SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 3, 2014 | KELLOGG CENTER | EAST LANSING, MI
Program description. The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public and private-sector regulatory professionals with a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on advanced technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides an intensive and immersive experience, emphasizing discipline-based and sector-specific learning opportunities; interactive instruction and peer-to-peer dialog; advanced analytical methodologies; and theoretical rigor coupled with practical hands-on problems and exercises. The program faculty includes nationally known experts who draw from both academic and applied perspectives. The Advanced Program reflects our commitment to providing a reasoned and empirical approach to contemporary regulatory issues. The program offers flexible tracks focusing on regulation and ratemaking, accounting and finance, and engineering and economics. Half-day sessions allow participants to fully customize the program to their interests. IPU also offers unique orientation workshops, “Introduction to Public Utility Regulation” and “Introduction to Power Systems and the Grid,” on the Sunday preceding the program.
Who should attend. The program is open to everyone and is designed for experienced professionals in the regulatory policy community, including federal and state personnel, consumer advocates, and private-sector professionals. Generalists and specialists in the utility sectors will benefit from attending. Past attendees of IPU programs – including the Annual Regulatory Studies Program (“Camp”) and the NARUC Utility Rate School – will find that the workshops offer a unique professional development experience. IPU will also arrange continuing education credits for accountants and attorneys as requested. The Advanced Program provides not only a great learning environment, but also a great forum for exchanging ideas and networking with professional peers.
Where. The IPU Advanced Program will be held at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
The regular program takes place Monday through Friday noon, with special orientation sessions on Sunday. Contact the Kellogg Center for information at 517.432.4000, or www.kelloggcenter.com. The dress code for the program is campus casual. Registration. IPU offers flexible registration options .
The Sunday preceding the program features the short courses “Introduction to Public Utility Regulation” and “Introduction to Power Systems and the Grid,”.
Participants in IPU programs are awarded a certificate of participation, as well as applicable continuing education credits and credits toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (CCRE) endorsed by NARUC. The IPU Grid School is eligible for 30 CCRE credits:
Program Learning Objectives
Program Level. The program is classified as “advanced.” It is best for experienced professionals who have attended one or more of the courses classified as basic or intermediate. Program Prerequisites No formal prerequisites apply to this program. However, attendees are strongly encouraged to attend only after participating in one or more of the basic or intermediate courses. Some professional experience is also helpful. Preparatory resources are available on the IPU website on the URS program page as well as the IPU research page.
Program Prerequisites. No formal prerequisites apply to this program. However, attendees are strongly encouraged to attend only after participating in one or more of the basic or intermediate courses. Some professional experience is also helpful. Preparatory resources are available on the IPU website on the URS program page as well as the IPU research page.
Program Delivery. The program delivery method combines presentations by experienced professionals, including examples and opportunity for discussion. Active learning and participation are encouraged and instructors are accessible for individual assistance throughout the program.
Cancellation and Refunds. Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program. Substitutions are accepted at any time. Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded.
Comments and Complaints. IPU welcomes program input and feedback. Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms. Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director, Dr. Janice A. Beecheror IPU Program Coordinator, Ms. Ligita Nelson.
NASBA National Registry Statement. The Institute of Public Utilities is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37210-2417. Website: National Associaiton of State Boards of Accountancy. CLE credits are also available. IPU-MSU will apply for accreditation or registration of the program. Application does not guarantee approval.
What past Advanced attendees say about the program: