Leadership Fundamentals for Engineers Online Workshop


Our Leadership Fundamentals for Engineers online workshops are periodically scheduled for small groups, as a series of two, 3-hour sessions with a workshop leader who has an extensive engineering leadership background. A key aspect of our workshops is a facilitated leadership development plan, where each participant concludes with an action plan for achieving business goals and developing specific abilities needed to achieve those goals. A series of self assessments aid in determining priorities for developing leadership competencies.

Real-world product development examples and case studies are used extensively to reinforce key learning points. Since 2002, thousands of engineering leaders have benefitted from the relevant examples, experienced instructors, and the practical approach centered around facilitating their development plans.


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May 14 & 16, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio)

June 11 & 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio)

July 16 & 18, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio)

Workshop Fee: $695 ($495 each for groups of 3 or more)

Sessions are limited to eight participants. Contact us to discuss private online or onsite workshops for your team.

6.5 PDUs

Learning Objectives

The primary desired outcomes for participants are:

  • Become more influential
  • Improve ability to lead projects and teams
  • Identify leadership development goals specific to their needs
  • Gain support for ideas that will benefit your company
  • Build rapport with managers and peers
  • Improve team and stakeholder communication

Workshop Topics

What is Leadership?

  • Characteristics of a Great Leader

  • Influence Without Authority
  • How Leadership Facilitates Good Management
  • Leadership Myths and Misconceptions

Overcoming Leadership Challenges in Technical Environments

  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Perception About Benefits
  • Getting Support for New Ideas
  • Understanding Management’s Perspective

Differences Between Leadership and Management

  • Leadership and Management Call on Different Abilities
  • Warren Bennis’ Perspective
  • Management Skills Relevant to All Engineers

Communication Strategies

  • Becoming a Better Listener
  • Fulfilling Interests and Engaging Your Audience
  • Inspiring Action
  • Addressing Diverse Communication Needs
  • Communicating a Vision
  • Goal-Oriented Communication

The Art of Influence

  • Opportunities for Building Rapport
  • Building Rapport with Managers and Senior Leaders
  • Helping Others to See Your View
  • Give, Take and Compromise
  • Dealing With Conflict

Building Trust and Respect

  • Overcoming Teamwork Obstacles
  • 20 Elements of Trust and Respect
  • John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership

Let’s Make Things Happen

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your group’s leadership development objectives.