Energy Industry Management Consortium Launch Harvard ManageMentor Plus and SkillSoft Training

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Midwest ENERGY Association, SkillSoft, and Harvard ManageMentor Plus work together to bring actionable tools, practical advice, and relevant online training topics to experienced and emerging leaders in the energy industry.

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) announces a new Leadership Development Initiative to help utility, pipeline, and contractor companies develop and strengthen their management teams. The online and classroom courses are organized into two tracks that feature MEA built courses, selected SkillSoft courses, and includes the option of 24/7 access to 41 topics from Harvard ManageMentor Plus the curriculum was chosen by industry organizational development and operations training experts to provide emerging and experienced leaders with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively deal with the day to day activities on the job.

"MEA has put together an industry specific package of leadership development courses and online daily support that is of the highest quality for less than half of the typical utility cost. This program really demonstrates the power of collaborating on a common need--developing our individual company management teams--at substantial savings" said William Herdegen, Vice President of Customer Operations for KCP&L.

This new leadership library offers an emerging leader program and an experienced leader program Each program includes online SkillSoft courses, SkillSoft simulations and EnergyU industry specific courses. A classroom toolkit is included with each program for blended learning.

The partnership with Harvard ManageMentor Plus provides additional performance support tools, topics include:

  •     Management
  •     Communications
  •     Planning
  •     Strategy
  •     Personal Development

For more information contact Dianne Felty at (952) 832-9915 x131.
To view an online demo go to http://www.midwestenergy.org and roll-over the Training, Products, & OQ tab. A drop-down menu appears, click on Leadership Development.

http://www.energyu.org courses are available by subscription on a per person basis for any energy company. "We build each course to industry requirements and provide tools for each user company to customize the content to state and local requirements," offered Patrick Van Beek, Senior Vice President of MEA.

Midwest ENERGY Association is in its second century of service to the gas, electric, and liquids energy industry. MEA products are designed by and for its member companies. Its problem solving roundtables, learning conferences, online learning and web communications services are relied on by over 750 companies in all 50 states. MEA is headquartered in Minneapolis.

Harvard Business School Publishing is the leading resource for management practices, programs and content. They deliver the practical application of groundbreaking management ideas to progressive learning organizations around the world, helping them create strategic programs to achieve their operational goals. Guided by curriculum and technology experts, it draws from their deep well of management programs and content to create customized solutions with measurable impact for their customers. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Business School Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University.

SkillSoft provides comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions enhance the speed and effectiveness of formal and informal learning and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth courseware, Referenceware®, learning management platform, virtual classroom technology and support services. For more information visit http://www.skillsoft.com.

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