By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas
August 6-7, 2018 | Denver, CO

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Overview

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in oil and gas as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.

The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities.  You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in oil and gas. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the oil and gas industry  
  • Strategize how women can play to their leadership strengths to improve organizational performance  
  • Analyze key trends in the global energy market
  • Determine how you can derive maximum value from a mentoring relationship
  • Define the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals
  • Assess how to engage in organizational politics and develop influence
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Discuss how to adapt to a changing environment in order to seize future opportunities
  • Design action plans to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth 

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for each workshop.

 

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

Course CPE Credits: EUCI is authorized by CPE to offer 12 credits for the conference and 4 credits for each workshop.
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Methood: Group-Live
Advanced Preperation: 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.

 

 

Requirements for Completion

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

 

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, panel sessions and group discussion will be used in this event.

Agenda

Monday, August 6, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Welcome 


1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. :: Keynote:  Leadership at All Levels 

Leadership at all levels includes personal leadership, interpersonal leadership, and corporate leadership.  In this session, the speaker will share stories from her career, and demonstrate how and why anyone can practice leadership, regardless of position or tenure.  Even at the most senior levels, we need to invest and reinvest in our own personal leadership growth.  You will hear insights of excellence in each of these areas, and challenges along the way.   

Key points will include: 

  • Personal Leadership – making decisions and owning it, job one is doing well in your current role, and the importance of self-awareness  
  • Interpersonal Leadership – helping others to be successful, digging deep when challenges come along, and assuming good intent 
  • Corporate leadership – courage of conviction, creating opportunity, and not waiting to be asked 

Carol J. Lloyd, Senior Strategy Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Three Women’s Journeys to the Top 

Although women’s participation in the labor force has dramatically expanded in the last 30 years, the energy industry lags behind as an employer of women.  According to a report by Catalyst, only 23.3% of energy employees in the U.S. are female and a mere 12.7% of women occupy executive officer positions.  In this session, three senior level executives will share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds and navigated through a predominately male industry to reach the highest levels of their organizations.   

Questions to be answered include: 

  • What were the essentials to your career progression at the beginning, mid-level, and advanced stages of your career? 
  • How did you form and utilize relationships and networks to move career forward? 
  • What was the most important thing you did, or did not do, in your climb to the top? 
  • What is your most important “leadership mantra”? 

Moderator: 

Linda Brown, Chief Sales Officer, AddOns, Inc.

Panelists: 

Deanna Farmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners 

Dena Lund, Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Sterling Energy 

Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs, Southwestern Energy

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break 


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Deriving Maximum Value from Mentor and Sponsor Relationships   

Strong mentor and sponsor relationships are imperative to your professional development and the advancement of your career, as well as to help other new leaders to rise.  In this session, panelists will give their perspectives as both mentors and mentees and as sponsorship participants.  They will share their experiences and address questions such as: 

  • How do you find, and then approach, a good potential mentor? 
  • How do you get maximum value from the mentoring relationship? 
  • What has been the key to your successful mentoring relationship? 
  • What is the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and how do you secure the latter? 
  • How have mentor and sponsor relationships enhanced your professional career? 

Moderator: 

Missy Warner, Director of Business Development, Altius Learning

Panelists: 

Donna KJ Birbiglia, General Manager Wells Trinidad and Tobago and General Manager Wells Frontier Exploration, Shell International 

Joy Hammons, Director of IT, E&P Solutions, Devon Energy 

Georgia Linton-McDavid, Senior Director, Product Movement, Delek Logistics Pipeline


4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Keynote:  Must Be Present to Win: How Leaders of Any Generation Can Excel in Today’s Changing Environment  

As technology, markets, and commodity prices change daily, one thing remains constant – leaders must be present to win. Whether a millennial or a boomer, the demands of our workforce and office cultures require intentional, flexible, and engaged leaders. The great crew change is underway, and we must be poised to adapt to a changing environment in order to effectively seize future opportunities.  

