Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills


Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills


** August event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date **

Workshop Overview

The Leadership Skills workshop is intended to help participants develop and improve interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills.  The workshop is targeted to those in management or leadership roles in engineering/technical organizations, business, industry, academia or volunteer organizations.  However, anyone interested in further developing these skills in dealing with people and working within any type of organization will benefit from the workshop.  The format for the workshop includes the presentation of the core material and interactive participation; using exercises, case studies and open discussion.

Workshop Content


Definition of Leadership
Interpersonal Effectiveness


Attributes of a Leader
Difference between management skills and leadership skills
Being a Leader
Holistic Communications

 Interpersonal communications

Personal Interactive Skills
Jungian type personality indicators
Myers-Briggs Self Evaluation
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Team Building

 Conflict Management

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Styles
Self Evaluation
Situations to use conflict styles and consequences
Confronting Conflict

 Problem Solving and Decision Making

Formal techniques, eg. KT, Alamo, Cause Mapping, etc
Synergistic Decision Making

>> Part of the PACE activities (Professional Activities Committe for Engineers). So what is PACE?

The Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section, promotes the professional interests of IEEE USA members in this Section. PACE activities may include:

    * Workshops on career issues (e.g., networking, career planning, career transitions, interviewing skills)
    * Skill training workshops (e.g., entrepreneurship, effective speaking, technical writing, soft skills, critical thinking, leadership skills, etc)
    * Government policy as it affects Engineering and Technology.

** August event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date **

  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Aug 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 244 Meadow Brook Road
  • Rochester, Michigan
  • United States 48309-4451
  • Building: Hannah Hall
  • Room Number: 113
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  • For final registration, you need to do a pre-payment. Once completed, you will receive an attendee confirmation.


Sharan Kalwani of IEEE Education Society


Professional Development Workshop: Leadership skills


Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with 25+ years of experience. Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in many diverse areas. He is a sought after speaker at many conferences and seminars, such as Supercomputing, HPC Advisory Council, SIAM, Infiniband Trade Association, etc. Sharan is a senior member of IEEE-Computer Society, IEEE-Education Society and IEEE-Vehicle Tech Society, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and leads the SIG-Linux section of SEMCO. He enjoys teaching, holds an Adjunct Faculty position at local educational sites. He has published one book "Linux and Internet Security" and is now working on his second text, about a new computer programming language. He is a recipient of the 2018 IEEE MGA Achievement award, 2021 IEEE Region 4 Jack Sherman award and 2022 Robert Neff Section award for his contributions to IEEE activities.



09:00 AM - Registration/Sign In, verification of attendee, Coffee & Continental Snacks

09:05 AM - Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update

09:10 AM - Overview of the Session,

11:00 AM - End of Part 1:  Break

11:10 AM - Tutorial Talk: Start of Part 2

1:30 PM - End of session, Q&A, formal conclusion, feedback session and Wrap Up

A printed copy of the notes will be provided to each confirmed attendee. There is a small fee to cover costs of refreshments and the printed material. Registration is confirmed only after fee is pre-paid


A certificate (or CEUs / PDH) are available but by prior request. Please indicate this on the sign-in sheet or email the sponsors in advance. There is a small fee ($99 for IEEE members and $200 for non-IEEE members) to cover materials, handouts, tutorial notes, printing, postage, etc. (non refundable)