IACET announces the first Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) Continuing Education and Training Standards Symposium to be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA. The IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Continuing Education and Training Standards (CE/T) Symposium is brought to you by the IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Advisory Board.
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The symposium is designed to promote high-quality continuing education and training standards for one of the most important and dangerous industries in the world. Those attending the symposium will:
The Symposium is designed for leaders of all levels within the organization who need a vision, strategies, tactics and new ideas for how to improve quality CE/T within the organization.
Consider the need for higher education, training and competency standards in PNG:
Source: IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Advisory Board
IACET PNG Symposium will help small, medium and large organizations align with high standards that will keep their organizations and people safe and productive. In addition, the symposium planners are working to ensure the day is interactive and engaging. There will be value to being onsite for this exciting first event.
|Start Time||End Time||Speaker|
|8:00 AM||8:30 AM||Registration and Continental Networking Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||8:50 AM||Welcome from IACET Chairman and CEO
Session outcomes: outline the purpose of IACET involvement in the PNG. Introduce the PNG Advisory Board, Outline the work of the PNG Advisory Board.
|Peter Finn, IACET Chairman
Joe McClary, IACET CEO
|8:50 AM||9:10 AM||
Importance of Training Standards in PNG Industry
Description: This session will explore the driving factors behind the need for quality CE/T standards.
|Dr. Alton Payne, Chief of Standards Development
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
|9:10 AM||10:15 AM||
Industry Panel - Keys to Implementing CE/T Standards in PNG
Description: A distinguished panel of PNG experts will each present tips on how their organizations ensure quality in their CE/T programs and will share non-proprietary best practices. The panel will also take questions from the audience and respond to poll questions answered by the audience.
Specific topics will include: Strategies for promoting the need for training standards to management, methods for ROI calculation, strategies for implementing standards, and the benefits of standardizing training.
|Marie Martin, Chevron,
David Villarreal, Parker Drilling, Tye Beard, ASTM, others TBA
|10:15 AM||10:30 AM||BREAK|
|10:30 AM||11:15 AM||
PART I - Introduction of the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training with Petroleum and Natural Gas Addendum .
Description: This session will provide an overview of industry training standards.
|11:15 AM||12:00 PM||PART II - IACET Standard and Addendum Q and A with IACET PNG Panel
Description: This activity will leverage the collective knowledge of attendees to reinforce learning. It will also provide a collaborative networking experience where attendees can share their insights and garner new learning from other attendees. Groups will develop questions for the speaker and/or panelists based upon the previous presentation.
|PNG Chair, Co-chair, David von Glahn, ASTM, Nuria Castellanos, TechnipFMC and Chris Willoughby, Trinidad Drilling|
|12:00 PM||1:15 PM||
IACET PNG AWARD's LUNCHEON - Presentation of the IACET PNG Exemplar Training Organization Awardee Presentation, Distinguished Service Award -
|1:15 PM||2:15 PM||
Learner Preferences for Continuing Engineering Education in PNG
Description: Based on research conducted by the John Zink Institute (JZI), operators and engineers have different learning preferences than the average population. These research-based preferences suggest training materials and presentations should be designed appropriately for the learner. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. This presentation will address the research which was conducted with workers in the oil and gas industry. It will also present examples from the oil and gas industry of recommended training content designed for operators and engineers.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
|Dr. Charles Baukal, Ph.D.|
|2:15 PM||3:15 PM||Show Me the Money: Demonstrating the ROI of Training Programs
Description: Training professionals in the PNG industry are constantly being asked to do more with less. In addition, training is one of the first things to get cut during organizational belt tightening. Dr. Patti Phillips is President of ROI Institute and is one of the globe's most distinguished experts on calculating the return on investment of training programs. She will also provide special insights for ROI calculation in the PNG industry.
|Dr. Patti Phillips|
|3:15 AM||3:30 PM||BREAK|
|3:30 PM||4:30 PM||Group Discussions and speaker Q and A
Bring your challenges and questions. This activity will leverage the collective knowledge of attendees to reinforce learning. It will also provide a collaborative networking experience where attendees can share their insights and garner new learning from other attendees. Groups will develop questions for the speaker and/or panelists.
|4:30 PM||4:45 PM||
Closing Remarks - How to get involved.
The future of CE/T Standards in PNG and global trends in continuing education and training.
|Bryan Wollam, Joe McClary|
SPECIAL RATE FOR MULTIPLE ATTENDEES FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION - Does your organization want to send more than one person? If so, send two at the regular price, and get a third and fourth registration for only $250.00 each. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your organization along with the names and email addresses of those you would like to attend. IACET will email you an invoice that you can pay with check or credit card.