Sarah Sandberg, Senior Director of Communications and Public Relations, DCP Midstream 

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. :: Networking Reception Sponsored by Marathon Oil


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast 


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Keynote:  Exploring the Root Causes of Gender Gaps in the Workplace 

Stereotypes and unconscious biases create barriers to inclusion, performance, engagement and ultimately innovation.  Catalyst research examines today’s work environments and employees’ experiences within them, and by doing so reveals gaps in women’s and men’s experiences at work.  During this session, we will explore the barriers and root causes of gender gaps in the workplace and provide solutions to overcoming these barriers and creating workplaces in which all talent can thrive.    

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, Catalyst 


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Panel Session:  Overcoming Career Roadblocks 

In this session, the panel members will share their personal experiences in dealing with gender related obstacles and successful strategies and tactics they have employed to overcome them.  Topics will include: 

  • The unwritten rules of the workplace
  • Gender stereotyping and unconscious bias
  • The importance of role models to break down barriers to advancement 
  • Work-Life Effectiveness
  • Engaging  Men in Gender Initiatives  

Moderator: 

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, Catalyst

Panelists: 

Kimberly D. Krieger, Vice President of Operations East Business Unit, BP 

Beth McDonald, Vice President, Permian Infrastructure Development & Operations and President, Pioneer Water Management, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Destenie McMillan, Senior Landman, Northern Colorado Legal Support 

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break 


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Keynote: The Politics of Energy: Impacts and Opportunities  

Political battles within the energy industry have intensified in recent years and not only create an unstable business environment but have the potential to destabilize the robust human flourishing that has been enabled by fossil fuels. The challenges to the energy industry aren’t isolated cases, rather they have spread to all levels of government and within communities at large.

A mission-focused engagement strategy for your business can be implemented that combines public affairs strategy, coalition-building, community involvement and a proactive education campaign within your key stakeholders. Political engagement is not just a job for the business entity. Within each organization, individuals can play an important role in amplifying messages and persuading others within their specific networks of influence.

Debbie Brown, President, Amplify Strategies 


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Keynote: The Elephant in the Room – The Intersection of Corporate Culture and Diversity 

Paula Glover, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Blacks in Energy

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon 


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Global Energy Trends  

The global energy landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the energy industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands.  In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short term and long term future of energy will look like. 

Christopher Hansen, PhD, Interim Faculty Chair & Lecturer, Global Energy Management Program, CU Denver Business School 


2:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Mindful Movement 

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. :: Networking Break 


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Building Political Savvy and Influence within Your Organization 

Internal workplace politics is defined as the process of using power, influence and social networking within an organization to achieve changes.  These internal politics are affecting your career in a big way every day.  Understanding your organization’s political landscape and becoming a savvy political player are essential to your career advancement.  Developing these skills will increase your effectiveness, help you form interpersonal relationships, create change, and bring benefits to both yourself and the organization.  In this session, panel members will discuss how to:  

  • Build relationships throughout your organization and leverage those relationships to your advantage  
  • Position your skills and perspective in an effective way
  • Grow your sphere of influence
  • Open new opportunities for advancement  

Moderator: 

Deanna Jones, Vice President of Human Resources, Marathon Oil

Panelists: 

Dione Holt, Operations Manager, ConocoPhillips 

Megan Prout, Vice President – Commercial Law and Litigation, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 

Rose S. Valenzuela, Senior Vice President Administration and Corporate Affairs, CAMAC International Corporation 


3:45 – 4:30 p.m. :: Keynote: “I Want!” to Save The Planet 

Energy is more than transportation and power generation.  In today’s world, however, few consumers actually understand the link between energy use and the everyday products that drive our lifestyles.  In addition, most people haven’t considered the connection between all forms of energy.  We need both fossil fuels and renewables to power our lives and they need each other in order to make it happen.  In this session, you’ll learn more about: 

  • How energy powers our everyday lives – our food, our clothing, sports, healthcare, everyday activities, and electronics.   
  • How to determine if a company is truly “green” and if their products are “sustainable”. 
  • Why consumerism should be the more important conversation than climate change. 
  • How all forms of energy work together to bring us what we need and how they need each other to survive. 
  • How and why energy companies should work together to change the message around energy and what that would mean to the politics of energy. 

