This two-day, virtual course introduces the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) Navigation process to those interested in becoming an SEI-Certified SGMM Navigator. The SGMM Navigation process provides utilities with essential planning support and positions the Navigator to initiate new engagements and gain follow-on work with utility customers.
To prepare for the SGMM workshop experience, you will explore the SGMM's 175 aspects of smart grid implementation. Developed by utilities for utilities, the SGMM is a comprehensive analysis and planning tool.
The SGMM Navigator Training course features an interactive virtual classroom environment and includes a case study that simulates all aspects of the SGMM Navigation process. The course is composed of lectures, case study, and independent exercises, with many opportunities for discussion and Q&A. This allows the students to role-play the facilitation skills required and gain the detailed understanding of the model needed to lead a Navigation. Your remote participation in class activities and an exam will determine your successful completion of the course.
Course participants will receive a copy of the SGMM Navigator Process Resource notebook and a course notebook with copies of the course slides and exercises. The Navigator Process Resource notebook contains checklists, templates, and step-by-step guidance on the SGMM Navigation process.
To complete the course, participants will be required to pass a final examination. The final examination, which is exclusively available at commercial testing centers, will require completing a separate registration and payment of an additional exam fee.
This course fulfills a prerequisite requirement for becoming an SEI-Certified SGMM Navigator. Before attending this course, you should
After accepted into the course, participants will receive the instructions to the open book pre-test via email.
In order to remotely attend this virtual course, students must utilize a computer with:
To take part in the Adobe Connect meeting, you must have:
Participants will receive a course notebook and a CD containing the course materials.
This two-day, virtual course meets at the following times:Day 1: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
The schedule will allow a one week independent study period between the course days. During this time, you will be required to complete and submit a lengthy homework assignment.