Engineering Leadership: Making the Transition from Engineer to Leader - Live online course

Country: 
Ireland and EU Countries
Category: 
Project Management
City: 
150529E
Course start date: 
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Course end date: 
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Contact Person: 
Alison Brown
Contact Email: 
alison.brown@idc-online.com
Contact Fax: 
+44 208 335 4120
Contact Telephone: 
+44 208 335 4014

 

THE COURSE

Despite the fact that most engineers spend a major part of their careers in some leadership capacity or the other, the truth is that a vast majority of them are often dissatisfied with the transition from “engineer to leader”. Much of this frustration is found to result on account of a lack of preparation and training. This is where this intensive online workshop assumes significance. It is designed in such a way that mid level executives and technical professionals who avail it, can easily update their leadership skills and position themselves to adopt a leadership role in their respective corporations.

It examines the importance of creating results through people, by starting with personal leadership and then growing to being a leader of people. The key components of effective leadership is the ability to develop, motivate and equip people by being able to communicate clearly, manage conflict, develop creativity and coach effectively. You will gain the knowledge and resources to immediately put these components into practice.

YOU WILL GAIN:

  • The ability to lead engineers and technical professionals
  • A valuable toolbox of skills and tools
  • Time management skills and steps that can double your team's productivity
  • Skills to make conflict work for you and not against you

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Engineering Leadership – Making the Transition from Engineer to Leader” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Four (4) hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch at your convenience

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is designed for mid level managers and technical professionals who want to update their leadership skills and position themselves to adopt a leadership role in their organisation. Those who will benefit the most from this workshop include the following:

  • First-line supervisors
  • Middle level executives and managers
  • Operations, marketing, human resources and customer service executives
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders and technical professionals

PRE-REQUISITES:

No previous knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to undertake this course. People management skills are transferrable and invaluable; therefore, all those willing to improve their skillset are encouraged to register.

 

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION
This is an intensive four (4) hour live presentation where we will be emphasising sections marked in BOLD below. Full recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions (another four hours of video as detailed below) to review after the course.

 

LIVE SESSIONS

SESSION ONE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Introduction
  • Understanding how behavioral styles affect communication
  • The communication process
  • The power of questions
  • Active listening
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Tonality patterns
  • The power of rapport
  • Authentic interaction – the Johari window
  • The power of constructive feedback
  • Three basic styles of communication
  • Communication toolbox
  • Skills application exercises

Additional video session covered in-depth for review at anytime:

  • INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP
    • Program introduction
    • How is leadership for engineers different?
    • Engineer to leader – changing paradigms
    • The leadership imperative
    • What is leadership?

 

SESSION TWO

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Introduction
  • Sources of conflict
  • Five conflict management styles and when they are appropriate
  • Assessing your own conflict management style
  • Growing with constructive conflict and reducing destructive conflict
  • Collaboration as a way of life
  • Conflict management toolbox

Additional video session covered in-depth for review at anytime:

  • PERSONAL LEADERSHIP
    • What is personal leadership?
    • Cause and effect
    • Be > do > have
    • Setting goals
    • Time management
    • Life balance
    • Ten personality traits of exceptional leaders
    • Three stages of leadership influence
    • Essential skills for leadership
    • Personal leadership toolbox

 

SESSION THREE

CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Introduction
  • Principles of creativity
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Brainwriting
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and problem solving toolbox

Additional video session covered in-depth for review at anytime:

CARING – PEOPLE SMART

  • Introduction
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Behavioural summary
  • Team building
  • Assessing styles
  • People smart toolbox
  • Skills application exercises

 

SESSION FOUR

COACHING FOR GROWTH

  • Introduction
  • Sport and the coaching model
  • Five areas of coaching
  • Performance centered coaching
  • The role of questions
  • Metaphor outlines
  • Useful coaching models/tools
  • Coaching toolbox

 

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