Accredited Natural Gas Executive Program


Delivered in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma.

 

Developing exceptional natural gas leaders to foster a reliable , innovative, and abundant energy future.

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ANGE Program

Program Overview


Accredited Natural Gas Executive (ANGE) will enable high-potential industry leaders to benefit from intensive learning and leave equipped with new strategies to support them in the challenges ahead as they navigate the energy evolution.

The program is designed for diverse learning experiences such as face-to-face learning, short brainstorming sessions, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and technical applications. ANGE provides participants opportunities for intelligent and personal reflections on what it means to be a leader and to succeed as a thought leader and professional for organizations. Pre-readings and self-assessments encourage participants to reflect on their role in the organization and find opportunities for improvement.

Each participant will be assigned a seasoned natural gas executive as a coach and mentor.

Program participants will see their experience as a career milestone and a testament to their organization’s commitment to their professional development and building an industry-wide culture of learning and innovation.

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Session Descriptions

Track: Leading Enterprise Transformation

Transformative Leadership through EQ: The Critical Key to High Performing Teams and Continuous Success

ANGE’s first session instills the importance of emotional intelligence for leaders in the natural gas industry. As a natural gas executive, you are responsible for managing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers, government officials, and partner industry leaders. To be successful in this role, you must have a high level of emotional intelligence to navigate complex and often challenging situations.

In this immersion, you will learn strategies to develop self-awareness, build trust, and leverage emotional intelligence as a tool for leading your organization through uncertain and even successful times. We will explore the importance of emotional intelligence in multicultural and multigenerational work dynamics and how it can help you inspire, motivate, and engage your teams and your organization to work together towards a common goal.

We will examine work cultures that create value and longevity by celebrating diversity and aligning inclusively with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. As a natural gas executive, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact globally, and by developing your emotional intelligence, you can lead your organization to achieve great success while also fostering a positive and dynamic work environment for your team.

Objectives

  • Understand the impact of natural gas on the environment and society for those beyond the natural gas industry.
  • Recognize the impact that executive-level decisions can have externally and later, internally.
  • Proactively identify the concerns of shareholders and work to address them before they occur.
  • Learn the various traits, characteristics, behaviors, and personas shared amongst individuals and how to leverage diverse perspectives.
  • Know the role of emotional intelligence as a successful leader and how to apply it to lead and motivate diverse teams.
  • Build empathy and improve communication among multiple generations.
  • Develop strategies for cultivating and nurturing an organizational culture that values and supports diversity.
  • Align personal values and leadership goals with organizational vision and strategy.
  • Identify effective communication strategies to ensure leadership messaging and goals are carried throughout the entire organization.
  • Discover techniques for building relationships within a diverse, multigenerational workforce and create a true sense of belonging.
  • Know the framework of the architect, translator, and doer

Outcomes

  • Individual 360-degree evaluation and coaching plan for advancement.
  • Individual behavioral profile and review of strengths, interests, and frustrations.
  • Improved self-awareness: confidence effectively knowing and managing emotions by developing self-regulation skills.
  • Developed resilience leading through change and uncertainty and leading with empathy and transparency.
  • Superior social skills for effective relationship building with improved communication, collaboration, and conflict-resolution abilities.
  • Focus to create a culture that values diversity and fosters inclusion as a driver of organizational success.
  • Building a positive organizational culture where employees feel motivated, supported, and respected.
  • Higher levels of employee engagement and productivity by fostering a culture respective of open communication, feedback, and recognition.
  • Aligns leadership goals with organizational objectives: creating buy-in to drive and deliver results.
  • Improved and effective communication: building a cohesive team and championing the mission, vision, and values while inspiring action.
  • Positive work cultures that lead to employee retention based on employee engagement, job satisfaction, and organizational loyalty.

Track: Leading Enterprise Transformation

Agile Organizations: Building Capacities to Sustain a Culture Equipped for Change

In the wake of the pandemic, the natural gas industry has experienced a significant flux of change, creating new challenges for organizations that were once stable and consistent in the workforce. Studies show that C-suite executives and upper management often don’t agree on how their organizations need to remake themselves, leading to considerable resistance from upper managers when implementing new plans.

This immersion takes a deep dive into an organization’s culture of change champions, the business’s key operators, and the resistors of change that can impact and influence successful and failed attempts at change management and organizational development. We will explore the latest post-Covid findings from surveys, focus groups, and various studies to understand the current challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry, and what you, as a new executive, can do about it.

