Center for PEAK Leadership - Developing our Society’s Leaders | AIChE

Center for PEAK Leadership - Developing our Society’s Leaders

PEAK stands for Providing Effective and Knowledgeable leadership, which is the goal of this program.   

The overall program is based on best practices for leadership development training. It includes a face to face workshop (one or two are offered each year in conjunction with AIChE events) and then the use of online eLearning materials—to be taken at your convenience via AIChE Academy.

The PEAK Workshop addresses the 4 key themes of the program: 

  • Developing Personal Capabilities
  • Working with Others
  • Outcomes/Focusing on Results
  • Setting a Clear Direction

In addition to learning invaluable leadership skills that apply to your volunteer work as well as your job, a side benefit is you will get to network and interact with other AIChE leaders in both appointed and elected roles. 

Online eLearning

Developing Personal Capabilities:

Working with Others:

Outcomes/Focusing on Results:

Setting a Clear Direction:

  • Become familiar with AIChE’s PEAK Leadership Certification Program and understand why new leadership behaviors are needed for working with volunteers and within organizations today
  • Learn ways to lead high-performance teams which are teams focused on outcomes and results
  • Learn ways to grow personal collaboration capabilities
  • Learn how to improve negotiation and inclusion in working with others
  • Learn several proven tactics for improving interactions with other technical people

Technical professionals in need of leadership skills in order to change their organizations and groups for the better whether they hold a formal leadership position or not.

Day One

1:00 - 2:00 pm Lesson 1: Why PEAK Leadership?

  • Welcome and Introduction: 2 min
  • Leadership in Theory Presentation: 10 min
  • Leadership Style Exercise: 18 min
  • Leadership in Practice Presentation: 15 min
  • Leadership Thinking Assessment: 15 min

2:00 - 2:35 pm Lesson 2: Effective Interactions

  • Negotiation Presentation: 15 min
  • Negotiation Preparation Exercise: 20 min

2:35 - 2:45 pm Break

  • A scheduled break for participants to use as needed
  • Also a good time to come up with questions in the chat box for the facilitator to address during the next class exercise

2:45 - 3:20 pm Lesson 2: Effective Interactions continued

  • Emotion Management Presentation: 15 min
  • Emotion Triggers Exercise: 20 min

3:20 - 4:30 pm Lesson 3: Interacting with Technical People

  • Traits of Technical People Presentation: 15 min
  • Technical Traits Exercise: 15 min
  • Science of Interaction: 15 min
  • Role Play: 25 min

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