You are invited to participate in 3 Events, 2 User-Group Meetings, 39+ Sessions, Networking with 1,000+ Peers, and a happy hour in honor of YPE Denver!
Young Professionals in Energy – Denver Chapter has acquired a partnership with POWER magazine where members of our group can network with energy professionals during the upcoming Experience POWER Exhibition which has a total of three events and 2 co-located user groups on at one event.
The conference is three days during the first week of October. As part of YPE's partnership, we're hosting a special reception for Young Professionals to network with industry professionals on Tuesday, 10/4 at 5:30 PM. All events will be held at the Gaylord Rockies. Register now for your free exhibit floor pass or discounted conference pass (use discount code YPP22)!
Covering all aspects of the electric power sector and facilitating the conversations necessary to manage the global energy transition to cleaner power sources.
Bringing together utility- and small-scale power generators to dive into real-life applications, project planning, and business and financial aspects of distributed generation.
The one event covering the full hydrogen value chain from production to distribution and end-use for the energy and chemical process industries.
Special Sessions Featuring or Targeted for YPE Members
Oct 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: OPTIONS FOR ADVANCING YOUR CAREER IN POWER GENERATION
Moderator: Angie Lucas, Director, Industry Education Solutions, CAEL
- Jana Lesh, Controls Mechanic, LAWPD
- Kimberly Otero, Director, Partnership Development, Excelsior University
- Bruce Emmil, Dean, National Center of Excellence, Bismarck State College
- Deanna Myers, Training Program Manager, Sargent & Lundy
- Holly Stanton, Sr. Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning, Xcel Energy
- Conference organizers still have room for someone from a power generation company
Description: It's not just about the aging workforce, there are numerous game changers impacting the energy industry that create an important need to develop employees' skills to transition into key positions when you add internal, internal (mergers, acquisitions, new technologies) and external (grid modernizations and regulatory changes).
In this session, we will discuss a few main strategies, including developing non - traditional career paths, leveraging education and training partnerships to build the skills of transitioning workers and how blended learning models can support internal training initiatives.
Some examples include:
- Transitioning and merging technical skills to develop a multi-skilled technician
- Transitioning a military background to leverage veterans' technical skills
- Transitioning incumbent workers to replace the highly-skilled, aging workforce
- Incumbent continuous training models to develop various types of skilled, technical workers
Oct 4, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
How can the energy sector (and feeder institutions) develop, attract, and support a diverse workforce? How can we welcome younger people into the industry to help supplement those workers we lost to the “Great Resignation”? This session will focus on creating cultural change in energy recruitment and in the energy industry itself. Experts from across industries will provide best practices in recruiting and supporting people of color, women, and younger workers.
- Using traditional and non-traditional methods to find and assess talent
- Marketing the company's value, appealing to multi-generations
Moderator: Kristen Himmerick, Vice President, Solutions, CAEL
- Caley Van Cleave, Young Professionals in Energy, Colorado Chapter
- Monique Dyers
- Kari Shafenberg, Director, Initiatives, CAEL
- Prasanth Thupili, SVP, Power Generation Services, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.