The High Demand for Social Skills in Engineering

When:  Mar 14, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Engineers with a balanced set of technical and social skills earn more, are promoted faster, and are highly sought by employers. As the pace of technology increases, so does the demand for social skills in the workplace. This webinar explains why a singular, technology-based skill-set is insufficient to satisfy industry expectations transformed by innovation and technology. Finally, this webinar illuminates why engineers with highly developed social skills are more engaged and efficient, better at collaboration and problem solving, experience higher customer loyalty, and become indispensable members of their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The rapid pace of technological change and the effects on the engineering industry;
  2. The importance of social skills in the rapidly changing technology-based workplace;
  3. Why engineers who possess a balanced set of technical and social skills earn more and get promoted faster; and
  4. Rules of thumb to develop social skill competencies.

Speaker: Randy P. Wall, P.E., MPA
Speaker bio: Randy P. Wall, P.E., MPA is the president of the Engineering Leadership Institute and is a values-based leadership consultant grounded in a 33-year career in engineering, business, political science, and entrepreneurial mastery. Wall received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis, his Master of Public Administration from Montana State University in Bozeman, and is currently a PhD candidate in the American Studies program at MSU, with a dissertation in Leadership in the American Engineering Industry. Mr. Wall is a licensed professional engineer in five states, including Montana.