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Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum Quarterly Meeting
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Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum Quarterly Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
8:00 AM
Where: Piedmont Natural Gas’s conference facility
4720 Piedmont Row Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina  28210
United States
Presenter: E4 Carolinas & UNC Charlotte Epic
Contact: David A. Doctor

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Acquiring and Developing Your Energy Workforce

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:00 am – 11:30 AM + Lunch

An Interaction workshop faciliated by Cenral Piedmont Community College

Jill Lutz, Executive Director, Workplace Learning Cooperative Education

Jay Potter, P.E., CPCC Dean of Applied Technology/Construction Technology

Do you have the technical talent to execute your projects now and in the future?

Are you able to successfully compete for talent within your industry as well as outside your industry?

Do you know how to connect with your local community college to augment your recruitment efforts?

Transferring and retaining knowledge from retiring baby boomers to newly hired employees is becoming increasingly difficult. During the Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum morning session you will engage in a lively interactive discussion with your peers that will assist you in developing your Energy Technician pipeline.

8:00 Registration, badging and continental breakfast (open until 9:00 am)

8:30 Workplace learning seminar by Central Piedmont Community College

  • Overview of workforce and salary surveys for energy crafts
  • Demand for talent is fierce - how to successfully compete for talent
  • How to capture proprietary knowledge when employees retire

10:00 Break

10:15 Workplace learning seminar by Central Piedmont Community College

  • Craft worker recruitment - how to work with your local Community College to acquire talent
  • Developing talent throgh Community College work-based learning options: co-ops, internships, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeshihp models

11:30 Networking and buffet lunch


HR in REAL TIME for Energy Organizations

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Lunch + 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM

4 Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Credits (16-7BNAL)

4 HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Recertification Credit Hours: Business

An Energy Technology Revolution promises to change the world more than the Information Technology did. Is HR in Energy Organizations up to the Task?

Some business leaders have been asking “Is It Time to Shake Up or Break Up HR?”

Adaptable, innovative, state of the art energy organizations require a nimble, professional and focused HR Leadership with quality and speed in processes.

As new technologies bring big data to HR and the energy technology revolution transforms the energy industry, Energy Company leaders begin to think and act like high tech leaders in REAL TIME CHANGE.

Many are asking - Are the HR teams in Energy Organizations up to the challenge?

This Inaugural E4 Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum presents an expert panel to stir this pot.

11:30     Registration, “badging” and buffet lunch (open until 1:00 pm)

12:00     Lunch/Forum Chair welcome, announcements and overview of the program

12:25     Introduction of featured speakers followed by moderated discussion

12:30     The Promise and Future of HR – A Vision, Peter Cappelli, PhD, George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources

1:10        Driving Change in Large Organizations – A Celanese Case Study – David Dart, Vice President, Human Resources

1:50        Applying Tech Company HR Culture in the Energy Industry - Invited

2:30        Break

2:45         Moderated Panel Discussion – Questions from Matt Sadinsky, CEO PReP Intl, Moderator and Questions from Attendees – Written Questions will be collected from Audience

3:30        Energy HR Professionals Forum Organization Discussion and Concluding Remarks

4:15        Cocktail Reception, hors d’oeuvres (concluding at 5:00 pm)

Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum Sponsors

Sapphire Sponsor - Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 330 attorneys in 31 offices, with a local office in Uptown Charlotte. Learn more

Sapphire Sponsor – Piedmont Natural Gas Piedmont Natural Gas is the trusted natural gas provider for more than 1 million residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It has been in operation for more than 60 years. Piedmont Natural Gas believes its success is due to the high-quality service it provides, and to the relationships it has formed in the communities it serves. Learn more

Emerald Sponsor – Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management, CASHRM, is an organization for human resource professionals representing over 400 members from the greater Charlotte region. CASHRM is a local chapter (#0065) affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Pearl Sponsor – LeadAdvantage delivers a unique and proven business-relevant, engaging and high-energy leadership development process, resulting in leaders who add value with their presence. LeadAdvantage customizes every process to the customer needs, Leadership is multi-dimensional. LeadAdvantage delivers the leadership development component of E4 Carolinas’ Emerging Leaders and Leadership Energy Carolinas programs. Learn more at

The HR Certification Institute™ is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications. Learn more at:


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