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GMRC is a subsidiary of the SGA founded in 1952 to provide its member companies and industry with the benefits of an applied research and technology program directed toward improving reliability and cost effectiveness of the design, construction, and operation of mechanical and fluid systems.

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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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You Are Equipped, Now Be A Natural Gas Champion - WEBINAR 

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:

Now that you are equipped with information, inspiration and tools, go forth and communicate. This webinar is an abbreviation of our Natural Gas Champions training course and will share best practices of navigating a constructive conversation around natural gas as well as help you craft your elevator speech. That quick well-crafted pitch designed to convey your position on natural gas. The most important part of the elevator pitch is that it organizes your thoughts and doesn’t make the listener yawn.

  

 

WHEN & WHERE 

October 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM  Central time CT 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) :

Thanks to SGA’s member companies this webinar is being offered free to participants

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

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. 

Bill was recognized as a Georgia Tech Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2005. He also serves as an independent director of Artera Services.

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Sensitivity Training: Expectations in the New World of Inclusion and Diversity Webinar

 

about this webinar:

We are navigating unprecedented times, and shifting toward providing a culture of inclusion, diversity, and belonging requires a new approach that will equip employees for success in our evolving work environments.  How can we ensure that our teams are prepared to grow and work successfully, as the environment around them is changing?  We’ll tackle tough questions about shifting expectations and offer guidance to leaders and organizations on how to handle challenges they are likely to face.  Tommi Paris, Director, Diversity and Inclusion with Southern Company Gas, shares an approach to sensitivity training and provides a forum for questions and discussion.

  

Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the need for and purpose of sensitivity training

2. Reviewing an example of sensitivity course content

3. Sharing successes and challenges of implementing sensitivity training

 

Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours.

 

Who Should Attend:

HR and Inclusion and Diversity Management, Legal, Learning and Development Management, all Management

 

When & Where: 

September 21, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm central

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member: $100

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed.

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

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Tommi Paris, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, 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 an 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.

 

 

Introduction to Ratemaking- Virtual workshop 

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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This 1.5-day course will introduce the student to the ratemaking process as it pertains to the natural gas industry. It is important that individuals working in the natural gas industry gain an understanding of this process since almost everyone in the industry has some impact on rates. 

 

Learning Objectives: 

The first day provides information on the basic components of the rate process from the pipeline and LDC perspective, including fundamentals of the ratemaking process such as:

  • Rate of return issues
  • Mock rate case exercises
  • Revenue requirements
  • Cost of service issues
  • Rate design components
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Future trends in ratemaking

The day concludes with an interactive group exercise, the Van Go Transportation Company, which illustrates issues companies face when structuring their rates and determining if services are fixed, variable, or both.

The second day of the workshop provides an opportunity for participants to apply the information received the previous day in a series of case studies and role-playing exercises. The Ratemaking Game - a set of case studies based on actual rate cases - divides participants into role-playing groups comprised of gas company representatives, commissioners, consumer advocates and interveners

 
 

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours

 

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Rate Analysts (two years or less) from LDC, transmission, or gas supply marketing companies
  • Non-rate professionals from any department who would benefit from a broad understanding of the rate process, including: Operations, Government Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs, Accounting, Engineering, and other departments

 

When & Where 

October 21, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm central time| VIRTUAL

October 22, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm central time| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $750

Non-Member: $925 

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

Mark Caudill

Mark Caudill, Attorney at Law, Mark D. Caudill, LLC

Mark Caudill is an attorney with more than 30 years of energy utility regulatory, legal, and management experience, including work before numerous state commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mark has served natural gas distribution companies, interstate pipelines, and producers; electric distribution companies, transmission companies, and generators; energy marketers; and financial institutions that fund utility-related transactions. Based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mark is currently admitted to the Georgia and Alabama state bars. He works with companies and their local attorneys in matters regarding regulated markets. His clients include some of the leading energy companies in North America

 

 

  

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.

 

 

HR Forum:  Employment Labor Law Session Webinar

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about this webinar:

This is an opportunity for all those interested in learning more about employment law and how to navigate the changes in your organization. Whether you are a seasoned HR professional or a new leader, you will want to gain insight into the current legal updates. 

  

Learning Objectives:

  • COVID-19's impact, with a focus on the FFCRA and the ADA
  • The interplay between the FMLA and the ADA
  • Recent Supreme Court decision regarding sexual orientation and transgender employees
  • Legalization on marijuana and the use of CBD and the impact on your workplace

 

Attendees will receive 2 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend:

HR leaders, management professionals, anyone interested in learning more about these ever-evolving changes in employment law.

 

When & Where: 

September 21, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am central

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member: $100

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

 Registration is now closed. 

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

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Evan T. Priestle, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Law Firm

Evan counsels and represents both public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representing all manner of clients in lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age and disability discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Evan has jury trial experience in both state and federal courts. He regularly counsels clients regarding employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and litigation-avoidance strategy.

Evan’s experience also includes representing both public and private universities and colleges on various matters, with a particular focus on Title IX litigation and compliance.

Before joining the firm, Evan clerked for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Honorable Melba D. Marsh of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Evan graduated with a bachelor of business administration from the University of Cincinnati and earned his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While in law school, he was associate editor of Northern Kentucky Law Review and graduated summa cum laude.

 

 

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.