Start Date: 10/4/2018 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/4/2018 4:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: Jackson Electric Cooperative Location:
N6868 County Road F
Black River Falls, WI United States 54615
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
New Employee Orientation Workshop 1/2 Skill Builder Credit
This workshop will provide for new employees an introduction to the history of electric cooperatives; cooperative principles and structure; how electric cooperatives operate; cooperative finance; the role of the G&T in providing power; the competitive pressures and changes in the electric industry today; and support organizations for local cooperatives. Employees will also hear an electricity 101 presentation; various roles safety plays within electric cooperatives with suggestions for participants to take back to their home co-op; basic duties essential to all employees, focusing on general workplace safety and the well-being of the general public.
WECA...Your Statewide Association & The History of Electric Co-ops
Wendy Fassbind, Director of Events & Education Coordinator, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association, Madison, Wis.
Introduction to CFC
How electric cooperatives operate and cooperative finance.
Sarah Bullock, Regional Vice President, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn. (invited)
Expectations and General Duties/Responsibilities of Employees
Ensuring both public safety and a job culture that strives to make each workplace safe, comfortable, and properous requires the engagement of employees at every level. This session will cover basic duties essential to all employees, fucusing on general workplace safety and the well-being of the general public.
Chad Knutson, EE, CLCP, Senior Safety and Loss Prevention Consultant, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange, Shawnee, Kan.
How the electrical generation/distribution system works and its major components.
Brad Ristow, VP-Electric Operations, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, Ellsworth, Wis.
Generation and Transmission of Electricity
The role of the G&T in providing power and the competitive pressures and changes in the electric industry today.
Nathan Franklin, Government Relations Representative, Dairyland Power Cooperative, La Crosse, Wis.
Safety is No Accident
This presentation will identify and explain the various roles safety plays within electric cooperatives and provide tips and suggestions for participants to take back to their home co-op.
Ben Bella, Safety & Compliance Coordinator, Eau Claire Energy, Jackson Electric, Oakdale Electric, and Riverland Energy Cooperatives