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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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GMRC Training

Only GMRC workshops and conferences provide professionals of all levels the opportunity to gain knowledge that can be used immediately, acquire skills to help you work safer and smarter, and keep up with the latest industry regulations …see more

Gas Machinery Conference (GMC)

The GMC is an industry unique event that brings together subject matter experts in gas machinery for three days to include short courses, technical papers and new technology updates …see more

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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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Virtual Workshop: NATURAL GAS CHAMPIONS 

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR SERIES

The natural gas industry is facing increased attention from a variety of interest groups that have concerns with natural gas and hydrocarbon energy industry. SGA has designed a robust program to prepare natural gas industry employees to respond to questions about the industry and the concerns expressed. Now is the time more than ever to pull together natural gas industry professionals to ensure we are telling a compelling story to reinforce natural gas as part of the low carbon future. This three-part webinar series equips you to better understand core basics on the natural gas industry, and more importantly, how to engage in those casual yet crucial conversations. Successful completion of all three components of this webinar series will make you eligible for Natural Gas Champion digital badge and certificate.  

 

You will learn:

  • Benefits natural gas provides to customers, the general public, and the country,
  • How to identify the concerns individuals and interest groups have with fossil fuels in general and natural gas in particular, as well as how the industry is responding to those concerns
  • Effective methods to communicate in a positive way to the more than 50% of the country that are persuadable with facts, figures and stories.

Attendees will receive 3.75 Professional Development Hours

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for energy company employees at all levels regardless of department or discipline. In particular, any employee who regularly interacts with the public or that desires to engage in positive communications about natural gas with family, friends and neighbors.

 

WHEN & WHERE 

May 5, 6 and 7, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CT (3 part series) | Attendance at all three sessions is required | Virtual log-in information will be sent prior to the event date  

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) :

Member: $200 for entire series

Non-Member: $300 for entire series

This workshop has had an overwhelming response, we have scheduled another one June 30, learn more and register here: https://southerngas.org/index.php/interest-groups/1261

 

 

Experienced INSTRUCTOR:

Bill Cantrell updated

 

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. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Friday Fitness Series | Free Webinar Series for SGA Members

 

About this Webinar

Fitness Friday Headache Series

If you are feeling anxious, worried, helpless, angry, or unfocused due to the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Southern Gas Association understands these emotional challenges and is launching a free weekly webinar series called Fitness Friday that will help our members with the stress, psychological effects and physical impact of coronavirus. Featuring Jayde Maxwell, Principal of Just Jayde. This is a moment in time when we need mindfulness and stress reduction the most. We're giving our members free access to a new collection of online classes every week to help your wellbeing- wherever you are.  

 

When & Where 

Every Friday From 11:00 am – 11:15 am

 

May Fitness Series theme: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

 

How to be Mindful & Meditate: Friday, May 29 |11:00 am - 11:15 am

Register for May 29

 

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $25

 

Led by Jayde Maxwell:

Jayde Maxwell is a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist with a passion for helping people live their best life. Jayde’s mission in life is to be a health advocate for her clients to keep them pain free.  Self-care now will let you live your best life today and also ten, twenty, forty years from now. 

As a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist, Jayde is a practitioner-focused on using massage therapy to aid the ability of the body to help heal itself. Massage therapy is an all-natural tool when we feel stressed, hurt, in pain or just simple preventative maintenance in life to keep us moving forward.  Jayde is also certified in medical therapy, cupping, prenatal, kinesiology taping and I’m an aspiring yoga instructor.

 

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.

 

 

COVID-19 Crisis Communication and Building Stakeholder Trust - Webinar

COVID 19 CRISIS COMMUNICATION AND BUILDING STAKEHOLDER TRUST SM 3

About this Webinar

When faced with a crisis, it’s essential to deliver clear, authentic messages to your target audiences and position yourself as a leader. Effective crisis leadership requires well-honed communication skills to keep stakeholders informed and focused.  The current COVID-19 crisis has created lots of uncertainty, but on April 9  at 11 am MST / 12 pm CST, three industry communication authorities will share their crisis communication expertise to help the natural gas industry serve their stakeholders, safeguard communities, and build trust. 

