More than a Dozen Top Oil & Gas Talent Leaders to Problem-Solve at Upcoming HCI Event, 'Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool'

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More than a dozen of the oil and gas industry's top thought leaders will help industry talent professionals tackle their workforce challenges during the Human Capital Institute's upcoming conference, "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool." The event will take place on November 3 and 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool.

More than a dozen of the oil and gas industry's top thought leaders will help industry talent professionals tackle their workforce challenges during the Human Capital Institute's upcoming conference, "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool." The event will take place on November 3 and 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

HCI, a professional association and think tank defining and advancing the business science of strategic talent management and new economy leadership, created this unique event to directly address the oil and gas industry's specific challenges of aging workforce populations and a widening skill gap.

Major international experts are scheduled to present at the conference, including Ian Clark, VP Human Resources for Transocean; Abdul Jalil Mohd Taib, General Manager, International Human Resources for Petronas Malaysia; and Francene Young, VP of Upstream Talent, Development and U.S. Diversity for Shell Oil Company. Other industry specialists joining them include James Tastard, Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Aker Solutions; Chris Elders, Director, Petroleum Geoscience MSc Courses, Royal Holloway University; Natalia Petukhova, Learning & Development Manager, TNK BP; Ray Cooley, Regional HR Manager, Newfield Exploration; Bob Hughes, Diversity Manager, Total; Mohammad Ali Khan, Learning & Career Development Advisor, Zakum Development Company; Paul Musson, Director Employee & Organization Development, Weatherford International; Dr. Marshall Schott, AVP, Instructional Support & Outreach, University of
Houston; Norman Hill, Manager Upstream HR Nigeria, ExxonMobil; and Jim Kochan, Knowledge Management Advisor, North Caspian Operating Company.

These experienced industry professionals will share their real-world solutions including developing talent pipelines, training the next generation, protecting talent, retaining and engaging critical skilled pools, preserving institutional knowledge and creating new ideas and partnerships for filling the talent void.

Conference participants will learn essential skills through real-life case studies, discussions of trends and techniques, technology reviews and more. Topics will include implementation practices; services and solutions related to hiring, onboarding, learning and development; performance management; succession planning; and retention. For a full agenda, visit hci.org/hci/events_conference_talent_mgt_oil_gas_2009_houston_agenda.guid

HCI's Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry Conference presents an ideal professional development and networking opportunity for talent-focused oil and gas VPs, Directors, Managers and C-Level leaders in learning and development, engineering, training, recruitment or HR and talent. Registration for the two-day conference is $1,695. HCI Professional Members are entitled to a $200 registration discount.

For more information or to register, visit hci.org/hci /events_conference_talent_mgt_oil_gas_2009_houston_register.guid or call HCI Member Services at 866.538.1909.

About the Human Capital Insitute

The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, development, deployment and new economy leadership. Through research and collaboration, our global network of more than 150,000 members develops and promotes creativity, best and next practices, and actionable solutions in strategic talent management. Executives, practitioners, and thought leaders representing organizations of all sizes, across public, charitable and government sectors, utilize HCI communities, education, events and research to foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with these initiatives, HCI's Human Capital Strategist professional certifications and designations set the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and measurement. http://www.hci.org

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Laura Polas or Aimee Diehl
866-538-1909
press (at) hci (dot) org

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