Lisa Hamil, Founder, Energy360  


4:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: Closing Remarks

4:45 pm. :: Conference Adjourns 

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshop

Post Conference Workshop


Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation 

Monday, August 6, 2017 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration  & Continental Breakfast 

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. :: Workshop Timing  

Overview 

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career.  Research reveals that men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications.  Convinced that negotiation requires bluffing, steamrolling, and playing hardball, many women avoid negotiating whenever they can.  Whether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities, or more help at home, women are hesitant to ask for what they want. They pay for this decision in every aspect of their lives—in lost income, delayed career advancement, and under-utilization of their skills at work. They also pay in strained relationships and health problems at home. These are losses women don’t need to suffer.  

By mastering a few basic principles, planning carefully, and practicing, anyone can become an effective negotiator. Using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, videos, and group discussion, we will explore the internal and external barriers that can prevent you from asking for what you need and deserve—and show you how to overcome your socially imposed reluctance to negotiate.  In this workshop, you will learn to: 

  • Evaluate the economic value of your work 
  • Set the right targets for your negotiations 
  • Employ best practice negotiating strategies that have been shown to work especially well for women 
  • Explore ways to maximize your bargaining power 
  • Rehearse and practice your negotiations beforehand 
  • Acquire techniques to manage the anxiety often felt when negotiating 
  • Recognize many more opportunities to negotiate 

 Workshop Instructor

Sara Laschever 

Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers.  She is the co-author of two groundbreaking books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Harvard Business ReviewVogue, Glamour, and many other publications.  Sara is frequently cited in the media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences. She is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women and the Academic Coordinator for the WIN Summit, a global women’s conference focused on women and negotiation. 

 


Building Consensus for Your Big Idea: Basic Sales Techniques for Technical and Management Professionals  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing 

Overview 

Decisions are made by consensus in today’s environment. How do you get your ideas approved when one person can kill it? Everyone, or at least a majority of influential individuals involved, must agree to approve your idea.   Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone is a salesperson– even engineers, IT professionals, and managers of technical personnel. In this session, you will learn simple principals and techniques to sell your ideas inside your organization.  We will use current sales content, interactive exercises, and real life examples of non-sellers successfully gaining consensus on their ideas.  We will cover how to create your brand, establish personal credibility, build purposeful relationships with “influencers” and decision makers, and customize your message for different roles in your organization so you can successfully have “the meetings before THE MEETING”. You will leave this workshop with an actionable plan to start building consensus before your next big idea! “

Common misconception: If I share my idea with others in my organization, someone will steal it and call it their own!  Do you want to get credit for your ideas? Forget it. It doesn’t matter. What matters to your boss is not that you had the idea, but that you were able to build consensus amongst your team for an idea that everyone felt a part of.  You were able to get everyone’s “buy in”, improve the idea with their input and build a plan to execute.  Coming up with the idea is the easy part, getting it approved and executed is hard!  

Learning Outcomes:  

  •           Discuss and understand the difference between Features and Benefits. 
  •            Practice articulating benefits verbally in role play
  •           Create a Stakeholder Map and action plan to build personal influence to advance your Big Idea.  
  •           Engage in Active Listening practice to build personal influence.  
  •           Design an Executive Presentation draft for your Big Idea 
  •            Practice customizing your message for one individual stakeholder

Agenda


I.    Introduction

  • Why Does Consensus Building Matter?  
  • Important Skill: “Active Listening” activity. We are often so focused on delivering our message we forget to listen, ask questions and really understand the other person’s point of view.  In order to build consensus, this skill is critical. We can all use practice!   

