Program Curriculum / Schedule
Students can choose to attend individual sessions, or can sign up to earn a leadership certificate. To earn the certificate, students need to do the following:
- Attend 4 of the 6 workshop sessions
- Working with SELECT staff, create and follow a leadership development experience plan in which students engage in leadership skill building activities, including critical reflection and portfolio development
Sessions are scheduled in ETB 124 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Part A (Fall term) Theme: Self-awareness leads to organizational awareness
Session 1 (September 30, 2015)
What is leadership? What is distinctive about engineering leadership? How and what can I learn from engineering leaders?
Session 2 (October 29, 2015)
Leadership self-awareness: what kind of leader am I? Learn about how character and values shape leadership attributes, and see the impact in engineering leadership.
Session 3 (November 18, 2015)
Self and other: learn about building effective teams, appreciating diversity, and behaving ethically. Understand the critical importance of personal and team effectiveness in engineering success.
Part B (winter term) Theme: Building the Leadership Toolkit
Session 4 (January 19, 2016)
Mission, values and strategic planning: learn how to set goals, plan, execute and evaluate. Learn how engineering leaders
- Take initiative
- Make decisions in the face of uncertainty
- Demonstrate responsibility and personal accountability
Session 5 (February 24, 2016)
Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Learn about resolving conflict, negotiating and influencing, motivation and delegation.
Session 6 (March 24, 2016)
Leadership strategies for Engineering Career Success – learning from engineering leaders.