Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Energy Industry

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Energy Industry

October 5-6, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“This workshop provided exactly what I was looking for! I was so inspired by all the ladies that presented during my training, and I would highly recommend it for others – no matter where they are on their DE&I journey.” Electrical Engineer, Commonwealth Associates

“As a white male in a white male dominated industry this course helped increase my awareness on DEI topics and how I can support them.” Associate Director of Engineering, Commonwealth Associates

“This has been a highly interactive and informative training on DE&I.” Structural Engineer, Commonwealth Associates

“The EUCI DE&I in the Energy Industry virtual conference was the perfect event for me as a new Sr. DE&I Manager in the energy industry. Although I have practiced in the DE&I space for 10 years, I am new to the energy industry, and this conference helped me better understand the nuances of the industry and its workforce. It also provided me with a new network of amazing people to reach out to in the future.” Senior DE&I Manager, Evergy

The energy sector is facing a critical transformation and must aggressively recruit to keep pace with the need for additional workers, while keeping a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Although DEI initiatives are making a difference, there is much work to be done. According to a survey from Equal by30, women account for 32 percent of the energy sector while racial and ethnic minorities account for 22 percent, with Black and Latinx individuals underrepresented compared to population.

EUCI’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Energy Industry conference will bring together a curated cross-section of energy leaders and experts to explore diversity and inclusion solutions, tools and resources necessary to build a diverse workforce.

Learning Outcomes

This conference will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Assess the status of diversity in the energy sector and how we can move forward
  • Explore best practices to make diversity and inclusion a priority
  • Discuss strategies for achieving DEI goals
  • Identify how to create and sustain a culture of inclusion
  • Discover essential elements of impactful DEI strategies
  • Demonstrate best practices for successful employee resource groups
  • Gain critical recruitment strategies for diverse energy workforces
  • Recognize the effects of colorism in the energy industry
  • Review the importance of a culture where employees can be authentic
  • Discuss how to embrace neurodivergent workers

 

Agenda

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

Each session will conclude with an opportunity for Q&A

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. :: Conference Introduction

1:05 –2:00 p.m. :: State of the Industry: Diversity in the U.S. Energy Workforce

The energy sector has increased diversity and inclusion efforts, but there is still work to be done.  In this session we will look at composition and trends in the U.S. energy workforce, as well as policy and program strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in energy.

Sandy Fazeli, Senior Managing Director, NASEO

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How are strategies for achieving DEI goals evolving? “The Great Resignation,” and work from home present new challenges and new opportunities in DEI efforts. What are companies doing in this quickly changing environment?  During this session, we’ll share lessons learned and successful strategies that can be implemented across organizations for measurable results.

Donna Burnett Vachon, Director, Change and Organization Development, Hydro Ottawa

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. :: Strategies to Create a Culture of Inclusion

Leadership from the top is critical for culture change. Company leaders must establish direction, set up accountabilities, and lead by example. This session will describe a robust DEI initiative and the strategies employed to build the program.

Nancy Harvey, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, NYPA

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Successful ERG Programs

What are employee resource groups, and how can they further the development of an inclusive environment?  In this session you will hear about the infrastructure needed to ensure successful development of ERGs and how to sustain them.

Sara Oliver Carter, Chief Diversity Officer, Duquesne City Light

5:00 p.m. :: Day One Adjourns

Thursday, October 6, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Building The Workforce of the Future

Currently, Millennials and Generation Z account for slightly over a third of the energy workforce (38%). In the next decade, that number is projected to grow to 58%. Deloitte’s recent report about the future of the workforce showed that younger employees are not driven by earnings. In order to build a solid pipeline for recruitment, companies will need to create diverse company culture and forward-thinking strategies. 

Denise Owusu, Senior Energy & Utilities Consultant, West Monroe

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. :: Gender, Race, & Colorism: Impacts on the Worker

People of color often face obstacles in the workplace. People of different genders and backgrounds often face different obstacles as well. Knowing how and why these challenges negatively impact employees and the overall workplace can aid in the creation of an inclusive workspace. 

Senior Representative, American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. :: Q&A / Open Discussion

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Leading with EQ

Energy companies are experiencing a time of unprecedented change. Basing your success solely on the latest technology, a dynamic business model, highly skilled workers or intellectual capacity won’t be enough, what we need now more than ever is emotional intelligence.

