Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

  • Course StartSelf-paced
  • Course Duration20 weeks
  • Workload3 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedCertificate Available
  • TuitionSubscription

Become an effective engineering leader and advance your engineering career into leadership and management roles.

Specialization Description

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

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

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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 was responsible for process development, manufacturing technical service, and product support to several downstream refining […]

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