Program Curriculum / Schedule


Students can choose to attend individual sessions, or can sign up to earn a leadership certificate. To earn the certificate, students need to do the following:

  • Attend 4 of the 6 workshop sessions
  • Working with SELECT staff, create and follow a leadership development experience plan in which students engage in leadership skill building activities, including critical reflection and portfolio development

Sessions are scheduled in ETB 124 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Part A (Fall term)               Theme:  Self-awareness leads to organizational awareness

Session 1 (September 30, 2015)
What is leadership?  What is distinctive about engineering leadership?  How and what can I learn from engineering leaders?

Session 2 (October 29, 2015)
Leadership self-awareness:  what kind of leader am I?  Learn about how character and values shape leadership attributes, and see the impact in engineering leadership.

Session 3 (November 18, 2015)
Self and other:  learn about building effective teams, appreciating diversity, and behaving ethically.  Understand the critical importance of personal and team effectiveness in engineering success.


Part B (winter term)               Theme:  Building the Leadership Toolkit

Session 4 (January 19, 2016)
Mission, values and strategic planning:  learn how to set goals, plan, execute and evaluate.  Learn how engineering leaders

  • Take initiative
  • Make decisions in the face of uncertainty
  • Demonstrate responsibility and personal accountability

Session 5 (February 24, 2016)
Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.  Learn about resolving conflict, negotiating and influencing, motivation and delegation.

Session 6 (March 24, 2016)

Leadership strategies for Engineering Career Success – learning from engineering leaders.