Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

Starts Mar 26

Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization

Become an Effective Engineering Leader . Advance your engineering career into leadership and management roles.

About This Specialization

Engineers wanting to advance their careers must be able to lead teams effectively. This Specialization is designed for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles. You’ll develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you’ll learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you’re placed in charge of a team or project. You’ll also learn to manage relationships with your team members and colleagues through proven coaching, mentoring, and conflict resolution techniques, and you’ll master goal-setting and planning methods designed to set you and your team up for success. Finally, you’ll learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential.

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3 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.


Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.


Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Self Awareness and the Effective Leader

    Upcoming session: Mar 26
    5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    Part of being an effective leader is learning how to play to your strengths and overcome characteristics that don't lend to good leadership practices. During the course, you will examine your own strengths and learn ways to use them in a leadership rol
  2. COURSE 2

    Relationship Management

    Upcoming session: Apr 2
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    To be a successful engineer, you must work and play well with others. This course focuses on developing the skills you will need to build and sustain professional relationships and networks. Learn to coach and mentor others, manage conflict a
  3. COURSE 3

    Personal Leadership Development Planning and Leading High Performing Teams

    Upcoming session: Mar 19
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

    About the Course

    An actionable leadership improvement plan enables you to leverage strengths and close the gaps on weaknesses. In this course, you will build your own plan that you can put into practice immediately and realize goals within the next two years. It


  • Rice University

    About Rice University

    Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

  • David Van Kleeck

    David Van Kleeck

    Professor in the Practice of Engineering Leadership