Virtual Education and Training

Stay connected and informed

The public power community can stay informed and connected, even while many of us work from home and practice social distancing. APPA is here for you with resources and programs to help you continue your work (and learning) with as little interruption as possible, ranging from webinars to online training and new virtual meetings that allow you to interact with other attendees for real networking opportunities. 

Don’t miss these online programs.

Virtual Meetings

All the breadth and depth of information and networking from an in-person meeting, from the comfort and safety of your home or office. These virtual events allow you to learn and interact with your peers in real time.


Public Power Leadership Summit
August 11
The Public Power Leadership Summit helps you develop the resilience, flexibility, and grit to run a respected 21st century utility.


Business & Financial Virtual Conference
September 14 - 15
Empower growth through new ideas and approaches to pricing, accounting, risk management, customer accounting and services, information technology, and human resources.


Legal & Regulatory Virtual Conference
October 13 - 14
An unparalleled professional development and networking opportunity for energy attorneys and regulatory personnel to get updates on federal legislative and regulatory changes impacting public power.


Customer Connections Virtual Conference
October 27 - 28
Connect with other utility professionals to examine trends and innovations in four critical areas: customer service, energy services, key accounts, and public communications.

Public Power Forward Virtual Summit
November 10
Discover new industry trends, technologies, and customer expectations and share your thoughts on public power’s future. Join experts and visionaries to assess what is coming down the pike and how to prepare for it.


Cybersecurity Virtual Summit
November 16 – 17 
Stay current on evolving utility cybersecurity threats and strengthen your strategies for monitoring and responding to them. Hear from leading experts and peers on strategies to mitigate risks. 

Online & On-Demand Courses

Instructor-led virtual versions of our most popular training classes let you take in-depth training courses through an interactive series of online classes, a downloadable workbook, and group discussions with your peers.

Work Order & Asset Management Accounting
Two online classes over 2 weeks, August 19 – 26
Review basic and intermediate utility work order asset management accounting concepts and applications. Learn how to coordinate operations and finance processes to accurately account for projects. Examine practical industry processes while earning CPEs.


Distributed Energy Resources Fundamentals
Online class, August 25 
Get a comprehensive overview of the DER landscape, use cases, potential grid services, and costs. Get insights on dealing with the challenges of lost revenue, increased costs and complexities while taking advantage of new opportunities. Discuss how to incorporate them into your strategic planning.

Advanced Public Utility Accounting
Four online classes over 4 weeks, September 23 – October 14
Examine the more complicated aspects of accounting theory and practice to inform planning and decision-making, allowing you to work more efficiently and effectively. Earn CPEs by participating in this practical course.

O- demand training combines videos, downloadable course materials, and progressive testing to bring you in-depth training on your own timeframe.


Key Accounts Certificate Program
Whether you plan to start a utility key accounts program or want to take your current pro­gram to the next level, this curriculum provides the skills, knowledge, and tools for success.


Webinars allow you to learn from the best in the business without leaving your office. All you need is internet access. Hear from industry experts, download presentations, and ask your questions during the live webinar. Crisis Communications for Public Power Leaders
July 16 – 23
  • Crisis Communications for Executives and Board Members (July 16)
  • Leadership in Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond (July 23)

On-Demand Webinars

Our pre-recorded webinar series enable you to hear from industry experts and grow your knowledge at a time and pace that works for you.


Check out our library of on demand webinars covering:

  • Economic Development
  • Electric Utility Industry 101
  • Financial Planning
  • Public Utility Accounting
  • Remote Work Essentials
  • And much more