Leadership Events Driving MEA Member Success for 2015

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The coming year has great events on the Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) calendar for all of your skill development and leadership opportunity needs.

Midwest ENERGY Association

Midwest ENERGY Association

The coming year has great events on Midwest ENERGY Association's (MEA) calendar for all of your skill development and leadership opportunity needs. Event opportunities include live webinars, virtual leadership boot camps, in person training and conferences.

MEA's webinars are at no cost and have great topics like Failing Fearlessly, and Hiring Strategies for a Safe Work Environment (see below for more information). Keep an eye on our webinar page (events tab/webinars) for more webinar topics throughout the New Year.

Take an in depth dive in to your personal strengths with our Leadership Boot Camps held in the spring and fall. A recent participant shared the boot camps greatest strength, "The emphasis on understanding personal strengths and how to leverage them, how to evaluate your own goals and develop plans to meet them." Register now at http://www.midwestenergy.org for the Spring Leadership Boot Camp starting in March.

If you are a Field Leader and need to improve on crew leadership, planning work, working with management, powerful communication and other leadership skills, consider MEA's well received, interactive and highly relevant Field Leader Training program. MEA hosted a successful event in December 2014 and one Field Leader from Minnesota Energy Resources commented, "This was good information that made me look at my job and the expectations of employees and peers differently. It helped me understand some of the things that impact decisions that I hadn’t thought about." We are looking for companies to host training in 2015. Check out our website for more information on the training.

June 9 - 11 is the 8th annual Energetic Women Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The conference is a women-focused leadership conference attended by over four hundred professionals in the energy industry. Men are encouraged to attend to understand the gender gap in their own industry. The main focus includes networking, relating to others in similar positions as well as building personal development skills.

Event Details
Leadership Webinar: Failing Fearlessly: Let Failure Propel You Forward
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Noon - 1:00 PM Central

Where in your life do you need to fail to make it better? Failure surrounds us and is a part of our lives every day. It is also filled with valuable lessons, if we have the courage to learn them. Attendees are inspired as they learn to overcome fear through the 5 Steps of Courage and how to handle failure with humility and resilience.

Since 2010, Josh Dye has captivated attendees in over 150 presentations with topics on how to harness the courage to lead, create, have tough conversations, maximize precious time, and leverage moments of failure for meaningful growth.

Leadership Webinar: Hiring Strategies for a Safe Work Environment
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Noon - 1:00 PM Central

This important webinar will cover 5 hiring strategies and how effective they are with regard to a safe workforce:
1. Interviewing (unstructured, semi-structured, structured)
2. Admission based testing
3. Behavioral testing
4. Drug testing
5. Background check

Nathan D. Page, is a Sr. Consultant at Assessment Associates International (AAI) and has a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has extensive expertise in developing selection systems, including personality and cognitive ability tests and behavior-based interviews.

Spring 2015 Leadership Boot Camp
Identify and improve your top leadership strengths, discuss with peers and professional coaches, learn from energy industry management and develop a career plan with the next Leadership Boot Camp, starting March 2015. This virtual boot camp combines live private webinars, online courses, assessments on leadership skills and emotional intelligence, industry specific discussions and more!

For questions and information on anything above, contact Shannon Miller at (651) 289-9600 x110.

8th Annual Energetic Women Conference
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 8:00 AM - Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00 Noon
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH

Develop your skills, Own your success, Increase your role, Take action in leadership!

This conference is open to anyone who wishes to seek greater influence and provide greater value to their company in the field of energy operations and engineering. Join us for three days of connection, support, and education. Visit the event page for the detailed agenda, registration, sponsorship opportunities and more.

For questions and information on the Energetic Women Conference and program, contact Stacey Bonine at (651) 289-9600 x114 or visit http://www.energeticwomen.org.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.

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