Oct

11-12

Talent Management (Oct 11-12)

Energy companies face core challenges to recruit, retain, develop and train their workforce. With changing demographics and a need to identify and develop talent from within, successful organizations are careful to invest in proven development programs for individual contributors and managers. This forum brings together employee development and training experts to share case studies and proven best practices.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Kathy Perry, Continuous Improvement Consultant, Arizona Public Service Company

    • Program Location
    • Arizona Public Service Company
    • 400 N 5th Street
      Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    • Who Should Attend
    • Leaders responsible for organizational development plans, corporate training initiatives and learning programs.
  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Kara Wolfe, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.

Agenda

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration and Networking

Arrive early to network with other attendees. Light refreshments provided.

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome
Speaker(s): Kathy Perry, Corporate Training and Development Manager, Arizona Public Service Company

Our chair will welcome us to Phoenix and share insights into Arizona Public Service Company.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Introductions
Facilitator(s): Kathy Perry, Corporate Training and Development Manager, Arizona Public Service Company

Come prepared to share a success or set-back you or your team has experienced in the last six months.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Cognitive Bias: Thinking’s Hidden Dimension
Speaker(s): Tina Drews Ed.D., Director, Talent Management, Salt River Project, Mark Ellis, Chief Corporate Strategist, Sempra Energy

This session explores the impact of cognitive bias on individual and organizational decision-making. The session begins with several real-time exercises that reveal the surprising ways our thinking and decisions can be influenced by factors outside our conscious awareness. It then covers the science behind cognitive bias and a framework for identifying when various biases are likely to come into play. The session closes with a discussion of tools to manage and mitigate bias. Time will be allocated for Q&A and discussion of how to apply the ideas and tools covered in the presentation within your organization.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

We will break for 15 minutes.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

We will break for 15 minutes.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Knowledge Transfer: Can it be done faster?
Facilitator(s): Jeremy Jordan, Organizational & Employee Development Manager, Chelan County PUD

If it takes someone three years to learn a job, what do you do with a workforce that intends to stay for just two? Join this session to discuss ways utilities can increase the speed to competency and smooth the learning runway through mechanisms such as on-the-job learning.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


This time is reserved for a group roundtable discussion on topics approached during introductions.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Networking Dinner

Join for a hosted dinner at Cucina, Cucina:

455 N 3rd St #108
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Continental breakfast will be provided onsite.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Training Governance
Speaker(s): Christy Innes, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Learning & Leadership Development, BC Hydro

Are you keeping tabs on what’s being trained and how? Join this session to gain insights into the structures used to stand up training governance initiatives, and share thoughts on how to apply a governance-minded approach within your organization. Discussion will address how much governance is best and how to train others to train effectively.   

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

We will break for 15 minutes.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Talent Analytics
Facilitator(s): Krishna Khalsa, Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Join this session to review practical use cases in utilities leveraging training data analysis to improve their management of talent development.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

We will break for 15 minutes.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Guest Presentation
Facilitator(s): Janelle Edgemon, HR Professional, Idaho Power Company
Speaker(s): José Benitez Cong, Co-Founder & CEO, Plause

Jose Benitez Cong, former head of talent at Nest and chief recruiter for Apple's first iPod and iPhone engineering teams, joins us to explore the workforce of a changing world. We are now well into a digital revolution where the speed of progress and knowledge moves faster than ever before. This presents a challenge as workforce expectations change and the generational transition puts increasing pressure on employers to support employee growth. With our attentions spans are growing shorter and our interests are expanding faster, gone are the days of keeping an employee in a particular role. The future of work will experience rapid career pivots and successful organizations will need to:

  • Realize that FT and "permanent" roles will decrease due to a "nomadic" mindset espoused by employees.
  • Define roles in terms of the outcome of the position and agreed upon expectations (e.g. impact, support, skills growth, compensation, etc.).
  • Recognize needs and match requirements related to hiring, developing, retaining, and re-deploying our workforce

Today’s leaders must prepare for such radical but inevitable change. While the future workforce may still be on the horizon, who wins the talent market of tomorrow is being defined today.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Roundtable with Guest Presenter
Facilitator(s): Jennifer Healy, Workforce Development Manager, Seattle City Light
Speaker(s): José Benitez Cong, Co-Founder & CEO, Plause

This session builds on topics and themes discussed with our guest presenter.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wrap-up and Spring Planning

Join for a discussion on spring 2018.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 325-3535 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $179/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 19, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.

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Meet The Speakers

José Benitez Cong

Plause

Co-Founder & CEO

Salt River Project

Director, Talent Management

Christy Innes

BC Hydro

Sr. Manager, Enterprise Learning & Leadership Development

Jeremy Jordan

Chelan County PUD

Organizational & Employee Development Manager

Krishna Khalsa

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Manager, Corporate Learning & Development

Jennifer Healy

Seattle City Light

Workforce Development Manager

Janelle Edgemon

Idaho Power Company

HR Professional

Mark Ellis

Sempra Energy

Chief Corporate Strategist
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Mark Ellis is Chief of Corporate Strategy for San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy. Sempra is a Fortune-500 energy services holding company active in utilities, power generation and natural gas infrastructure throughout North and South America.

In his current job, Mark oversees Sempra’s corporate strategy and economic research and analysis functions. His previous positions with Sempra included Chief Economist and Director of Business Planning. Mark has a particular interest in the psychology of decision-making and how organizations and individuals can apply social-science insights to improve how they analyze issues and make investment, personnel, risk-management, and other decisions.

Before joining Sempra, Mark worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, in international gas and power project development for ExxonMobil, in utility demand-side management for Southern California Edison, and as a research engineer for Sanyo Electric in Osaka, Japan.

Mark has an M.S. from MIT’s Technology and Policy Program and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Harvard University.

Kathy Perry

Arizona Public Service Company

Corporate Training and Development Manager

Kathy Perry

Arizona Public Service Company

Corporate Training and Development Manager