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PESA Expands Inclusion & Diversity Business Champion Program

This event is open to members and non-members. For questions, please contact us at 713-932-0168.

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central

7402 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, TX 77041

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PESA is committed to leading in a way that cultivates respect and racial equality. 
In 2018 we launched a diversity benchmarking study, which showed in stark terms the need for significant focus on gender and ethnic diversity within the OFS workforce. Based on these findings and resulting recommendations, we created the PESA Inclusion & Diversity Business Champion Certification program, bringing together industry leaders and participants to identify opportunities for inclusion, equity and diversity growth.
Although the current cohort of the 2020 PESA Inclusion & Diversity Business Champion Certification program is already in place, we are reopening registration to provide companies and individuals the opportunity to make actionable change and create a culture of inclusion. PESA will adjust the curriculum to provide a make-up session to get new attendees up to speed on the program, which culminates in November.

We must commit to educating ourselves on the very real unconscious bias that exists in all of us. At PESA, we embrace our responsibility to advance the respect required to enact justice and ensure equality within our area of influence. PESA will do our part to listen, learn and create solutions toward positive change.

This training and certification program will provide tools for leaders across functions to affect internal change, focusing on building internal organization capability of inclusion and diversity. Utilizing interactive seminars, mentoring/coaching and executive sponsorship, the course will leverage the PESA Diversity Toolkit to help companies create individual plans of action. Speakers to include E&P companies, industry leaders and investor perspectives.
Program concludes with Certification of PESA 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.
Course pre-work utilizing PESA Diversity Study Maturity Index to self-assess, change management tools
  • Four half-day topical 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
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: $2,500 – two-person team, $1,500 individual, $1,000 each additional person
Non-Members: $4,500 – two-person team, $3,000 individual, $1,500 each additional person
Sponsorship: $5,000
Overview webinar, March 3 (Makeup Session Recording Available), half-day seminars on September 22 & 23 and November 10, 2020.


Sponsorship Opportunity
Program sponsors at $5,000 per organization, including recognition at all events and materials

Cancelations for refund must be received by Tuesday, September 8, 2020. There will be a 5% processing fee for credit card cancellations. PESA Member Company employees who wish to register at the member rate, and do not have an established login, please contact

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