Future-Proofing the Energy Workforce

Future-Proofing the Energy Workforce

Attracting & Retaining Talent

September 15-16, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Over 70% of energy employers are struggling to attract and retain a qualified workforce. In this age of transformation, organizations will fall into two categories: those that are engaged in future-proofing their workforce, and those that remain in the loop of hiring and re-hiring. The objective of this course is to discuss the workforce challenges facing the industry today and offer talent strategies that can be leveraged to drive a positive employee experience.

Register now to gain strategies for future-proofing your enterprise in the areas of workforce development, operations, human resources, and workforce analytics.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual forum will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of current & future industry workforce needs
  • Examine the advantages of a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Define actions that can be taken to foster a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Identify best practices for attracting top talent
  • Discuss methods to upskill your workforce
  • Detail how to implement retention strategies
  • Define actions that can be taken to increase talent retention
  • Discuss innovative methods of building talent pipelines
  • Detail how to equip new leaders with the tools to succeed


Thursday, September 15, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Introductions & Welcome

9:15 -10:15 a.m. :: State of the Energy Workforce

As companies navigate workforce shortages, they must also plan for growing skill gaps and increased staffing for renewable energy goals. What are the current priorities and pressing needs?

10:15- 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Decarbonization and the Energy Workforce

The impact of decarbonization goals is just beginning to be discussed from a workforce development perspective. What questions must be probed, what considerations need to be made, who needs to be at the table for such deliberations, and what actions need to be taken? 

11:15 – 12:00 p.m. :: How Energy Enterprises Can Win the Talent War: Critical Conversations

Upskilling Your Workforce

Upskilling gives existing workers job security, leads to better job performance, and results in a more qualified workforce that’s prepared to meet the challenges of the energy transition.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: The Great Resignation and Retention

The World Economic Forum estimates that more than half of all employees around the world need to upskill or reskill by 2025 to embrace the changing nature of jobs. So many organizations in these situations are turning towards reskilling to build the talent they cannot acquire or productively deploy. Most energy companies are facing more voluntary turnover than before the pandemic. As a result, projects can be delayed without available qualified personnel. It’s important for energy enterprises to keep their best people. During this session you’ll hear best practices and the latest strategies to bolster employee retention.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Knowledge Transfer

During this time of transition in the energy industry, it is important to transfer institutional knowledge from those leaving the workforce to newer staff. This session will cover skills and tools to identify and prioritize important knowledge and skills and how to create the successful exchange of information.

3:00-3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. :: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

According to the 2021 National Association of State Energy Officials workforce report, the energy sector has a below-average representation of Latinx and Black workers, with 8% and 16%, respectively. Women account for 25% of energy workers despite representing almost half of the national labor force. This session will detail how energy leaders can cultivate a culture of inclusion with systems, processes, mindsets, behaviors, and actions.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. :: Review

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Open Q&A & Discussion


Friday, September 16, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

9:00 -10:15 a.m. :: ERG Community Building

The creation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) results in a framework for all levels of an organization to interact with leaders and senior managers and helps early to mid-career professionals know who to engage with for career growth. This session will cover possible frameworks for beginning employee resource groups.

10:15-10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Strategy to Implementation

Strategy without the proper alignment and execution, is meaningless and the workforce and the organization will not reap the benefits. This session will detail how to develop your strategy and formulate a plan for implementation.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. :: Case Study – Utility Talent Pipeline Strategy

Senior Representative, Entergy

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. :: Q&A and Summary

12:00 p.m. :: Course adjourns


Shanta Eaden, Founder & CEO – Fractional Enterprise Change Leadership, Leader’s Edge Consulting LLC

Shanta is an enterprise change leader who brings 20+ years of expertise integrating people, process and technology to affect change. She has led multinational teams in the Finance and Energy sectors, through acquisition integration, strategic program/project management, professional development, skill-building, establishing DEI frameworks, organizing global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and facilitating executive workshops/training. 

As a recognized DEI strategist, change leader and project management executive, she emphasizes trusted partnerships, and leverages her uniquely positioned background to close the gap between strategy and execution to impact organizational culture.

Shanta is a sought-after speaker, panelist, certified professional and inclusive behavior coach, business consultant and change leader who mobilizes teams for an integrated DEI culture to drive accountability.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Southern University and an MBA from LeTourneau University, concentrations in Management and Human Resources. 

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: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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


Future-Proofing the Energy Workforce

September 15-16, 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 August 12, 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 1.0 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, 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: 12.0
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

This course is for energy industry personnel whose role touches workforce development:

  • Senior Leadership
  • HR
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Leaders
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Program Managers

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