I just graduated from college last May, so I have some technical knowledge, but not much professional experience. This series has been a great opportunity for me to jumpstart my career by learning how to actually develop the leadership skills I've heard are so important, like accountability, strategy, and conflict resolution. I joined SWE in college and was very active in my chapter, holding several leadership roles over the years. I now have a Chemical Engineering degree and work as a Production Engineer for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
I'm working on a large project, which means that my work is both important and somewhat uncharted. This is a really exciting opportunity for me, but also a bit intimidating to jump into right after college! Most of the project team members have decades of experience and I think that these webinars have helped give me some insight into how they think as leaders and experienced technical people. I'm actually the only woman on the project team as well, so SWE has been a great resource for me to learn how to best communicate across differences not only in age, but also gender.
Thank you for all you do to keep SWE going strong!
Strategic Leadership Series
Our Strategic Leadership Series continues in March. Register now and master the skills you need to be a successful leader at your organization.
Strategic Leadership 301
Thursday, March 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Speaker: Terra Winston
Recent research has found that even the best strategies can be hamstrung by an organization’s inability to execute. Executives must become adept at navigating the processes, mindsets, and structures that may be barriers to delivering results. In this interactive session, speaker Terra Winston has tips and tools to help leaders turn their strategic vision into action.
Closing the Leadership Gender Gap
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Speaker: Beth Michaels
Gain an understanding of how men and women experience the engineering culture differently, based on SWE’s national research. This research also provides new insights on female attrition. Speaker Beth Michaels concludes with practical recommendations for closing the female leadership gap.
Watch the Rest of the Series to Get Caught Up
Our Strategic Leadership Series began in February. On-demand versions of these and other webinars are available in the Advance Learning Center 2.0 for those who cannot attend the live web sessions.