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2016 November CEWD Annual Summit

Nov 02, 2016 07:00am -
Nov 04, 2016 12:30pm

Event Description


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

7:30 – 5:00 pm

Registration: Main Foyer

8:00 – 10:00 am

CEWD Workforce Planning Council Meeting: Chesapeake Ballroom Salon C
(Workforce Planning Council members only)

10:00 – 12:30 pm

Executive Council Meeting: Chesapeake Ballroom Salon B 
(Executive Council Members only)

1:00 – 5:30 pm

National Forum: Potomac Ballroom Salon D-E

6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Networking Reception: Chesapeake Ballroom

Platinum Level Sponsor: National Grid 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

7:00 – 5:00 pm        

Registration: Main Foyer

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast: Chesapeake Ballroom  
Gold Level Sponsor: NUITF

Optional Breakfast Roundtables (Potomac Ballroom)

  • Delivering the Nuclear Promise
  • Building a Pipeline of Women/Girls
  • Building Strong Partnerships with Education     

8:30 am – 5:15 pm

General Session: Potomac Ballroom

8:30 – 8:40 am


Welcome to the CEWD Annual Summit

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, CEWD

8:40 – 9:15 am

Keynote Address

The Honorable Colette Honorable, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

9:15 – 9:35am

Strategic Planning Forecast for CEWD

Sue Kelly, President & CEO, American Public Power Association

9:35 – 10:00 am

Setting the Stage for the Summit- Strategic Linkages

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, CEWD

10:00 – 10:20 am


10:20 – 11:00 am

Focus on Engineers

Considering the most recent workforce demand survey, the engineering job categories need to attract new hire and mid-career candidates. To do this, CEWD members are working to strengthen our strategic alliances and linkages with educators and associations to improve our candidate pools. Our panel will discuss solutions in place (in practice) that have shown positive workforce development outcomes.

Moderator: Ray Kelly, Consultant, CEWD

  • Susan Peckham, Director, Hardware Engineering for Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Solutions, BAE Systems
  • Lisa Gleason, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist Corporate, Public Service Enterprise Group

11:00 – 11:35 am

Engineers: What's the Problem?

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, CEWD

11:35 – 11:50 am


National Trust Fund Update

Jim Hunter, Director, Utility Department
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

11:50 - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch: Chesapeake Ballroom
Gold Level Sponsor: AEP

1:15 – 2:35 pm

Focus on Diverse Populations
Many companies use a number of strategies to increase the diversity of their workforce – internships, employee resource groups, mentoring programs, to name a few.  Less common are the companies that integrate these practices into a holistic workforce strategy. By consciously thinking through how such practices support the overall company strategy, these organizations grow greater involvement and reach for their effort.  

Moderator: Beth Britt, Consultant, CEWD
•    Beth Grant, Director, Talent Acquisition, Exelon Corp.
•    Natalie Brown, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Duke Energy 
•    Pat Sams, Manager, Emerging Workforce Strategies, JEA 
•    Harland Abraham, Chief Business Development Officer, INROADS

2:35 – 2:55 pm

In the Spotlight: Recruiting & Hiring Those with Disabilities

Marji Morris, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development Program Manager, Tucson Electric Power

Hear about TEP’s efforts and success around disability outreach efforts to the bind and autistic communities. This includes sensitivity training for supervisors and co-workers, assistive technology resources available to employers through vocational rehabilitation programs as well as partnering with their local disability resource centers at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College for both student internship and direct hires.

2:55 – 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Workforce Planning
Establishing solid workforce planning processes are critical to developing and measuring successful workforce development efforts. The new Workforce Planning Wizard can and should be used in both the company and consortium environments. This panel will show two great examples of use in those environments.

Moderator: Ray Kelly, Consultant, CEWD

  • Brian Gary, HR Business Partner, Entergy Corp.
  • Ron Graber, Director of Energy Delivery Operational Resources, Alliant Energy Corp. and Wisconsin Energy Consortium

4:15 - 5:15 pm

Career Pathways Update

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, CEWD

Catch up on the latest Get Into Energy Career Pathways resources.  You’ll learn about a new set of resources for middle school and how one of the EIF approved course providers helps students to make the connection between what they are learning in EIF and the real world.       

  • CEWD/NEF New Middle School Curriculum: Elissa Richards, President and Anne Lowe, Vice President, Operations, National Energy Foundation
  • EIF Best Practices: Kenny Keith, Industrial Maintenance and Operations and Mechatronics Faculty/Coordinator, Northern Pioneer College
  • EIF Program Updates: Julie Strzempko, Consultant, CEWD

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Chesapeake Ballroom
Gold Level Sponsors: NEI & PSEG

Friday, November 4, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 am    

Breakfast: Chesapeake Ballroom
Gold Level Sponsor: Entergy

Optional Breakfast Roundtables (Potomac Ballroom)

  • FIRST Robotics – Building a Talent Pipeline
  • Sustainability in State Consortia
  • Knowledge Capture & Transfer
  • EIF Approved Course Providers

8:30 – 12:00 pm

General Session: Potomac Ballroom

8:30 – 8:35 am  

Review of Day One

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, CEWD

8:35 – 9:00 am 

Keynote Address

Wendy Wellener, Vice President, Human Resources, Dominion

9:00 – 9:30 am 

In the Spotlight: Energy Industry Messaging

Michael Maslansky, CEO, maslansky + partners

How can we more effectively recruit new employees to our industry? How do we tell them a compelling story about how the industry is transforming for the future that makes them want to be a part of it? Michael Maslansky, CEO of maslansky + partners and author of The Language of Trust, will present the results of in-depth consumer research work done with EEI on the Language of Energy. 

9:30 – 10:00 am

In the Spotlight: Microsoft Skills Bridge

  • Danny Chung, Business Manager, Microsoft Corp.
  • Mary McCready, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Corp. and Program Graduate

​​Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) helps active duty U.S. service members develop the career skills necessary to meet the IT industry’s high demand for cloud developers, cloud administrators, and database and business intelligence administrators. Upon successful completion of the 18-week program, participants gain an interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one of our participating IT partners. Microsoft is the first IT industry business to provide formal training for service members before their separation date.

10:00 – 10:20 am


10:20 – 11:35 am

Focus on the Military Panel

Military/Veterans can be a strong viable pipeline for the energy industry and there are many resources available to support the industry. Several companies will share their strategies and creative approaches to attract and prepare this population for our jobs.   We will also see how our members are strategically linking CEWD resources to improve overall outcomes of their workforce strategies. 

Moderator: Rosa Schmidt, Consultant, CEWD

  • Colorado Virtual Job Fairs: Lacey Golonka, Inclusion & Engagement Consultant, Veterans & Diversity, Xcel Energy; Tom Morgan, Business Services Coordinator, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; and Lynn Burton, Human Resources & Network Operations, Black Hills Corp.
  • Skills Bridge Washington Initiative:  Jason Cameron, Manager, Power Pathways, PG&E
  • NY Troops to Energy Jobs Natural Gas Bootcamp and Skills Bridge Program: Nina Ryabicheva, Recruiting Specialist, Pipeline Programs, National Grid 

11:35 -12:00 pm

Wrap Up/Adjourn



Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on May 30, 2015.
Regular registration starts on May 31, 2015 and ends on Nov 03, 2016.
Late registration starts on Nov 04, 2016.
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