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Engineering Leadership Certificate Program

Engineering Leadership Certificate Program

Overview

These certificate programs and courses are specifically designed to help you develop leadership skills while building upon your identity as engineer.

What do you need to be an effective technical leader?

As engineers are being asked to take on more responsibilities, the shift to becoming a technical leader is an increasingly important transition. But many engineers do not have the formal training for the challenges in guiding a team towards success.

This program is based on the fact that leadership is a fundamental part of an engineer's identity, rather than a set of skills that are "bolted on". The program utilizes cases and examples that are specifically set in a technical context. And it is built to leverage your skills and experiences as an engineer.

What you will learn:


  • Learn how to use your strengths and technical skills as an engineer to increase team performance.
  • Gain skills to manage teams of engineers and technical professionals.
  • Acquire techniques for negotiations to increase communication and provide persuasive messaging.
  • Increase communication skills to effectively lead projects and gain stakeholder buy-in.
  • Learn approaches for handling cultural, generational, or remote location team dynamics.


Certificates and Courses Available


Our two certificate programs, Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Advanced Engineering Leadership, are designed as a logical progression for building yourself into a strong, effective leader for organizations large and small. Each certificate can be completed in a four-course package, or courses can be taken individually. Browse the program catalog below to learn more information about the courses, including dates, pricing, and registration deadlines.

Engineering Leadership Essentials

Developing the individual for leadership

These courses are designed for developing leadership fundamentals by helping you to build upon your personal skills in order to become an effective leader.

Engineering Leadership and Identity: The Engineer’s Advantage in Leadership
Understand the connections between engineering identity and leadership identity and how engineering skills and experiences apply to leadership.

Professional Growth, Development and Networking
Enhance your understanding of models of leadership and how to create a professional development path as you transition to leadership roles.

Communications 101
Explore different communication styles and utilize strategies and tools to increase effectiveness in a variety of organizational contexts.

Ethical Leadership: An Organization Design Approach
Understand dimensions and considerations of ethical behavior and how to apply tools that promote good ethical outcomes.


Advanced Engineering Leadership

Developing the leader of teams and small groups

Courses in this program focus on developing advanced leadership skills including team building and small group within an engineering environment.

Engineering Leadership and Identity: The Engineer’s Advantage in Leadership
Understand the connections between engineering identity and leadership identity and how engineering skills and experiences apply to leadership.

Building & Leading Teams
Learn about the design, management, and leadership of teams and strategies to increase their effectiveness.

Systems Thinking
Understand systems theory as it applies to organizations and tools to help groups understand organizational processes.

Negotiation
Explore the negotiation and trade-off process and how to use different tools and strategies to drive better outcomes for the organization.