Leadership Skills Clinics and Digital Badging

Engineering Leadership Skills Clinics are action-oriented, short-term classes that build your confidence and capabilities in engineering teamwork and leadership. Each Clinic comprises two interactive workshops separated by an Action Interval in which you will experiment with new skills and analyze the results.

Engineering Leadership Skills Clinics offered for the second-half of the Fall ’22 semester:

ENGRG 4800 – Listening Skills

Listening and genuinely listening is not the same thing. Listening Skills for Leaders teaches the foundational skill of transformational leadership. You’ll learn a simple method for getting better information, creating empathy, and building better relationships through intentional listening. During the action interval, you’ll apply these skills in real-world situations and reflect on your experience. The second and final workshop is dedicated to sharing your ‘lessons learned’ and forming a plan to continue to develop leader listening skills.

Class will meet Monday, October 24 & Monday, November 7

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ENGRG 4805 – Positive Team Culture

Building a Positive Team Culture teaches any team member (not just the leaders!) how to shape norms, expectations, and behaviors to support the team’s goals. You’ll learn tools to align members with the mission of the team and elicit high performance from everyone. During the action interval, you’ll apply these skills in real-world situations and reflect on your experience. The second and final workshop is dedicated to sharing your ‘lessons learned’ and forming a plan to continue to practice the skill of building a positive team culture.

Class will meet Thursday, October 20 & Thursday, November 3

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ENGRG 4820 – Difficult Conversations

Having Difficult Conversations will enable you to communicate effectively in situations that may be uncomfortable but are critical to team success, such as giving difficult feedback, setting boundaries, challenging dominant views, acknowledging failures, and so on.  You’ll learn a process and language for recognizing and working through these situations while managing yours and others’ emotions. During the action interval, you’ll apply these skills in a real-world situation and reflect on your experience. The second and final workshop is dedicated to sharing your ‘lessons learned’ and forming a plan to continue to practicing having difficult conversations in a variety of situations.

Class will meet Thursday, November 10 & Thursday, December 1

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ENGRG 4830 – Giving Feedback

Giving Feedback will give you a framework, method, and language for giving others feedback they can use. You’ll learn how to take the sting out of critical feedback and be more comfortable offering feedback for the sake of team success. During the action interval, you’ll apply these skills in real-world situations and reflect on your experience. The second and final workshop is dedicated to sharing your ‘lessons learned’ and forming a plan to continue to practice the skill of giving effective feedback.

Class will meet Tuesday, October 18 & Tuesday, November 1

4:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

ENGRG 4840 – Effective Followership

Followership will teach you the mindset and behaviors of an active follower who adds value to a team and exerts influence without title. You’ll learn what great followers do and why no leader can succeed without also being a great follower. During the action interval, you’ll apply active followership skills in a real-world situation and reflect on your experience. The second and final workshop is dedicated to sharing your ‘lessons learned’ and forming a plan to continue to develop your skills as a follower.

Class will meet Wednesday, October 26 & Wednesday, November 9

4:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

 

In addition to learning a new skill, each clinic will carry a 0.5 credit and a digital microcredential; complete six of them and earn a digital Mastery Badge in Engineering Leadership Fundamentals to display on your resume, LinkedIn, and social media pages.  Total time commitment is 10-12 hours over 3-4 weeks. Each semester Clinics on several topics will be offered.

Earn Engineering Leadership Fundamentals Badges

Our mission is to prepare all Cornell Engineers with the professional skills they need to succeed in their careers and in the world. Potential employers already know you will be ready with your technical prowess. What makes the difference is how well you manage relationships, collaborate, communicate, and lead.

Cornell Engineering Leadership BadgeDigital badges are an established way to show the world that you have mastered these skills. You will earn a digital credential for each Skills Clinic you complete to a high standard of excellence. Upon earning six credentials, you will be awarded the Mastery Badge in Engineering Leadership Fundamentals. Display your badges on your resume, on LinkedIn, in your portfolios, and on your social media platforms. Get an edge. Show your potential employers that you are prepared to lead.

Ready to get started?

The Engineering Leadership Skills Clinics are open to ALL students in the College of Engineering. Register now to enroll in the Engineering Leadership Skills Clinics offered Fall ’22 7 Week 2. For students that may go over the 20 credit limit, you will need to fill out the appropriate petition and submit it to the Engineering Registrar’s Office.

For more information, email us at engineering_leaders@cornell.edu.