The Work: Training Manager
Researching, organizing, managing and delivering best in class training, education, networking and learning events that support, enhance and grow employee skills and capabilities in public power utilities in the Western US and British Columbia. Engage with advisory teams, committees, instructors, leaders and teammates to ensure outstanding programs for participants in fields such as Operations, Information Technology, Supply Chain and Engineering. Deliver on projects from small group meetings to hands on training, to online learning (webinars) to conferences and trade shows. NWPPA Training Managers act as ambassadors for NWPPA.
The position key focus is with personnel who work within electric utility operations, engineering, IT, customer service, HR, finance, administration, leadership, and other functions of the utilities, or as part of our associate membership including vendors, sister associations and investor owned or government entities.
The Training Manager, will determine information/development needs of the membership in his/her areas of focus; identify conference themes, topics, sessions; establish agendas and programs; collaborate with peers to develop promotional activities and material; coordinate logistical needs, monitor budgets and evaluate outcomes. This work is done in coordination with the other members of the NWPPA team but is the primary responsibility of the Training Manager. This role has no direct reports but requires cooperation, collaboration and leadership skills to meet goals with tight deadlines, diverse committees and often competing priorities.
The position requires a strong service orientation while prioritizing and completing all program tasks in a timely and efficient manner, adjusting for changing priorities and availability of resources, and demonstrating initiative in identifying additional job-related tasks to be completed as needed or assigned.
The position will:
- Create and manage the programs and events in your assigned functional areas (e.g.,engineering, operations)
- Determine appropriate mix of training, education, workshops, and conference needs for assigned functional areas.
- Project manager training and education events including:
- Select, manage, and evaluate class instructors and speakers.
- Prepare the annual schedule of meetings, webinars, regional and in-house classes, workshops and conferences.
- Collaborate with others to reach targeted attendance and budget goals.
- Support assigned events by traveling to event sites, representing NWPPA, coordinating onsite logistics, developing strong relationships with attendees, workgroups and committee members
- Prepare budgets and pricing for events. Review post-event budget results
- Stay abreast of electric power issues and trends in the industry and our member organizations.
- Contribute to successful and productive work groups and committees through positive interactions, active listening, meaningful collaborations, and the constructive exchange of ideas designed to meet or exceed the organization’s strategic goals.
- Act as a member of the NWPPA team.