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 2018 Engineering & Operations Webinars PDF Version

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X, Y and Now Z: Meet the Newest Generation to Impact Your Workplace
July 18
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Millennials may be the largest population group, but the country’s newest group — Generation Z — is a force every business must understand. During this webinar, you will learn the latest statistics and trends about each generation in the workplace and the latest generational group that will have a significant impact on today’s business environment. 

Key Topics
- Current statistics and trends of each generational group
- The values and influence of Generation Z and the impact on your cooperative, as a customer and as an employee
- Ways to succeed and thrive in a workplace that blends each generational group

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UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING UPLIFT
July 10
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Uplift is a common problem in the electric utility industry. Understanding the causes for uplift is the beginning of solving and preventing uplift on the distribution system. Recognizing instances where uplift typically occurs will lead to design practices that eliminate the problem before construction. Understanding the causes of uplift, will help designers re-design existing structures to correct existing problems.

Key Topics
-    Situations where uplift is likely to occur
-    Grading a line to prevent uplift
-    Evaluation of existing structures to determine the cause of uplift, and re-designing the structure to mitigate uplift

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Your Culture Strategy: Five Building Blocks of Your Competitive Advantage
October 3
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Developing a strong culture is a journey; every business is at a different place in this journey. This webinar will highlight key principles and decisions needed to support a strong culture. The next step is to make sure employees know and understand them.

Key Topics
- Three business benefits of a strong culture
- Five culture building blocks and how they function inside your cooperative to drive retention of high-performing employees
- An action plan to integrate your culture building blocks with the cooperative’s leaders and teams

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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR UTILITY PERSONNEL
October 9
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Uplift is a common problem in the electric utility industry. Understanding the causes for uplift is the beginning of solving and preventing uplift on the distribution system. Recognizing instances where uplift typically occurs will lead to design practices that eliminate the problem before construction. Understanding the causes of uplift, will help designers re-design existing structures to correct existing problems.

Key Topics
-    Situations that may be considered unethical
-    Mitigation of potentially unethical circumstances before they become a problem

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PRIMER ON CURRENT DEMAND˜SIDE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES​
November 13
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Demand-side management is employed with various goals and methods, which can include sustainability, improving load factor, reducing generation requirements, reduction in transmission congestion, and reducing wholesale power costs. Advances in communication such as RF mesh radio systems and smart thermostats have increased the number and types of tools available for deployment.

Key Topics
-    Common goals for demand-side management
-    Tools and techniques used for demand-side management
-    Communication infrastructure requirements, such as RF mesh radio systems and smart thermostats

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