Five Reasons to Attend the WRISE Leadership Forum

October 16, 2017 • Stories About WRISE
Five Reasons to Attend WRISE Leadership Forum


1. Expand your toolkit

At the WRISE Leadership Forum experience hands on training focused on enhancing your leadership and career skills. The popular Principles in Practice sessions feature small interactive lecture and discussion break outs that will provide a deeper dive into skills and topics that drive the clean energy workforce.

This year’s topics include:

  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Virtual PPAs 101
  • Making Renewable Energy Bipartisan
  • Sustaining your Startup
  • Key Skills for Leaders
  • Career Energy: Transitions
  • WRISE Open Feedback/Discussion

2. Exclusive networking and business development opportunities 

Monday afternoon will include structured networking opportunities from 1-4 pm and our opening reception from 6-8:30 pm. There will also be numerous structured and impromptu opportunities throughout the day on Tuesday to engage with other attendees.

Dedicated networking:

  • Monday afternoon session
  • Opening networking reception
  • Tuesday morning networking session
  • Networking lunch
  • Tuesday afternoon networking break


3. Renewable Energy Updates 

A look at trends across the industry and how they are playing out in renewable energy markets around the country.

2017 Industry Trends Panel:

Cari VanAmburg, EDP Renewables – Moderator
Katherine Gensler, SEIA
Joan Hutchinson, Lincoln Clean Energy
Vanessa Miler-Fels, Microsoft


4. Inspiration

The WRISE network is comprised of so many inspirational and talented women and men. The Leadership Forum provides a unique opportunity to connect and share stories in-person across the network. As always, the Forum will end with the popular Wise Women Panel. Women from across the renewable energy field share triumphs and challenges they have encountered over the years in an engaging panel followed by a Q&A.


5. Professional Development

Attendees of the Leadership Forum leave each year ready to take on new challenges both professionally and personally. Get tips on work-life balance and integration, strategies for tackling that next promotion, as well as developing new skills and additional industry expertise. Many of the skills you bring back with you may not be tangible but we will also have Ed Collier back to take complimentary professional headshots.



Regular Registration is open until November 5th. Prices will increase for on-site registration.