June 20, 2024

Retain and Gain: Keeping Top Talent Engaged and Empowered

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

Following the success of several sessions at past SGA conferences, this discussion brings the audience a taste of the secret recipes uncovered from various organizations across the business landscape. We will explore themes such as workplace flexibility, company culture, mentorship, and company training to help employers understand the keys to success in attracting and retaining high-value employees.

This is a session built for organizational leaders, team leaders, and top talent alike. It aims to foster stronger relationships between leaders and their teams by encouraging new ways of thinking and providing new perspectives.

This session takes several themes provided by industry professionals and provides tangible actions for any organization to implement. Attendees will be encouraged to learn new strategies for engaging their top talent and have opportunities to share their opinions and successes to improve our industry talent retention. Join us as we pave the way for a bright future in talent development and retention together.

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion


Course Objectives

  • Provide practical insights into implementing key themes such as workplace flexibility, company culture enhancement, mentorship programs, and effective company training.
  • Foster stronger relationships between organizational leaders, team leaders, and top talent to create a cohesive and supportive work environment.
  • Empower attendees with tangible actions and tools to enhance talent retention efforts within their organizations.
  • Inspire innovative thinking and new perspectives to address emerging challenges and opportunities in talent retention within the energy sector.
  • Cultivate a learning environment where participants can exchange ideas, discuss best practices, and collaborate on solutions to common talent retention issues.
  • Ultimately, empower participants to drive positive change within their organizations by implementing effective talent retention practices tailored to the unique needs of the energy sector.

Meet Your Instructor

Blake Villarrubia
Project Manager, Audubon Companies

Blake is a passionate advocate for the oil and gas industry and has spent over 10 years in various technical and project management roles in the midstream sector. He currently works for Audubon Companies in New Orleans, LA as a Project Manager. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2014, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2018 and is a certified PE in several states. Blake is known for his enthusiasm and dedication to sharing his positive messages and insights with others. He is an active leader of Young Pipeline Professionals (YPP) USA and has been engaged in several other young professional organizations throughout his career. Blake is also active within the INGAA Foundation, the Southern Gas Association’s Multi-Generational Leadership Committee and serves on SGA’s Executive Council.  Blake’s passion for the industry and his commitment to knowledge transfer and young professional advancement have earned him respect and recognition both within and outside of his organization. He is a valued member of the industry, and his contributions continue to make a positive impact on the industry and the communities he serves.


From 06-20-2024 1:00 pm CST until 06-20-2024 2:00 pm CST



Registration Information
All-Access Pass FREE
Member $295
Non-Member $495

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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