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Oct 09

WIN Leaders Hear From PR Guru on Communication at 2016 Roundtable

Approximately 60 attendees gathered for the 2016 Women In NECA Roundtable, an annual event that brings together leaders in the industry from around the country.

Marie Arcidiacono presented on “Let’s Talk About It: Communication, Gender & Powerful Speech.”

Later, Women In NECA combined forces with NECA Future Leaders to host a reception for female and young members of the community.

Sep 12

Insider Info: Now Available at the NECA Energy Solutions Booth

Here’s your chance to network with electrical contractors who have already branched into specific energy solutions markets!

The NECA Energy Solutions Booth (#1749) will host a series of informal roundtable discussions throughout the NECA Show, along with live NECAWORKS™ demonstrations, including the new wind power module. The schedule of roundtable discussions times and topics will be posted at the booth.  Programs include: Lighting Retrofits, Microgrids, Advanced Lighting Controls and Smart/Sub Metering.

Sep 12

What’s On the Safety Forum Schedule?

The best value in safety education is the new Safety Forum at NECA 2012 Las Vegas. This special two-day workshop for inside and line contractors starts Saturday, Sept. 28 with a breakfast discussion about preventing arc flash hazards from Westex.

“Safety is as important as productivity and quality on a job site,” said Mike Johnston, NECA executive director, standards and safety. “The Safety Forum is a great way to learn about the practices and policies that can make a difference in a contractor’s operations.”

Following the discussion are separate breakout sessions for inside and line contractors. View the tracks and session descriptions online.

Line contractors who need to earn their ET&D OSHA 10 Course can also get their training in Friday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Sept. 29. This course is a separate registration fee from the Safety Forum.

The Safety Forum will wrap up with the Safety Roundtable, Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. following the Opening General Session and lunch.

Register now!

Jul 31

More Safety Than Ever at NECA 2012 Las Vegas

Safety Roundtable

Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 1:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Safety Roundtable is being conducted for the third consecutive year. The roundtable allows for two-way discussion on NECA’s Safety related activities and electrical industry needs. Participants will have the opportunity of hearing and engaging in the lively discussions. Learn more about education offerings at NECA 2012 Las Vegas >>

NECA Safety Forum

September 29-30, 2012
Presented by NECA Premier Partner Westex™

The Safety Forum focuses on how rapid changes in the electrical industry are requiring electrical contractors to be on the leading edge of many safety and health requirements. Clients now demand evidence of effective safety performance and the integration of safety and health management systems to jobsite safety. Safety and health has evolved from a regulatory drive activity to and business development tool.
NECA’s Safety Forum brings together a collection of leading industry presenters that provide clear vision of existing and new safety rules and how to implement effective compliance strategies. The Safety Forum isn’t exclusively for safety professionals; business owners, project management staff and supervisory personnel who want to know how this evolving aspect of the industry could affect their duties will benefit, too. See the full schedule, and register now >>

Electrical Transmission & Distribution OSHA 10 Course

Saturday and Sunday September 28-29, 2012
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The ET&D OSHA 10 Hour is introductory awareness course for electrical line construction. The course is conducted over a two days of classroom instruction. The course objective is to train trainers to enhance accident prevention, review electrical safety principles and how it relates to today’s electrical line construction industry. It’s intended to prepare workers to gain an understanding of how to identify concepts and techniques of electrically safety related work practices of line workers. The course also covers an overview of OSHA construction safety regulations with an emphasis on electric generation, transmission and distribution (1910.296 and 1926 Subpart V). Upon completion participants will receive an OSHA 10 Hour card with the ET&D Partnership logo. (Course is not part of the Safety Forum or Weekend Package) Pricing: $450

Register Now >>

Oct 04

Inviting All Industry Women to Join the NECA Women’s Peer Group Roundtable, Mon., Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

The NECA Women’s Peer Group will be holding a roundtable discussion at NECA 2011 San Diego on Monday, Oct. 24, 3-4:30 p.m. with special guests panelists Kristen McDonough, Director, Legislative Affairs, NECA; Rebecca Clark, Government Contracts Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Labor; and Alexandra Harrison, Executive Vice President – Marketing and Strategic Accounts, Ontility. (We’ve also invited Kathy Mazzarella, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Graybar who inspired so many women at the 2010 NWPG Roundtable to join us for this year’s program.)

The NWPG Roundtable will be a wide-ranging discussion, covering the how NECA women can get involved in legislative action, Davis-Bacon enforcement, and strategies for moving into executive management. NWPG’s Roundtable strives to cover both issues affecting our businesses and the challenges NECA women face in the industry. Each panelist will share her unique expertise and insight, and women attending NECA 2011 San Diego are encouraged to offer their perspectives as well.

NWPG’s Roundtable is an opportunity to meet your fellow women working in the industry and discuss the issues and challenges we all face. If you’re a woman involved with the electrical contracting industry, the NWPG Roundtable wants you to join us for this once-a-year event! Following the NWPG Roundtable, participants are invited to join the Future Leader’s Reception already in progress.

The NECA Women’s Peer Group (NWPG) was established in 2009 and is currently led by the Women’s Peer Group Task Force.  Participation in the peer group is open to all women affiliated with NECA member companies, NECA Chapters and National office, and LMCCs.

The mission of NECA Women’s Peer Group (NWPG) is to offer a forum for women working in all aspects of the electrical contracting industry to discuss the issues they face and facilitate mentoring relationships between emerging and established industry leaders.  The NWPG also works to recruit new talent and demonstrate opportunities available to women in electrical contracting.  NWPG members come together to discuss the issues they face as professional women working in a traditionally male-led industry and association.

Please join the NECA Women’s Peer Group on Facebook or LinkedIn, or stop by the NECA booth #941 on the Show floor and let us know how we can help you be your best in our industry! And make your plans to join us for the 2011 NWPG Roundtable, Monday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. Room assignment will be noted in the on-site program.