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UU 305: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Utilities

Jan 25, 2022
C147, First Level
Utility University

To register for this course, click here!

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In the workshop Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Utilities", the audience will participate in interactive training, that will help them think differently about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. We will remove misconceptions and stereotypes and engage in thought-provoking dialog that will be the catalyst for the change and acceptance of everyone in this high-octane social unrest environment. I guarantee that the audience will leave with at least 5 to 10 practices and principles they can activate in their personal and professional lives immediately.

Attendees will acquire:

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills 
    • Self-Leadership
    • Team Leadership
  • Emotionally Intelligence
  • Professional Development

Who should attend:

  • Utility personnel, vendors, system integrators
  • Organization Type(s)
    • Gas
    • Electric
    • Water or combination utility
    • Software providers
    • Hardware providers
    • Consultants

    Level(s) Within Organization: 

  • Executive 
  • Multi-unit director
  • Unit Manager
  • Supervisor

    Functional Unit(s) Within Organization: 

  • Distribution Planning 
  • Distribution Engineering
  • Design, Distribution Operations
  • Transmission Planning
  • Transmission Engineering/Design
  • Transmission Operations 
  • Customer Service

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the importance of establishing a DEI Culture for your organization
  • Discover why Unconscious Bias can tear down an organization
  • Understand a new way of working together in a cohesive environment
  • Distinguish the difference between Microaggression and Macroaggression
  • Develop best practices to follow to circumvent a hostile work environment
  • Answer open-ended questions to help you take an introspective look at how you are the catalyst for change!
Speakers
Kevin Coleman, Empowerment Coach, Trainer, and Speaker - KMC Empowerment, LLC
Una Nowling, Section Leader and Project Manager - Black & Veatch