We will examine new strategies and approaches for overcoming resistance to change, with a focus on developing a culture of change champions throughout the organization. We will also explore how to identify key operators who can drive successful change management initiatives and how to work with resistors of change to overcome their objections and bring them on board with new plans.

By the end of this immersion, you will have a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry and how to successfully navigate the complex landscape of change management and organizational development. You will leave with new strategies and approaches to overcome resistance to change and drive successful initiatives throughout your organization.

Objectives

  • Understand the challenges facing the natural gas industry and how they affect culture and stakeholder’s sentiment and perception, including policy, regulatory, environmental, social, technology and innovation, professional development, management and leadership.
  • Value the importance of knowing people and cultural factors within your organizations and how to deploy change management and organizational development initiatives.
  • Identify and manage various stakeholder groups, including those resistive to change.
  • Know how to develop and implement effective communication strategies to ensure buy-in and support for change initiatives.
  • Create and implement strategies for managing resistance to change.
  • Utilize best practices for designing and implementing workforce training and development programs.
  • Identify change ambassadors and champions within the organization to effectively communicate initiatives forward.

Outcomes

  • Manage both people and cultural aspects of change management and organizational development initiatives.
  • Understand how to navigate the cultural and political dynamics that impact change initiatives within your organization.
  • Effectively communicate change initiatives to various stakeholder groups, gain buy-in and support, and manage resistance.
  • Create and implement effective training and development programs that support organizational change goals.
  • Overcome industry perception with creation of workplace cultures that champion diversity and safety.
  • Become ambassadors and champions for the overall successful execution of change management and organizational development initiatives.

Track: Strategy, Social Responsibility, and the Business Environment

Revolutionizing the Natural Gas Value Chain: A Strategic Vision for New Leadership

  • ALIGNMENT MS, NGEM PROGRAM | INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (PE 5603)
    • 3 credit hours
    • Global natural gas supply and demand, international gas trade and infrastructure, gas policy, regulation, safety and environmental issues, natural gas resource base: conventional and unconventional, gas exploration, drilling and production, gas processing, storage and pipeline, gas trading and marketing, gas utilization, LNG, chemical processing and refinement.

In this session, you will explore the global natural gas supply and demand, international gas trade and infrastructure, gas policy, regulation, safety, and environmental issues, as well as the natural gas resource base, including conventional and unconventional sources.

Designed to provide executives with a confident understanding of the value chain outside of individual segments, this immersion will provide the skills, knowledge, and tools to lead and transform the industry as a whole. Historically, the natural gas industry has segmented itself, with each portion unknowingly recognizing the needs, challenges, and trends of the other. However, in today’s interconnected world, it is crucial to have a holistic and extensive understanding of the natural gas value chain inclusive of production, transportation, storage, and distribution.

We will explore the latest technological advancements, regulatory and legal frameworks, global vantages, and industry trends that impact natural gas from extraction to distribution. Our immersive experience will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the natural gas value chain, including gas exploration, drilling, and production, gas processing, storage, and pipeline, gas trading and marketing, gas utilization, LNG, chemical processing, and refinement.

By the end of this session, you will have a deep understanding of the natural gas industry value chain and be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and tools to lead and transform the industry.

Objectives

  • Collectively develop a comprehensive strategy utilizing peers of each segment of the natural gas value chain to make a dynamic and positive impact on energy markets of who natural gas is perceived from exploration and production to distribution and utilization.
  • Gain knowledge of global natural gas supply and demand, international gas markets and trading, infrastructure, gas policy, regulation, safety, and environmental issues.
  • Analyze the latest technological advancements, industry trends, dispel fiction from fact, and learn the global vantages that impact the natural gas industry.
  • Evaluate the natural gas resource base, including conventional and unconventional sources.
  • Understand gas exploration, drilling and production, gas processing, storage and pipeline, gas trading and marketing, gas utilization, LNG, chemical processing, and refinement.

Outcomes

  • Develop confidence when speaking in an executive role about the natural gas industry value chain outside of the individual segment you represent.
  • Gain skills to lead, collaborate, innovate and transform the industry as a whole.
  • Recognize the needs, challenges, and trends of the various segments in the natural gas industry.
  • Analyze and evaluate regulatory and legal frameworks impacting natural gas production, transportation, storage, and distribution.
  • Understand the environmental impact of natural gas exploration, production, and utilization.
  • Advance strategies to mitigate risks associated with natural gas production, transportation, storage, and distribution.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the natural gas industry and its role in the global energy mix.
  • Identify and analyze the latest technological advancements and industry trends that impact natural gas from extraction to distribution

Track: Strategy, Social Responsibility, and the Business Environment

Energy Policy: Defining Strategy for the Natural Gas Industry in a Rapidly Changing World

April’s session is packed to equip you with the key aspects of energy policies that are impacting your organization and prepare you with action plans to maintain the health of your organization in the face of fluctuating energy policies at the federal level.

