Crew Leadership Program 2018


NEPPA’s Crew Leadership Program has been designed to provide supervisory and leadership skill training for field supervisors (and future field supervisors) of public power systems. These positions, which are typically known as line superintendents, truck foremen, general foremen, lead linemen or crew leaders, are responsible for the day to day management of field operations for public power utilities. All participants will gain a clear understanding of the challenges inherent in crew leadership positions and the expertise and commitment necessary to meet these challenges.


Course Schedule


September 5 - 6, 2018




NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460


Students will Learn


  • Major elements of the crew leaders’ responsibilities
  • Technical and interpersonal skills required for success
  • Challenges of crew leadership


Who Should Attend?


The course is designed for crew leaders, supervisors, superintendents, lead linemen, foremen and operations managers who have not had formal training in supervisory or leadership skills, or who wish to improve their understanding of effective leadership skills.


Personnel who have the potential to become crew leaders, or have been selected for future leadership positions will also benefit from this program.




Members: $800
Non-Members: $1,200


Registration fee includes coffee and lunch.


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Please see the information below regarding instructors and lodging.


If you have any questions please contact the training & education coordinator, Colleen Del Signore, at either or 978-540-2209.




Steve Socoby, Director of Training & Education

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Steve has 36 years of hands on experience in all facets of operations, of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability and associated plant & sub-station responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.


In his role of Director of Training, he is responsible for development and quality of safety & technical programs. He also oversees the line-workers’ school and teaches utility management and supervision, electronic controls and power-line operation programs.


Recognized as an industry leader and expert Steve has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.



Rockie Blunt, Blunt Consulting Group

 Rockie Blunt

Rockie Blunt provides training and consulting in customer service, leadership, supervisory skills, coaching, strategic planning and organizational communication to municipalities and state agencies, healthcare organizations, manufacturers, nonprofit agencies, financial institutions and educational groups throughout New England. He has conducted training sessions for NEPPA since 2008.

An adjunct instructor in continuing education at Assumption College and a past president of the Society of Professional Communicators, Rockie holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a Master’s from Clark University and a doctorate in Human Resource Education from Boston University.








Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  Please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:



Courtyard by Marriott, Boston – Littleton -  $169/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL



The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $111/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: NEPPA.



Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common (Corporate Account# 3003696) - $139/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using Corporate Account # 3003696



SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center (Corporate Code: BZL) - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation using the Corporate Code: BZL.