An intensive professional development training course on

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

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This course has been specifically designed for those individuals wanting to develop their leadership and strategic thinking skills within this complex and fast evolving Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry. The elements of the course provide a structured and coherent framework for identifying and responding to opportunities and the importance of linking strategies developed to wealth maximization objectives within the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry context.

The Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry is undergoing significant change with new business models, companies and sources emerging.  It is therefore imperative for organizational leaders to be able to identify opportunities and successfully navigate the complex, evolving risk landscape to become the key players of tomorrow. 


What are the Goals?

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

  • Appreciate & understand each of the elements of the course – the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry, Leadership and strategic thinking
  • Developing strategies and recognizing the linkage of strategy to wealth maximisation
  • Recognise key strategic planning frameworks
  • Develop skills needed to master each individual element & understand how elements interact to create a systemic approach to problem identification
  • Identify priorities for continued professional development


Who is this Course for?

The Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry course will benefit professionals who desire to improve their leadership skills and/or involved in creating and maximizing organisational wealth.  The course will provide delegates with the understanding and skills to approach challenges, opportunities and issues being faced by the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry with the awareness, confidence and self-assurance needed to lead and drive action and positive outcomes.


How will this be Presented?

This workshop will be highly participatory and your seminar leader will present, guide and facilitate learning, using a range of methods including discussions, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals specific case studies and exercises


The Course Content

Day One: Leadership in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Context
  • What do we mean by leadership in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry
  • The differences between leadership and management
  • Turning leadership theory into practical leadership
  • Leadership styles
  • Case study review
Day Two: The Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry – Challenges and Opportunities
  • The nature of the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals industry
  • Who are the key players?
  • Strategic challenges and opportunities facing the industry
  • Structures and business models
  • Case study review
Day Three - Strategic Thinking in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry Context
  • Importance of strategy
  • Differences between Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals strategy and operations
  • Critical thinking and problem solving frameworks
  • Developing a strategic plan
  • Monitoring strategic performance
  • Case study review
Day Four: Contributing to an Analysis of Strategic Risk
  • What is strategic risk?
  • Why is it important?
  • Understanding the risk management process
  • Application of the risk management process at the strategic level
  • How to improve your strategic  risk management regime
Day Five: Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Leadership and Strategic Thinking Workshop
  • Strategic leadership for team development
  • Innovative Leadership skills
  • Case study application
  • Key learnings and course summary

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course.


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