Available dates

Mar 31—Apr 2, 2020
3 days
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
USD 1390
USD 463 per day


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About the course

One of the most critical career transitions for engineers and technical professionals is the move from individual contributor to manager and leader. Whether that is in a formal management role or as a project leader, strong interpersonal and leadership skills can determine future opportunities.

Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and Mendoza College of Business have combined resources to present a professional development opportunity for technical professionals who are either preparing for this transition or have already begun to move into a leadership role.

Notre Dame’s Engineering Leadership program is designed to provide participants with a proven way to become effective leaders and managers – and to remain strong and productive performers.

During the program they will:

  • Learn to be consciously competent managers with effective leadership and managerial skills, including performance development and team leadership.
  • Develop interpersonal skills and awareness that will improve performance – both their own and that of their employees.
  • Design a specific plan to become successful leaders within their own organizations.

This hands-on workshop challenges the participants to assess their own leadership styles, understand how to motivate employees and help those employees reach their full potential, develop skills in the areas of constructive feedback, conflict resolution and problem solving, and better understand how to meet the difficult challenges of managing people, instead of data or things!


Engineering Leadership (Please note: Times are in Eastern time.) Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.


Morris Commons B, Stayer Center

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.


Morris Commons B, Stayer Center

Arrive on campus
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Communication and Feedback

Group Photo

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


High Performing Teams

Cognitive Problem Solving

Conflict Management

Conflict Model


12:00-1:00 p.m.

Morris Commons B,Stayer Center


12:15- 1:15 p.m.

South Dining Hall


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Stayer Center Executive Lounge 305

1:00-6:00 p.m.

Introductions and Outline of Program


Defining Engineering Leadership

The Structure of Scientific Revolution

The Effectiveness Triangle

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Performance Development

Situational Leadership

Unwanted Performance

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Mental Models

Creating a Development Plan

Determining Your Feedback Plan

6:00– 7:00 p.m.


Stayer Center Executive Lounge 305

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Optional Campus tour to meet in the lobby of the Stayer Center

Free evening for exploring campus and South Bend community

Who should attend

This program is designed for technical professionals who have managerial or leadership responsibilities – Team Leaders, Project Leaders, Section Heads, Supervisors, Department Heads, Managers, etc. It also includes any managers who do not have strong technical backgrounds, but now find themselves leading people with technical training and responsibilities.

The program is approved to award 15 PDH (Professional Development Hours) for Professional Engineers (P.E.) toward their continuing education requirement.

Trust the experts

Paul J. Slaggert

Paul J. Slaggert is the director of Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2001, he was director of the Cincinnati Center for Management and Executive Development in the College of Business Administration at the Unive...


Gary A. Gilot

Gary A. Gilot is currently the Director of the Department of Public Works for the City of South Bend. Gary earned a bachelor of science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in Upstate New York (1978). He also has an MBA from Indiana University at South Bend (1985). He i...


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