II.     What’s Your Big Idea?  

  • Each participant will be asked to prepare a pre-workshop questionnaire to gather facts about their idea 
  • What is the difference between a feature and benefit? How do you pull the benefits out of your idea? 
  • Practice articulating the benefits of your idea to peers in the workshop. Gain criticism and use “Active Listening” techniques to make sure you understand the objections  

III.       Develop Your Personal Influence  

  • Learn how decisions are made in organizations  
    • Using a template provided, build a stakeholder map of influencers, benefit owners, decision makers and approvers involved in decisions at your organization  
  • Ensure your Big Idea advances your personal brand.  
    • What is your personal brand? How do you want to be perceived in this organization?  
  • Leave with an action plan to build rapport with key people in your stakeholder map when you get back to the office.  

IV.       Prepare for the Big Meeting 

  • Using a template provided, build an executive level message for the Big Meeting.  
  • Learn to customize your message for different audiences –  for instance: Finance, Procurement, Operations, Your Manager, Your manager’s manager.  
  • Practice delivering your message to one of these stakeholders in the workshop. Accept criticism from your peers, learn to listen to objections and clarify them.  Your objective is to learn how each of the stakeholders thinks about your idea so you are ready to respond to objectives in the big meeting  

V.        Wrap Up 

  • What did we learn?  

 

Instructor

Linda Brown, Chief Sales Officer, AddOns, Inc. 

Linda Brown is a strategic executive and leader of high performance sales teams. She has a passion for advancing women to higher levels in the business world. Linda served as a Director on the Board of Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of Colorado Women’s Leadership Foundation advancing women on corporate boards.  Linda has spent 25 years selling to engineers and IT technical professionals across multiple industries, including electric utilities.  Linda successfully navigated  consensus based decisions in very large organizations, resulting in millions of dollars of revenue.   Linda spent 25 years at IBM, and the last two years at ABB, leading and coaching sales teams in complex corporate environments. Seven of those years she specifically focused on selling to electric utilities. She received professional sales training through IBM’s executive programs at Harvard, attended the University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course and continually studies the ever- changing sales profession.   Linda delivers content through entertaining stories, thought-provoking questions, and interactive activities. She ensures everyone leaves her workshops with a personal action plan.  Linda  has navigated a progressively more challenging career with the demands of being a working mother, avid volunteer and supportive spouse.  

Speakers

 

Donna KJ Birbiglia, General Manager Wells Trinidad and Tobago and General Manager Wells Frontier Exploration, Shell International 

Debbie Brown, President, Amplify Strategies

Deanna Farmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners 

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, Catalyst

Lisa Hamil, Founder, Energy360

Joy Hammons, Director of IT, E&P Solutions, Devon Energy 

Christopher Hansen, PhD, Interim Faculty Chair & Lecturer, Global Energy Management Program, CU Denver Business School 

Dione Holt, Operations Manager, ConocoPhillips 

Deanna Jones, Vice President of Human Resources, Marathon Oil

Kimberly D. Krieger, Vice President of Operations East Business Unit, BP 

Georgia Linton-McDavid, Senior Director, Product Movement, Delek Logistics Pipeline 

Carol J. Lloyd, Senior Strategy Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Dena Lund, Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Sterling Energy 

Beth McDonald, Vice President, Permian Infrastructure Development & Operations and President, Pioneer Water Management, Pioneer Natural Resources Co. 

Destenie McMillan, Senior Landman, Northern Colorado Legal Support 

Megan Prout, Vice President – Commercial Law and Litigation, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 

Sarah Sandberg, Senior Director of Communications and Public Relations, DCP Midstream

Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs, Southwestern Energy

Rose S. Valenzuela, Senior Vice President Administration and Corporate Affairs, CAMAC International Corporation

Missy Warner, Director of Business Development, Altius Learning

Location

Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202

To reserve your room, please call 1-303-295-1234
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $249.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of August 5 – 7, 2018.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to July 16, 2018. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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