Engineering Leadership Classes

ENGRG 3900 Foundations of Engineering Leadership

This is the first of two required classes in the Engineering Leadership Certification Program. The focus is on "self" and "team" competencies. Students gain knowledge about their own strengths, values, purpose, goals, and derailers. Further topics include project management basics, presentation and communication skills, and team dynamics. From this foundation, students form teams to enact a Leadership Project that has meaning and impact. This class includes two required weekend retreats (January and March) in addition to the regularly scheduled class.

May be applied as Liberal Studies credit in KCM and CE categories.

(Spring. 2 credits. Limited to students accepted to the Leadership Certification Program.)


ENGRG 3910 Applied Engineering Leadership

Weekly experiential learning about different aspects of leadership and teamwork. Exercises are fun and engaging, sometimes taking students outside of the lab to experiment with different "people skills". Topics include communication, decision-making for leaders, managing conflict, emotional regulation and personality, brainstorming, ethics, networking, influence and persuasion, organizational culture, and others.

May be applied as Liberal Studies credit in categories CA, KCM, SBA, and CE.

(Fall. 3 credits. Open to Certification Program students)


Seminar: Peer Coaching Basics 

An introduction to coaching our peers, students, and selves

With a few basic skills, you can help your friends, teammates, co-workers, and yourself reduce stress and get more accomplished. Why does coaching work? Through improved listening, empathy, and empowering questions, coaches help others explore issues and challenges more deeply to develop stronger ideas, plans, and actions. Coaches help individuals and teams identify and solve their own problems. People who are coached are more likely to be invested in solutions, and apply energy to actions when they are rooted in their own ideas.

For credit class beginning in Fall 2019  

Open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Enrollment for each class limited to 25. Please Reserve at spot by writing to Robin Parker at