Training Professionals Committee


2019 Chair: Jake Poulsen, Atmos Energy

SGA Staff Contact: Telesa Walton

SGA’s has combined the efforts and skills of the Learning and Development Committee, Technical Training Committee, and Operator Qualification Committee! This powerhouse committee of training professionals  promotes professional development skill activities that improve individual and corporate performance in the natural gas industry. They also focus on the PHMSA OQ rule, state led initiatives, and developing new industry centric training based on regulatory or other systematic needed changes within the industry. 

Who We Are? Training Professionals from Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Technical Training, and Operator Qualification deparments from across the industry.

What We Do? We focus on and anticipate the needs of member companies (and the natural gas industry as a whole), investigate possible training or training-related functions to meet those needs, and provide guidance to SGA staff, member companies, and vendors serving the natural gas industry. 

Where We Meet? The Training Professionals Committee meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.


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