Join us for the next series of Courageous Conversations, with the theme “Let’s Talk.”  Each session in this series will be facilitated by a member of the T&PS Management Council and will cover a different topic.  These 2-hour small-group videoconference sessions will include up to 14 people, which will allow everyone to feel comfortable and have time to share their perspectives.  There will be a waiting list, and sessions will be added later for individuals on the waiting list.

Participants will receive a calendar invite once they register, along with an option to submit anonymous questions.  Please note, we will hold these discussions with our cameras on for better interaction. You also have the option to add any questions, ideas, or suggestions you would like the Management Council to focus on in the future via this anonymous Microsoft Forms survey

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know the T&PS Management Council, hear from different people throughout the organization, and engage in honest discussion.

Courageous Conversations | Let's Talk

*All times are CDT.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
"How every step has shaped who we are"

This is a great opportunity to get to know Bill and discuss his career, his personal interests, and the experiences that have impacted him and shaped him through his life journey.

Bill Boyd - Director, Projects-Hydro
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
“Onboarding in times of COVID: How to make relationships with your peers”

Building relationships can be challenging in normal times; how about in 2020? How can we help those being onboarded feel at home within T&PS?

Brad Fabian - Interim Director, Energy Systems Development
Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
"The List"

We have all heard about "The (Legendary) List". What is"The List"? How many are there? Where do these lists come from? I heard "High Potential" employees get to be on the list; how do I know if I am a "HiPo"? Come prepared to share your thoughts and demystify T&PS "Lists"

Paula Marino - Executive Vice President of T&PS
Monday, October 19, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
“Generational Differences”

Are you a Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y (Millennial), or Gen Z? At Southern Company, we currently have four generations in the workforce. Let's explore what we have in common, generational differences, and how our differences can make us stronger.We will start the discussion with technology, work ethic, banking habits, and life-shaping events, and then see where the conversation takes us.

Wendell Smith - Vice President of Engineering
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
“Holiday and Religious Traditions”

Every family celebrates holidays differently. We will share how religious, cultural, and family traditions have shaped us personally and professionally.

Robin Hurst - Vice President of Shared Services
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
“Let’s talk about where you are from!”

We will take some time to discuss how where we are from has shaped who we are today.

Rick Anderson - Director of Projects-East
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
“Learnings of 2020”

Is "unprecedented" the word of the year? What have we learned from 2020 that we can take forward to make us better?

Chad Kendrick - Director, Projects-West
Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
“Unwritten Rules - Truths and Myths”

Have you heard any of these before - "If you are on time, you are late", "Always report to the Plant Manager when on-site", "Always follow up with an email"? Let's share our experiences and talk about the Unwritten Rules of Southern Company.

Joe Miller - Vice President of Technical Services
Thursday, October 29, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
“Female leadership on a male-dominated field”

Join this conversation to share, listen, and gain insight into being a female leader in a male-dominated work environment.

Jennifer McNelly - Director, Environmental Solutions