At an elevated level, discover government funding and regulations around climate change and emissions reduction, renewable energy, energy security, global markets, and innovation and technology. As a natural gas executive, it is critical to know international, federal, and state regulations regarding emissions reduction, carbon pricing and credits, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and emerging technologies such as CCUS, hydrogen fuel and hydrogen fuel blending, and battery storage.

Explore existing and new energy policies at the federal level that pose challenges for the natural gas industry when maintaining stakeholder confidence and thus, shares. Understand the Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost GHG (Greenhouse Gases) and their responsibility to determine the cost of carbon emissions, how changes to the Methane Emissions Gas (MEGA) can hamper operational efficiencies and cause revenue losses and carbon pricing and credits.

In a roundtable, practitioner-guided facilitation, discover in-progress strategies that executives utilize to address present and future challenges presented by energy policy and global demands. These exercises will cover diversification, innovation, macro-industry perspectives, stakeholder engagement, transparency, and collaboration.

By fostering and adopting proactive, genuine, and strategic approaches, natural gas executives can execute the responsibility of sustaining the health of their organizations and support a lasting energy future.

Objectives

  • Develop knowledge of the global natural gas market, including key players, market trends, and supply and demand dynamics.
  • Gain executive-level and influencer insights into the regulatory environment that governs the natural gas industry, including environmental and safety regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Understand with confidence the natural gas value chain and its complexities, challenges, similarities, differences, and opportunities.
  • Lead and transform the industry, taking into account technological advancements, regulatory framework, and industry trends.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and transformation, and develop strategic plans for implementing necessary change.
  • Develop leadership abilities demanded for energy policy through communication and negotiation skills, work together collaboratively for stakeholders.
  • Utilize creative, critical, and strategic thinking skills toward the natural gas industry, apply these learnings to real-world challenges in the natural gas industry.

Outcomes

  • Explain political and international factors that influence domestic and global supply and demand for natural gas throughout all sectors of the value chain, and how they affect prices and trade flows.
  • Gain knowledge of the geopolitical and economic issues that shape international trading of LNG and the risks and opportunities they present.
  • Discuss key elements of energy policy that impact the natural gas industry and all segments of the natural gas value chain, including environmental regulations, government subsidies and trade policies, and how they affect market dynamics.
  • Develop strategies for managing risks and optimizing opportunities for the industry as a whole, including hedging, diversification, and market analysis.
  • Enhanced leadership abilities and thought leadership, communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with stakeholders.
  • Apply learning to real-world challenges the industry faces and develop action plans for implementing effective change through associations, joint-industry-partnerships, and consortiums.

Track: Strategy, Social Responsibility, and the Business Environment

It’s About to Be Your First Rodeo:  Executive-Level Strategy and Corporation-Wide Execution

As an emerging executive, it is crucial to possess the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the intricate challenges and trends that our industry presents. This entails relinquishing the gratification of being a subject-matter expert and striving to adopt a higher perspective that facilitates corporate-wide execution.

In this immersion, you will gain a deep understanding of the key issues facing natural gas leadership, including regulatory and environmental concerns, market fluctuations, embracing emerging technologies versus grappling cost, workforce challenges, the global energy evolution, geopolitical risks, and investor pressure. Our immersive experience will provide you with the tools and strategies to successfully navigate these challenges and create a sustainable future for your organization.

In a hands-on style workshop, you will work through introducing carbon-offsetting initiatives with a strategic approach through executive-level planning and corporation-wide execution. You will be required to think through various outcomes and evaluate effectiveness across multiple channels to ensure shared endorsement and support. This exercise will provide an engaging and clear understanding of how to develop and implement effective strategies that align with your organization’s sustainability goals, and how to engage stakeholders at all levels to drive corporation-wide execution.