This one-hour live online panel, “COVID-19 Crisis Communication and Building Stakeholder Trust,” will feature a discussion with: Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy, Debbie Schramm, President of Saxum Communication and Suzanne Ogle, APR, IRC, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Gas Association.

Moderated by Nicolle Billmyre, Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development, the Southern Gas Association, this webinar will examine:

You will learn:

  • Communication tools to respond to the changing, uncertain effects of COVID-19
  • Establishing your place as a trusted information source both internally and externally
  • How to determine what information to share with stakeholders
  • The importance of keeping your message consistent across platforms and developing a reliable communication cadence

 

Attendees will receive1 Professional Development Hour

 

When & Where 

April 9, 2020 | 11:00 am MST / 12:00 pm /CST | VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

Non-Member: $50

 

Registration is now closed

 

Panelists:

 Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy 

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Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative.

In 2017, Tisha chaired Stanford’s symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas. Previously, Tisha served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. She has a B.S. from Stanford University. Tisha serves on many academic and non-profit boards including The Breakthrough Institute, The Energy for Growth Hub, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Institute for Science & Policy Strategic Council, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, and the Colorado Wyoming Red Cross. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Tisha’s book, Accidentally Adamant was published in 2018. Tisha authors a weekly series entitled Both of These Things Are True. 

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne Ogle, APR, CEO Southern Gas Association

Suzanne Ogle serves as Chief Executive Officer of Southern Gas Association (SGA) and President of the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC). With more than twenty-five years of experience in the oil and gas business and more than a decade of membership and volunteer leadership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Suzanne is passionate about the industry. Over her professional career, Suzanne has designed and implemented sales, marketing, communication and leadership development strategies across the oil and natural gas value chain for companies including Approach Resources, Wilbanks Energy Logistics, Regency Energy Partners, Valerus and Exterran.

Suzanne is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She earned the Accreditation in Public Relations credential from PRSA in 2009 and the Investor Relations Charter credential from NIRI in 2018.

She holds an Advanced Marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University, both a Finance Management and a Business Analytics certificate from Cornell University and an Executive Leadership for Energy Professionals certificate from the University of Houston. She received a Master of Education in educational psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing from California Lutheran University.

 

 

 

DEBBIE SCHRAMM

Debbie Schramm, President Saxum Communication

With more than 30 years of communications experience, Debbie leads Saxum operations. Saxum’s clients rely on her counsel and experience to craft their communication plans and strategies. Debbie has a unique ability to identify the right combination of experience and talent to build high performing teams. Debbie has compiled an almost unmatched breadth and depth of strategic communication experience.

Debbie spent 10 years leading communications for a $16 billion global energy and chemical corporation. Prior to this, she served as chief of staff to the Oklahoma City mayor after the tragedy of the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing. Debbie also served as VP of Communications for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce for more than 10 years.

 Saxum is an issues-based marketing communications agency. We are experts at uncovering insights, developing engagement strategies and executing campaigns that motivate audiences to action. www.saxum.com

 

 

 

  

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.

 

 

One Eye SGA

 

ONE EYE on the present, one eye on the future - Webinar

A special edition for SGA 

 

 

About this Webinar

In this special “One Eye on The Present, One Eye on the Future” webinar for SGA, Tisha Schuller, Principal at Adamantine Energy, will explore strategies for natural gas operators who are in the midst of COVID-19.  There are risks and opportunities in this fluid environment.  Tisha will lay out how to minimize risks of a pandemic and maximize opportunities. Finally, she will frame a discussion for seizing this moment for individual and company leadership.

 

Attendees will receive1 Professional Development Hour

 

 

 

 

When & Where 

April 3, 2020 | 11:00 am MST / 12:00 pm /CST | VIRTUAL (log-in information will be sent prior to event date ) 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $25

Non-member: $50

 

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:

 Tisha Schuller, Principal of Adamantine Energy 

Tisha

 

 

Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative.

In 2017, Tisha chaired Stanford’s symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas. Previously, Tisha served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. She has a B.S. from Stanford University. Tisha serves on many academic and non-profit boards including The Breakthrough Institute, The Energy for Growth Hub, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Institute for Science & Policy Strategic Council, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, and the Colorado Wyoming Red Cross. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Tisha’s book, Accidentally Adamant was published in 2018. Tisha authors a weekly series entitled Both of These Things Are True. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.