Utility Executive Course to Address Smart Grid Technology, Other Emerging Topics

Wednesday, January 12 2011


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s 58th annual Utility Executive Course will take place June 6-23 in Moscow, Idaho. 

The nation’s premiere, industry-driven executive education course provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive industry framework with focus on developing utility leaders. The course will look at challenges, opportunities and the general business environment and provides training to executives to enhance their industry knowledge, leadership abilities and professional effectiveness.

“The Utility Executive Course is an extraordinary program," noted Doug Meyers, vice president of IT and chief information officer of Pepco Holdings. "In its leadership of the program, the University of Idaho demonstrates true commitment to continuous improvement through the process it employs annually to refresh the curriculum. They partner very effectively with their industry advisory committee to ensure that the program addresses the latest industry issues.”

Course content in 2011 includes: changing customer relationships, leading sustainable change, NERC/FERC regulations, and public policy, technology and economics, among other topics related to finance, technology, regulation and managing enterprise value.

The foundation and learning goals of the Utility Executive Course remain consistent, but the curriculum is reviewed and refreshed every year to address the latest industry issues. The course works to find and retain the best instructors to deliver the content and find industry thought leaders to provide diversity of perspective for participants.

The registration fee of $12,000 (U.S.) includes all instruction, books and materials, in addition to lodging, meals, refreshments, educational field trips and other special events. Participants also will receive a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units. A 50 percent, non-refundable deposit is at the time of application. Advance registration is requested by May 1. For more information or to register for the 2011 course, visit www.uidaho.edu/uec or call (208) 885-6265.

The UEC has trained more than 2,200 people from more than 100 companies and 17 countries. The range of professional fields represented by course participants includes technology, finance, engineering, marketing, general business, regulatory affairs and environmental services.

For more information about the university’s College of Business and Economics and other executive education opportunities visit www.uidaho.edu/cbe or call (208) 885-6478.
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About the University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to be classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu.