Managing and Leading Teams and Running an Effective Meeting (Ticketed Event)

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:00am-10:30am EDT

This year's AIChE Annual Meeting will offer a special workshop titled "Managing and Leading Teams and Running an Effective Meeting", led by Dennis W. Hess.

Managing and Leading Teams and Running an Effective Meeting

Engineers typically work in teams where a leader oversees and guides process/product development and direction.  When technically-trained individuals undertake a leadership or managerial role, frustration is a frequent outcome, despite technical competency and good intentions.  Leaders also run meetings where important decisions are made and changes to existing processes and directions initiated.  Unfortunately, meetings are often viewed as ineffective and a waste of time, although they are a necessary part of leadership.  This workshop will discuss reasons why engineers and scientists often find adaptation into leadership roles disconcerting and will explore ways to smooth the transition.  In addition, reasons for the inappropriate conduct by leaders and meeting attendees that limits meeting success will be discussed and approaches to facilitate effective and productive meetings described.


This workshop is priced at $30 and advanced registration is required.

If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can add this ticketed event when you register.  If you have already registered for the meeting, please call Customer Service at 1-800-242-4363 or 203-702-7660 (outside of US) to add this event referencing item # 206.

Dennis W. Hess

Dennis W. Hess is the Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include thin films, surfaces, interfaces, and plasma processing. He has a B.S. in Chemistry (Albright College), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry (Lehigh University).Read more