CORE Development Program

Equip employees with a better understanding of their industry, their organization, and themselves.

CORE Development Program

Program Overview

This 4-course, discounted program is designed for new and existing energy company employees at all levels regardless of department or discipline, or any individuals wishing to gain an overall understanding of the gas industry. The program is designed to provide a well-rounded foundation in various aspects of the industry, and to provide attendees with an understanding of the part sustainability plays in their organizations. Attendees will also better understand how biases impact their interactions with others and their decision-making. The end state is to equip employees with a better understanding of their industry, their organization, and themselves. Each attendee will be able to customize their experience by choosing any 4 of the 6 available courses to comprise their discounted package.

Key Benefits:

  • Learning the benefits natural gas provides to customers, the general public, and the country and how your organization fits into that system.
  • Effective, proven methods to communicate in a positive way to not only your organizational teammates but also to the public on the industry.
  • Understand how recent trends and actions affect the industry and our organizations, with a look at potential future impacts.
  • A preliminary understanding of the commitment to sustainability as it relates to Environment, Social, and Governance impacts in the gas industry.
  • Identify the impacts of unconscious biases on individuals and their organizations, both personally and professionally.


Available Courses (Pick 4):

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry

This course provides an overview at a high level of the different sectors of the natural gas industry to move natural gas “from drill bit to burner tip.” It also provides an overview of groups that have concerns for natural gas being utilized in the future. Lastly, there is an intentional focus on creating an elevator speech to concisely and convincingly share the passion that exists within our industry’s workforce.

Natural Gas Champions

As the natural gas industry faces a great deal of increased attention, one thing is abundantly clear: As a nation, the more we use renewables, the more we need natural gas to ensure a strong energy grid. With empirical data and industry trends, SGA offers this fact-filled and action-packed 4-hour program to prepare our industry professionals to respond to questions about the industry.

Future Proofing Your Energy Business: Sustainability A New Business Imperative

Understand the language of sustainability and learn practical tools and strategies to increase the impact and performance of your organization.

Unconscious Bias – Reframing Bias to Improve Team Dynamics

Explore how the unconscious is a powerful mechanism that can dictate behavior and shape interactions. Left unchecked, they can move or act in an unconscious manner. This may cause unintended harm to others. This class will cultivate the skills needed to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ethical Decision Making in Organizations

Ethics and compliance are central to business strategy. This course will empower the participant to analyze the risks of unethical behavior that might be triggered by powerful situations. It also analyzes some of the most prominent organizational scandals of the recent decades through the lenses of management, psychology, sociology, and philosophy, in order to contribute to a better understanding of unethical behavior.

Introduction to ESG

An introduction to Environmental, Social and Governance for the natural gas industry provides an overview of an ESG framework and how it supports a company’s overall risk management. We will look at each component in detail and deliver insight into how those components converge to impact a company and its stakeholders. Whether you’re in distribution, transmission, marketing, E&P or a supplier you will no doubt be faced with a growing interest in ESG and how it informs you or your companies decision-making. The intention of this course is to prepare you with the foundational knowledge needed to respond effectively and help you understand how the stakeholders are using ESG information to conduct due diligence and make investment decisions.

What your peers are saying

SGA team did an excellent job on content. Amazing job making this information bite size.
Minerva Wilkerson
ONE Gas, Inc. Employ
I thoroughly enjoyed the Unconscious Bias class. The safe space allowed me to engage fully.
Debbie Smith
Chesapeake Utilities
Great for employees to gain a better understanding of the industry and where we fit in!
Bessie Foster
NiSource Employee