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PACE Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 - 14:00 EDT

Co-sponsored by: Subramaniam Ganesan

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
  • 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

Speaker(s): Don Bramlett, Sharan Kalwani


10:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update

10:15 AM – Skills Talk: Part 1

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM – Skills Talk: Part 2

12:00 AM – Break/Lunch

12:30 AM – Skills Talk: Part 3 plus Exercises

01:30 PM –  Q & A

01:45 PM – Formal Conclusion. 

A printed copy of the notes will be provided to each confirmed attendee. There is a small fee to cover costs of refreshments and the printed material. Registration is final only after fee is pre-paid


Room: EC 275
Bldg: Engineering Center
EC 275 Engineering Center
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan


August 19, 2017
10:00 - 14:00
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