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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training

SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.


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Assessment Tools to Better Understand Your Team Members


There are many assessment tools on the market - we will explore 2 behavioral tools: Extended DiSC and StrengthsFinders during this webinar. Behavioral models allow us to better understand both how we behave and the behavior of other people - especially our team members at work.


Learning objectives:

  • Basic understanding of Extended DiSC and StrengthsFinders as assessment tools used to better understand team members behavior
  • Understand how these tools are used to improve team development/performance
  • Learn the difference between behavior under pressure vs crisis


Attendees will receive1 Professional Development Hour


Who Should Attend 

  • Leaders who want to propel their remote workforce to team success
  • Remote Team Managers/Leaders
  • Remote Team Members who want to better understand Team Dynamics 


When & Where 

May 8, 2020. 10:00 am CTVIRTUAL 


Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

Non-Member: $50


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Brian Schubring President & CEO, Leadership Vision

Brian Schubring is the Founder and President of Leadership Vision, a firm providing Strengths-based organizational and leadership consulting.

Brian brings 30+ years of leadership experience within the private sector, education, and business. Since 2000, he has worked with over 16,000 individuals in more than 350 organizations in Asia, North and Central America, and 18 European countries. Brian has done extensive consulting, team building and coaching with individuals for the purpose of building strong people, teams and organizational culture






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Linda Schubring, Principal Consultant, Leadership Vision

Since 2008, Dr. Linda Schubring has brought heart and soul to each engagement at Leadership Vision. As a Principal Consultant, she particularizes people, demonstrates a passion for contributions of others, and is a charismatic communicator.

Linda has traveled around the world studying people and communities adding to her cultural repertoire. Through a decade of administration in higher education, she developed proven management, leadership development, and successful bridge-building skills. In 2013, Linda earned her Doctorate in Intercultural Studies where she studied how multi-national leaders, teams, and individuals navigate change in a European context. From 2012-2019 she served as the VP of Employee Experience at an IT consulting firm in the Twin Cities. Her experience on an executive team and as an executive coach has fueled her drive to help individuals flourish, teams to excel and companies to thrive through cultivation of positive organizational culture





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Cindy Mitchell, Senior Director Of Member Experience and Administration, SGA

Cindy is an innovative leader now using her talents and experience to foster confidence and skills in leaders at all levels in organizations that want to continue to grow, develop and mature. Cindy spent 20 years leading a large office in local government as an elected official.  After retiring, Cindy consulted in leadership development, change management and worked with a couple of oil and gas companies to roll out huge leadership initiatives with several hundred leaders.  Cindy is an expert in using assessments as tools in coaching, team building and professional development for leaders.  Celebrating more than a year with SGA, she is bringing her leadership to the daily operations and the member experience. 









This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.


For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.


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Women & Leadership - Virtual Workshop 



When & Where 

July 16, 2020 | 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Central Time| VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 


More information and registration opportunities coming soon 


This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.


For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.




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As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we must enhance our commitment to embracing, respecting, and valuing differences. Working during this uncertain time requires leaders to lean into inclusive leadership principles which support psychological safety and well-being. This webinar will discuss strategies to help leaders lead inclusively in today’s virtual world.


You will learn:

  • Ways to support an inclusive remote working environment
  • How to manage unconscious bias and how to create communities of support virtually
  • Practical tips for protecting mental health

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour



April 17, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT Virtual log-in information will be sent prior to the event date  




Member: free

Non-Member: $50

Registration is now closed 



Experienced INSTRUCTOR:

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Tommi Paris, MPA, CDP, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Company Gas

Tommi Paris is a Certified Diversity Professional, certified through the Society for Diversity, and has almost 10 years of work experience in D&I, employee communications, culture, and engagement initiatives.  Tommi is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Company Gas, which was recently awarded the Roosevelt Thomas Champion of Diversity Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for fostering equal opportunity as well as exhibiting outstanding commitment to diversity. She has responsibility for 9 employee resource groups with 16 active chapters in 4 states. Through creative platforms and engagement activities such as D&I Talks, D&I Days and cultural heritage programs, Tommi creates workplace experiences for employees to elevate their D&IQ in an effort to continuously build an inclusive work environment.  Employees who work with Tommi can attest to her level of expertise as she enjoys creating workplace experiences that reveal and reinforce the fact that workplace diversity is an asset to the business; experiences that honor the richness of our stories; and experiences that inspire us to be better together by exploring and applying principles of workplace inclusion.  Tommi believes that because you and I spend more than a third of our lives at work, we should spend our time in a place where we are valued for who we are and what we bring to the business. Tommi also referees NCAA Division I women’s college basketball, so she frequently practices conflict resolution and diffusing tension; she considers this one of her superpowers.




Refund Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.


For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.






The natural gas industry is facing increased attention from a variety of interest groups that have concerns with natural gas and hydrocarbon energy industry. SGA has designed a robust program to prepare natural gas industry employees to respond to questions about the industry and the concerns expressed. Now is the time more than ever to pull together natural gas industry professionals to ensure we are telling a compelling story to reinforce natural gas as part of the low carbon future. This two-part webinar series equips you to better understand core basics on the natural gas industry, and more importantly, how to engage in those casual yet crucial conversations. Successful completion of all three components of this webinar series will make you eligible for Natural Gas Champion digital badge and certificate.  


You will learn:

  • Benefits natural gas provides to customers, the general public, and the country,
  • How to identify the concerns individuals and interest groups have with fossil fuels in general and natural gas in particular, as well as how the industry is responding to those concerns
  • Effective methods to communicate in a positive way to the more than 50% of the country that are persuadable with facts, figures and stories.


SGA has partnered with Credly, the leader in digital credentials, to certify the natural gas professionals’ ability to articulate the facts & benefits of natural gas.

Adding the Natural Gas Champions digital badge to your LinkedIn profile demonstrates your commitment to learning and communicating the vital role that natural gas plays in a lower carbon future.


Attendees will receive 4 Professional Development Hours



This course is designed for energy company employees at all levels regardless of department or discipline. In particular, any employee who regularly interacts with the public or that desires to engage in positive communications about natural gas with family, friends and neighbors.



June 30 and July 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT (2 part series) | Attendance at both sessions is required | Virtual log-in information will be sent prior to the event date  




Member: $200 for entire series

Non-Member: $300 for entire series

Registration is now closed



Experienced INSTRUCTOR:

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Bill Cantrell, Executive Liaison at Southern Gas Association (SGA)

William N. (Bill) Cantrell is the Executive Liaison at Southern Gas Association (SGA). With more than 40 years of experience, he has become a trusted leader across the energy industry and developed a passion for working to advance the field. Before joining SGA Bill was president and chief executive officer at SourceGas, now part of Black Hills Corp., an SGA member company. In 2009, he led SGA as chairman of the board of directors. Bill worked for TECO Energy for over 34 years, with the last 12 years serving as President of Peoples Gas. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. 




Refund Policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.


For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.