Essential Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals

Course Overview
In the oil and gas industry, skilful and competent leadership is extremely important for safety, productivity and asset management. The 21st century brings new emphasis on leaders, new communication technologies, increased focus on safety, information overload, workforce dynamics, asset integrity and many other concerns which challenge even the most proficient leader/manager. How do we blend these new challenges with tried and true wisdom of success? There are skills to learn that will help you be more effective, with less stress. In this seminar/workshop you will explore your internal drivers and learn how to combine them with new skills for greater effectiveness. This seminar/workshop will include self-assessment, discussion, lecture, readings, role-playing, games, video examples and creation of participant action plans. This course will help you unleash natural motivation in your team. Your stress level can be lowered by working more efficiently and effectively by tapping the emotional intelligence of your team and co-workers.
Who Should Attend

Anyone who has new responsibilities to lead a team.
Supervisors, Team Leads, Managers and others interested in becoming a better leader and a contributing team member will greatly benefit from this one week experience.
Many may want to take this seminar/workshop more than once for continuous improvement.

Key Course Objectives

Become a more effective leader by:

  • Overcoming the “tyranny of the urgent” with better time management
  • Becoming the leader you want to work for

Make better decisions by:

  • Assessing when to make what kind of decisions
  • Developing more options to choose from

Help others develop themselves by:

  • Creating better individual development plans
  • Unleashing their career motivation

Have more effective communications with technical and non-technical teams by:


  • Learning to respond rather than react
  • Developing the patience to let the team do its work
Course Content
  • The nature of teams
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Self-centering and tangential leadership
  • Listening
  • Motivation
  • Group dynamics
  • Conflict management
  • Team-building
  • Critical thinking and taking action

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