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Beginner Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome

...
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings
Video1 video
Reading6 readings
Course Icon Legend3m
Syllabus3m
Discussion Forum Guidelines5m
Required Materials2m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Self Awareness Writing Assignment and Rubric10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Leadership

Outline a leadership competency framework, explain a methodology for assessing skill level and begin developing your leadership toolbox with an introduction to networking....
Reading
10 videos (Total 35 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
RCEL Framework1m
Bloom's Taxonomy2m
Leadership Journals2m
Personality Assessments5m
Goal Setting2m
Engineering Leadership1m
Tool box - Personal Networking11m
Dave's Journal - Model for Engineering Leadership2m
Summary2m
Reading6 readings
Recommended Reading50m
Completing the Personality Assessments20m
Journaling Introduction5m
Journaling Topic20m
Goal Setting10m
Journaling Topic20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Blooms Quiz8m
Goal Setting10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Engineering Profession

Discuss the challenges that engineers will face in the future and continue developing your toolbox with strategies for managing your time and how to prioritize....
Reading
9 videos (Total 62 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Innovation Demonstration6m
Engineer of 20203m
Engineer Interview36m
President Kennedy's Engineering Challenge1m
Tool Box: Time Management5m
Tool box: Prioritizing Time, Size Relative to Importance Levels4m
Dave's Journal - Reflections on the Pace of Change1m
Summary2m
Reading4 readings
Recommended Readingss
Engineer of 2020s
President Kennedy's Vision Speech18m
Journaling Topic30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Engineer of 20206m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Self Awareness

An introduction to self-assessment tools that allow you to identify strengths and weaknesses and how they could impact your leadership style. This week's tool for your leadership toolkit is developing your statement of life purpose. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 38 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Hierarchy of Life Management5m
Personality Assessments8m
Core Self Evaluation2m
Locus of Control5m
Dispositional Influences1m
Cognitive Styles4m
Managing Oneself Discussion3m
Tool box - Statement of Life Purpose1m
Dave's Journal - Making Assumptions2m
Summary2m
Reading5 readings
Recommended Readings30m
Personality Assessments20m
Are You a Player or a Victim?15m
Know Your Life Purpose10m
Journaling Topic30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Hierarchy of Life Skills Quiz6m
Self Assessments8m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Stress Management

Develop strategies for limiting or leveraging stress to improve your leadership style. The tool of the week teaches you to practice effective techniques for controlling stress....
Reading
8 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Motivation to Lead2m
Stress as a Forcefield3m
Defense Mechanisms and Responses2m
Strategies for Managing Stress4m
Dave's Journal - Philmont Trek1m
Tool box - Using Stress Management1m
Summary1m
Reading3 readings
Recommended Readings
How to Make Stress Your Friend15m
Journaling Topic20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Quiz: Motivation to Lead6m
Stress Management6m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By PSAug 14th 2017

Incredibly valuable professional AND PERSONAL skills. Teaches you skills and strategies you can immediately implement into your life

By JSNov 8th 2016

Excellent course to get your brain thinking. Opens your eyes into a leadership sight. Help yourself

Instructor

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David Van Kleeck

Professor in the Practice of Engineering Leadership
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

About Rice University

Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy....

About the Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

Engineers wanting to advance their careers must be able to lead teams effectively. This Specialization is designed for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles. You’ll develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you’ll learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you’re placed in charge of a team or project. You’ll also learn to manage relationships with your team members and colleagues through proven coaching, mentoring, and conflict resolution techniques, and you’ll master goal-setting and planning methods designed to set you and your team up for success. Finally, you’ll learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential....
Leadership Development for Engineers

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