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Wednesday 2a-thiessen panel

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Trees and Utilities Conference 2017

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Wednesday 2a-thiessen panel

  1. 1. Zap the Knowledge Gap! An industry leadership initiative
  2. 2. In the beginning…. 1940s – 1950s
  3. 3.  Utility responsible for safe & reliable electricity  UVM highly visible & political  UVM programs evolved and sophisticated  Constant pressure on efficiency  ROW Stewardship demanded  Technology
  4. 4. More regulatory requirements Public better informed Access to rights and requirements Communications critical Compliance knowledge and action Social & political scanning critical
  5. 5. Seasoned veterans leaving Knowledge transfer takes time Knowledge tracks limited • Conferences • Webinars • Articles • Mentors
  6. 6.  UVM info is NOT in one place  Time consuming If we learn together, we’ll work better together
  7. 7. UVMA-UAA Partners  Need to bridge the knowledge gap  2014 – SMEs explored options  Developed 42 pages of topics  Hired a professional curriculum developer  Delivery college  May 2016 pilot students
  8. 8.  College celebrated 100th year anniversary  Deliver world-wide education  55 countries  Deliver industry owned curriculum  Adult learning (learn & apply)  SAIT team ◦ Provides D2L ◦ Audits, Stds
  9. 9.  Open EnrollmentUtility, contractor and consultant Employees  Several years’ experience an asset  Foreman/GF’s/supervisors  UVM program managers, foresters  Employees desiring advancement in the  ISA, Utility Specialist
  10. 10. Utility Vegetation Management Program Courses Course Name Start Duration and Delivery Format Course Length Prerequisites 1. MNGT 1xx Introduction to Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) January–March April–June September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours None 2. MNGT 2xx UVM Program Management Fundamentals January–March April–June September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours MNGT 1xx 3. MNGT 3xx UVM Compliance & Stakeholder Management January–March April–June September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours MNGT 2xx 4. MNGT 4xx UVM Scope, Cost & Procurement Management January–March April–June September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours MNGT 3xx 5 . MNGT 5xx UVM Safety, Risk & Quality Management January–March April–June if necessary September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours MNGT 4xx 6. MNGT 6xx UVM Program Plan Project January–March April–June September–November 10 weeks online 40 hours MNGT 5xx Advanced Training: Leadership & Management related. Self-directed up to 2 years to complete online Minimum 60 hours Successful completion of 240 hour training delivered by SAIT The Final Product
  11. 11. • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • EFFECTIVE MEETINGS • ACTIVE LISTENING • GIVING FEEDBACK • PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS • INTERVIEWING • TIME MANAGEMENT • BUSINESS ANALYSIS • BUSINESS SYSTEMS & PROCESSES • PROBLEM SOLVING • DECISION MAKING • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY • ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY •SAFETY CULTURE •LEADERSHIP SKILLS •FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT •CHANGE MANAGEMENT •EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE •ETHICS •PERSONALITY TYPES •LEADING TEAMS •DEVELOPING OTHERS •TRAINING •INSTRUCTING •FACILITATING •COACHING •MENTORING •MOTIVATION •STRATEGIC PLANNING •STRATEGIC THINKING •CRITICAL THINKING •DELEGATION •MANAGING TEAMS •COMMUNICATION SKILLS •PUBLIC SPEAKING •PUBLIC RELATIONS •CUSTOMER RELATIONS •FACILITATING •EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION •EFFECTIVE REPORT WRITING •NEGOTIATION •CONFLICT RESOLUTION •ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT TOPICS 60 HOURS – SELD-DIRECTED
  12. 12. UAA Chairman, Professional Development Committee Tim Walsh UAA BOD Champion Sara Sankowich Chairperson UVM BOG - To be named from BOG UVM Board of Governors 7 Governors
  13. 13. UAA BOD Rep Tim Walsh UVMA BOD Rep Kevin Tritten Chairperson UVM BOG Curriculum Coordinator SAIT Liaison Curriculum Coordinator SAIT Liaison Certification Equivalency Certification Equivalency Marketing Public Relations Marketing Public Relations Qualified and approved committee members UVM Board of Governors GOVERNO R At Large Lynn Grayson
  14. 14. Curriculum Coordinator SAIT Liaison Randy Miller Curriculum Coordinator SAIT Liaison Eric Brown Certification Equivalency Larry Abernathy Certification Equivalency Jim Downie Marketing Public Relations Justin Kephart Marketing Public Relations Nelsen Money Curriculum SAIT Liaison Darren Dellezay* Andrew Hordyk Certification & Credentialing Steve Kerr Neil Thiessen Marketing & Public Relations Aaron Trezona Jay Griles Adam Warf Brian Sprinkle COMMITTEES GOVERNORS * Curriculum Knowledge Expert - Original UVM Program Pilot Facilitator BLACK indicates not confirmed At Large Lynn Grayson
  15. 15. Pre-registration Booth 100 Exposure to a 25 year career Unique professional development Expanded Career options Industry recognized credentials
  16. 16. knowledge gap reduction critical thinking skilled resource ability to better manage risk & compliance utility, contractor, consultants deliver approved programs culture of safety Pre-registration Booth 100
  17. 17. Students Employers Curriculum Developer Subject Matter Experts Pre-registration Booth 100

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