Stakeholder Relations and Negotiations 

Aether is offering a four-part webinar series  comprised of the following online virtual sessions, to help utility professionals build expertise in stakeholder relations and negotiations:

  • Utility Stakeholders and Internal Planning

  • Negotiation Styles

  • Stakeholder Mapping

  • Negotiation Simulation


To register for the on-line class, go to this link. Customized in-house programs are also available. Please also see Ms. Ryan's related article "Stakeholder Dos and Donts"



Risk Management Lessons Learned 

Take a fresh perspective on your risk management program, as we transition to a new normal. For more ideas on how to do this, read Aether's article, "ERM Planning in a New Normal".  Contact us if you want to explore how Aether can work with your organization with post-Covid 19 risk analysis and planning.​

Developing Your Department’s Strategic Plan

Organizations find that corporate level strategic plans are far more successful when supported by, and executed through, department strategic planning. Further, strong department strategic planning better aligns workgroups to the utility’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, as department leaders can provide a critical line of sight for employees. This NWPPA class is designed where attendees apply strategic planning principles to areas in which they have direct experience- their departments.  The instructor will discuss strategic planning concepts in a utility industry context. Contact us for more information about this class. ​ 











​​NWPPA Board Nomination


Julie Ryan has recently been nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Public Power Association as the Associate Advisor (representing ~ 350 Associate members), effective September 2020.  ​​

Utility Management Certificate Program October and November 2021 

The UMC program is taking applications for the Fall 2021 session. Contact us if you are interested in reserving a spot for yourself or a colleague.



When Did You Last Survey Your Employees? 

Aether’s Managing Partner and contributing consultant Dr. Joseph Picciano co-wrote an article for the July 2020 edition of Northwest Public Power Association’s Monthly Bulletin on the power of employee surveys. Click here for a copy of “When was the last time you surveyed your employees?"