Objectives

  • Adopt a higher perspective that facilitates corporation-wide execution, including developing effective communication and leadership skills that enable you to lead your organization through complex challenges and drive growth and competitive advantage.
  • Develop practical skills in strategic planning and corporation-wide execution, including identifying key stakeholders, acquiring effective communication plans, and engaging stakeholders at all levels to drive shared endorsement and support.
  • Mature a deep understanding of the key challenges and trends facing the natural gas industry, including regulatory and environmental concerns, market fluctuations, emerging technologies, workforce challenges, the global energy transition, geopolitical risks, and investor pressure.
  • Value the role of carbon offsets in the natural gas industry, including how to integrate them into company strategies, and gain hands-on experience in developing and implementing effective carbon offsetting initiatives.

Outcomes

  • Expand upon practical skills in strategic planning and corporation-wide execution, including identifying key stakeholders, progressing effective communication plans, and engaging stakeholders at all levels to drive combined backing and cooperation.
  • Explain factors that influence domestic and global supply and demand for natural gas throughout all sectors of the value chain, and how they affect prices and trade flows.
  • Gain knowledge of the geopolitical and economic issues that shape international trading of LNG and the risks and opportunities they present.
  • Develop strategies for managing risks and optimizing opportunities for the industry as a whole, including hedging, diversification, and market analysis.
  • Achieve a confident understanding of the natural gas industry’s complexities, including the challenges and trends facing natural gas leaders, and develop the competences and expertise required to navigate these challenges to create a sustainable future for your organization.
  • Enhance your ability to communicate effectively and develop strong leadership skills that empower you to lead your organization through complex challenges and drive growth and competitive advantage.
  • Gain practical experience in developing and implementing executive-level initiatives, including understanding the role of carbon offsets in the natural gas industry and integrating them into corporate-wide operations.

Track: Strategy, Social Responsibility, and the Business Environment

Combining Financial and Operational Insights to Boost Performance and Deliver Stakeholder Value

  • ALIGNMENT MS, NGEM PROGRAM | Natural Gas Finance Valuation and Investment (PE 5643)
    • 3 credit hours
    • This course is the first in a two-course sequence in natural gas finance. The first course covers valuation and investment topics. The valuation and investment course exposes students to basic concepts and practices of valuation and investment in the natural gas industry. Topics include accounting systems, financial statement analysis, valuation of company stocks, competitive comparisons, value of reserves in the ground, corporate restructuring, legal and tax environment for mergers, valuation of bonds and preferred stocks. The emphasis of the course will be on the application of the basis financial theories of valuation and investment in the natural gas industry.

Leave your scientific calculator at home for September’s immersion session, specifically designed to equip executives with the tactics and knowledge critical to maximize shareholder confidence and value through financial aptitude and multi-department budget analysis and operational insights.

Executives will be exposed to a broad range of topics, inclusive of financial statement analysis, budgeting and forecasting, financial risk management, capital budgeting, and valuation and investment practices in the natural gas industry. Maximize with instructors and practitioners, gaining a deep understanding of competitive comparisons, values of reserves in the ground, corporate restructuring, legal and tax environment for mergers and spin-offs, and valuations of bonds and preferred stocks.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to workshop with today’s top financial leaders in our industry, so you can identify and master the techniques needed to prepare for and confidently navigate quarterly earnings calls and investor meetings. These best practices will help you successfully balance the demands of shareholders with the resources relied upon by your frontline stakeholders.

Objectives

  • Understand the importance of financial planning and analysis in maximizing shareholder value and confidence.
  • Develop the skills to analyze financial data, identify key performance indicators, and develop actionable insights to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Master financial statement analysis, budgeting and forecasting, financial risk management, capital budgeting, valuation, and operational performance metrics.
  • Learn how to apply basic concepts and practices of valuation and investment to the natural gas industry.
  • Build a deep understanding of accounting systems, competitive comparisons, value of reserves in the ground, corporate restructuring, legal and tax environment for mergers, and valuation of bonds and preferred stocks.

Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to drive organizational performance through financial insights.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to lead organizations with confidence and precision in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing business environment.
  • Enhance financial planning and analysis capabilities to achieve sustainable, long-term growth.
  • Apply the basis financial theories of valuation and investment to the natural gas industry.

Track: Strategy, Social Responsibility, and the Business Environment

Natural Gas Marketing and Risk Management for Global Resilience: Navigating Uncertainty and Building Sustainable Growth

  • ALIGNMENT MS, NGEM PROGRAM | Natural Gas Finance Trading and Risk Management (PE 5653)
    • 3 credit hours
    • This course is the second in a two-course sequence in natural gas finance. The second course covers risk management and natural gas trading topics. The gas risk management course exposes students to basic concepts and practices of risk management in the natural gas industry. Topics include basic structure of the gas physical and financial markets, derivatives, hedging strategies, futures and forward price determination, option pricing theories, value at risk and market fundamental and technical analyses. The emphasis of the course will be on the application of the basis financial risk management theories to the natural gas industry.

