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February 2016

Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Gary Robinson, P.Eng. – President, E. M. Sciences Ltd 
Credit: 15 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until Feb 3, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Non-Member Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Student Member Price: Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making - Day 1 : $447.50 + GST = $469.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 03, 2016 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
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Email: [email protected]
This course presents an approach to engineering leadership that combines individual strengths with team processes, to make timely, high quality decisions and to develop a project culture that will increase the probability of success on a continuous basis

Many engineering leaders view problem solving and decision making as a subject requiring a linear procedure, authority, and the right technical expertise. While this is adequate for some technical situations, the majority of project problems and conflicts has more to do with a lack of communication and teamwork, and an inability to use the ideas of others in making good decisions. This course presents an approach to engineering leadership that combines individual strengths with team processes, to make timely, high quality decisions and to develop a project culture that will increase the probability of success on a continuous basis
 
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
  • modifying leadership behavior to meet the needs of the situation
  • 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
  • personal development for leaders
  • building 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. – President, 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 Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) in the International Organization Development Institute, a member of the Project Management Institute, a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia and is certified in providing neurofeedback (brain biofeedback).
 

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