Forum Series: Forum Discussion Leader

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong desire to see the Forum Series meet the goals set out in the Forum Series Guidelines
  • An expert or luminary on the subject of interest within the forum topic
  • Interested in the future of the oil and gas industry
  • Willing to explore controversial possibilities of the future rather than trying to solve issues or draw conclusions
  • Flexible and able to adjust your thoughts to match the flow of the discussion

Deliverables and Expectations

  • Be concise during your initial discussion statements
  • Speak for a maximum of 10 minutes
  • Use a maximum of 3-4 slides as your discussion aids
  • Be enthusiastic, motivated, and self‐confident
  • Encourage controversy
  • Use your listening skills to guide people and the discussion
  • Use your problem solving skills to work through any roadblocks in the discussion

Expected Time Commitment

  • The time needed to build your discussion framework
  • Through several meetings, work with your Session Manager to determine the flow of your discussion and its continuity with the other Discussion Leaders in your session as well as with all of the discussions for all of the sessions
  • Attend the 5-day forum itself

About the committee

The Forum Series Forum Discussion Leader is a promoter or facilitator of discussion at the forum that is focused on the future.

He/she will creatively provide information and insight that can be used to promote a discussion about the future rather than present data about the current state of the topic.

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