Leadership Class

The Institute for Energy Law is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Leadership Class. This prestigious program is primarily for energy professionals who have been practicing in the energy field between three and twelve years. Class members will be selected by a committee after completing an application process.

Why Apply?

Through participation, class members will increase their knowledge of the energy industry, leadership, communication, diversity, and careers in energy. Participants will also discover their strengths and weaknesses, the traits of excellent leadership, and opportunities for success as energy professionals in today’s climate. In addition, class members will build strong bonds with their fellow class members, establish relationships with IEL leaders, and have increased opportunities within IEL.

The Program

Most of the program will be conducted online, but an in-person class retreat will be held on October 20, 2021, in Austin, Texas, preceding the 5th National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference. Attendance is expected at the retreat absent pre-approval during the application process for extenuating circumstances.

The program will begin with online programming and networking events in August 2021 and will feature online programming approximately every two weeks for the first few months and additional online education and social events for the remainder of the class.

Class members will be allowed to attend the 5th National Young Energy Professionals Law Conference October 21-22, 2021, in Austin Texas, and the 73rd Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, in Houston on February 17-18, 2022, for free.

Costs and Direct Benefits

The program fee is $650, which provides individuals with the following direct benefits:

  • Associate Membership in IEL for the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022
  • Participation in all Leadership Class Events, including an in-person retreat
  • Free registration to the 73rd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference
  • Free registration to the National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference 
  • Free registration for any young energy professional conference or programs
  • Free registration for all IEL only webinars and programs that are free for IEL Advisory Board Members


To apply, please complete the application found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7BYTZXP and submit your resume to Ryan Frome at rfrome@cailaw.org. The application deadline is Friday, June 11, 2021.


If you have questions regarding the Leadership Class, please contact:

Vickie Adams
IEL Deputy Director