Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
November 2-3, 2016 | Boston, MA
The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development. Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.
The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network. You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.
- Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the energy industry
- Strategize how women can play to their leadership strengths to improve organizational performance
- Analyze key trends in the global energy market
- Define the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals
- Assess how to embrace organizational politics and develop influence
- Evaluate what it will take to meet the nation’s changing energy needs
- Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
- Analyze current issues and trends in the US renewable energy market
- Compare male and female executives’ perspectives of women leaders in the industry
- Design action plans to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for each workshop.
Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.
Conference CPE Credits: 11.0
Workshop CPE Credits: 4.5 each
There is no prerequisite for this conference.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Methood: Group-Live
Advanced Preperation: None
EUCI 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.
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.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, panel sessions and group discussion will be used in this event.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Welcome
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: Speed Networking Exercise
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. :: Reception sponsored by MYR Group
Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Photo
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Conference Wrap up
5:00 pm. :: Conference Adjourns
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Learning To Ask: Women And The Power Of Negotiation
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop Timing
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch on your own
By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Research reveals that men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. Convinced that negotiation requires bluffing, steamrolling, and playing hardball, many women avoid negotiating whenever they can. Whether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities, or more help at home, women are hesitant to ask for what they want. They pay for this decision in every aspect of their lives—in lost income, delayed career advancement, and under-utilization of their skills at work. They also pay in strained relationships and health problems at home. These are losses women don’t need to suffer.
By mastering a few basic principles, planning carefully, and practicing, anyone can become an effective negotiator. Using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, videos, and group discussion, we will explore the internal and external barriers that can prevent you from asking for what you need and deserve—and show you how to overcome your socially imposed reluctance to negotiate. In this workshop, you will learn to:
- Evaluate the economic value of your work
- Set the right targets for your negotiations
- Employ best practice negotiating strategies that have been shown to work especially well for women
- Explore ways to maximize your bargaining power
- Rehearse and practice your negotiations beforehand
- Acquire techniques to manage the anxiety often felt when negotiating
- Recognize many more opportunities to negotiate
Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers. She is the co-author of two groundbreaking books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Harvard Business Review, Vogue, Glamour, and many other publications. Sara is frequently cited in the media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences. She is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women and the Academic Coordinator for the WIN Summit, a global women’s conference focused on women and negotiation.
Friday, November 4, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Decisions are made by consensus in today’s environment. How do you get your ideas approved when one person can kill it? Everyone, or at least a majority of influential individuals involved, must agree to approve your idea. Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone is a salesperson– even engineers, IT professionals, and managers of technical personnel. In this session, you will learn simple principals and techniques to sell your ideas inside your organization. We will use current sales content, interactive exercises, and real life examples of non-sellers successfully gaining consensus on their ideas. We will cover how to create your brand, establish personal credibility, build purposeful relationships with “influencers” and decision makers, and customize your message for different roles in your organization so you can successfully have “the meetings before THE MEETING”. You will leave this workshop with an actionable plan to start building consensus before your next big idea!
Common misconception: If I share my idea with others in my organization, someone will steal it and call it their own! Do you want to get credit for your ideas? Forget it. It doesn’t matter. What matters to your boss is not that you had the idea, but that you were able to build consensus amongst your team for an idea that everyone felt a part of. You were able to get everyone’s “buy in”, improve the idea with their input and build a plan to execute. Coming up with the idea is the easy part, getting it approved and executed is hard!
- Discuss and understand the difference between Features and Benefits.
- Practice articulating benefits verbally in role play
- Create a Stakeholder Map and action plan to build personal influence to advance your Big Idea.
- Engage in Active Listening practice to build personal influence.
- Design an Executive Presentation draft for your Big Idea
- Practice customizing your message for one individual stakeholder
Linda Brown, Chief Sales Officer, AddOns, Inc.
