Emerging Trends and Communications Course

The most recent offering of the Emerging Trends and Communications Course field experience was held May 23-25, 2017 at The University of Texas at Austin. Participants completed a rigorous three-day program on emerging trends (topics such as induced seismicity, methane emissions, etc.) and communication techniques in oil and gas operations.

Click here for course agenda. For more information, please contact Dori Coy.


*To view upcoming course schedules, please click on the 'Register' link at the top of this page.

Review of Pilot Course

This page reviews the pilot course offered in December, 2014, in Austin, TX (The University of Texas at Austin). The mixed classroom and field course consisted of the Emerging Concerns and Communications Course, from our four-course training program for regulators and policymakers.

The goal of the pilot program was to test the online curriculum in a classroom setting, evaluating it and making changes before putting all the material online. The pilot course gave participants practical knowledge to apply on the job. This practical knowledge became the core of the online program, developed in 2017. Below is a video showing you some of the pilot program highlights.