This Specialization is comprised of the following courses:

Engineering Management Certificate, Part 1: Leadership

Earn Your Certificate in Engineering Management

Engineers wanting to advance their careers must be able to lead teams effectively.

This 3-course Specialization is part of the Certificate in Engineering Management from Rice University. Upon completing this Specialization, and the two other Specializations in the Engineering Management Certificate program, you will earn a university-recognized professional Certificate. To learn more about the Certificate, contact us at RiceOnline@rice.edu.

This Specialization is designed for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles. You will develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you will learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you’re placed in charge of a team or project. You will also learn to manage relationships with your team members and colleagues through proven coaching, mentoring, and conflict resolution techniques, and you will master goal-setting and planning methods designed to set you and your team up for success. Finally, you will learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential.

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David Van Kleeck, Ph.D.

David Van Kleeck joined the staff of RCEL in August 2014 following a 34 year career as a Technologist and Manager in Shell’s research and development organization. During his Shell career, he held a variety of positions in which he

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