Communication Skills

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

Skills They Don’t Teach You in School

May 9, 2017
It’s impossible to learn everything you need to know for your career in a four-year undergraduate program. A proper education should prepare you with the tools and skills you need...

Creating an Environment for Student Success

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2017
Teaching chemical engineering students? Learn how to create an environment that ensures all students have the opportunity succeed. In this 60-minute webinar, discover how to create an environment for success in the classroom. Learn how to prepare before class begins, including specific things to do...

Become a Better Writer

April
2017
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
You may call yourself an engineer, but you’re also a writer. Follow these 10 tips to improve your writing.

Soft Skills for Chemical Engineers

April
2017
Career Catalyst
The term soft skills refers to nontechnical proficiencies. As the name implies, soft skills are not rigidly defined but often include communication (verbal and written), teamwork and collaboration, leadership, creativity, and adaptability.

April 2017 CEP Preview

April 12, 2017
This month: a special feature on becoming a better writer, which anyone can read in full online.

It's True! You Don't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Archived Webinar
Nov 2, 2016
Take advantage of the game-changing power of etiquette in your career. Attend this webinar to brush up on the basics of professional etiquette. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain a refresher on professional etiquette and how chemical engineers can use it to advance their careers. You’ll...

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering - 2016 Edition

Archived Webinar
Aug 24, 2016
This presentation has been updated to reflect changes in industry and ongoing customer interest. Life often presents us with dilemmas: What is the right thing to do? Our technical training as engineers does not prepare us for this aspect of professional life. This webinar explores this question. It...

Program Management: Techniques and Pillars

Archived Webinar
Oct 22, 2015
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (ret) speaks to the VLS about creating successful programs. He will provide insight on his view that programs – be they fighter planes, pharmaceutical production lines, or major construction projects have much in common. This talk will provide insights and give you a...

Leadership Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Archived Webinar
Feb 20, 2013
This webinar discusses the “hidden leadership” opportunities that are woven into everyday roles, how to recognize these opportunities and take advantage of them.

Understanding Those Chemical Engineers!

Archived Webinar
Apr 18, 2012
Get an overview some of the basic principles of chemical engineering for use by other engineers as well as other disciplines that must interact with chemical engineers.

Polishing Your Technical Communication Skills

Archived Webinar
Nov 16, 2011
We improve our communication if we follow a problem solving approach for each of the four stages: prewriting, writing, polishing/revising and delivery. Learn about this approach.

Effective Communication Based Leadership Skills to Lead a Voluntary Organization

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Effective communication leadership skills are necessary to lead a voluntary organization. True leadership is interrelated to management skills and applicable in voluntary organization as well as other type of business organizations. The increasing diversity of multicultural, voluntary organization...

Communicate with Power, Tone up Your Skills

Archived Webinar
Dec 2, 2009
This webinar presents ways to tone up your skills by organizing your thoughts and messages to be most effective in this age of fast communications.

How to Write Reports for Management

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2008
Your project is finished and you are ready to draft your report. Your mind is full of topics to cover and details to include. As you start the outline, you still haven't decided how to write the report. How will you start your story? What will your first sentence say? How will you share with your...
L to R: Austin Wright-Pettibone, University of Washington; Mena-George Basaly, City College of New York; Tomas Wesley Green of the University of Kansas

Introducing AIChE’s 2016 WISE Interns

August 19, 2016
Summer wouldn’t be summer without the tradition of the WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) program, which offers students across engineering disciplines the...

Interview Tips

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 4, 2013

Smart Blogging for Chemical Engineers

May
2012
Career Catalyst
Loraine Kasprzak
Blogs have come a long way since their first appearance in the late 1990s, when they were little more than online diaries. Today, people are just as likely to turn to blogs (Internet shorthand for “Web log”) as to newspapers or magazines for information and news.

Hopefully, Change Won't Be Difficult

May
2012
Editorial
I was taught that the word hopefully means “in a hopeful manner” or “full of hope.” Authors who start a sentence with the word hopefully usually mean “I (we) hope” or “it is hoped” — which is an incorrect usage of the word.

Advance Your Career in 8 Words or Less

August
2002
Special Section
Kate Wendleton
A short, simple and concise message can be an effective way to let others know about your accomplishments and your worth.

Getting Your Message Across

May
2004
Career Catalyst
Margaret Clarke Hunt, Denise Price Hosier
Engineers play an important role in the marketing of products, processes and services. Here's a short course on the basics of marketing communications to help you be effective in that role.

Write a Better Brochure

October
2001
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
Engineers are often called on to review product brochures and ads for equipment and processes. Here are six tips for working more effectively with an ad agency or corporate marketing-communications department to create good product literature.

Give Memorable Presentations

January
2003
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
These guidelines will help you prepare and deliver a more exciting presentation.

Improve Your Telephone Skills

May
2003
Career Catalyst
Make the most of this important tool by practicing some common sense and good etiquette. RobertW.Bly-
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