2021 Calendar

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6/24

Webinar: DEI Best Practices for the transition back to office life after Covid-19

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath will be one of the biggest business challenges of our time. To keep operations going while minimizing the risk to employees, most companies have adapted new ways of working that have left their offices, factories, plants, and other facilities relatively empty. Amid mounting economic turmoil, executives are increasingly guarded in their outlook—only one in five chief financial officers surveyed by PwC said they believed their companies could resume “business as usual” within a month if the crisis ended today.

To ensure a smooth and safe return to work, companies will have to beef up their current strategies, offer flexibility and make their employees’ health, safety, and well-being their top priority.

Please join us in this 1.5-hour webinar to discuss how to navigate this transition in the energy industry by leveraging Diversity, Equity & Inclusion best practices. Participants will leave with useful tips to keep in mind for a successful transition to work post covid-19.

July

7/12 - 7/15
Training: Inclusive Leadership Certification
Inclusive leaders stay accessible and work hard to get other people talking. In one on one conversations, they are good listeners and they take an authentic interest in others. In groups, they are strong facilitators to encourage genuine dialog. They look for maximum participation. You may hear them ask questions like who else should we include in this process. They also have a high comfort level with ambiguity. They keep the communication process open and are willing to adjust to new points of view.

The aim of the Inclusive Leadership training is to give participants an opportunity to experience, reflect on and broaden their knowledge, competences, and attitudes in Inclusive Leadership. This training is designed to help participants create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors. Upon completion of this training, participants will be equipped with practical strategies to cultivate and lead a more diverse workforce.

By taking our program, leaders will be well-versed in self-awareness and management strategies, confronting their own biases, mentorship, active listening, and much more. Completing this program and passing the final examination will earn attendees the title of Certified Inclusion Leader. It is a 2.5-day program.

7/22
Multicultural Leadership Roundtable: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
How would you rate your personal capacity to effectively and efficiently lead with cultural plurality among your colleagues and clients? Additionally, how would you rate your organization’s capacity to effectively and efficiently deal with cultural plurality throughout its operations and the marketplace? These are must-answer questions for any forward-thinking leader intent on succeeding in a progressively diversifying world. This Multicultural Leadership Roundtable (MLR) will examine the impact multicultural change is having on both individuals and organizations, from performance benchmarking and professional development to strategic planning, and operational efficiency with a strong focus on Emotional Intelligence as a Leader.

Emotional intelligence involves a person’s awareness of his/her/their own emotions. Further, it includes the ability to handle relationships wisely and with empathy. Emotional intelligence is an immense asset for leaders as it allows them to maintain and control their own emotions while calmly addressing the needs of others. This specific MLR will discuss how emotional intelligence can enhance trust, respect, performance, and leadership acumen.

August

8/11
Webinar: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, an imperative for the advancement of Energy Transition
There are many challenges the energy is facing today, such as fluctuation of oil prices, regulatory changes, and geopolitical instability. The underlying disruption running through the industry, as well as the additional aging workforce, widening skills gap, talent shortage, has made clear the necessity of managing and developing talent within the industry. An improved approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is critical to the long-term survival of the sector.

Building a sustainable future is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. But we can only solve it by ensuring all communities and demographics are engaged and are given an opportunity to participate.

Please join us in this Webinar to talk about how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a vital part of the energy transition so that the business shifts with time and thrives in the new environment. We will emphasize on how the industry can make DEI a boardroom priority in order to drive innovation, growth, efficiency and capitalize on key opportunities to boost profitability.

8/26
SynERGy Summit
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are used to connect with employees and drive business results. ERGs are essential to recruitment, talent development, marketplace, community, and procurement. This event will bring ERG leaders and members across the energy industry to share best practices. We will provide participants with guiding principles of equity and inclusiveness and a business-related strategy for ERGs. The summit will deliver the potential business value of ERGs, as well as how can ERGs be utilized to expand the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy within organizations.

