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People Powered, a podcast brought to you by the Center for Energy Workforce Development, explores issues associated with attracting, training, and retaining the energy industry’s most important resource – its people. Guests, who hail from within and outside the energy sector, include local and global thought leaders and subject matter experts who inform and inspire thinking. Some conversations address current workforce development priorities while others explore trends and strategies driven by the future of work. People Powered supports the development of a skilled, diverse energy workforce.

People Powered Center for Energy Workforce Development

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People Powered, a podcast brought to you by the Center for Energy Workforce Development, explores issues associated with attracting, training, and retaining the energy industry’s most important resource – its people. Guests, who hail from within and outside the energy sector, include local and global thought leaders and subject matter experts who inform and inspire thinking. Some conversations address current workforce development priorities while others explore trends and strategies driven by the future of work. People Powered supports the development of a skilled, diverse energy workforce.

    004 How Resilience and Innovation Are Defining the Energy Industry's COVID-19 Response

    004 How Resilience and Innovation Are Defining the Energy Industry's COVID-19 Response

    Grant Davis, Director of Accenture's Risk, Crisis, and Asset Management Practice, addresses how utilities are innovating during the pandemic and new expectations he has for technology, training, and office operations. He shares his thoughts on what companies will win the war for talent and what businesses need to do before the predicted next wave of the COVID-19 virus. All conversations point back to the importance of resiliency.

    • 41 min
    003 Lessons Learned Managing Through COVID-19

    003 Lessons Learned Managing Through COVID-19

    John Bruckner, President of the NY Jurisdiction of National Grid, joins People Powered to share initial lessons learned and beliefs about the future of the energy workforce in light of COVID-19, He addresses the merits of increased personal communication, likely changes to brick and mortar operations, and the additional responsibilities companies are taking to care for their employees and communities. He closes out with personal reflections about how tomorrow's workforce will ensure our success.

    • 37 min
    002 The Future of Work - Post Pandemic

    002 The Future of Work - Post Pandemic

    In this episode of People Powered, Ross Dawson, noted futurist and strategy advisor to global business and government leaders, addresses what employers can expect in a post-pandemic workforce. He identifies the most important determinant of creating a successful telework environment, projected trends with retirement-ready workers, and explores how companies will win the competition for talent in the months and years ahead.

    • 29 min
    001 Telework: Considerations for Managing a Remote Energy Workforce

    001 Telework: Considerations for Managing a Remote Energy Workforce

    The inaugural episode of People Powered, welcomes Jack Nilles, known as the Father of Telework, as he is credited with creating the concept of remote work. He has written numerous books on the subject including Making Telecommuting Happen: A Guide for Telemanagers and Telecommuters and Telework: Strategies for Managing the Virtual Workforce, praised internationally as the best book available on telework. Jack offers insight learned from almost 50 years of telework leadership.

    • 36 min

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