|Engineering projects and businesses succeed where relationships are strong and organisational goals, behaviours and results are owned and clear to everyone. In the contemporary private and public sector world of complexity and uncertainty, to emerge as a skilled leader you must remain resilient and build a team on a foundation of trust to draw out their natural abilities and strengths. This workshop will explore a variety of practical tools and techniques to lift the performance of teams and their leaders operating in an engineering environment.
Engineering leaders must be both technically proficient and business savvy, and be capable of solving complex business and client-facing problems quickly and efficiently. Even the most accomplished engineering professional will understand that technology and business skills alone will not assure either effective leadership or strategic thinking. To be a leader and add strategic value to the organisation, engineering professionals need to complement their occupational expertise with breakthrough leadership and coherent strategic business planning skills.
Leading professional, high-performance teams to both deliver for clients, and to add strategic value to the organisation, requires an ability to engage with and easily convey complex information to non-technical executive and leadership colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. An engineering leader must also inculcate in their team an understanding of their contribution to business strategy, and develop a workplace culture conducive to innovation, and focussed on results.
Moreover, the need to complete tasks and projects effectively and safely and on schedule means engineers also often find themselves in an environment where there is a zero margin for error, yet a natural tension between competing commercial and technical objectives. This two-day masterclass will introduce you to strategies for driving performance, modifying your communication style, engaging staff and stakeholders and adding strategic value. Delegates will address their own leadership styles, strengthen existing skills and develop new leadership techniques.
This workshop will equip engineers and technical professionals with the leadership skills to build high performance teams, to think strategically and plan coherently, interact with and encourage buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders; therefore adding value to their organisations. Throughout this interactive session, participants will explore a range of practical methods, tools and techniques, and exchanging ideas on how to solve real world problems.