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An Intensive 5 Day Training Course

Leadership & Strategic Thinking in the
Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry

Sustaining Profitable Growth in a Changing Global Business

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
MG131 17 - 21 Sep 2018 Istanbul - Turkey 5,500
MG131 08 - 12 Oct 2018 Houston TX - USA 6,950
MG131 10 - 14 Dec 2018 Jakarta - Indonesia 5,500
MG131 15 - 19 Apr 2019 New York - USA 6,950

*All fees are exclusive of VAT


Why Choose this Training Course?

This Leadership & Strategic Thinking training course has been specifically designed for experienced individuals wanting to develop their leadership and strategic thinking skills within the increasingly complex and fast changing oil, gas & petrochemical industry. The elements of this PetroKnowledge course provide a structured and coherent framework for identifying and responding to new opportunities.  It enables participants to respond to the challenge of linking strategies to profitable growth objectives within these 3 sectors.

The global oil, gas & petrochemical business is undergoing significant change in all dimensions – supply/demand balance, competition, technologies, organisational structures, government policies. It is therefore imperative for business leaders to be able to identify new opportunities and successfully navigate the evolving risk landscape to become the top performers of tomorrow.

The training course will highlight:

  • The changing dynamics of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry
  • Best practice in analysing requirements for sustained success
  • Latest thinking in theory and practice of leadership
  • Driving and leading strategic change in this business
  • Guidelines on the practical application of the course

Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand each of the 3 dimensions of the course – (i) oil, gas and petrochemical trends, (ii) leadership, (iii) strategic thinking
  • Develop strategies and recognise the linkage of strategy to achieving and sustaining profitable growth
  • Evaluate and apply key strategic planning frameworks
  • Improve leadership skills to create a systematic approach to business analysis
  • Identify priorities for continued personal and team development

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

The Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil and Gas industry training course will benefit professionals from any specialisation in the organisation who desire to improve their leadership skills and/or are involved in creating and maximising profitable growth. In the past, the following delegate categories have benefited from attending this training course:

  • Strategic and operational planning specialists
  • Financial managers and financial analysts
  • Business development specialists
  • Sales and marketing staff
  • Logistics and supply chain specialists
  • Human resource specialists

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be highly participatory and the course leader will present, guide and facilitate learning, using a range of methods including formal presentation, discussions, sector-specific case studies and exercises.  Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of real-life case examples in which he has been personally involved.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Leadership in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Competency Description: As a leader within your organisation you play a key role in guiding and inspiring your team to achieve highest performance standards.

Key behaviours

  • Creating a team spirit
  • Demonstrating personal commitment and example
  • Identifying and communicating key goals
  • Clarifying the nature and direction of change
  • Gaining the active support of your team members

Topics to be covered

  • The differences between leadership and management
  • What do we mean by leadership in these sectors?
  • Turning leadership theory into leadership action
  • Leadership styles and managing your impact as a leader
  • Why would anyone want to be led by you?
  • Case example / case study

Day Two: The Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

Competency Description: Leadership involves demonstrating a deep understanding of the main trends and business drivers in your industry.

Key behaviours

  • Understanding and explaining major trends in the business
  • Clarifying the main changes that your team faces
  • Identifying the main challenges for your team
  • Indicating the main opportunities to be taken
  • Outlining the strategic impact of the activities of your team

Topics to be covered

  • Macroeconomic relationships – companies, governments, institutions
  • What is driving structural shift in each sector?
  • OPEC and non-OPEC players and the major markets
  • Strategic challenges and opportunities facing the industry
  • Organisational design and business models
  • Case example / case study

Day Three: Strategic Thinking in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Competency Description: You have a prime responsibility for enabling your team to understand the basics of business strategy and their role in implementing this.

