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Leadership and Management for Engineers

Course Summary

Moving into a management role can be challenging, especially for those who have spent years completing technical work like Engineers without direct reports or those who are new to the workforce.  In this course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as a manager through practical discussions of management and leadership fundamentals and tools that will aid in your transition. Classroom exercises along with a tactical action plan will allow you to immediately make a positive impact.Increase your awareness of the common pitfalls you’ll face as you move into management, and bolster your skills and knowledge to make the transition a success.


Course Objectives

By the end of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Discover the core competencies required for exemplary leadership
  • Examine the ethical aspects of leadership and values which drive lasting results
  • Appraise and select supervision tools that “fast track" performance
  • Comprehend and utilize the value of the performance management process
  • Create and monitor personalized action plans for self, others and the team
  • Throughout the course, your instructor will emphasize the skills required to effectively motivate and supervise others

​​​​Course Outline

THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS

  • Understanding the ‘big picture’ of the working environment for Engineers
  • Engineers Making the transition into management: new skills, fears and expectations
  • What Engineers Managers Do? Key competencies and behaviors
  • Personality and impact on management style
  • Identifying your management style
  • The mistakes new managers make and how to avoid them

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • A focus on Continuous Improvement
  • The role of performance management in organizations
  • Communicating team purpose and clarifying personal contributions
  • Establishing SMART objectives and measure them
  • Planning, prepare and conducting successful performance reviews
  • Management behavior and outcomes

BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

  • Creating the Highly Effective Teams
  • Stages in team development and the managers role
  • Appreciating team roles and diversity
  • Team audit: exercise to evaluate current team performance
  • Problem solving in teams; team exercise for creative decisions
  • Change management and why individuals resist

MOTIVATING AND ENGAGING YOUR PEOPLE

  • Building trust: a critical in managing effectively
  • How to give feedback: a tool for development and progression
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Coaching for personal and team success
  • Communication skills for coaching and management
  • How to Motivate and your people

MANAGING PRIORITIES AND DELEGATING DELIVERABLES FOR ENGINEERS

  • What are my key deliverables and a managing Engineer?
  • Managing Time Effectively
  • Delegate to motivate
  • Communicating with impact
  • Personal management SWOT analysis
  • Action planning for future improvement

DEVELOPING A LEADER

  • Individual Leadership Development
  • Leadership Styles and Agility
  • The Mindset of a Leader
  • The Leadership Values
  • Top Leadership Behaviors

INTERPERSONAL LEADERSHIP SKILL FOR ENGINEERS

  • Active Listening
  • Aggressive, Passive, Assertiveness
  • Developing Empathic Attunement
  • Engaging in Collaborative Behaviors
  • Coaching for Better Performance 

DEVELOPING A WINNING TEAM FOR ENGINEERS

  • Understanding Team Dynamics 
  • Managing Performances
  • Improving Team Effectiveness
  • Delegating Effectively
  • Team Building Exercises

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Managing Change within the Organization
  • Impacting Organizational Culture
  • Enhancing Leadership Influence
  • Being an Enabling Leader
  • Developing Organizational Commitment and Meaning

THE LEADER’S NETWORK

  • Stakeholder Relations
  • The Network Weaver Roles
  • Network Management
  • Network Growth Indicators
  • The Principles of Public Engagement

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE

  • Why change is often stressful
  • Five stages of change
  • How to make change exciting and interesting

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP STYLE

  • Why "emotional intelligence" is important - the research results
  • The five elements of emotional leadership
  • How to practice and develop greater emotional intelligence
  • Solving typical meeting problems with emotional intelligence

COACHING IN SUPERVISION

  • Building trust
  • Coaching roles
  • Improving communication for constructive coaching

USING MEETING TIME EFFECTIVELY

  • Five key issues for successful meetings
  • How teamwork breaks down in meetings, and how to correct this

DEALING WITH PRACTICAL ISSUES

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Learning how to delegate effectively

BASIC NEGOTIATION PRINCIPLES

  • Soft and hard negotiating approaches
  • Win-win negotiation
  • Positions, interests and goals

