Communication Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part II)

Communication tools for leaders and mentors, is the subject of an e-symposium provided online by AAPG. The course, which will take place online on May 17, will prepare leaders and mentors to retain top geoscience talent in the face of a looming technical talent shortage. It puts the tools for retention in the hands of those closest to the problem and most likely to affect the outcome.  The instructor is Dr. Frank Wantland, who has many years of experience in the field of human resource development for the petroleum industry.

This seminar will explore the following questions:

  • • What defines you?
  • • What drives you?
  • • How large is your network?
  • • Can you access everything you need?
  • • How are you positioned?
  • • What is your creative domain?
  • • What is your Plan B? … and Plan C?

For more information about the course, please visit the website:

The course is intended to explain the vital role that effective communication plays in geoscience teams. Explaining that, leaders and mentors can increase their impact on retention of talent by engaging professionals in focused conversations.

If you have any questions, please email

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