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March 2014

Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making Workshop

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 2
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown 1110 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
Presenter: Gary Robinson, P.Eng. – E. M. Sciences Ltd
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $785.00 + GST = $824.25 until Feb 11, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $855.00 + GST = $897.75

Non-Member Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $855.00 + GST = $897.75

Student Member Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $427.50 + GST = $448.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 11, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: ** Underground parking is available at $3.50 per hour, daily max of $14 from 6am to 6pm, early bird rate of $10.50, evening is $2.50 per hour with an evening max of $7. ** The Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown is pleased to offer a special rate of $109 per night plus taxes. This rate is subject to change without notice. To make a reservation please Phone: 604.684.2151 / Toll-Free: 1.800.663.9151 / Email: Andrea Chan at [email protected]
Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making Workshop. Many project leaders take a top-down approach to problem solving and decision making. This is adequate for some technical situations, but most project problems and conflicts result from a lack of communication and teamwork - and a reluctance to seek input from others. This course presents a leadership approach that combines individual strengths with team processes to make timely, effective decisions. The result is a leadership culture that continually improves its decision making and problem solving, and its ability to prevent or resolve issues before they become crises.
The culture in many engineering offices and projects encourages a linear, top down process, often based on technical expertise to solve problems and make decisions. While this may be adequate for some technical situations, the majority of project problems and conflicts result from a lack of communication and teamwork and a reluctance to invite and use the ideas of others in making good decision.
 
This course presents a leadership approach that combines individual strengths with team processes to make timely, effective decisions. The result is a leadership culture that continually improves its decision making and problem solving, and its ability to prevent or resolve issues before they become crises.
 
Topics

  • personal and team styles of learning and problem solving
  • stages of effective problem solving
  • collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision making
  • role of the manager in decision making
  • causes and ways of resolving conflict for mutual benefit
  • positive management of project crises
  • ‘comparative analysis to evaluate alternative solutions
  • when to collaborate, delegate or give direction
  • giving and receiving constructive feedback or criticism for positive results
  • creating a creative and productive solution-based culture
Process
 
Small teams will be formed at the beginning and the teams will work together throughout the course to practice and learn individual and team skills.

What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:

  • “I learnt lots about leadership and gained awareness of the different learning styles and personalities. I also learnt to work better as a team. Thanks very much Gary, really enjoyed the experience.”
  • “Very knowledgeable and experienced. Engaged with group quite well. Great case study and ‘industry’ examples. Thoroughly enjoyed the two days, bravo!”
  • “Experienced – has many great examples. Just perfect instructing this. I’ll recommend this workshop to workers in any role! – not only valuable to managerial.”
Presenter
 
Gary Robinson, P.Eng. – E. M. Sciences Ltd
 
Gary Robinson is president of E.M. Sciences Ltd, a management-consulting firm formed in 1975 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses.  Services include organization development and culture change, management training and coaching, collaborative project planning, work redesign, team building, project partnering processes, project management consultation and critique, strategic planning, conflict resolution and continuous productivity and quality improvement.  The purpose of his consulting is to increase the productivity of teams, organizations and managers in ways that will also improve the quality of working life for the people in the organization
 
Gary has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Organization Development.  Partly as a result of his first career as an engineering manager, most of his work is done with projects or with companies whose services and products are delivered as projects.  His clients in Canada, the United States, England, India, Korea and Australia have included engineering companies, architectural firms, contractors, manufacturers, federal and provincial governments and crown corporations, city governments, high tech research firms, software design companies, banks, oil companies, universities, hospitals, community agencies, and a variety of voluntary organizations.
 
He is a member of the Organization Development network, Project Management Institute, and the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia.   He is also a Master Trainer in Relationship Awareness Theory for Personal Strengths Publishing.
 

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