Event Date: 3/9/2021 - 5/14/2021
Event Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Energy Workforce & Technology Council Webinar/In-Person Events TBD
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This event is open to members and non-members. For questions, please contact us at 713-932-0168.

The Diversity and Human Resources Committees, in partnership with Envision, an innovative global leader in corporate advising and coaching, delivers a competitive, forward-thinking Inclusion and Diversity Business Champion Program. 

This training program will provide tools for leaders across functions to affect internal change, focusing on building internal organization capability of inclusion and diversity. Utilizing an interactive webinar format, mentoring/coaching and executive sponsorship, the course will leverage the Council's Diversity Toolkit and strategies to help companies create individual plans of action. Course content includes perspective from leading diverse global companies and industry leaders.

Program concludes with Certification of Energy Workforce & Technology Council I&D Champion, signifying that the graduate has gained competence in stated focus areas around inclusion and diversity and promotes strategic thinking in the integration of these best practices.

Members who complete each of the Council's three signature training programs will be recognized as a Energy Workforce & Technology Council Certified Executive. The designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and build knowledge essential to the oil and gas industry.

  • Course pre-work utilizing the Council Diversity Study Maturity Index to self-assess, change management tools
  • Four half-day interactive webcast seminars on key learnings: Inclusion Journey, Unconscious Bias, Talent Pipeline and Retention, Business Case for Building and Sustaining facilitated by Accenture
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Two executive plenary sessions with executive sponsor
  • Required final report outlining plan for internal integration
 The desired outcomes are:
  • Create common goals: Common goals create common bonds, if everyone doesn’t move forward at the same time, the initiative will fail.
  • Confront unconscious bias: Everyone has unconscious biases that originate in the brain – the amygdala, to be precise. This part of the brain reacts strongly when it sees pictures of races different from its owner. Recognizing the tribal nature of people and working with it (see above: create common goals) can help remove this “other-ness” response.
  • Focus on inclusion: Inclusion goes beyond just hiring for diversity. Inclusion actively seeks out, embraces, and encourages different ways of approaching and solving problems.
  • Move away from prohibitive language: Introduce the idea of choosing to lean into a diverse workplace instead of demanding or requiring that all employees accept each other
Target Participants
Two to three individual nominations plus executive sponsor with consideration to a diverse team. Cross-functional leaders with span of influence, demonstrated interest, internal credibility and strategic thinking skills. Individuals identified in the succession planning pipeline would be good candidates.

Members: $2,100
Non-Members: $3,000
Group Discount: Companies who register three or more participants will receive $250 off per person. Before registering your group of three or more, please contact us to get the group discount promo code.
AESC Members can receive an additional discount for 2021 programs. Contact us for more information. 

Sponsorship Opportunity
Program sponsors at $5,000 per organization.

Inclusion & Diversity Business Champion Program Overview
  • Attend four half-day interactive webcast seminars:
    • March 9, 2021, 8 a.m. –  Noon
    • May 25, 2021, 8 a.m. –  Noon
    • September 28, 2021, 8 a.m. –  Noon
    • November 16, 2021, 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Read the Council Diversity Study Maturity Index and assess organization placement
  • Review and complete course pre-work
  • Attend one group coaching introductory webinar and two one-on-one executive coaching sessions
  • Attend two Council Meetings: The Council hosts a variety of meetings and seminars throughout the year including leadership forums, townhalls and market outlooks designed to fulfill program requirements
  • Participate in external leadership development through community or Council involvement: work with a non-profit or Council committee in 2020*
  • Accountability Partner Engagement
  • Attend quarterly networking events*
  • Participate in facilitated cross company discussion
  • Final report outlining plan for internal integration
*Optional Activities

Cancellations for refund must be received by Monday, February 23, 2020. There will be a 5% processing fee for credit card cancellations. Member Company employees who wish to register at the member rate, and do not have an established login, please contact


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