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Energy Workforce Executive Leadership Programs Enter Ninth Year

Advanced Business Development Course

The Executive Leadership Program, sponsored by the Emerging Executives Committee, entered into its ninth year this week, providing a structured year-long program that helps participants develop leadership skills needed for current and future roles.

The 2023 program kicked off on February 21 and includes more than 80 individuals from around the world.

“With more than 700 program participants from 70 leading companies in its first eight years, Energy Workforce continues to elevate the industry by investing in the next generation of industry leaders,” said Energy Workforce President Molly Determan. “The Executive Leadership Program has become an essential tool in Member Company professional development strategies.”

During each of the Executive Leadership Program sessions this year, participants will be recognized for their engagement, whether in person or online. Our first award winners are Oumer Tahir, Hunting Energy Services, and Nick Nattermann, GD Energy Products.

Pat Lipovski of Envision Group, an innovative global leader in corporate advising and coaching, led the seminars.

Strategic & Branded Executive Course


The Executive Leadership Program incorporates four different tracks: Advanced Business Development, Engaging & Inclusive Leader, Strategic & Branded Executive and Inclusive Leader.

The Advanced Business Development course helps participants develop the skills, behaviors and confidence to address client needs and develop long-term relationships. The training gives participants a range of business development and sales techniques to adopt a confident consultative and solutions-based approach when selling.

The Engaging & Inclusive Leader course focuses on identifying strategies to create a collaborative, resilient workplace. Attendees develop strong communication methods and explore the difference between being a leader and a boss.

The Strategic & Branded Executive course offers leaders and high-potential executives the tools to enhance their executive brand and presence, and equips leaders with strategic planning tools, processes, and skills to guide any size organization to its true potential.


In addition to the seminars, participants engage in leadership development activities outside their company. They also attend at least two Energy Workforce leadership meetings, such as leadership forums, where participants engage and network with energy leaders from across the industry. The program includes valuable mentorship from members of the Energy Workforce’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board. This gives participants a unique opportunity for strategic career advice and to develop relationships with industry leaders.

For any questions about the programs, contact Vice President Programs & Events Peggy Helfert.

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Peggy Helfert, Vice President Programs & Events, writes about the Energy Workforce’s sector-specific best practices and leadership. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


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