September

9/9
Women Who Lead Series: Women Who Rise
The Women Who Lead Series (WHL) presents a unique blend of women panelists who will focus on how they became successful, resources they utilized, pitfalls to avoid. This WHL series is aimed to share best practices and success stories from top women in the energy industry. It is also a great space to find mentors with the sole purpose of fostering an inclusive cultural within the industry. In this specific series Our panel of women will focus on how they created successes, the resources they employed, and the challenges they have overcome.

9/16
Training: Unconscious Bias Certificate
Unconscious Bias is a pervasive phenomenon that greatly impacts our personal lives and the workings of all organizations. Unconscious bias refers to the attitudes of stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. And even though it is often hard to admit or see that everyone has unconscious bias, it can easily impact and even derail the best intentions of fostering inclusion within an organization. This session includes:

  • Understanding the concepts of unconscious bias and its relationship to stereotyping, micro-inequities and “the isms.”
  • Understanding the impact that unconscious bias and its relatives can have in personal as well as organizational dynamics.
  • Having the tools and processes to address and mitigate unconscious bias in your personal life as well as in your organization.
  • Leaving with helpful ideas and next steps to take and commit to action.

9/22
Women in Energy Symposium (WES)
The Women in Energy Symposium (WES) is an event created to help women advance in a traditionally male dominant industry by providing them with insights, trends and skills tailored for personal and professional development. WES will provide a unique experience for women to engage and learn in thoughtful, relevant conversations. The format for this symposium includes keynote speaker, a panel session, several engaging breakout sessions and a plenitude of networking opportunities. Do not miss your opportunity to learn and collaborate with the top women in the energy industry.

The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today's issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status.

October

10/5
Training: Racial Justice Certificate
The Racial Justice Certification Program provides participants with a comprehensive, innovative and interactive series of sessions. The sessions are designed and delivered to assist participants in building a racial justice plan that supports and sustains policies, practices, systems, and structures that advance racial equity. Included in the outcomes of the certification program is not only to inform participants but also, prepare and position participants to serve as racial justice leaders.

We encourage engaging in racial justice trainings prior to the certification program. Additionally, antiracism trainings are encouraged. Racial justice is the result of antiracism work; therefore, having a conceptual framework of antiracism is important.

10/21
Multicultural Leadership Roundtable: Fostering & Leading Psychologically Safe Teams
Leading energy industry pros from a variety of organizations, will gather to have strong communications and open dialogue about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the industry. Leaders will share best practices and will have open and frank discussions about DEI, insights on strategies, and success stories to advance inclusion in the industry.

As the say goes, no person is an island, and this is particularly true in the workplace. Teams are necessity to ensure that everything is done, to drive results, and to push for growth. This Multicultural Leadership Roundtable will discuss how to create and foster psychologically safe teams that are best suited to work together in order to drive the highest performance possible.

November

11/11
Webinar: Racial Justice & the Energy Industry
Being driven to fight for racial justice is for everyone given that the wellness of our society is a collection of the wellness of everyone. Participants of this session will learn how to promote equity in everyday life and different ways to be active advocates for racial justice within communities, social circles, and workplaces.

This 1.5-hour webinar will emphasize on Historically minoritized and marginalized individuals and communities have experienced inequities and barriers to education, the workforce, healthcare, and more. Racial justice ensures the equitable treatment of all individuals and equitable access to historically denied or limited resources including education, healthcare, workforce success, law, and other social or institutional services or resources.

11/16
Women Who Lead Series: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
The Women Who Lead Series (WHL) presents a unique blend of women panelists who will focus on how they became successful, resources they utilized, pitfalls to avoid. This WHL series is aimed to share best practices and success stories from top women in the energy industry. It is also a great space to find mentors with the sole purpose of fostering an inclusive cultural within the industry.

With the increased, almost inescapable presence of social media, we now have glimpses into the “highlight reels” of many individuals. Consider replacing the second sentence, with the following: Often an “imposter syndrome” emerges. Next rewrite third sentence as follows: The imposter syndrome can weigh heavily upon those affected, resulting in mental roadblocks that prevent employees from engaging authentically and being their best selves within their roles. This WWL Series will provide tactics for dealing with biases and inequities, including outreach to the Human Resources Department. It outlines strategies for exercising confidence in your abilities and talents to enable you to perform within your role efficiently and effectively.

December