Leadership Essentials for Oil & Gas Professionals

Leadership Essentials for Oil & Gas Professionals

March 16-17, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Hear from the Instructor

Today’s oil and gas industry doesn’t allow for resting on your laurels. Are you on guard against subtle hazards that can unwittingly rob you and your team of the success you’ve earned; or are those threats overshadowed by turbulent commodity prices and increasing consolidation? Whether you’re attempting to optimize the performance of a specific team, trying to uncover hazards that may hinder long-term success, or needing industry-specific leadership training, EUCI’s Leadership Essentials for Oil & Gas Professionals provides a practical and actionable framework for sustainable results.

In addition to its industry-specific focus, this leadership course utilizes a co-creative coaching approach that has delivered proven results for leaders across every business sector. This highly interactive method is perfectly suited to make sure you hone a strategy and develop habits that address your specific goals. You can expect this course to be an immersive experience chock full of self-assessment tools, activities, and case studies specifically designed for oil & gas industry leaders. 

Whether you have been leading teams for decades or are moving into your first management role, register now for this leadership training to establish and enhance essential skills and behaviors.

Learning Objectives

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Detail how a “GPS mindset” can help (G)row, (P)rotect, and (S)ustain success so that you are less likely to be pushed off course by common career hazards
  • Identify potentially misleading industry/leadership metrics to prevent falling victim to the threats of unceasingly volatility
  • Analyze how to differentiate yourself (and your team) to avoid becoming a commodity in an increasingly competitive landscape
  • Recognize and address individual and organizational “identity crises” before they lead to an irreconcilable loss of talent, engagement, and morale
  • Demonstrate how to make informed decisions amid constant risk and uncertainty
  • Recognize when short-term goals don’t align with long-term strategy so that you and your stakeholders maintain trust in the direction of your organization
  • Embrace “optimum performance” over “peak performance” to sustain positive momentum and avoid burnout
  • Develop strategies to avoid corrosion and bottlenecks in your communications pipeline
  • Illustrate how to use your “full lifecycle” understanding of yourself, your company, and your industry to build and maintain trust

What to Expect

The course will consist of 5 interactive modules addressing core leadership principles that follow a unique and highly relevant energy-specific framework. Each module includes:

  • Interactive Lesson
  • Materials / Resources
  • Breakout Exercise
  • Q&A / Discussion


Wednesday, March 16, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Short breaks every hour



Before beginning your journey through the 5-step energy/leadership lifecycle, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the direction of the content as we answer the following questions:

  • How can you maximize the value of this course for you and your stakeholders?
  • What is “GPS for Energy Leaders” and how can you use this course’s outcomes to differentiate yourself from other leaders?
  • What current Oil & Gas headlines, challenges and opportunities are most relevant to this course’s participants?


Wildcatters dealt with plenty of uncertainty as they tried to strike the next big oil discovery; but they also had some idea of what they were looking for. In this module, you will learn how to craft, refine, and sustain mission statements that clarify your ultimate objectives and minimize the odds of you getting stuck on your path to long-term success.

  • Incorporating uncertainty into your vision so that you leverage energy industry unknowns rather than fear them
  • Learning how to ask and answer questions in a way that better connects short-term decisions to your core objectives
  • Enhancing your ability to recognize false choices so that you don’t invest time, energy, and money on potentially distracting decisions


After you clarify what you and your stakeholders expect, the next step is to craft an effective strategy for meeting and exceeding those expectations. However, the energy industry has countless examples of unsustainable strategies that have damaged the effectiveness and trust of leaders. In this module, you will learn the keys to being recognized as a strategic and proactive leader who is better able to withstand inevitable challenges to established business plans.

  • Identifying signs of fixed and growth mindsets in yourself and your team so that creative solutions have a chance to be developed
  • Growing your reputation as a strategic thinker and leader who can quickly identify potential threats to executing on a plan
  • Establishing a game plan for challenging the status quo and over-insurance so that progress can be made without ignoring prior successes


No matter how data-driven the oil & gas industry becomes, the reality is that numbers don’t always tell a complete story and that results don’t always speak for themselves. As a leader your job is to understand the stories behind bottom line results so that data or well-intentioned employees don’t lead you astray. In this module, you will be armed with practical ways to quickly identify times when stakeholder expectations need to be challenged, updated, or dismissed.

  • Quantifying the unquantifiable and learning how to ignore misleading numbers so that you can quickly address (and dismiss) unwarranted challenges to your leadership abilities
  • Recognizing the damage that short-term success can have so that you can sustain momentum amidst constant volatility
  • Learning how to deal with poor individual, team, and company performance so that you can quickly regain momentum and leverage lessons learned as effectively as possible.


