The Professional Development Program (PDP) is committed to cultivation of rising talent, offering learning and networking opportunities with peers and the opportunity to engage in thought leadership discussions with prominent executives. The program runs the weekend prior to CERAWeek, beginning on Friday with a Welcome reception and dinner, followed by a two-day immersive career development experience. The curriculum examines energy from global perspectives including geopolitics, economics, energy transition, and operational excellence. Led by Harvard Business School Professor Forest Reinhardt, participants engage in a series of deep-dive case studies and lectures designed to build leadership skills and strategic thinking.
The PDP is available to a limited number of eligible candidates with approximately ten years of experience. Applicants must submit a brief biography detailing their professional affiliation, areas of expertise, accomplishments and education to the CERAWeek Special Programs team for acceptance.
PDP participants are included in all Future Energy Leader programming during CERAWeek: