Putting Our Employees First

Employee Training & Development

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Denbury is committed to the development of its employees. Denbury’s training and development programs are designed to advance our employees, both personally and professionally, and to continuously improve our health and safety performance. As with our safety performance, overall employee compensation is tied to completion of required training programs. We also support and encourage our employees to take outside industry-specific continuing education workshops and classes.

Examples of annual training classes:
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Office Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Substance Abuse
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Driver Safety
  • Managing Conflicts
  • Hazard Communication
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Physical and Network Security
Denbury employees recorded in-house training hours in 2014 of over 60,000 hours over 41 hours
per year
per employee

Career development training

Denbury provides employees with many ways to expand their skills and develop their careers. We believe this is critical to each employee’s individual success as well as our success as a company. Through training and development initiatives, our employees are offered:

  • In-person courses to increase both technical knowledge and soft skills such as communication, management and leadership;
  • Tools to support them in planning for, and developing, their own unique career paths;
  • Computer and web-based training in support of individual employee development and company policies and initiatives; and
  • Monetary support for continuing education and field-specific workshops and classes.

Throughout Denbury’s buildings there are Denbury University library carts with books dedicated to career development and managerial topics for employees to borrow free of charge.

Denbury University (DU)

Denbury University is our in-house training and development program that is the foundation of our learning and development culture. It provides training opportunities each month, many offering continuing education credits for professional certification. Denbury University also provides workplace assessment programs and weekly blog postings on relevant personal and professional topics.

Education Assistance Program

Denbury encourages employees to seek additional education or training to increase their current job competence and to prepare for future jobs by offering educational assistance to employees. Denbury reimburses up to 80% of the cost of tuition, enrollment fees and required books.

Leadership Conference

Denbury hosts an annual leadership conference where managers attend multiple educational and development sessions and keynote speeches from our senior executives and leading motivational speakers while also allowing for cross-organizational team building.

Performance Reviews

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We believe that one of the most important aspects to a successful development and training program is a robust performance review process. All of our employees participate in our annual performance review process, which is a year-long cycle that promotes open dialog between employees and their managers and helps motivate employees to deliver superior performance. It starts at the beginning of each year with the setting of individual and team goals, continues throughout the year through periodic discussions between manager and employee and ends with a review of the employee’s performance. The performance review process is continually evolving to ensure it is providing useful and constructive feedback to our employees to increase their future potential.

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Safety training

Every job position in Denbury, from an operator in the field to a Senior Vice President in our corporate office, has a safety training curriculum assignment. Although the specific curriculum varies based on job position, each employee is required to participate in safety training delivered by a combination of computer-based sessions, safety meetings and classroom training. Denbury’s training goals include a minimum completion requirement of these training elements for each employee. Continuous reinforcement of safety standards and policies ensures that safety is always a part of Denbury’s culture. Each year the training curriculum is evaluated for effectiveness, compliance with changing regulations and overall company strategic focus. The curriculum for each job position is adjusted based on this evaluation at the start of each calendar year.

Employees participating in CPR and AED classroom training.

An employee participating in a computer-based training session.

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Phil Rykhoek President and Chief Executive Officer

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