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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
Learners taking this Course are
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome

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

Introduction to Leadership

10 videos (Total 35 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
10 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
6 readings
Recommended Reading50m
Completing the Personality Assessments20m
Journaling Introduction5m
Journaling Topic20m
Goal Setting10m
Journaling Topic20m
3 practice exercises
Blooms Quiz8m
Goal Setting10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Engineering Profession

9 videos (Total 62 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
9 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
4 readings
Recommended Readings1h
Engineer of 20202h
President Kennedy's Vision Speech18m
Journaling Topic30m
2 practice exercises
Engineer of 20206m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Self Awareness

11 videos (Total 38 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
11 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
5 readings
Recommended Readings2h 30m
Personality Assessments20m
Are You a Player or a Victim?15m
Know Your Life Purpose10m
Journaling Topic30m
3 practice exercises
Hierarchy of Life Skills Quiz6m
Self Assessments8m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Stress Management

8 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
8 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
3 readings
Recommended Reading1h
How to Make Stress Your Friend15m
Journaling Topic20m
3 practice exercises
Quiz: Motivation to Lead6m
Stress Management6m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Self Awareness and the Effective Leader

By JLMay 14th 2019

Very pertinent information. Presented in a usable format. Helped me to see areas in my life that I hadn't previously considered. Revealed my blind spots and gave helpful tools to improve those areas.

By PSAug 14th 2017

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

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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