Enhance Your Skills
Learning new skills or enhancing existing ones is always a great use of your time, and can show an employer that you have a curious mind and an interest in staying up to date.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Upgrade Your Soft Skills
While technical skills are important, soft skills can be equally valuable to an employer, since they can affect how well you communicate findings, interact with colleagues, and participate on teams. SPE offers its members a variety of webinars, sessions, papers and articles on the topic.
Learn Something New
SPE's webinar program covers a wide range of topics with presentations by experts in their field, including many of SPE's Distinguished Lacturers. We offer more than 80 webinars per year that are free to SPE members. The on demand catalog includes several years' worth of webinars to select.
Listen/Learn on the Go
SPE Podcasts are another way to learn from experts, but you can listen on the go. Download an SPE podcast from your favorite podcast platform and listen on the go, or use your computer. Search for "The SPE Podcast" on the platform of your choice, or on Podbean.
Webinar: Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
This one-hour webinar will introduce you to a practical, user-friendly approach to negotiation & conflict resolution known as the mutual gains model and its seven elements. Maria Fitch specializes in negotiation, conflict resolution, communication, and leadership training and has over 15 years of teaching, training, and consulting experience.
Use the SPE Competency Management Tool
The SPE Competency Management Tool is a free online member benefit that allows you to assess your current professional capabilities against any of 41 key E&P job roles. All personal data and results remain confidential. Members can use the self-assessment results to generate an Individual Development Plan to address competency gaps.
SPE's PE Certification program provides you with the opportunity to obtain an international credential recognizing your petroleum engineering knowledge.
You may be exempt from the exam if you have previously passed a written examination to practice as a registered, licensed, chartered, or professional engineer, such as US PE licenses from the 52 state/territory jurisdictions, certifications from Alberta, Canada, or certifications granted by Indonesian IATMI. If you qualify for this waiver, you may receive the SPE credential by completing the application and paying the USD 250 application fee.
More Ways to Showcase/Apply Your Knowledge
Volunteering is a means of exhibiting your professional expertise and honing your skills while you’re in transition. Your local section may need volunteers for a variety of tasks. Outside SPE, numerous non-profit and charitable organizations need volunteers.
Contributing to PetroWiki is an ideal way for retired or unemployed members to stay engaged and demonstrate their expertise. SPE members can update and expand content. Check the content in your area of expertise and enhance it based on your knowledge and experience.