from real utility situations, are introduced as case studies. We will use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to identify preferential style and way of working, and the styles of others who may prefer something completely different. Day two addresses safety culture, values, and going from crew to foreman. How does this job change the relationship with your crew (who may also be your fishing buddies)? Group discussion, activities, and use of scenarios help with learning. We’ll also identify the most critical values that a foreman must have to rely on others and be relied upon. What is required to safely send your crew home at the end of each shift? An external team development activity brings all the lessons to life. Day three recaps the lessons, utilizes the perspective from an external speaker, and brings a final skill-building activity to fruition. Various challenges will be completed by the teams to build strength in adapting to changes, and pay attention to leadership decisions, even in the midst of competition.

“People learn nothing when they’re asleep, and very little when they’re bored," John Cleese.  

Course Instructor:

Elaine Dixon, EDM Learning

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days one and two, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on day three.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Bend
730 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-3000

Room rate: $199 per night plus tax

Please call to book your room as soon as possible, but not later than August 26, 2024.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2024): $1,580
Utility Member Standard: $1,665

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2024): $2,370
Associate Member Standard: $2,445

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 8/17/2024): $3,950
Non-Member Standard: $4,025

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 15 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.