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Women’s resource groups fulfill a human resources objective of reaching out to women employees by offering them a forum for personal and professional growth. The organizations vary across utilities, but the common mission is to advance women in the company and to identify the achievement...

This week’s Women’s History Month blog post is taken from an interview with Denise Kruger, Senior Vice President, Regulated Utilities for Golden State Water. In our interview with Ms. Kruger, we got enough good advice to fill several blogs. This week we’ll talk about the...

For this week’s blog we interviewed Dr. Julie Albright, of Walden Bromley Media, a keynote speaker for the CS Week Women in Utilities events in 2013 and 2014. We asked Dr. Albright about the importance of inclusive policies in utilities and peer-to-peer organizations supporting women...

 March is Women’s History Month and in honor of it, the TeamAAC blog will be dedicating four blog posts to Women in Utilities, the organization we sponsor with CS Week encouraging female participation and leadership in our industry. Today’s blog is an introduction to the...

When Otter Tail went into CIS replacement activity, their biggest concern was navigating the process in a way that ensured the answer to that question was, “Yes.”In the CS Week Marketplace webinar “The Unwritten Rules of CIS Selection,” broadcast on February 16, 2016, AAC’s Steve...

The decisions teams make early in the CIS selection process can determine the overall success of their implementation. That was the biggest takeaway from Tuesday’s webinar presented by CS Week and sponsored by AAC Utility Partners.AAC’s Steve Wenke, Managing Partner and leader of Assessment Services,...

Leading up to CS week, our friends at CSWeek.org have scheduled a series of webinars on topics ranging from instituting women and/or minority mentoring programs to best practices in CIS adoption. Next week, AAC Utility Partners presents The Unwritten Rules of CIS Selection. It’s a look...

With February now upon us, AAC is rapidly building up to the upcoming CS Week Conference 40 in Phoenix at the end of April. With planning rolling full steam ahead, I find myself reflecting back on last year’s CS Week in Charlotte.After participating in four...

In the beginning of the year there are dozens of predictions blog posts that get written and posted and then all but forgotten as the year goes on. Some of the 2016 predictions are repeats of last year, only with better chances at success given...

Research: Unexpected Findings Again and again in our case study research we find that implementation projects struggle with timelines.They underestimate how long something will actually take.In some cases, the planning half of the team -- including project management, executive leadership, and business leads -- don't listen...