IADC Workforce Development Committee

IADC Workforce Development Committee

Meeting & Venue Details

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Start DateNovember 11, 2020Start Time8:30 am
End DateNovember 11, 2020End Time11:45 am


08:30 – 8:35 Welcome IADC Antitrust Policy, Agenda Overview

Brooke Polk, IADC  

8:35– 8:45 Safety Moment
8:45-9:45 In support of our theme of changing the face of the energy industry, this session with Jamie Colvin, founder of SimplyConnect Consulting, shares elements for a successful marketing strategy to attract a diverse group of talent into our industry.  And, more importantly, how to position leaders in the industry to see the potential in the people in our space and those that are in the expanding diverse talent pool.
9:45-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:30 Supporting Diversity Success in the Energy Industry 

·         James Spear

Champion of the LGBTQ+ community and women, James is approaching 10 years of experience in energy. He has worked at major oil companies in LNG and tanker operations, and marine assurance.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-p-spear-482706102

·         Erica D’Eramo

With over 16 years of service with BP both onshore and offshore, experience facilitating workshops in industry wide events such as Women Offshore and managing a consulting company to empower women in male-dominated industries.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-d-eramo-32374b115

·         Joe Banda

Chief Executive Officer and President of The Prosthetic Foundation. He served the industry working at Pioneer Natural Resources, as Tax Accountant for a CPA firm focused on oil & gas clients and most recently at Schlumberger where he supports Latin America division in finance and tax related services.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joebanda/

·         TBD

11:30-11:45 Open Discussion – Q&A
11:45 Final Comments and adjournment

IADC Workforce Development Committee Mission

The mission of the Workforce Development Committee is to promote awareness of training and to facilitate the exchange of information regarding suitable training methods and materials that benefit the worldwide drilling and drilling services industries.

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General Committee meetings are open to participants from all categories of IADC membership. The Chairman may invite non-members to attend when it furthers the interests of the Committee. At the discretion of the Chairman and IADC staff, the meeting or portions of the meeting may be exclusively reserved for drilling contractor members. Meetings will be held at such times and locations as may be selected by the Chairman with the advice of the Committee. For any questions, please contact the IADC Committee Coordinator.