Unique leadership development workshops supplement each Engineering Leadership class session.
Through self-assessment, interactive role-playing, and case studies, Candidates explore topics through practical experience.
At the onset of the program, a group definition of leadership is developed and embraced. Candidates write a personal mission statement and learn the power that comes from living a life with purpose, integrity, and courage. They begin to hone their view of the world by understanding how judgment, prejudice, and perspective can be biased by their own feelings and experiences.
Workshops allow Candidates to build upon these leadership attitudes, developing the tools essential to lead people and teams.
Among them are:
- Creating a common vision
- Planning a project
- Organizing and inspiring a team
- Developing goals
- Assigning roles
- Setting expectations
- Providing feedback
- Conflict resolution
- Communication and presentation skills
Finally, the impacts of the business, cultural, and societal environment in which Candidates will lead are explored.
These include the ability to:
- Stay situationally aware in complex and dynamic organizational and business domains
- Account for cultural differences
- Maintain sound ethics
- Manage up and down
- Successfully maneuver throughout the extended enterprise
Workshops are performance-based and Candidates receive direct feedback at the end of each session. Workshops are held both inside and outside the classroom, including a full-day Field Leadership Reaction Course (FLRC) exercise at nearby Camp Edwards.