Members of Energy Workforce gathered at Liberty Energy Services in Denver this week for the Field Operations Leadership Program, learning tools and strategies to help develop and refine leadership skills within their roles.
The session was sponsored by Strategic Partners Chevron and Schlumberger.
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.
When asked what the biggest take-aways were from the program, one participant responded, “My greatest takeaway is the personalized interactions I will be able to have with everyone from here forward.”
“I now have different tools to use as a manager to be more effective as a leader. Learning about communicating effectively was very helpful.”Program Participant
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 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. Incorporating accountability into one’s daily routine demonstrates servant leadership and fosters engagement. Increased engagement promotes relatability, which sets the stage to provide necessary feedback to employees. This model was extremely well-received by the group.
“The Feedback and Living Above the Line models are very valuable. This is the coaching I need to empower my team to reach our goals.”Program Participant
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 upon the other skills they already have in place.
The Field Operations Leadership Program will be offered again in 2023 with dates to be announced later this year. For more information about Energy Workforce training programs, contact Vice President Programs & Events Peggy Helfert.
Peggy Helfert, Vice President Programs and 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.