Category: Career Development

Please Join O&GA for the first Mental Health First Aid 101 Introductory Workshop

Please Join O&GA for the first Mental Health First Aid 101 Introductory Workshop

This free 2-hour workshop is an overview course.  The 8-hour certification will take place October 25, 2019.

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis.  Can you help them??

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

MHFA is an evidence-based program that is being used internationally. 

  • Identify mental health crises and concerns
  • Provide help, comfort, and support to promote and enhance recovery
  • Preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others
  • Identify signs & symptoms of common mental health disorders,
  • Build awareness of community resources for mental health
  • Understand stigma associated with mental illness and its effects

ALGEE, the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen non-judgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

LENGTH: 2 hours.

These workshops are underwritten by Kaiser Permanente, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, The Meadows Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Mental Health America of Greater Houston provides the outreach and certified trainers as we help rebuild hope and the well-being of people throughout the region.


Light Snacks and Drinks will be available.  

Hosted by BHP

SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event | 26 MAR 2019

SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event | 26 MAR 2019

OIL & GAS ADMINS INTERNATIONAL

WE KNOW THE INDUSTRY.  WE KNOW SUPPORT.

SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event | 26 MAR 2019

O&GA INTERNATIONAL IS PROUD TO BE A COLLABORATING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SPE-GCS SPRING 2019 UPSTREAM OIL & GAS HIRING EVENT

The SPE – GCS invites you to participate in the 5th edition of the “Upstream Oil & Gas Professionals Hiring Event,” March 26th, 2019 at Trini Mendenhall Center.

Following the success of the inaugural event in March 2017, they continue to provide a platform connecting experienced job seekers with upstream oil and gas companies to fill open positions. This is also a platform to help the industry retain qualified and experienced professionals, preventing losing them during the industry’s hard times. The SPE is partnering with other organizations to make the event a mirror of the oil industry. Thus, all upstream disciplines are invited to participate in the event.

Experienced Job Seekers, Employers and Sponsors are invited to register for the event. 

Job Seeker registration for the Spring 2019 Hiring Event is open! Please preregister for an available entry time below on March 26 in Houston. No Walkins!
 
8:30 a.m – Panel & Job Fair *SOLD OUT*
10:00 a.m – Job Fair https://lnkd.in/eFyMmpb
11:00 a.m – Job Fair https://lnkd.in/eifVcey
12:00 p.m – Job Fair https://lnkd.in/eW_fxsP
 
Job Seekers must be a professional member of a collaborating professional society
 
For more event details, click the button below.

Venue:  Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Houston
Event Date:  Tuesday, March 26, 2109 
Address:
1414 Wirt Road Westview
Houston, Harris County, Texas 77055
United States

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Sending a BIG Thank You to Techspace for Hosting the First Admins & Innovation Event!

Sending a BIG Thank You to Techspace for Hosting the First Admins & Innovation Event!

Sending a BIG Thank You to Techspace for Hosting the First Admins & Innovation Event, March 5th! 

A sincere thank you to Bobby Spoden and the Techspace team hosting O&GA and Uplyft Studios for our first collaboration to bring innovation to oil and gas admins.  It was an intimate event where startups, executive administrators, vendors and investors walked away with exposure to outstanding ideas, technologies and hot leads. 

Attendees had a chance to hear startups pitch their innovative new products and services and were blown away with the outstanding presentations.  Attendees were then treated to a tour of Techspace and given an overview of the fantastic services for small and large companies, and entrepreneurs.

We encourage you to get to know more about Uplyft Studios and the amazing way they are taking the Esports industry by storm by sharing the value of gaming through partnerships with oil and gas and other STEM industries.  Contact Kareem Marshall at uplyftstudios@gmail.com for more information and for collaboration opportunities.   

We also encourage you to take a tour of Techspace to learn about their office space solutions.  To set up an appointment, please contact Bobby Spoden at rspoden@techspace.com.  

Thank you to everyone that joined us and a big thank you to dessert exhibitor Bundt Cake-A-Holic and wine exhibitor Vesper Wine!  We hope to see you at the next event!  

See event photos HERE>> 

See startup presenter information below.

