Feb. 14, 2020


Description

The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning in between jobs during the current industry downturn or who are looking for new career opportunities.  The agenda for the forty-third seminar in the series will include “Making Your Career Break Work for You", “Writing Your Own Ticket”, “Navigating Planet Unemployed: Getting Back To Earth” and a “Discussion of Resources for SPE Members”. 


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Speaker: Carrie Balberg
Speaker Carrie Balberg
Speaker #3 Title: Informational Speaker Speaker #3 Company: Administrative Assistant Ninja Speaker #3 Bio:  Carrie Balberg has experienced the full gamut of employment transition. Dissatisfied with pointless job searching advice from the Internet, Carrie speaks about her journey of unemployment, including education for peers, family members, and employers on a ...

Speaker #3 Title: Informational Speaker


Speaker #3 Company: Administrative Assistant Ninja


Speaker #3 Bio:  Carrie Balberg has experienced the full gamut of employment transition. Dissatisfied with pointless job searching advice from the Internet, Carrie speaks about her journey of unemployment, including education for peers, family members, and employers on a variety of stereotypes of this misunderstood demographic.


Speaker #3 Abstract: Navigating Planet Unemployed: Getting Back To Earth


Explore Navigating Planet Unemployed including using the Texas unemployment system, coping with job loss, acquiring job references, educating family/peer influences and protecting your mental health.  Get back to Earth by exploding several job-hunting myths including job boards, recruiters, interviews and salary guessing games.  The goal of the presentation is to be empowering, engaging, and humorous.

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Speaker: Lynn Frostman
Speaker Lynn Frostman
Speaker #2 Title: Senior VP - R&D Newpark Fluids Systems Speaker #2 Company: Newpark Resources Speaker #2 Bio:  Dr. Lynn Frostman has 23 years of experience in the oilfield services market, spanning a variety of roles in Technology, Operations, and Strategic Marketing. She is currently Senior Vice President - Research ...

Speaker #2 Title: Senior VP - R&D Newpark Fluids Systems


Speaker #2 Company: Newpark Resources


Speaker #2 Bio:  Dr. Lynn Frostman has 23 years of experience in the oilfield services market, spanning a variety of roles in Technology, Operations, and Strategic Marketing. She is currently Senior Vice President - Research & Development for Newpark Fluids Systems, where she leads R&D, product commercialization, technical support, applied engineering, and digital initiatives. She holds both B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering.


Speaker #2 Abstract: Writing Your Own Ticket


While there is much you can’t control, there are many things you can do to position yourself to have choices in your career. This talk will cover some of the key behaviors I’ve found helpful in being able to write my own ticket: reframing challenges as opportunities, getting control of the gremlins in your head, and finding your voice.

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Speaker: Twanna Hardy
Speaker Twanna Hardy
Speaker #1 Title: Manager, Welcome Back Program Speaker #1 Company: Chevron Speaker #1 Bio:  Twanna Hardy manages Chevron’s Welcome Back Program, a diversity recruiting initiative to support experienced professionals with career gaps in returning to the workforce. Twanna began her energy industry career at Schlumberger and has held various HR ...

Speaker #1 Title: Manager, Welcome Back Program


Speaker #1 Company: Chevron


Speaker #1 Bio:  Twanna Hardy manages Chevron’s Welcome Back Program, a diversity recruiting initiative to support experienced professionals with career gaps in returning to the workforce. Twanna began her energy industry career at Schlumberger and has held various HR positions at Chevron since joining the company in 2007. Twanna holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 


Speaker #1 Abstract: Making Your Career Break Work for You


Having a gap in your work history can be discouraging during a job search, as this can be viewed negatively by potential employers. Chevron is among progressive companies that are establishing return-to-work initiatives for experienced professionals. Twanna will discuss Chevron’s Welcome Back Program and provide HR insight on how to effectively market yourself when applying for jobs after an extended work hiatus.

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Organizer

Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes

Event Contact Name: Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes


 


Event Contact Email: yetunde.okediji@gmail.com / c.susan.howes@gmail.com


Event Contact Phone #: 817-845-5876 / 713-553-5020


Date and Time

Fri, Feb. 14, 2020

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

At your computer or phone in.



 The webinar login information will be sent by email the morning of the event.