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Soft Skills Essentials for Engineers

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Soft Skills Essentials for Engineers

  • 09 Nov 2022 – 10 Nov 2022
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm EDT

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Course Description

Soft Skills Essentials for Engineers
9 -10 November 2022


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  • Description

    When graduates from technology or engineering schools enter the workforce, they are usually ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of their positions. They have limited skills or knowledge to communicate, lead or work in a team. This course is designed to train junior and middle staff to accelerate their transformation into effective members of a working team.

    85% of job success comes from having well‐developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge according to research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Standard Research Center. 

    Technical skills may get you the job, but soft skills will define your career advancement, success and happiness in the workplace. 

    In this highly interactive 2-day course, we will address problems of poor communication and engagement, lack of team collaboration, conflicts, inefficient meetings, unengaging presentations, poor management performance, decreased productivity, difficulty to retain talent and overwhelmed workload. 

    By the end of this course, you will be able to communicate effectively, maximize collaboration and build trust. You will be better equipped to lead and deliver results-oriented meetings. You will master the art of delivering engaging presentations and position yourself as a respected team leader or team player. Finally, you will learn tools and techniques for time management to increase productivity, meet deadlines and have more energy. 

    This is your chance to stand out from the crowd and invest in yourself and in your company. This course will teach skills and knowledge to communicate, lead and work in a team. In a world full of average, be outstanding.

  • Outline

    This training is highly interactive, laptops/notebook computers are highly encouraged. 

    Day 1

       8:00     Introductions

       8:15     Communication

       12:00   Lunch

       1:00     Collaboration

       2:15     Public Speaking

       4:00     Q&A/Adjourn


    Day 2

       8:00     Leadership

       12:00   Lunch

       1:00     Running Effective Meetings

       2:45     Time Management

       4:00     Q&A/Adjourn

  • Instructors

    Karine Leblanc, P.E., Member ASHRAE

     Karine Leblanc the National Sales Manager at iAIRE, where she uses her engineering background, coaching and relationship-building skills to motivate and develop a winning sales team.

    She has a mechanical engineering degree from Ecole de Technologie Superieure in Montreal, a university focused on applied engineering and technology. She is a certified John Maxwell coach, trainer, and speaker, a certified behavioral analysis consultant, and an eSpeakers certified virtual presenter. She is the published author of How to Be Human in a Technical World available on Amazon.

    Not your typical engineer™, Karine served on the board of directors for ASHRAE from 2014 to 2017 and holds the distinction of becoming the first female Region X director and regional chair since 1959.  She is the Past-President of the National Speaker Association Los Angeles Chapter. She has received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, John F James International Award and was awarded an honorary medal as part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Quebec for her exceptional contribution to the university.


    Pam Duffy, P.E., Member ASHRAE

    Pam Duffy has 15+ years’ experience in the HVAC industry as an engineer, business leader, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and COO of Powerhouse Consulting Group, a software consulting firm for the skilled trades.

     Pam has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. She is a licensed P.E., an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and a member of the AHR Expo Industry Expert Council. Pam is a Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and has been named to both the Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s list of 40 under 40 as well as the NEWS’ 40 under 40.

  • Fees

    This training is highly interactive, laptops/notebook computers are highly encouraged. 

    Registration Fees

    November 9-10, 2022 Member Non-Member
    Early Bird – 30 Days $763 $954
    Standard $786 $983

    Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Learning Institute at least 30 days prior to the training date. Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to the training date are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend the training or who cancel less than 15 days prior to the training date are liable for the entire registration fee. A substitute registrant may be enrolled at any time by contacting Karen Murray by phone 678-539-1146 or email kmurray@ashrae.org. Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.

  • Location

    Training Location:

    ASHRAE Headquarters
    180 Technology Parkway NW
    Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092


    Lodging: 

    Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners
    475 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092 

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