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From the Desk of Executive Director Richard Putnicki

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021 Virtual Spring Conference!

Individual and Corporate Registration Packages are now available for RMEL’s 2021 Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference being held May 18-20. We are bringing the robust program of timely & relevant sessions directly to you, including:

  • Quality keynotes and general sessions
  • The popular RMEL Senior Leadership Panel
  • Three educational tracks - Generation, Transmission & Distribution & Management
  • Interactive Roundtable discussions
  • More networking opportunities
  • New sponsorship opportunities

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Rear Admiral Scott Moore to Keynote RMEL's 2021 Spring Conference

Having served 30 years as a SEAL leader, retired Rear Admiral Scott Moore is a master in organizational leadership and teambuilding. He served in every leadership position in the SEAL teams, including the former commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and closed out his career as the number two leader in the entire SEAL organization. He led the military’s elite forces through more than 2,000 of our nation’s most extreme, high-stakes missions and was deployed on SEAL team operations across the globe. He understands the importance of leadership and cohesiveness like few others can, and his experience runs the gamut from leading small groups to large-scale tactical planning. From the mountains of Afghanistan to briefings in the Oval Office, Moore is the man our leaders trusted when failure was not an option. Read Admiral Moore's Full Bio.

Bringing RMEL Member Experiences, Best Practices, Resources & Lessons Learned to You Virtually

We’ve known since March of last year that if we’re going to put on a Virtual Spring Conference it would need to be as robust as possible to best match the productive and customizable experience of the in-person Spring Conference. The Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference has been a tradition since RMEL's early beginnings. Known for providing outstanding continuing education and networking opportunities, this conference is a must-participate event. Register yourself or RMEL member companies can sign up for a Group Registration Package for unlimited registrations for your employees!

RMEL Webinars and Workshops This Spring and Summer

Webinar (Complimentary for RMEL Members) – A Roadmap for Continuous Human Performance Improvement
Wednesday, April 28th – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time

The term Human Performance Improvement is often connected with thoughts and actions aimed at improving the performance and reliability of the people doing the work. Those with experience along these lines understand that improving and sustaining human performance is less about trying to improve or change the human condition than it is about improving the conditions in which people work. This interactive discussion will explore the role of human nature in consequential events, the value of reliable systems and processes, and a roadmap for implementing and sustaining effective human performance improvement programs.

"I Can See Clearly Now…” Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty Workshop – Worth 8.0 PDHs
Workshop Postponed Pre-Registration Now Available – New Dates TBD – Please Email info@rmel.org or Call (303) 865-5544 to Pre-Register

RMEL is offering an online development program aimed at helping leaders enhance their ability to lead in times of uncertainty and social change…times like now. This will be instructed by John Miner, P.E., President & CEO, Collaborative Learning, Inc./Collaboration Unlimited. and Betsy Aylin, PhD, Executive and Management Consultant, Collaborative Learning, Inc./Collaboration Unlimited. Participants who complete this program will be awarded 8.0 professional development hours (PDHs). This virtual but highly interactive and engaging program is aimed at helping leaders at any level in the organization understand and better use their own strengths to lead the people they work with through this time of uncertainty and change. This online program is structured in two online half-day sessions of approximately 4 hours each.  Pre-program requirements will enable the course to start quickly, ensuring comfort with the technology being used and framing the interests of the participants. The program is highly interactive and will include working with small learning groups, skill practice, discussion and other ways to engage with the content.

Distribution Engineers Workshop – Worth 9.0 PDHs
Thursday, June 3rd, June 10th & June 17th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time

Distribution engineers and designers will have a unique opportunity to hear from a wide range of organizations during the Distribution Engineers Workshop. This technical workshop will feature utility and services/supplier presenters providing in-depth instruction on today’s biggest engineering and design topics, best practices and solutions.

Complimentary Webinars & Roundtables for RMEL Members for Generation, Transmission, Distribution & Safety Continue

We have seen a growing interest from seasoned and new RMEL participants alike in RMEL’s webinars and roundtables. We recently wrapped up a Safety Roundtable on ATVs & UTVs and a Generation Panel/Roundtable on the technical challenges of implementing renewables. Look for much more of these opportunities to learn and share from your desk soon!

Announcing the 2021 RMEL Foundation Golf Tournament

After taking a COVID-year hiatus, the 2021 RMEL Foundation Golf Tournament will be held June 23rd, 2021, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, CO! We have sure missed seeing everyone in person, and as we all navigate the vaccination rollout, travel restrictions and all the "next normals,” we want to start getting back to what we do best, in-person networking and education. For those that are able to participate it will be a great time to see some familiar and new faces in an open environment. We will have more details to come on registration, social distancing best practices for the tournament, sponsorships and much more!

In Closing….

I sincerely thank you all again for trusting your RMEL Education Section Committees, RMEL Board, RMEL Foundation Board and staff as we make plans for the future. We are looking forward to seeing you again as soon as possible!  Remember to share your topics of interest with your corporate RMEL representative or email us at info@rmel.org.


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