"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” ―Benjamin Franklin
With the holidays firmly behind us, we find ourselves once again taking stock of the past year, and looking to the year ahead to achieve our goals for the future. It’s time for making New Year’s resolutions folks!
Did you know that professional growth goals are consistently part of the top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions in the US? However, according to US News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. That’s quite a damper on one’s spirits. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. One of the main reasons New Year’s resolutions fail is that they are too generic and hence impossible to measure and track.
So this year, we have the perfect professional development goal for you, one that will help drive your career to new heights in 2019. Yes, we are talking about Qnections 2019!
Now in its 20th year, Qnections will bring together 500+ oil and gas professionals, subject matter experts and industry leaders for 3 days packed with learning sessions, leadership forums, IQ bars, hands-on labs and networking opportunities. It is the premier, ‘go-to’ event for industry professionals looking to elevate their career to the next level and position themselves (and their organizations) for success. This year Qnections will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from April 23rd – 25th, and you shouldn’t waste a minute to sign up for what will be your 3 most valuable career days of 2019.
You or your boss need more convincing?
Read on to learn the top 3 ways that Qnections 2019 will turbo charge your career and take your professional development to new heights!
Career ROI #1 - Learning opportunities abound at Qnections
"When teams are appropriately trained, companies save an average of $70,000 annually and receive a 10% increase in productivity." – Forbes
Did you know that your peers in the industry have consistently given the learning tracks at Qnections an overwhelming 96% satisfaction rate? In fact, this year Qnections will have over 90+ sessions taught by industry leaders, product experts, subject matter experts and customers. From sessions on ‘Tips and Tricks’, ‘Best Practices’, ‘Customer Case Studies’, ‘RoundTable Discussions’ to ‘Product Roadmaps’, there will be ample opportunities to grow your skill set and gain new proficiencies by learning from the very best in the industry. What’s more, as the industry continues to evolve, we recognize the increasing importance of continuing education, which is why attendees will also have the option to attend role-related track sessions where they can earn credits through NASBA, NADOA, and NALTA. How’s that for a double dose of learning?
Here is a quick snapshot of all the learning tracks available to you at Qnections 2019.
In fact, we’ve added even more value by building customized tracks for Business and IT leaders at Qnections. These specialized tracks are specifically designed to give executives and senior managers the critical insights they need on upcoming industry trends, changes in the business landscape, and other strategic industry best practices they need to stay ahead of the curve, drive efficiencies and lead their organizations’ to success.
Career ROI #2 – Tech Expo: Stay competitive with the latest solutions from Quorum and its partner ecosystem
Couldn’t attend all the sessions you wanted to, or are you an over-achiever and wanted to pack in even more learning? Then head over to the Qnections Tech Expo Hall in between sessions and during network breaks. This is a must-see destination at the conference where attendees can get insights from the experts, see the latest technological enhancements, and get their hands on the latest innovations by Quorum and its robust ecosystem of partners. Our partners bring a wide range of expertise and compelling add-on solutions so that you can get even more value from your Quorum products!
Career ROI # 3 – Build a formidable professional network
“It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know” – Anonymous
Humans are inherently social creatures who learn best while sharing their ideas with others and by participating in activities in which they can learn from their peers. After all, many minds are better than one.
This is why Qnections draws the best and brightest in the industry. We understand that some of the best learning happens when people connect with their peers for a candid exchange of ideas, what’s worked for them, and what hasn’t. This year expect to amplify all that by connecting with over 500 of your oil and gas peers – all in one place. Whether it’s taking part in roundtable discussions, mingling with your peers at the Tech Expo or the networking breaks, or taking in a round of golf at Bear’s Best – a unique golf course made up of 18 holes hand selected by Jack Nicklaus – we’ve got you covered.
No more excuses – keep your Qnections 2019 New Year’s resolution
According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), companies that offer their employees training and development opportunities have a 218% higher income per employee than companies that do not. But it doesn’t stop there. These companies also enjoy a 24% higher profit margin than those who spend less on training and professional development. At the root of these fantastic results is increased employee productivity, which in turn is driven by the skills advancements made possible through learning.
This is exactly what Qnections 2019 offers. Qnections is a juggernaut of professional development, learning, networking and fun, jam packed into 3 days. With all that it has to offer, it is sure to accelerate your professional growth and take your career to new heights. You will return to work with a list of actionable ideas that you can begin to implement immediately in order to make valuable contributions to your team and organization – thereby becoming more effective in the workplace, and more valuable to your employer.
So what are you waiting for? We’re counting down the days until we see you in Las Vegas! All you have to do is register to fulfill your career goals for 2019.
Finally, in case you’re curious to see what you missed at Qnections 2018, check out the video below. But don’t worry, you can redeem your career growth and career goals at Qnections 2019. It’s going to be grand…MGM GRAND!