Beth Offenbacker, Manager, Advanced Energy Workforce Development

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Presenting Your Authentic Self

For too many employees, discrimination is a way of life. According to GLAAD, “more than 40% of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and almost 90% of transgender people have experienced employment discrimination, harassment or mistreatment.” In this session we will look at ways to prevent discrimination and ways to make your company an inclusive, welcoming place for all employees.

Deanna Sassorossi, Sustainability Analyst, Eversource

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Embracing Neurodivergent Employees

According to a recent study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, about half of managers surveyed were unwilling to hire workers with a neurodivergent condition. Within skilled trade industries, only 26% of neurodivergent workers are willing to openly reveal a diagnosis. Conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia, OCD, and autism, are commonly judged to be disabilities, but neurodivergent employees can bring many strengths and talents to the workplace.

Kricket Harrison, Founder, SmartSuccess; Member, ADD Coach Academy

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Lessons Learned: Building a DEI Program

This session will feature firsthand experiences about the challenges faced from the start of DEI programs through the first 3 years.

Kelly Carney, VP, Human Capital, Chief People Officer, Southwest Power Pool

Antoinette Porter, Chief Diversity Officer, DTMidstream

Mayka McCalla, VP Human Resources, AEP

5:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshop

The Start of the Journey: Keys to Developing a DEI Strategy

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Timing
Short breaks every hour

Developing a culture that embraces inclusiveness and diversity is more than just a good thing to do; it also makes for a strong business strategy. But many organizations fail to understand diversity and inclusiveness and are not equipped to introduce or embrace actionable plans. Using small and large group discussion and self-reflection, this highly interactive customized workshop provides key learning in a safe, structured environment.

Attendees will come away with practical and actionable steps and tools to begin the journey toward a measurable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Learning Outcomes

The workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Understand Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) concepts
  • Explore the business case for DEI
  • Review corporate DEI initiatives
  • Identify effective approaches to initiate DEI programs
  • Analyze best practices for measuring and managing DEI programs

Workshop Agenda

An Overview of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Key Concepts

  • The Difference between Equality and Equity
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment

Presenting the Business Case for DEI

  • Setting the Stage for Innovation & Business Growth

Impactful Corporate DEI Initiatives

  • Organizational Goals

Implementation Strategies for DEI Programs

  • Standards & Practices
  • Empowering Leaders

Best Practices for Actionable and Measurable DEI Programs

  • Change Management
  • Metrics

Workshop Instructor

Quinn Parker, Founder & CEO, Encolor

Quinn has over 15 years of professional experience working with utilities, non-profits, and public organizations. With a depth of experience in researching, designing, planning, and implementing products and solutions, she supports clients in strategically addressing their most pressing challenges through an equity lens. Quinn helps companies develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives with impact.

Quinn is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds an M.B.A from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) and a member of the DEI Council.

Speakers

  • Kelly Carney, VP, Human Capital, Chief People Officer, Southwest Power Pool

  • Sandy Fazeli, Senior Managing Director, NASEO

  • Kricket Harrison, Founder, SmartSuccess; Member, ADD Coach Academy

  • Nancy Harvey, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, NYPA

  • Mayka McCalla, VP Human Resources, AEP

  • Beth Offenbacker, Manager, Advanced Energy Workforce Development

  • Denise Owusu, Senior Energy & Utilities Consultant, West Monroe

  • Sara Oliver Carter, Chief Diversity Officer, Duquesne City Light

  • Antoinette Porter, Chief Diversity Officer, DTMidstream

  • Deanna Sassorossi, Sustainability Analyst, Eversource

  • Donna Burnett Vachon, Director, Change and Organization Development, Hydro Ottawa

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Energy Industry

October 5-6, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

RELATED WORKSHOPS:

The Start of the Journey: Keys to Developing a DEI Strategy

October 5
Individual attendee(s) - $ 495.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 1980.00
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 3465.00
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 5940.00

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 02, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this conference and 0.3 CEUs for the workshop.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 13.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI 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

 

Who Should Attend

  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Human Resources
    • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Professionals focused on
    • Leadership Development
    • Organizational Culture
    • Employee Engagement
    • Ethics
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Corporate and Employee Relations

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