Having a clear vision, an effective plan, and consistent results doesn’t do you or your stakeholders any good if you can’t convey the message to your stakeholders.  In this module, you’ll learn how to employ communication tools to compress your core message so that you get full credit for everything you’re doing to move yourself, your team, and your company forward.

  • Recognizing the potential routes your message can take so that you’re better able to connect key takeaways to key stakeholders
  • Protecting yourself against force majeure incidents that can damage your leadership effectiveness and cause people to unfairly ignore or dismiss your long list of positive accomplishments
  • Examine the pros and cons of fixed and variable transportation agreements so that you don’t unnecessarily lock yourself into communications strategies that don’t serve the interests of you and your stakeholders

**Case Study: Successful Communication

Deanna Farmer, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners


Thursday, March 17, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing



You can find countless leadership development resources, self-help programs, and educational opportunities available to dive into; but none of those things matter if you’re unable to weave together the leadership lifecycle elements covered on Day 1 of this course. In fact, an ability to understand and communicate how you are connected to every aspect of your business will differentiate you from the vast majority of leaders who don’t possess such awareness. In this module, you’ll learn how to apply the leadership tools covered to this point so that you are not treated as a commodity and lumped together with other so-called industry leaders.

  • Marketing yourself and your team so that you maximize access to the resources and opportunities that can help you better navigate uncertainty, while maximizing opportunities to generate more value for your organization
  • Building an effective “stakeholder complaint hotline” so that you are not caught off guard by hidden threats that might otherwise be left uncovered
  • Embracing a resiliency mindset in order to maintain the trust and confidence of your stakeholders who may be overly quick to pull the “social license to operate” of leaders who haven’t taken the time to build sustainable relationships


A leadership development program is only as good as the commitment participants make to apply lessons learned to their daily lives. In this final session, you’ll learn a practical approach to establishing and measuring your growth as a leader. You will also be given the opportunity to hold yourself and others accountable for the sustained application of the leadership tools most applicable to you and your objectives.

  • Employing a coaching mindset in your personal and professional lives so that you can more efficiently adapt to ever-changing conditions in the oil and gas sector
  • Establishing and maintaining a personal Sustainability / ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategy that balances the evolving demands of your stakeholders with the unwavering values that fuel you as a person

Final Q&A / Discussion


Joe Sinnott is an executive coach and 16-year oil & gas veteran who helps energy industry leaders regain and sustain success for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. As founder of Witting Partners, Joe provides practical and proven tools to identify and flush away the hidden — and often toxic — barriers that can un-wittingly damage long-term performance.

Joe’s unique blend of industry insight, technical know-how, and professional coaching leverages his experience as an offshore field engineer with Schlumberger followed by a number of functionally diverse leadership roles for EQT Corporation as it evolved into America’s largest producer of natural gas.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in chemical engineering, Joe resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky and their four children.


Deanna Farmer, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners

Deanna Farmer is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with Enable Midstream Partners. In this role, Mrs. Farmer oversees enterprise service functions including Human Resources, Corporate Communications & Community Affairs, Enterprise Technology, Supply Chain, and Facilities & Security. Mrs. Farmer was previously CIO and Vice President of Corporate Services with Access Midstream.

Mrs. Farmer is a former Board member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and also Oklahoma Women in Technology. She has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil & Gas by the Oil & Gas Diversity Council in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She was also recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Oil & Gas by Oil & Gas Investor in 2018.

 Mrs. Farmer has held a variety of key management roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Controller positions, with Triana Energy, Columbia Natural Resources, NiSource Corporate Services and Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation. She has specialized in energy, specifically focused across the oil and gas segment from upstream E&P through transmission pipeline. In addition to Finance and Information Management, Mrs. Farmer has had a primary emphasis in acquisitions and divestitures, corporate integration, process re-engineering and organizational change and development. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event


Leadership Essentials for Oil & Gas Professionals

March 16-17, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before February 11, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must login each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Assessment Tools, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org



Who Should Attend?

  • Established and emerging leaders within the oil & gas industry
    • Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Renewables, Government, Operators, Service providers, Industry associations
  • Senior leaders who need to enhance their ability to communicate and engage with stakeholders amidst constant industry volatility
  • Technical professionals who need to enhance soft skills so that they can better translate prior successes into effective leadership
  • Aspiring leaders who want to better understand how their roles are connected to their organization and how their organization is connected to the broader energy industry

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