IADC Workforce Development Committee

IADC Workforce Development Committee

Meeting & Venue Details

Online Only
The meeting details will be sent to those who have registered the day before the meeting.
Start DateJuly 23, 2020Start Time8:30 am
End DateJuly 23, 2020End Time10:30 am


“Changing the Face of the Energy Industry” Meeting Series

With the global impacts related to COVID-19 and the industry decline, it seems relevant to modify our series to address the current challenges and title this chapter as “Changing the Interface of Training and Development.”  This session will focus on overcoming the obstacles of traditional training in a remote, virtual environment and the application of technology and simulation to achieve new levels of competency in an evolving world.

8:30-8:40 Welcome IADC Antitrust Policy, Agenda Overview
8:40-8:45 Safety Moment
8:45-9:25 “Best practices and lessons learned on Virtual Training”
Guest Speaker: Roger Courville
Author of “The Virtual Presenter’s Playbook” and the “Five Keys to Moving Training Online”, and a veteran of the web conferencing industry (since the modem days of 1999), Roger has taught tens of thousands of people worldwide.
9:25-9:35 BREAK
9:35-10:15 Panel discussion about “Workforce Development in a post Covid-19 world”
  • James Penny, Sr Manager – Fleet Organizational Development – Transocean
  • Matt Leshko, Manager, Global Training and Competence – Transocean
  • Edi Gittenberger – Director at RelyOn Nutec (Global)
  • Olav Skar – Director of Safety, Health, Security, Subsea and Wells at IOGP
  • To be determined
10:15-10:25 Q&A
10:25-10:35 Wrap up and final comments
10:35 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.