Combined with the University of Oklahoma’s Finance Trading and Risk Management NGEM program, November’s immersion will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to manage risk and enhance returns for your organization. Developed by instructors and aided with insights from industry experts, curriculum delivers senior-level executives with a comprehensive understanding of marketing and risk management concepts and practices.

Course topics and discussion will cover risk identification, analysis, measurement, and reporting, as well as strategies for managing and mitigating risk. Executives will work together to understand tactics to develop and implement effective risk management plans, establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring success, and leverage marketing techniques for improved returns.

Through interactive case studies, real-world examples, and simulations, participants will gain practical experience in risk management and marketing strategies with scenario-based decision-making experiences. Executives will also explore the latest trends and developments in risk management and marketing, including emerging risks and opportunities in the global marketplace.

Upon completion of the program, executives will have a deep understanding of the principles of marketing and risk management, as well as the competencies and tools necessary to manage risk and boost returns to aid in global resilience.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to lead your organizations with agility and precision in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing business environment.

Objectives

  • Cultivate a comprehensive understanding of marketing and risk management concepts and practice crucial for navigating complex, global markets.
  • Explore the latest trends and developments in risk management and marketing, including emerging risks and opportunities in the global marketplace.
  • Discover how to develop and implement effective risk management plans, establish KPIs for measuring success, and leverage marketing techniques to enhance returns.
  • Acquire the competencies and confidence necessary to navigate risk and improve returns for global resilience.

Outcomes

  • A deepened and global understanding of the principles of marketing and risk management.
  • Preferred experience in risk management and marketing strategies.
  • The ability to develop and implement effective risk management plans and establish KPIs for measuring success.
  • The confidence and competence to leverage marketing techniques to enhance returns.
  • The knowledge and confidence to lead organizations with agility and precision in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing business environment.

Track: Building a Dialogue for Innovation

ESG Supercharged: Driving Organizational Progress and Sustaining the Stakeholder Connection

ANGE’s ESG immersion will be a groundbreaking session that will push you to the forefront of ESG innovation. As a leader, you understand the complexities of managing both internal and external stakeholders while driving ESG strategy and performance. Amid the changing ESG landscape, you must also navigate a polarized political climate and balance the financial and ecological sustainability of your strategies. As an incoming executive, it is time to redefine your understanding of business fundamentals for the future.

ESG Supercharged curriculum provides a practical and powerful mix of insights for senior executives who want to lead the way in ESG innovation. You will engage in a productive dialogue with the University of Oklahoma’s pioneering instructional team and the industry’s corporate thought leaders on how to best engage with ESG issues in a manner that promotes long-term shareholder value while serving as responsible stewards for environmental and societal change.

In this immersive program, you will discover how to assess corporate exposure to climate risk and opportunities, refine leadership skills for positive stakeholder management, navigate conflicting stakeholder demands, prepare for ESG activism, and strategically engage with political and regulatory stakeholders. You will gain best practices, data, and processes that you can immediately deploy in your organizations, including assessing strategies to address ESG risks and opportunities and developing internal governance structures.

This gathering of incredible institutional and practitioner strategist will give you the chance to dive deep into the skill sets required for successful leadership in ESG, including corporate diplomacy and engaging with stakeholders. You will gain a playbook for overcoming organizational silos and mitigating political risk. You will also analyze scenarios of climate change and the impact on asset values, gain perspective on alternative energy sources and innovation, and investigate risk factors that make firms more likely to face shareholder activism.

Tackle the critical topics of climate risks and opportunities, socio-political risk, shareholder activism, and corporate political activity. At the end of this immersion, you will have the tools and know the tactics to unlock value and put ESG at the forefront of value creation.

Objectives

  • Discover how to assess corporate exposure to climate risk and opportunities.
  • Refine leadership skills for positive stakeholder management.
  • Know best practices, data, and processes that you can immediately deploy in your organizations, including assessing strategies to address ESG risks and opportunities and developing internal governance structures.
  • Analyze scenarios of climate change and the impact on asset values, gain perspective on alternative energy sources and innovation, and investigate risk factors that make firms more likely to face shareholder activism.

