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Professional Development Workshop: Critical Thinking Skills

Professional Development Workshop: Critical Thinking Skills 150 150 ieeeeduweek

More organizations today, than ever before, look for employees who complement domain knowledge with good thinking and communication skills. The World Economic Forum lists Critical thinking among the top three skills required for executive success at work. Good critical thinking skills results in better problem solving and superior decision making. Employees who learn quickly and can solve problems, think critically, gather and analyze information meaningfully are critical to every organization. These Critical Thinking skills can be acquired by everyone. Students, young professionals, aspiring managers and leaders can all benefit from understanding critical thinking.

>> 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.

 

Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills

Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills 653 490 ieeeeduweek

** 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

Introduction

Definition of Leadership
Interpersonal Effectiveness

Leadership

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
Motivating
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Team Building
Coaching

 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
Brainstorming
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 **

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis 590 297 ieeeeduweek

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and often-used technique that helps people answer the question of why the problem occurred in the first place. Root Cause Analysis seeks to identify the origin of a problem. It uses a specific set of steps, with tools such as the 5 Whys and Cause & Effect Diagram, to find the primary cause of the problem, so that you can determine what happened, why it happened and figure out what to do to prevent its recurrence.

Audience
This tutorial has been prepared for beginners to help them understand the basics of Root Cause Analysis. After completing this tutorial, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise, from where you can advance further.

Key Target/Objective: This entire seminar is designed to enable folks to be well informed on the higher level technical aspects of RCA Philosophy, so they can step into this world with full confidence, with the right perspective. 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.

 

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Agile Methodology

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Agile Methodology 150 150 ieeeeduweek

A gentle introduction to the Agile Philosophy

Agile is a software development methodology to build a software incrementally using short iterations, so that the development is aligned with the changing business needs. This simple tutorial uses appropriate examples to help you understand agile development in a general and quick way.

Audience
This tutorial has been prepared for beginners to help them understand the basics of Agile principles and its implementation. After completing this tutorial, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise, from where you can advance further.

Prerequisites
Attendees need a basic knowledge of software development concepts such as software requirements, coding, testing, etc.

Key Target/Objective: This entire seminar is designed to enable folks to be well informed on the higher level technical aspects of Agile Philosophy, so they can step into this world with full confidence, with the right perspective.

 

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Agile Methodology

Micro Tutorial: Introduction to Agile Methodology 150 150 ieeeeduweek

A gentle introduction to the Agile Philosophy

Agile is a software development methodology to build a software incrementally using short iterations, so that the development is aligned with the changing business needs. This simple tutorial uses appropriate examples to help you understand agile development in a general and quick way.

Audience
This tutorial has been prepared for beginners to help them understand the basics of Agile principles and its implementation. After completing this tutorial, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise, from where you can advance further.

Prerequisites
Attendees need a basic knowledge of software development concepts such as software requirements, coding, testing, etc.

Key Target/Objective: This entire seminar is designed to enable folks to be well informed on the higher level technical aspects of Agile Philosophy, so they can step into this world with full confidence, with the right perspective.