EVENT PRESENTERS AND EXHIBITORS

WEBSITE: https://www.lodgeur.com

ABOUT: We rent stylish and comfortable apartments to travelers who want hotel-like consistency and comfort. We help multifamily apartment owners and operators reduce their vacancies, remarketing and turnover costs. We solve the problem of trust on platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO by professionally managing our own listings.

CONTACT: Sébastien Long, CEO

WEBSITE:  bundtcakeaholic.com (current under construction)

ABOUT:  Bundt Cake-A-Holic specializes in Alcohol Infused Cakes. This is not your typical alcohol infusion. Our cakes are not created using a soaking process of alcohol into our cakes, nor do we use alcohol injection vials or an alcohol cream filling and definitely, we don’t use alcohol flavoring. We are the real deal. Our cakes and icing are created with alcohol. We have over 110 different alcohol infused cakes. We infuse our cakes with Liquor, Beer, Wine and Moonshine. Our cakes are so potent that you must be 21 or older to experience this one of a kind Foodgasium!!!

CONTACT:  Chef Vidal Jackson

WEBSITE:  www.hellonesh.io 

ABOUT:  Nesh is the Smart Assistant for Oil and Gas. She helps Oil and Gas companies make better and faster decisions, by organizing the collective knowledge within the company and making it effortlessly accessible. Imagine if Siri or Alexa went to school, got an advanced degree in Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience, then went to work in the Oilfield for several years, attended technical conferences, read journals and books; you would have Nesh.

CONTACT:  Sidd Gupta sidd@hellonesh.io 

WEBSITE:  https://deltaperform.co/

ABOUT:  Digital Influence Positively Changing Human Behavior in the Energy Industry.

The Digital Influence of the Human Behavior that Travis Laman designed into the PERFORM™ Platform simply enforces your company’s best practices and safety policies into your daily job. While educating each user and influencing professional growth no matter how long the user has been in his or her job role.

PERFORM™ makes it possible for a first year employee to be able to achieve the same results as much more seasoned professional.

CONTACT:  Travis J. Laman

We’re Back!  A Big THANK YOU to O&GA’s 1st Annual Onshore to Offshore Cruisers!

We’re Back! A Big THANK YOU to O&GA’s 1st Annual Onshore to Offshore Cruisers!

O&GA International set sail on it’s first Onshore to Offshore Cruise last Monday, February 18, 2019 and we had a BLAST!  In addition to all the fun on the cruise and all the new friendships developed, we provided opportunities to learn a little about the oil and gas industry.  There were plenty of offshore tankers and rigs, and our scavenger hunt offered a little education into our oil and gas history.  Congratulations to Kimecia Cade for winning the scavenger hunt and THANK YOU to our brave cruisers for trusting us!

We would like to send another BIG thank you to Jessica Thornbrough and Lyndzie Menking of La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa for the awesome sponsorships, and to Catherine Beyt of NHS Voyages, LLC for helping us plan such a fun event!  We hope you will show them lots of love the next time you are looking to plan an event.  

We are excited to begin planning for next year soon.  Looking for great ideas! 

To see some of the photos from the cruise, please click HERE>>

We hope to see you next year!

Today’s the Last Day! Join O&GA International and Receive 50% off Membership and Certifications. Hurry!

Today’s the Last Day! Join O&GA International and Receive 50% off Membership and Certifications. Hurry!

We want you on the team and we want you certified! Join O&GA International TODAY and receive 50% off membership and certifications!


JOIN US

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER$130.00 $65.00


BECOME A VENDOR/SUPPLIER MEMBER $250.00 $125.00


GET CERTIFIED

RECEIVE 50% OFF OGAP CERTIFICATION FOR ALL CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS$250.00 $125.00


RECEIVE 50% OFF OGAP CERTIFICATION PLUS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL NEW ADMIN MEMBERS$190.00


RECEIVE 50% OFF OGTEP CERTIFICATION$1300.00 $650.00


NETWORK WITH US

Visit the O&GA EVENTS PAGE and sign up for one of our upcoming events!

TRAINING

Learn how to successfully transition from an administrative career to a technical career in the oil and gas industry.

Ask your candid questions. Participants will have the opportunity to gain tips and tools on topics to aid in their career development.

Join O&GA Before October 1st and Receive 50% off Membership!  New Members and Current Members Get OGAP or OGTEP Certification at 50% Off!  Hurry!