Outcomes

  • Redefine your understanding of business fundamentals for the future as an incoming executive.
  • Navigate conflicting stakeholder demands, prepare for ESG activism, and strategically engage with political and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Dive deep into the skill sets required for successful leadership in ESG, including corporate diplomacy and engaging with stakeholders.
  • Confidently navigate conflicting stakeholder demands, prepare for ESG activism, and strategically engage with political and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Gain a playbook for overcoming organizational silos and mitigating political risk.

Practitioners

Dr. David Ferris, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vital Energy
Trina Engels, Director of ESG, Talos Energy
Jill Cooper, Orion Resource Partners

Track: Building a Dialogue for Innovation

Powering Our Future: Innovation, Leadership, and the Energy Evolution

ANGE’s final session is where everything you have worked toward will transform you into a bold and visionary leader, equipped with the knowledge, insights, and confidence to navigate the unprecedented levels of volatility in the energy landscape.

With the global energy industry accelerating transformation through technological advancements and innovation, this is your balance between driving your organization’s growth and innovating for future demand. Our extraordinary immersion program offers the ultimate opportunity to gain crucial insights from industry experts, thought leaders, and institutional masterminds.

Acquire a strategic framework for assessing uncertainty in the energy landscape, developing adaptive strategies for the future, analyzing risk management, implementing new business models to increase profitability, and assessing the societal, economic, environmental, ethical, and legal impacts of energy systems. You will also learn how to lead change through influential communication and build alignment to lead the industry forward.

Your final immersion will be a transformative experience, bringing each of you together with other industry leaders from the last 18 months to collectively tackle the challenges of the energy evolution. This final curriculum marks the beginning of your emergence as the ethical, innovative, and visionary leader that the energy industry is depending on to drive our future.

Objectives

  • Decipher which emerging technologies are cutting edge versus bleeding edge and will make sustainable and positive impact on your organization.
  • Know the influence of digitalization on business systems, culture, and security – drone technology AI, IoT, blockchain, crypto, and data analysis.
  • Develop the strategic framework to make insight-driven business decisions that drives long-term growth in the face of uncertainty.
  • Build adaptative responses to industry disruption through technologically advanced solutions.
  • Explore new business models to increase profitability to thrive in a new energy market.
  • Evaluate the ethical, societal, economic, environmental, and legal implications of energy systems.
  • Build upon influential communication skills to create alignment and lead change in your organization, communities and industry as a whole.

Outcomes

  • Gain comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving energy landscape.
  • Develop the skills and strategies needed to make insight-driven business decisions that drive long-term growth in the face of uncertainty.
  • Build adaptive strategies to respond to industry disruption and drive innovation and technology solutions.
  • Learn how to analyze and mitigate risks associated with executing risky capital projects.
  • Implement new business models to increase profitability and thrive in the new energy.

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Who Should Attend

The Accredited Natural Gas Executive (ANGE) program is designed for high-impact, top-performing individuals—from function heads to directors to vice presidents—with 10–20 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility.

ANGE is designed with your needs in mind. Busy executives have competing priorities so we have developed the program to run over 18 months to allow you to be fully present in the immersion and manage your responsibilities and company priorities. ANGE is structured to be flexible with your time without compromising the depth of education.

Senior leaders who want to guide their organizations toward high performance and build their leadership capabilities to deliver high-performing teams, innovation and future-ready skills will enroll in ANGE.

As an ANGE participant, you will acquire knowledge, resources, tools and insights to curate your own playbook for transforming your organization and sustaining a competitive advantage. You will network with accomplished peers from across the industry enabling collaboration and building relationships that will benefit you for the entirety of your career.

Why Study With Us?

The natural gas business landscape is evolving. Southern Gas Association’s Accredited Natural Gas Executive program is designed to equip high-potential business leaders with the skills required to navigate an era of uncertainty and transformation successfully.

World-renowned faculty from the University of Oklahoma’s Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions are thought leaders and industry experts equipping you to navigate and drive change.

ANGE provides a 360-degree view and integrated learning experience to help you gain the knowledge, insight and confidence to drive dynamic business results.

Opportunity to earn credit toward a Master’s degree in Natural Gas Engineering and Leadership.

Participating organizations will have first access to the University of Oklahoma’s energy focused interns through a career fair hosted by SGA.

Three Modules

The ANGE program is composed of three modules that together will prepare the executive to manage effectively in a changing environment:

  • Leading Enterprise Transformation
  • Strategy, Social Responsibility and the Business Environment
  • Building a Dialogue for Innovation

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20 Days over 18 Months
2 Days 
every other month

$15,000

*Class size is limited to 20 enrollees.

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