For First Timers to this COPAS conference or new to the industry: Why sign up for a COPAS Mentor?
The purpose of having a COPAS Mentor for you, as a First Timer, is to ensure that there is a point of contact to answer questions prior to, during, and after COPAS meetings. These questions may entail which committee to attend that best aligns with your job function; what events offered provide the best networking and knowledge transfer opportunity, or who can be contacted to provide guidance on a specific job task question.
For those interested in having a COPAS Mentor:
If you aren’t a First Timer and maybe not new to the industry but you are interested in being assigned a COPAS Mentor, please contact us at COPASMentor@copas.org.
COPAS Mentoring First Timer Welcome/Meet & Greet Virtual Event Dates:
|COPAS Meeting||COPAS Meeting Date||Mentoring Virtual Meeting Date (via Zoom)||Time|
(Audit & JI Committees only)
|July 20, 2023 (Virtual)||Wednesday, July 12, 2023||11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)|
|Fall 2023||September 18 – 22, 2023|
(Colorado Springs, CO)
|Wednesday, September 13, 2023||11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)|
For Potential COPAS Mentors: What is a COPAS Mentor? What are the qualifications?
It is not intended for a COPAS Mentor to be an expert in their field, just knowledgeable enough to know where to go to get more information to address a First Timer’s needs and have a willingness to personally connect and be available for assistance or just to chat about the oil and gas business. In general, a COPAS Mentor is a COPAS member willing to provide to those unfamiliar with COPAS and/or less experienced in the industry, an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the benefits provided by COPAS to the energy industry, energy companies, and for individual professional development. Desired pre-requisites include a desire, time, and willingness to serve as a mentor, an understanding of the COPAS organization, and a willingness to embrace something new. Knowledge of COPAS Publications pertinent to a mentee’s specific job function assignment such as audit, joint interest, or revenue, are also very beneficial.