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There's a class for that
This post is a blatant, not-at-all-subtle pitch for The Jennings Group’s leadership class. If you or someone you know is looking to develop leadership skills, we’ve been developing and refining this course for a couple of decades now, and we’re pretty proud of how well it works for people.
People say great things about it:
“Best training I have ever taken to improve myself. It helped me to understand what drives me.”
– Jeff Stearns, Operations Leader, Woodard & Curran
“This is an excellent program. The information was valuable and has been and will continue to be a useful tool in my professional career.”
– Karen Anewalt, HVEA Engineers
“Excellent and informative. I wish I could have had this years ago.”
– Stephen Sherwood, Resident Engineer, HVEA
Many of the topics will also be familiar to people who regularly read this feed:
Applying leadership principles
Leadership versus management
Understanding yourself and others as a leader
Communicating to motivate
Leading difficult/strong-willed people
Leading in conflict situations
Leading change: motivating individual change and leading organizational change
Empowering and growing others: delegating, coaching, mentoring, empowering
Taking and controlling personal/career risk
Defining a personal leadership style
Inspiring leadership in others and creating a leadership culture
We offer it through multiple chapters of ACEC (full listing on our website), and some of the first classes have already sold out, so we’ve added another remote class and another in-person class (in Manhattan through ACEC/NY). These classes are all scheduled to start in September. Please check it out and/or pass along this post to others who also may be interested. You don’t have to work at an ACEC or ASCE member firm—or even in a technical service field. This is an effective training for anyone who needs to build teams, work with clients, coordinate contractors, manage staffers, or otherwise work with people, and who wants to learn to develop a practical skillset with a minimum of theory or “touchy-feely” stuff.
If you have any questions—questions about the leadership class, questions about this feed, questions about the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow—please send them along! You can use our contact form to get in touch.