TALENT & TECHNOLOGY
Drawing on Collective Engineering Sentiment To Improve Learning Outcomes
Upon reviewing the American Association of Engineering Societies’ (AAES) Engineering Competency Model, the SPE Soft Skills Committee established a task force to map AAES’ model to SPE’s competency models and drive the integration of both.
Emerging Leaders Navigate Their Career Path
The 2016 Emerging Leaders Alliance brought together delegates to expand their leadership skills. Three delegates share their learnings in performance management, emotional quotient, and transitioning from technical to management roles.
Upgrading Soft Skills During Boom and Bust Business Cycles
Given the cyclical nature of the industry, how might individuals and companies prepare for a potential re-emergence of the boom cycle? This article emphasizes the importance of soft skills in navigating the effects of systems and structures on human patterns of behavior.
Talent & Technology: Development of Engineering Competency Models Continues
SPE has been developing discipline-specific technical competencies for the past several years to assist young professionals, and more recently graduate engineers, in quickly ramping up with necessary skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Talent & Technology: Royal Dutch Shell’s Journey to Strategic Competence Management
Shell undertook a 5-year program to address some of the universal challenges of competence management along with several internal improvement opportunities. The result has been the global implementation of a strategic solution that fundamentally reshaped how competence is managed within the company.
The Role of Soft Skills in a Challenging Environment
When times are challenging, a strong sense of survival and tendency to hunker down can cause us to lose opportunities by not engaging stakeholders.
A Competency Management Tool for SPE Members
To meet one of SPE’s strategic priorities, capability development, the Society has partnered with International Human Resource Development Corporation (IHRDC) to offer the SPE Competency Management Tool (CMT) free to its members.
Conquering Change in Oil and Gas: How To Build a Learning Organization
The drive for financial performance demands a change in leadership skills at all management levels and a new perspective on change. Managers abandon a traditional control orientation for one of involvement by becoming facilitators who delegte, maintain open doors, and lead by example.