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Human resources, training will be the focus of several sessions at 2014 Business & Financial Conference

From the May 30, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published May 30, 2014

By Meghan Riley
Education Coordinator
APPA’s Business & Financial Conference in September will offer a number of presentations geared for public power professionals in the area of human resources and training.  

Topics covered at the conference, to be held Sept. 14-17 in Portland, Ore., will include: 

•    Using Social Media to Recruit and Retain
•    Ask a Human Resources Attorney
•    Drugs in the Workplace
•    Pass the Knowledge Please: Succession Planning
•    Love Them or Lose Them: Employee Retention Tools
•    Working with Unions: Is it Black, White or Gray?

The program includes roundtable discussions, networking breakfasts, receptions and other opportunities for networking and information exchange. 

The conference also offers educational sessions for utility professionals in the areas of accounting, finance, customer accounting, customer services, information technology, pricing, and market analysis.

Attendees will have an opportunity to attend in-depth pre-conference seminars on Sunday, Sept. 14. Topics include "Sustainability Accounting and Reporting," "Distributed Generation: Unique Issues Facing Public Power," "Establishing and Strengthening the Internal Audit Function in Your Utility," and "Utility Data Analytics: Turning Utility Data into Utility Value."

Visit for complete program information and to register.


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