ELEVATE YOUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION STRATEGIES

Formed in 2000, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) is a national non-profit coalition of utilities, energy organizations and education partners. EPCE provides its members with workforce solutions through its premier online education, built to address the critical employment needs of the evolving utility industry. Utility professionals meet to learn about online education and training resources that support
employer workforce development strategies.

Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) is a national industry coalition working collaboratively on workforce development solutions, translating what would be separate individual efforts into a national, industry-wide solution.

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals responsible for training, retaining and securing an effective workforce, including all supervisory, management and consulting professionals
  • All energy/utility companies and organizations, including EPCE members

Learn more about EPCE’s Online Solutions for Educating and Training the Energy Workforce

EPCE’s membership consists of IOU’s, national and regional associations representing co-operative and municipal utilities, government agencies, professional associations, IBEW and local unions, representing over 75%+ of the utility industry and over 2,500 EPCE member organizations.

ELECTRIC POWER CONFERENCE OFFERINGS

  • EPCE Members will also have access to the
  • EXPERIENCE POWER Virtual State of the Industry, Keynote and other General Sessions
  • EXPERIENCE POWER Virtual Tradeshow
  • EXPERIENCE POWER Virtual Sessions and On-Demand Webinars

Check out the conference page for session details

 EPCE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Jim Auld, Director, External Training Initiatives, Florida Power & Light/Next Era

Jamie Choate, Director, Technical Training

Heather Davis, Corporate Training Director, Training Strategies and Workforce Development, Exelon

Ted Green, Supervisor, Nuclear Training, Palo Verde

Deanna Myers, Senior Manager, Training & Organizational Change, Sargent & Lundy

Mark Palacio, Supervisor, Technical Training, Xcel Energy

Gary Pfann, Director, Executive and Staff Education, NRECA

EPCE STAFF

 Christine Carpenter, Vice President, Engagement, CAEL, ccarpenter@cael.org

 Angie Lucas, Director, EPCE  alucas@cael.org

 Ryan Cheney, Marketing Manager, EPCE  rcheney@cael.org

Please contact Kim Arellano with any questions at karellano@accessintel.com or by phone at (713) 343-1879 for further assistance, or click here for more detailed hotel information.

For more information about EPCE, please visit www.epceonline.org.

Agenda

Monday, September 28

8:00 am - 8:30 am

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

 Angie Lucas, Director,  EPCE

 WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION CURRENT LANDSCAPE 

Christine Carpenter, Vice President, Engagement, CAEL

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Angie Lucas, Director, EPCE

  • Governance
  • Committee
  • Workforce Impact
  • Marketing Update by Ryan Cheney, Marketing Manager, EPCE

Discover tools to align competencies that support a common problem: upskilling or reskilling the workforce.             

              Topics include:

  • Understanding competency frameworks
  • Give employees and learners line-of-sight into how learning links to work
  • Industry perspective on  competency frameworks that  support learning and development

                               Moderator:

 Claire Muth, Director of Product Development, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

 Panelists:

Kailey Soundara,Director of Strategic Partnerships,  Excelsior College

Heather Davis, Corporate Training Director, Training Strategies and Workforce Development, Exelon

Jody Porter, Director, Nuclear Organizational and Leadership Development, Duke Energy

Discuss training challenges and positive changes that developed in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

  • Moving online but maintaining quality
  • Online evaluation options other than multiple choice testing
  • Cost savings of online training
  • LMS training options, lessons learned

Moderator:

Christine Carpenter, Vice President, Engagement, CAEL

Panelists:

Mark Palacio, Supervisor, Technical Training, Xcel Energy

Jamie Choate, Director, Technical Training

Ted Green, Supervisor, Nuclear Training, Palo Verde

Deanna Myers, Senior Manager, Training & Organizational Change, Sargent & Lundy

Benchmark educational assistance programs and discover ways to maximize ROI to support  recruiting, developing, engaging and retaining high-quality employees.

Moderator:

Sue Hicks, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)              

Panelists:

Linda Sechrist, PJM , HR Analyst

Alicia Uhde, Department Chair,  Bismarck State College (BSC)

Gary Pfann, Director, Executive and Staff Education, NRECA

Jim Auld, Director, External Training Initiatives, Florida Power & Light/Next Era

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

NOT A MEMBER BUT WANT TO BE?

Learn more about EPCE and how to become a member.

 Angie Lucas, Director, EPCE

MARKETING QUICK HITS

Discover best practices to increase awareness of EPCE programs.

 Ryan Cheney, Marketing Manager, EPCE  


Tuesday, September 29

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

Angie Lucas,  Director,Engagement, EPCE

9:10 am - 10:00 am    EXELON ANSI CERTIFICATION CASE STUDY

 Learn how Exelon employees gain credits to apply toward degree completion by completing the ANSI certification program.

 Rob Lawlor, Sr. Manager Site Training, Exelon (NUPT Committee Co-Chair)

Kyren Miller, Department Chair, Bismarck State College (BSC)

The panel will include a discussion about the latest plans for off-shore wind generation and the integration of energy storage into distribution systems.

Moderator:

Mike Ahren, Director or Power Systems, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Panelists:

Dr. Katherine Dykes, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark

Dr. Slobodan Pajic, GE Energy Consulting Systems Engineering member, WPI faculty

Dr. Babak Enayati, Manager of the Technology Deployment team, National Grid

 

Dr. Edvina Uzunovic, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

CONCURRENT  BREAKOUT SESSIONS - COURSE DEMO AND Q&A (Pick One)

  • Bismarck State College - Electric Power Technology
  • Bismarck State College - Nuclear Power Technology
  • Bismarck State College - Cybersecurity
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Excelsior College

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Access the EPCE meeting and all ELECTRIC POWER conference sessions, networking events, lunch, general and keynote sessions, and exhibit hall.

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07/27/2020 - 09/27/2020

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09/28/2020 - 10/01/2020

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