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Leadership and Change Management

Leadership and Change Management are probably two of the most important areas of emphasis that will enhance organizational effectiveness. This session will provide a broad overview of the fundamental leadership theories and management practices associated with managing change. Significant focus will be placed on the leadership principles required to collectively deliver on the organizational vision. Topical discussions on the subjects of change management, organizational culture, contract negotiations, and leadership theories will be conducted in order to provide participants with important tools to enhance their ability to execute on desired changes.


Dean J. Mike Stice
Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

Instructor: Dr. J. Mike Stice, Dean Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, Lester A. Day Family Chair

J. Mike Stice, Ed.D., age 62, has been dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma since August 2015. He is an Oklahoma alumnus and an energy leader with more than 35 years of industry experience working worldwide.

Stice began his career in Oklahoma, serving for more than 27 years in technical and managerial positions with ConocoPhillips in exploration, production, midstream, and commercial. He served as Vice President of Global Gas LNG, as President of Gas and Power and as President of Energy Solutions in addition to other roles in ConocoPhillips’ midstream business units. His global assignments included serving in leadership positions in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and later, Qatar, where he was president of ConocoPhillips Qatar from 2006 to 2008, responsible for the development, management and construction of natural gas liquefaction and regasification (LNG) projects.

In 2009, Stice joined Chesapeake and served as President of Chesapeake Midstream Development and Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Projects for Chesapeake Energy. He retired in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream, formerly Chesapeake Midstream Partners.

As an OU alumnus, he continued his involvement with the University, frequently serving as an adjunct professor for the Price College of Business and the Gallogly College of Engineering, and serving on the Board of Visitors for both the Gallogly College of Engineering and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. Stice is Chairman of the Foundation Board of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.

Stice serves on the Board of Directors of Marathon Petroleum Company (NYSE:MPC), Marathon Pipeline Partners (NYSE:MPLX), and Spartan Energy (NYSE:SPAQ.U). He previously served as a director of Sandridge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD), an oil and natural gas company, as director and chairman of the compensation committee of U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), an oil and gas service company, and as a director of MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE), a midstream natural gas services provider.

Stice is active in the community, following his passion for enhancing education, beating cancer and contributing to the well-being of children and families with special needs. Over the years he has served with Special Olympics, Teach for America, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Boys and Girls Club of America. He currently serves on the boards of the United Way of Norman Oklahoma and Camp Blessing.

Stice earned his chemical engineering degree from OU in 1981, a master’s degree in business in 1995 from Stanford University, where he served as a Sloan Fellow, and an international director’s diploma from Sydney University in 1997. In 2011, he completed his doctorate of education at The George Washington University. As a result of these professional and academic experiences, Mr. Stice brings extensive breadth, depth and expertise to both his industry and academic roles