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Energy Workforce Continues to Develop the Future Leaders of Energy Services through the Field Operations Leadership Program

Field Operations Leadership Program

Members of Energy Workforce met at GD Energy Products in Odessa, TX October 20-21 for the Field Operations Leadership Program focused on learning tools and strategies to help develop and refine leadership skills within their roles.

The session was sponsored by Strategic Partners Chevron and SLB.

The Field Operations Leadership Program, presented by Envision Group, is a two-day seminar with a one-on-one executive coaching session designed to transform managers from individual contributors into effective leaders.

Envision Founder and CEO Pat Lipovski and his team worked with the group over two days, exploring and analyzing practices that support development of organizational networks and culture. They applied leadership tools such as goal setting and strategies for effective communication. Participants learned about the most common leadership styles and coaching models and identified how to recognize ideal candidates for development.

“Great to see some of our Key Energy Services rising leaders increasing their skills as leaders at the Energy Workforce & Technology Council Field Operations Leadership Program in the Permian Basin this week. Leadership is not a job it’s an action.”

Energy Workforce Board Member and President of Key Energy Services Marshall Dodson

During the seminar, participants were given the opportunity to break out into groups, as well as role play, in order to practice the tools and models being shared. Groups reported what they discussed, such as what makes a great leader, how to create and build trust within your teams, how to deliver effective feedback, change management and more. The breakouts provided the participants time to put the tools they learned into practice, all while developing relationships with people they haven’t worked with before.

Participants discussed “living above the line,” by taking ownership, accountability and responsibility instead of blame, excuses and denial. This practice teaches incorporating accountability into one’s daily routine demonstrates servant leadership and fosters engagement. And increased engagement promotes relatability, which sets the stage to provide necessary feedback to employees. This model was extremely well-received by the group.

Following the program, each participant will have an executive coaching session, which will provide an opportunity for the participants to invest time in themselves and discover ways to fill gaps, identify blind spots and build on other skills they already have in place.

The Field Operations Leadership Program will be offered again in 2023. For more information about Energy Workforce training programs, contact Vice President Programs & Events Peggy Helfert.

Roni Ashley, Director of Operations, writes about the Energy Workforce’s sector-specific best practices and HR. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.



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