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Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills

August 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am2:00 pm

** August event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date **

Workshop Overview

The Leadership Skills workshop is intended to help participants develop and improve interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills.  The workshop is targeted to those in management or leadership roles in engineering/technical organizations, business, industry, academia or volunteer organizations.  However, anyone interested in further developing these skills in dealing with people and working within any type of organization will benefit from the workshop.  The format for the workshop includes the presentation of the core material and interactive participation; using exercises, case studies and open discussion.

Workshop Content


Definition of Leadership
Interpersonal Effectiveness


Attributes of a Leader
Difference between management skills and leadership skills
Being a Leader
Holistic Communications

 Interpersonal communications

Personal Interactive Skills
Jungian type personality indicators
Myers-Briggs Self Evaluation
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Team Building

 Conflict Management

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Styles
Self Evaluation
Situations to use conflict styles and consequences
Confronting Conflict

 Problem Solving and Decision Making

Formal techniques, eg. KT, Alamo, Cause Mapping, etc
Synergistic Decision Making

>> Part of the PACE activities (Professional Activities Committe for Engineers). So what is PACE?

The Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section, promotes the professional interests of IEEE USA members in this Section. PACE activities may include:

    * Workshops on career issues (e.g., networking, career planning, career transitions, interviewing skills)
    * Skill training workshops (e.g., entrepreneurship, effective speaking, technical writing, soft skills, critical thinking, leadership skills, etc)
    * Government policy as it affects Engineering and Technology.

** August event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date **


Region 4 (Central US)
Affiliated Group Name
Southeastern Michigan Section Chapter, C16