Reverse-Engineering Leadership

Reverse-Engineering Leadership

Organizations in various industries need engineers to step into leadership roles to help optimize project initiatives and outcomes, while also driving innovation. However, research demonstrates that engineers staunchly resist such roles because it conflicts with who they are and what they believe; "it's just not who I am" is a common refrain. Oddly enough, most, if not all, leadership skills and traits are already ingrained in an engineer’s existing skill set. Learning how to foster and kindle these skills to help promote better leadership qualities, whether it be for personal gain, to better manage team projects, or strengthen higher-level position responsibilities are imperative to an engineer’s personal and career growth.

This series of 8 micro-courses provides participants with a roadmap to "reverse-engineer" their way into becoming an engineering leader by leveraging their analytical and technical skills to drive innovation, optimize collaboration, and improve team effectiveness.

Designed for the working professional, earning micro-credentials and building on an existing skill set has never been easier. The Reverse-Engineering Leadership Micro-Course Series provides professionals with flexibility in advancing their skill set through a broad array of stackable credentials. At both a lower price point and shorter time commitment than other programs, professionals can choose the number of micro-courses that best fit their needs, and earn a micro-credential for each micro-course they complete. Display these individual micro credentials on LinkedIn, or complete the whole series to earn a Reverse-Engineering Leadership Certificate. Your Reverse-Engineering Leadership learning journey is customizable to best fit your needs.

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Reverse Engineering Leadership Micro Course Schedule:

March 2021

March 10th 11:30am CST - Two Peas in a Pod: Leadership and Engineering

Course Description

Competency/Skill

  • Leveraging Engineering Skills for Leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the critical importance for engineers to practice leadership
  • Illustrate the strong connections between engineering and leadership
  • Demonstrate the significant overlap between engineering and leadership skillsets
  • Apply engineering thinking to leadership opportunities in organizations

Delivery

  • Micro Course will be delivered online via Zoom
March 10 Micro Course FREE Registration is now closed.

 

March 24th 11:30am CST  - Dancing with the stars: Your important role in the organization's system

Course Description

Competency/Skill

  • Applying systems thinking to organizations

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to apply an engineer’s existing systems knowledge in leadership of organizational systems.
  • Differentiate characteristics of engineered systems and social/organizational systems.
  • Articulate how events in organizational life happen and are sustained by hidden structures and mental models, both of which offer fertile ground for innovation.
  • Illustrate organizational systems using a visual system thinking tool.

Delivery

  • Micro Course will be delivered online via Zoom
March 24 Micro Course $99.99 Registration is now closed.

 

April 2021

April 14th 11:30am CST  - Getting Out of Ruts: Innovating by Violating Assumptions

Course Description

Competency/Skill

  • Problem Solving/Innovation

Learning Outcomes

  • Access problem-solving skills in the engineering skill set and apply to leadership opportunities.
  • Recognize and distinguish creativity and innovation in organizational settings and the value of each.
  • Demonstrate a powerful creativity and problem-solving tool and practice using it for an issue of your choice.
  • Develop a plan for repeatable innovation in your organization.

Delivery

  • Micro Course will be delivered online via Zoom
April 14 Micro Course $99.99  

 

April 21th 11:30am CST  - There Really is an "I" in "Team"

Course Description

Competency/Skill

  • Team Dynamics

Learning Outcomes

  • Validate the importance of good teamwork skills in engineering practice.
  • Recognize the common stages of team development and how to optimize them for team effectiveness.
  • Learn and illustrate how leadership can be appropriately practiced by all team members.
  • Practice using a team contract to promote rich communication and reliable performance in a team.

Delivery

  • Micro Course will be delivered online via Zoom
April 21 Micro Course $99.99  

 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand how to blend engineering skills with leadership qualities to help you evolve from a good leader to exceptional engineering leader.
  • Flex your analytical/technical muscles to increase your level of influence and begin driving innovation in your organization.
  • Recognize and begin to acquire the tools which will be essential in your upcoming roles and positions.