Leadership for Engineers Workshop Schedule

8 hours – Two 4-hour Sessions

Learning Objectives

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

Course Outline

Engineering Leadership Fundamentals

  • What is leadership?
  • What is Agile Engineering Leadership?
  • Key leadership characteristics
  • Influence without authority
  • Overcoming leadership challenges unique to engineering environments
  • Differences between leadership & management
  • Leadership Assessment #1

Engineering Leadership Core Values

  • Core values that always matter
  • Engineering-specific values
  • Determining the values you want to instill on your team
  • Leading by example to reinforce organizational values
  • Developing leaders aligned with core values

Leadership Communication

  • Forms of communication
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Listening exercise
  • Engaging your audience
  • Inspiring action
  • Fulfilling diverse stakeholder needs
  • Communication strategies
  • Leadership Assessment #2

Building Rapport, Trust, Respect and Influence

  • Opportunities for building rapport
  • The art of influence
  • Building rapport with senior leaders
  • Getting support for new ideas
  • Helping others to see your view
  • Dealing with conflict
  • 20 elements of trust & respect
  • Leadership Assessment #3
  • Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership

Driving a Culture of Technical Excellence

  • Foundational engineering principles
  • Engineering best practices
  • Setting quality of work standards
  • Efficient knowledge transfer
  • Developing problem-solving skills
  • Supporting a balance of innovation and execution

Leadership Assessment and Development Plan

  • Balancing leadership and management development
  • Core leadership assessment
  • Dedication to leadership development
  • Leadership competency goals
  • Prioritized leadership objectives


Workshop Fee: $995 (10% discount for groups of 3 or more)

Early registration: $795 USD (see below for deadlines)

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June 18-19, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio) – Early registration deadline May 31, 2024 – Session Full

July 23-24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio) – Early registration deadline July 2, 2024

September 11-12, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio) – Early registration deadline August 21, 2024

October 15-16, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time – Workshop Leader: Gary Hinkle (bio) – Early registration deadline September 24, 2024

What’s included: Live instructor-led course, workshop materials, self-assessments, facilitated leadership development plan, certificate of completion, and 30 minutes of follow-up coaching.

Online sessions are limited to 12 participants. Contact us to discuss private online or onsite workshops for your team.

Technology & Logistics: This course is hosted with Microsoft Teams video communications. Participants will need to use a computer and webcam.

Professional Development Units: 9.0 PDUs

For PMI credit, report as courses from other third-party providers.

What Clients Say

“Auxilium’s agile approach helped our teams make faster progress with better collaboration. We didn’t expect results to come so quickly!”

Bo-Goran Johansson, Vice President, Epiroc

Gary has very effective programs and is an excellent facilitator. I would not hesitate to engage him or his company’s services again in the future.

Dennis Bonciolini, CTO/VP of Engineering, CyberOptics Semiconductor

Gary has a way of organizing and presenting complex ideas about project leadership that is easy to understand and inspirational. His teaching is based on experience and best practices. He distills concepts down to a practical core of recommendations that can be readily applied after the class.

Charlie Hyman, Engineering Manager, Sure Power Industries

I know Gary from his work as an engineering consultant at Niles Audio. During his tenure at Niles, Gary exhibited a very strong and deep knowledge of the engineering function and particularly the product development process.

Marcos Alonso, CFO, Niles Audio

Gary is one of those rare people that combines engineering expertise with exceptional administrative, people, and management skills. He adapted to unpredictable management decisions while leading diverse and often difficult personalities to achieve positive results.

Mike Anderson, President, SafeZone Technologies
A “10” in terms of content and presentation. I learned much in a short time.
Sushil Nema, Project Leader, Qorvo

I highly recommend Gary. He is a very skilled and professional trainer.

Suliman Abalkhail, Owner at Al-Arabia Conferences and Training

Let’s Make Things Happen

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your group’s agile project management or engineering leadership development objectives.