Webinar Wednesdays

 

Late 2018, Women in Energy began hosting Webinar Wednesdays.  Each webinar begins at 12:15 pm and lasts for 30-45 minutes.  So grab your lunch, join fellow members and tune into one of our webinars.  All our webinars are presented by our Corporate and Individual members and other industry experts.

Keep checking back because our schedule is routinely updated.

Nov
16
Wed
4 Strategies to Find your Path in the Family Business
Nov 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

It can be easy to get lost in a family business. Not knowing who you are and what you want to from what the family, key leaders, and anyone who has an opinion or stake in your or the business’s future. Constant conflict or shutting down to what you want are common when trying your best to navigate a win-win-win. Sadly, what we forget is we often lose in that scenario. Balancing self, family, and business requires proactive work, otherwise, resentment builds.

Family members who work in a family business have to work harder to find personal independence because they are so close to “the tree” of family and key leader stereotypes, and the baggage that can come from assumed enablement of the family business environment.

This discussion focuses on 4 strategies to fulfill your personal goals and create an environment for you to be the best you can be for yourself and those around you.

Presenter is Kendall Rawls, the Rawls Group.  Kendall has done other webinars for our group.

 

Nov
30
Wed
Resolving Generational Clashes at Work
Nov 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Managing a multigenerational workforce with so many different perspectives, experiences, values and goals poses a unique organizational challenge for company leaders.

We will highlight the perennial clash that occurs—in every generation—between newcomers with fresh perspectives and more-experienced elders.

Join us to discuss how leaders can manage these clashes.

Attendees will understand:

  • What defines generations
  • What the generations at work want
  • Tools for creating better connection between generations

About our Presenter:  Nikki Evans:

Nikki believes that work should be a place where we can thrive.  She helps leaders and teams identify strengths, see what is getting in the way of success and create actionable plans to get more of what they want. She is on a mission to make workplaces work… better.

Nikki has a 20+ year background in information technology in various leadership roles. She earned a PCC from the International Coach Federation and the EMCC Global Team Coaching Individual Accreditation (ITCA) along with an MBA from Georgia State University and a BA in Psychology from University of Georgia.

 

Dec
7
Wed
What the IRA Means to your 2023 Marketing Campaign
Dec 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act has impacted our industry. There are tax credits and rebates for biofuels and oil-fired equipment, as well as strong incentives for electric heat pumps and other alternative energy technologies. This webinar will help you to alleviate any confusion your customers might have, and we’ll give you the tools to successfully promote Bioheat® fuel and equipment upgrades in a post-IRA world

Presenters: David Heiser, Regional Sales & Marketing Coordinator PriMedia, Inc. and Jim Collura, NEFI Vice President & Director of Government Affairs.

 

 

Dec
14
Wed
Financial Well-being: Times are Changing: Budget and Investment Considerations in an Inflationary Environment
Dec 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Description:

With inflation at a 40-year high, investors are faced with challenges to stretch their dollars optimally to meet both short term and long term savings and investment goals.  In this webinar, we will review 9 critical personal finance steps to set yourself up for success going in to the new year while managing the challenges this current inflationary environment presents.

Presenter:

As Vice President, Retirement Services at Marsh McLennan New England (MMA), Lisa Buffington, works with for profit and non-profit organizations’ finance, human resources, and benefits groups to assist with all aspects of their retirement plans including fiduciary oversight, fee and investment benchmarking, as well as participant engagement and financial wellbeing strategies.

Lisa has a strong passion for women’s professional development, financial literacy education, and urban city K-12 educational reform.  She is the past president of the Women in Pensions Network’s (WIPN) national group (WIPN) and worked with the team responsible for launching WIPN’s non-profit, and now currently co-chairs WIPN’s Connecticut Regional Chapter.  She is the board chair for a start-up non-profit charter management organization, Capital Preparatory Schools, and is actively involved in Junior Achievement.  She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Business Management.  Lisa obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Plan Financial Advisor (CPFA) designations, and currently holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.  Lisa has been named one of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Women Advisors for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Jan
11
Wed
State of the Union on Payments
Jan 11 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Saving money can be a top concern for Energy Marketers, especially during a year that has been filled with supply chain issues, increases in product prices and staffing shortages.

