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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Electric Communicator's Workshop

Start Date: 8/22/2018 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 8/23/2018 1:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: BestWestern Tomah

1017 E. McCoy Blvd
Tomah, WI  United States  54660

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Electric Communicator's Workshop
1 Skill Builder Credit

Room Block Name: Wisc. Electric Cooperative
(rooms available the nights of August 21 & 22)
Room Rate: $99.99/night + tax (1 person)
or $109.99/night + tax (2 people)
Room Block Expires: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Registration: 4:30 p.m. (August 22)
Program: 5-9 p.m. (August 22)
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (August 23)

Servant Leadership
Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, Viterbo University

Safe Electricity
Safety is the highest priority at any co-op. Communicators play an important role in keeping members safe. Safe Electricity will showcase its new website, new materials available to all Wisconsin electric cooperatives, and explain how co-op communications can really make a difference.
Carol Sponagle, member services manager, Energy Education Council—Safe Electricity, Springfield, Ill.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat
With so many social media platforms and ways to use them, how can you figure out what’s best for your co-op? This presentation will highlight the ways co-ops use social media to fit their specific needs and goals, as well as cover methods for handling potential downsides, such as negative comments or bad reviews.
Cogan Schneier, social media editor, NRECA, Arlington, Va.

Awards and Acknowledgements
Communicators whose work was adjudged to have been the best in various categories of presenting local information in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News during the 2016-17 judging cycle will be presented with their certificates. We’ll also review some of the great ideas and quality work we saw in the local pages over the past year.
Mary Erickson, associate editor, Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News

Open Forum
Some of our best ideas come from each other. This open session is an opportunity to share questions and concerns with fellow electric co-op communicators.

Video Production on a Shoestring Budget
A step-by-step workshop on how to film, edit, and livestream videos for social media, with nothing more than a smartphone.
Dylan Pingitore, executive assistant & digital outreach coordinator, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Engaging Members with Video
Learn the importance of video as an effective communication platform, how it can enhance your current communication strategies, and tools you can use to monitor its impact.
Dylan Pingitore, executive assistant & digital outreach coordinator, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 8/23/2018 1:00 PM

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Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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