Who Needs This Course

  • Engineers 
  • Site Engineers
  • Engineering Managers 
  • Project Managers
  • Technical professionals transitioning to supervisory roles

Course Objectives

By the end of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Discover the core competencies required for exemplary leadership
  • Examine the ethical aspects of leadership and values which drive lasting results
  • Appraise and select supervision tools that “fast track" performance
  • Comprehend and utilize the value of the performance management process
  • Create and monitor personalized action plans for self, others and the team
  • Throughout the course, your instructor will emphasize the skills required to effectively motivate and supervise others

​​​​Course Outline

THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS

  • Understanding the ‘big picture’ of the working environment for Engineers
  • Engineers Making the transition into management: new skills, fears and expectations
  • What Engineers Managers Do? Key competencies and behaviors
  • Personality and impact on management style
  • Identifying your management style
  • The mistakes new managers make and how to avoid them

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • A focus on Continuous Improvement
  • The role of performance management in organizations
  • Communicating team purpose and clarifying personal contributions
  • Establishing SMART objectives and measure them
  • Planning, prepare and conducting successful performance reviews
  • Management behavior and outcomes

BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

  • Creating the Highly Effective Teams
  • Stages in team development and the managers role
  • Appreciating team roles and diversity
  • Team audit: exercise to evaluate current team performance
  • Problem solving in teams; team exercise for creative decisions
  • Change management and why individuals resist

MOTIVATING AND ENGAGING YOUR PEOPLE

  • Building trust: a critical in managing effectively
  • How to give feedback: a tool for development and progression
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Coaching for personal and team success
  • Communication skills for coaching and management
  • How to Motivate and your people

MANAGING PRIORITIES AND DELEGATING DELIVERABLES FOR ENGINEERS

  • What are my key deliverables and a managing Engineer?
  • Managing Time Effectively
  • Delegate to motivate
  • Communicating with impact
  • Personal management SWOT analysis
  • Action planning for future improvement

DEVELOPING A LEADER

  • Individual Leadership Development
  • Leadership Styles and Agility
  • The Mindset of a Leader
  • The Leadership Values
  • Top Leadership Behaviors

INTERPERSONAL LEADERSHIP SKILL FOR ENGINEERS

  • Active Listening
  • Aggressive, Passive, Assertiveness
  • Developing Empathic Attunement
  • Engaging in Collaborative Behaviors
  • Coaching for Better Performance 

DEVELOPING A WINNING TEAM FOR ENGINEERS

  • Understanding Team Dynamics 
  • Managing Performances
  • Improving Team Effectiveness
  • Delegating Effectively
  • Team Building Exercises

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Managing Change within the Organization
  • Impacting Organizational Culture
  • Enhancing Leadership Influence
  • Being an Enabling Leader
  • Developing Organizational Commitment and Meaning

THE LEADER’S NETWORK

  • Stakeholder Relations
  • The Network Weaver Roles
  • Network Management
  • Network Growth Indicators
  • The Principles of Public Engagement

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE

  • Why change is often stressful
  • Five stages of change
  • How to make change exciting and interesting

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP STYLE

  • Why "emotional intelligence" is important - the research results
  • The five elements of emotional leadership
  • How to practice and develop greater emotional intelligence
  • Solving typical meeting problems with emotional intelligence

COACHING IN SUPERVISION

  • Building trust
  • Coaching roles
  • Improving communication for constructive coaching

USING MEETING TIME EFFECTIVELY

  • Five key issues for successful meetings
  • How teamwork breaks down in meetings, and how to correct this

DEALING WITH PRACTICAL ISSUES

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Learning how to delegate effectively

BASIC NEGOTIATION PRINCIPLES

  • Soft and hard negotiating approaches
  • Win-win negotiation
  • Positions, interests and goals

Who Needs This Course

  • Engineers 
  • Site Engineers
  • Engineering Managers 
  • Project Managers
  • Technical professionals transitioning to supervisory roles

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