Join O&GA Before October 1st and Receive 50% off Membership!  New Members and Current Members Get OGAP or OGTEP Certification at 50% Off!  Hurry!

We want you on the team and we want you certified!  Join O&GA International before October 1st and receive 50% off membership and certifications!


JOIN US

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER$130.00 $65.00


BECOME A VENDOR/SUPPLIER MEMBER $250.00 $125.00


GET CERTIFIED

RECEIVE 50% OFF OGAP CERTIFICATION FOR ALL CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS$250.00 $125.00


RECEIVE 50% OFF OGAP CERTIFICATION PLUS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL NEW ADMIN MEMBERS$190.00


RECEIVE 50% OFF OGTEP CERTIFICATION$1300.00 $650.00


NETWORK WITH US

Visit the O&GA EVENTS PAGE and sign up for one of our upcoming events!

TRAINING

Learn how to successfully transition from an administrative career to a technical career in the oil and gas industry.

Ask your candid questions. Participants will have the opportunity to gain tips and tools on topics to aid in their career development.

Oil & Gas Admins International is proud to be a supporting organization of the 2017 Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy

Oil & Gas Admins International is proud to be a supporting organization of the 2017 Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy

Oil & Gas Admins International is proud to be a supporting organization of the 2017 Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy.  The event takes place next week and there is still time to register!  Click the image below to register and receive the O&GA discount!

SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event

SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event

The SPE-GCS Upstream Oil And Gas Professionals Hiring Event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3rd.  It aims to connect job seekers with upstream oil and gas employers. In addition, job seekers will get access to resources from sponsors, collaborating organizations, start-up employers and staffing agencies active in the upstream oil and gas sector.  Oil & Gas Admins International was recently added as a collaborating organization for this event.  

Registration closes on 9/27/2017.  The 8:30 and 10:00 time slots are already sold out, but the 11:00 and 12:00 start times still have space available for job seeker registrations.  

Venue:  Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Houston
Event Date:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

Address:
1414 Wirt Road Westview
HoustonHarris County, Texas 77055
United States

O&GA International Leader Spotlight – Mary Alaniz, Lead Admin Career Path & Mentoring Ambassador

O&GA International Leader Spotlight – Mary Alaniz, Lead Admin Career Path & Mentoring Ambassador

ABOUT MARY
Mary Alaniz is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Surface in GE Oil & Gas.

Mary’s background encompasses Upstream, Downstream and Midstream Oil & Gas C-level Executive support. She began her Oil & Gas career in 2005 and has since worked for companies such as Tejas Power Corporation, VetcoGray, ConocoPhillips, BP and GE Oil & Gas.

MARY’S CAREER
Throughout her career, Mary has seen the evolution of the Oil & Gas business transition with spinoffs, acquisitions, mergers and Newco startups. Her ability to adapt to change has been instrumental in her professional growth from receptionist to Senior Executive Assistant to a company Officer.

Mary has made a successful career in the administrative field and advocates the importance and value of Administrative Assistants in the workplace as well as the need for mentoring and continuing education to administrative employees.

She holds an Associates in Secretarial Science from Texas Southmost College and has earned both the CPS (Certified Professional Secretary and CAP-OM (Certified Administrative Professional- Organizational Management) accreditations and most recently the OGAPC (Oil &Gas Admins Professional Certification).

INTERESTING FACTS:
Mary and her husband, J.D. live in Katy, TX with their two sons. She is an avid soccer fanatic and enjoys volunteering at the local high school’s booster club for the National Honor Society and the Fine Arts Theater Company.

O&GA International is Proud to be a Global Diversity Champion for the Pink Petro HERWorld Energy Forum

O&GA International is Proud to be a Global Diversity Champion for the Pink Petro HERWorld Energy Forum

Pink Petro’s HERWorld Energy Forum will celebrate women, our great industry, their 2nd birthday and International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017.  Oil & Gas Admins International is excited to support this event as a Global Diversity Champion.

They have an awesome roster of global speakers this year, including experts from Shell, The World Economic Forum, KPMG, GE, Marathon Oil, Aera Energy, Progressly, Rice University, Fueling Us Forward, and The C-Suite Network.  

To learn more about Pink Petro, its founder Katie Mehnert and to register for the HerWorld Energy Forum, visit the website HERE >> http://herworldenergyforum.com/