Key behaviours

  • Ensuring your team’s understanding of the nature of strategy
  • Explaining how your team members can contribute to strategic thinking
  • Introducing your team to the main tools and techniques of planning
  • Enabling team members to contribute to writing a strategic plan
  • Defining the individual roles of team members in implementing strategy

Topics to be covered

  • What is strategy and why does it matter?
  • Integration and alignment of strategic and operational management
  • Analytical and problem solving frameworks
  • The central concept of profitable growth
  • Developing a strategic plan
  • Monitoring strategic performance
  • Case example / case study

Day Four: Contributing to an Analysis of Strategic Risk

Competency Description: Creating a capability in each of your team members in the sphere of risk analysis is a critical leadership challenge.

Key behaviours

  • Introducing your team to the different types of business risk
  • Explaining risk analysis and risk management as a process
  • Demonstrating how to assess and deal with different risks
  • Introducing risk awareness into all activities of your team
  • Ensuring that your team develops its knowledge as this topic changes

Topics to be covered

  • What is strategic risk and why is it important?
  • Understanding the risk management process
  • The main tools and techniques of risk analysis and risk management
  • Application of the risk management process at the strategic level
  • How to develop your strategic risk management regime
  • Case example / case study

Day Five: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Leadership and Strategic Thinking Workshop

Competency Description: As a leader you will need to ensure that your own and your team’s development of strategic thinking deepens as business conditions change.

Key behaviours

  • Emphasising the balance of analytical and creative strategic thinking
  • Encouraging your team members to deepen their knowledge of strategy
  • Designing regular workshops to update your team’s knowledge and skills
  • Coaching and mentoring of individual team members
  • Developing your own knowledge of best practice in leadership

Topics to be covered

  • Strategic leadership for team development
  • Innovative leadership skills
  • Developing a strategic thinking culture in your team
  • Case study to synthesise the whole course
  • Key learnings and course summary
  • Developing a personal plan to apply this course in your organisation

Also available as an ILM Endorsed course - Effective Leader in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industries

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PetroKnowledge Training


Leadership & Strategic Thinking in the
Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry

Sustaining Profitable Growth in a Changing Global Business


Code Date Venue Fees
MG131 17 - 21 Sep 2018 Istanbul - Turkey $5,500
MG131 08 - 12 Oct 2018 Houston TX - USA $6,950
MG131 10 - 14 Dec 2018 Jakarta - Indonesia $5,500
MG131 15 - 19 Apr 2019 New York - USA $6,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This Leadership & Strategic Thinking training course has been specifically designed for experienced individuals wanting to develop their leadership and strategic thinking skills within the increasingly complex and fast changing oil, gas & petrochemical industry. The elements of this PetroKnowledge course provide a structured and coherent framework for identifying and responding to new opportunities.  It enables participants to respond to the challenge of linking strategies to profitable growth objectives within these 3 sectors.

The global oil, gas & petrochemical business is undergoing significant change in all dimensions – supply/demand balance, competition, technologies, organisational structures, government policies. It is therefore imperative for business leaders to be able to identify new opportunities and successfully navigate the evolving risk landscape to become the top performers of tomorrow.

The training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

The Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil and Gas industry training course will benefit professionals from any specialisation in the organisation who desire to improve their leadership skills and/or are involved in creating and maximising profitable growth. In the past, the following delegate categories have benefited from attending this training course:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be highly participatory and the course leader will present, guide and facilitate learning, using a range of methods including formal presentation, discussions, sector-specific case studies and exercises.  Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of real-life case examples in which he has been personally involved.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Leadership in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Competency Description: As a leader within your organisation you play a key role in guiding and inspiring your team to achieve highest performance standards.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: The Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

Competency Description: Leadership involves demonstrating a deep understanding of the main trends and business drivers in your industry.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Strategic Thinking in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Competency Description: You have a prime responsibility for enabling your team to understand the basics of business strategy and their role in implementing this.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Contributing to an Analysis of Strategic Risk

Competency Description: Creating a capability in each of your team members in the sphere of risk analysis is a critical leadership challenge.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Leadership and Strategic Thinking Workshop

Competency Description: As a leader you will need to ensure that your own and your team’s development of strategic thinking deepens as business conditions change.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Also available as an ILM Endorsed course - Effective Leader in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industries

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