Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People Originally delivered Mar 24, 2011 Source: VLS - Virtual Local Section Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Basic Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Our training as engineers focuses on the physical sciences, and the relationships we learn about are generally mathematical ones. However, the day-to-day work of engineering requires constant interactions with people, and our career success depends as much on how we handle those interactions as it does on our technical abilities. Of particular importance is the way we manage interpersonal conflict at work.In this fascinating and practical talk Dr Alan Rossiter, 2010 Chair of the South Texas Local Section, contends that conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. Rather, if we learn to handle conflict situations with respect and consideration, and look beyond the short-term discomfort they bring, they can be turned into growth experiences both for us individually and for our organizations.The 'soft' skills discussed in this presentation are themes in Dr. Rossiter’s new book titled 'Professional Excellence, Beyond Technical Competence'. Presenter(s): Alan P. Rossiter Alan P. Rossiter, PhD, P.E., is president of Rossiter & Associates, a consulting company based in Bellaire, TX (Email: email@example.com; Website: associates.rossiters.org), which helps industrial companies achieve excellence in energy efficiency. He received his PhD in chemical engineering, from the University of Cambridge. He has more than 35 years of experience in process engineering and management, including eight years in plant technical support, design and research with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI, United Kingdom) and nine...Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing Individuals AIChE Member Credits 0.5 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Virtual Local Section Members Free AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).