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Stay on top of the trends and ahead of the curve with virtual education offerings from the APPA Academy. Programs range from online courses and virtual events that allow you to interact with other attendees, to on-demand resources that let you learn on your own schedule.

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.

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Electric Vehicle Interest Group Quarterly Meeting
January 25
The EVIG is a quarterly forum for our utility, state/regional association, joint action agency, and community choice aggregator associate members to learn about various EV and EV infrastructure topics from a range of experts.

Virtual Courses

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


Advanced Public Utility Accounting
January 11, 13, 18, 20
This practical course examines the more complicated aspects of accounting theory and practice to inform planning and decision-making and help execute your day-to-day work more efficiently and effectively. Discuss how accounting principles and practices impact financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders. Learn about industry trends, new accounting standards, and strategies for ensuring future financial success.


Overhead Distribution Principles and Applications
January 18-26 (orientation session on Jan. 14)
Learn about the characteristics and functions of overhead distribution components and the legal/regulatory/business requirements that drive today’s overhead distribution practices. Explore specific requirements and practices associated with overhead line conductors and cables, structural components, grounding, and lightning protection.


Key Accounts Certificate Program Cohort Group
January 24-February 25
Fast-track your way to certification by joining a cohort group that will work through the on-demand Key Accounts Certificate Program curriculum together over a 5-week timeframe. Added benefits include: 3 live webinars (Feb. 3, 10, 17) to reinforce and workshop concepts, provide peer networking opportunities and new tips and tools to apply immediately.


Best Practices in Overhead Distribution Line Design
February 15-23 (orientation session on Feb. 14)
Learn how to enhance your line design processes and prepare designs that are safe, reliable, and in compliance with National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) requirements. Review industry best practices, engage with your peers, and complete over 25 practical hands-on design exercises using line design software. 


With minimal time commitments, webinars allow you to learn from the best without leaving your office. Hear from industry experts and ask questions during the live webinar.


Protecting Public Power from Private Equity Takeovers FREE!
January 27
Public power utilities—particularly in the Southeast—have recently found themselves targeted for takeover bids by large private equity firms—i.e., Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP). Throughout the course of these attempts, BCP has developed, evolved, and executed a consistent game plan used to influence decision-making and tip the scales in their favor. This webinar will provide an overview of the tactics used by private equity firms such as BCP to help utilities identify and manage potential threats.


Overview Purchasing and Warehousing Strategies in a Constrained Supply Chain FREE!
February 1
Transformer, wire, and conduit are in short supply as the U.S. supply chain experiences strains related to the pandemic. Public power utilities are facing increasing prices, extended delays, and a lack of vendors to bid on contracts for critical materials to build and maintain their system. Discuss some of the out of the box options public power utilities and purchasing agents are pursuing to overcome these challenges. 

On-Demand Learning Resources

Hear from industry experts and grow your knowledge at a pace that works for you.


Check out our library of on-demand webinars, recorded events and courses. Each purchase includes access to the recording(s), as well as copies of the presentations or study guides.


The APPA Key Accounts Certificate Program is offered in-person, in-house, or through a self-paced online option. Completing the on-demand option allows you to work through the program requirements at your own pace.