In this webinar we will demystify the pricing elements for credit card & ACH/eCheck processing and provide information on how to lower your operating expenses from a payments perspective.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage technology to increase operational efficiencies
  • Programs you can enroll in to reduce your fees like the new Amex Utility Rate
  • Common pitfalls to avoid

Presenter is:  Jon Gilbert, Corporate Member Qualpay

Jan
18
Wed
Mini Split (Residential Heat Pump) Introduction – 101
Jan 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
  • What are heat pumps and how do they work?
    • High level overview of how heat pumps work and the refrigeration cycle
    • Why are heat pumps so popular?
    • Do they save money?
  • Are heat pumps right for my home?
    • Single zone and multi zone
    • Good and bad applications for heat pumps
    • What do heat pumps look like?
  • How much do heat pumps cost?
  • How do I get one installed?
    • Can I install one myself?

Presenter:  Presenter will be Matt Kilcoyne of F.W.Webb

 

This is another intro session for those that are unfamiliar with this important and popular form of air conditioning.

Jan
25
Wed
Presentation Skills for the Virtual World
Jan 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Whether you need to sell a plan to management, deliver an online training, motivate your team, or deliver a sales pitch to an investor, Presentations Skills for the Virtual World will help.

Learn how to engage your audience in a virtual setting to reach more people and make the most of today’s technology!  In this session, you’ll learn how to keep your audience energized and interested, to ensure participation and drive your message home.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The differences between live and virtual training
  • What to do before, during, and after the virtual training to increase success
  • Skills and activities to engage audiences virtually
  • How to confidently navigate the virtual training room.

Who should attend?

  • Trainers looking to take their presentation skills virtual
  • Experts who know their stuff and want to amaze their online audience
  • Leaders who want to capture and keep their team’s attention during virtual meetings.
  • Moderators of online meetings and discussion groups.

Our presenter:  Angela Evans, Angela Evans Training.  Angela was one of our presenter at our 2022 Conference.

Click on the blue button below to Register

Feb
1
Wed
How to Foster an Environment of Retention at your Company
Feb 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Gerry Brien, Senior Vice President of Consumer Focus Marketing with special Guest Marty Kirshner, Partner and Chair of Energy Practice at Gray, Gray & Gray and Gray 

Younger generations of employees don’t stay in job roles as long as their retiring counterparts did. This is a challenge with which the energy industry in particular is struggling. Fortunately, we have a solution.

In this presentation, you’ll learn how employers can solve the pressing issue of a flighty workforce. Tactics such as focus groups allow your CSRs, drivers, technicians, and other staff to share what is and isn’t working within your company. Working with your employees shows that you truly care about fostering an environment of retention at your company by listening to the feedback your team has for you.

Listening to your employees also helps your company grow. Happy, listened-to employees refer others to their workplace, speak highly of you as an employer, and stay in their roles without looking elsewhere for work. In addition, it’s cost effective to retain your existing workforce; the Employee Benefits Network reports that it can cost as much as 33% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them.

Marty Kirshner of Gray, Gray & Gray will be joining the webinar to share creative ideas on how to retain your employees and how to make your company a magnet for future career seekers.

Your existing employees are your most valuable asset and the most crucial element of your company’s longevity—attend this webinar to learn specific strategies on how to keep them around.

Feb
15
Wed
Unlocking LinkedIn’s All-Star Status
Feb 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenters:  Jamie Clark, Social Media Specialist of Consumer Focus Marketing, and Jodi Moore, Senior Copywriter & Brand Manager of Consumer Focus Marketing.

Does the LinkedIn algorithm consider you to have an all-star profile? Is your business page going the distance to stand out among competitors? In this short webinar, Jamie Clark and Jodi Moore from Consumer Focus Marketing will dive into specific details on how to optimize your personal and business pages on LinkedIn to increase your reach and improve your bottom line. Learn how your settings can impact who sees your profile, steps your business can take for increased visibility, and the importance of giving your LinkedIn footprint the attention it deserves.

Topics will include:

  • Steps to gain all-star status on your personal LinkedIn profile
  • Secrets to success for every profile section (headshot, cover photo, headline, etc.)
  • How optimizing your profile will lead to profit for your business
  • Tips on developing your business page for maximum visibility and engagement
  • And more!

There’s no better time to optimize and leverage your personal and business LinkedIn pages than now.

Mar
8
Wed
Season of Growth -Summer Marketing for Stronger Year-Round Business
Mar 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

About:

After a challenging winter that saw fuel retailers plagued by warm weather, price spikes and legislative obstacles, the summer offers time and space to bounce back and build your business. A strong off-season marketing campaign can set your company up to gain market share, increase equipment sales, offer new services and attract new customers and staff.

Presented by:  David Heiser, Primedia