Leading Your Engineering Team to Top Performance

THE WORKSHOP

One of the great truths of life is our interdependence. Everything we accomplish within a company is through the efforts of people working together. No matter how technologically advanced we are, especially in the engineering world, we have to work together effectively as a team, and effective teams are made up of effective members. Engineers and technical professionals are notoriously bad at working together in teams and this workshop is a great opportunity to learn and then apply the skills of working in a high performance engineering team.

The workshop consists of eight modules containing instruction on the key principles, skill assessments, participative discussions and many, many exercises and case studies to make the training come alive and ensure that you can apply your skills to your job immediately. The workshop is designed to be fun and dynamic as well as strongly beneficial to you working in your engineering team. On this workshop you will learn the basic and critical team skills which will enable you to make a much greater contribution to the success of your engineering team.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is intended for you if you want to build up your engineering team to operate at peak performance. You will learn how to develop and lead teams and avoid the pitfalls of unsuccessful teamwork. Individuals will learn how to be effective team players.
This workshop is aimed at:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Maintenance/supervisory managers
  • Project team members in:
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Process industries
    • Research and development utilities
    • Local authorities
  • Technical personnel

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TEAM BUILDING

WHAT MAKES AN ENGINEERING TEAM DIFFERENT

RADIANT THINKING FOR ENGINEERS

  • Introduction to radiant thinking
    Case study
  • Group discussion – how to use and apply lateral thinking
  • Group exercise – mind mapping
    Practical session: race for truth

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

  • Communication styles
  • Barriers to communication
    Case study
  • Understanding the skill of listening
  • Nonverbal behaviors of communication
  • Speaking effectively and providing successful feedback
  • Improved questioning techniques
  • Team communication
    Practical session: illusions

MEYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR

  • Personality types
  • Benefits for engineers
  • Group discussion

TEAM MANAGEMENT PROFILE

  • Identifying your role in the organisation
  • Group dynamics in actions
    Case study
  • Personal improvement plan within the group process
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Team management wheel
    Practical session: group survival exercise

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Four domains of emotional intelligence
  • Assessing and measuring emotional intelligence
  • EI in the engineering context
    Case study
    Practical session: gum art

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • Root cause analysis
  • Assessing conflict styles
  • Attribution theory
  • Handling engineering team conflict
  • Principles and processes of conflict resolution
  • Skills for team-based problem-solving
    Case study
    Practical session: mine field

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Group brainstorming techniques
  • Decision making principles
  • Objectives and time frames
  • Time matrix for engineers
  • Time wasting activities
  • Progress reporting
  • Delegation and follow up techniques
    Practical session: totem truths

NEGOTIATION FOR ENGINEERS

  • How to create win-win negotiation skills
    Case study
  • Learning about your negotiation style
  • Guidelines and challenges to effective negotiation
    Practical session: bafa bafa

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