Linda Brown is a strategic executive and leader of high performance sales teams. She has a passion for advancing women to higher levels in the business world. Linda served as a Director on the Board of Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of Colorado Women’s Leadership Foundation advancing women on corporate boards. Linda has spent 25 years selling to engineers and IT technical professionals across multiple industries, including electric utilities. Linda successfully navigated consensus based decisions in very large organizations, resulting in millions of dollars of revenue. Linda spent 25 years at IBM, and the last two years at ABB, leading and coaching sales teams in complex corporate environments. Seven of those years she specifically focused on selling to electric utilities. She received professional sales training through IBM’s executive programs at Harvard, attended the University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course and continually studies the ever changing sales profession.
Wanda Reder, Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Electric Company
Wanda Reder, is the Chief Strategy Officer at S&C Electric Company. Prior to S&C, Wanda was the Vice President of T&D Asset Management at Exelon where she had responsibility for asset investment strategy, standards, engineering, planning, reliability and work management in Chicago and Philadelphia. Wanda has also been the Vice President of Energy at Davies Consulting and held numerous positions at Northern States Power (now Xcel).
Wanda received an Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the College of St. Thomas. Wanda has served on the IEEE Power Engineering Society Governing Board since 2002, was the first female president of the IEEE Power & Energy Society. She is a member of the US Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee, is on the IEEE Board as Division VII Director and on the IEEE Foundation Board.
Wanda is the Founder of IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature program that has provided 733 scholarships to 466 students since 2011. She launched the IEEE Smart Grid, now enjoying over 27,000 LinkedIn and 11,000 Twitter followers. Wanda was named a Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University in 2007, became an IEEE Fellow in 2012 and received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership and Meritorious Service Awards in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In recognition for exemplary service, she received the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor Award in 2013 and the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award in 2014.
Walter Alvarado, Vice President, System and Transmission Operation, ConEdison
Susan Ballance, Vice President of Finance, Pike Electric
Janet Gail Besser, Executive Vice President, Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC)
Linda Blair, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Unit Officer , ITC Holdings Corp.
Jessica Brahaney Cain, Vice President, Customer Operations, Eversource
John Bruckner, Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, National Grid
Gerald Deaver, Manager, Regional Transmission Policy, Xcel
Laurie Dunham, Vice President, DATC
Alison Ford, Director, Corporate Affairs, Duke Energy
Kim Hanemann, Senior Vice President of Electric Transmission and Distribution, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)
Laurel Hennebury, Director of Enterprise Learning & Organizational Development, New England ISO
Janet Heppner-Jones, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, ABB
Keely Hughes, Business Process Partner, MISO
Drew Kramer, Senior External Affairs Advisor, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Tracey LeBeau, Chief Administrative Officer, Western Area Power Authority
Regina Mayor, Principal, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader , KPMG LLP
Billi McCullough, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
Dionne McGee, Senior Manager of Sales Operations, Sensus - a Xylem brand
Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer & Sr. Vice President, Customer Care Organization, Eversource Energy
Charles Menzie, Principal Scientist, Exponent
Angela O'Connor, Chairman, Massachusettes Dept. of Public Utilities
Shannon Paulsen, Senior Manager Strategic Business Relationships & Telecommunications IT, Kansas City Power & Light
Kumi Premathilake, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader, AMI, Aclara Technologies
Wanda Reder, Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Power Systems Service Division
Marcy Reed, President MA and Executive Vice President, Policy & Social Impact, National Grid
Carter Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Dominion Energy
Kelly Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer, INTREN
Vicki Trees, Director of Marketing, Landis+Gyr
Ashley Wald, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
Carla Walker-Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer, Walker-Miller Energy Services
Rebecca Wingenroth, Owner, RM Wingenroth & Associates
Tammy Zucco, Director of Marketing, Itron
Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
To reserve your room, please call 1-617-457-2683 or book your room online here
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $269.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
ROOM BLOCK DATES:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 1 – 3, 2016.
RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
Make your reservations prior to October 17, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.