Leadership Skills

Meet the Inaugural John C. Chen Endowment Recipients

October 31, 2018

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, took time out during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to speak with Donna Bryant and Colin Young, the two inaugural scholarship recipients of the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership.

Meet Process Engineer Denis Fallon

June 21, 2018

Want to know more about process engineering? Hear about this process engineer's career and profit from his insights on finding success in industry.

Career Corner: Leading a Diverse Team

December
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Last summer, I visited a client who runs a NJ-based engineering and manufacturing firm. He knows I’m a foodie, so he shared photos from his company’s Independence Day office party. Picture after picture showed Greek, Indian, Jamaican, Puerto Rican,...

Advice for Young Managers: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

December 3, 2018

Aretha Franklin famously sang “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me,” as a demand for equal treatment for women and minorities during a period of immense societal change.

Raj Gupta: Doing a World of Good

In the first of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series Raj Gupta, shares a captivating story of his personal and professional journey to become a leader in the chemical industry. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August 28, 2018

Have a team effort ahead? Use these tips to collaborate effectively, even when you're in different locations and with different levels of technical skills and expertise.

Managing Change

August 7, 2018

Change brings a dichotomy of emotions: we are either excited for, or absolutely dread, change. Learn to handle change better and manage positive change as a leader within your organization.

July 2018 CEP Preview

July 20, 2018

This month: revisiting the O'Connell correlation, commonly overlooked codes and standards for piping, tips for team motivation, and much more.

Shariq Yosufzai: Doing a World of Good

In the third episode of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series you'll meet Shariq Yosufzai, Chevron’s Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Relations. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Ed Cussler: Doing a World of Good

In the second episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast features Ed Cussler, Distinguished Institute professor at the University of Minnesota. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Cultivate and Sustain Motivation

July
2018
Career Catalyst
Chris Helbling
Motivation can be nebulous, appearing and then simply disappearing. In a team environment, it is vital that you ensure it stays put to drive results and reach goals.

Decision and Risk Analysis for Projects

eLearning (online) Course
Improve the quality of your project decisions by employing a disciplined approach to decision-making including the assessment of risks.

Conflict Management

Archived Webinar
Oct 19, 2016
Conflict making your work day difficult? Learn how the best chemical engineers manage it. In 60 minutes, you’ll examine what conflict is, common reasons underlying conflict and why managing it...

Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Kata for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2016
Involved in or leading improvement initiatives? Gain a quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma tools and how to put them to work for you. In this 60-minute introduction, you’ll gain insight into several...

Making Process Safety Personal - Engaging the Front Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
The front line is instrumental in implementing process safety, Yet they are rarely engaged in meaningful process safety discussions. We tend to...

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...

Planning and Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

Archived Webinar
Aug 5, 2015
Performance appraisals are an essential part of any supervisor’s position whether they have one or many direct reports. However, most managers dread the thought of conducting formal (often annual)...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some...

Building Trust - A Key Leadership Skill

Archived Webinar
Oct 1, 2014
We discuss what it means to be a trustworthy leader, how to build trust within teams, and what are the best behaviors to maintain trust within your team. The ability to build trust within your team...

How to Influence the Organization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
Process Safety professionals are typically not in the line management organization. Instead, they serve as engineering team members, corporate staff...

Finding Your Grail, the Beyonce Turn, and Career Satisfaction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
The Women's Intiatives Committee (WIC) luncheon features keynote speaker Cheryl Teich. Cheryl is talking about her career path, obstacles she had...

Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is "Commitment to Process Safety." A...

Innovation in Improving Performance

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2013
This webinar focuses on ideas for improving the performance of individuals who work in industrial settings.

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.

Solutions for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Archived Webinar
Jan 30, 2013
This presentation focuses on the critical components of a truly sustainable operation . . . safety, environment, energy, capital management, and asset productivity.

Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking

Archived Webinar
Oct 24, 2012
Have you ever examined another person's solution to a problem and found yourself frustrated and asking yourself "What were they thinking?" when you realize that the person's actions actually...

Working Across Distances: The Challenge of Global Teams

Archived Webinar
Oct 17, 2012
Teamwork can be challenging, especially when a project involves people in multiple locations or time zones, and of various cultural backgrounds. This webinar lays the groundwork for practicing...

Working Across Cultures

Archived Webinar
May 4, 2011
This webinar provides guidelines for operating successfully in different cultural settings, with an emphasis on project management.

Guiding Organizational Change

Archived Webinar
Feb 2, 2011
This session explores and integrates both organizational and individual aspects of change and transition. It will be of interest to those seeking to progress in their career regardless of discipline...

Leadership Lessons from Our Founding Fathers

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
The founding fathers demonstrated important leadership lesions during the development of the United States in the late 1700’s that should not be forgotten. These “servant leaders” placed their...

Chemical Industry Leadership Challenges

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2010
The chemical industry is faced with many challenges including geographic shifts in the location of manufacturing, rising volatile energy costs, a larger role of state-owned entities, security threats...

Managing Innovation in ConocoPhillips R&D

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
ConocoPhillips was formed in 2002 and it developed several approaches to developing a robust R&D portfolio. These initiatives were launched to...

Tic-Tac-Toe Strategic Planning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
The Tic-Tac-Toe Approach to Strategic Innovation Planning When we study the history and trends of technology development across a wide spectrum of...

A "Virtuous" Approach to Ethics in Engineering

Archived Webinar
Oct 14, 2009
This webinar seeks to promote thinking more clearly and professionally about ethics by cultivating a clearer sensitivity about situations that have ethical dimensions, as well as a more explicit...

Minimize the Pain of Change and Maximize Your Results

Archived Webinar
May 20, 2009
Although leaders and managers often have the best intentions, they can set a change initiative up to fail without being aware of the danger signs. Jeanenne LaMarsh, CEO and Founder of LaMarsh &...

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2008
Beyond the basic technical competencies of our discipline, what are our priorities as engineers? This seminar explores this question, and thus establishes the foundations of engineering ethics and...

Leadership Q&A: A CEO’s Role in Corporate Culture

May
2017
Leadership Q&A
Trinseo, a global chemical materials producer with 2016 revenues of $3.7 billion, was formed in 2010 from the sale of four business units of Dow Chemical. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo has combined the assets and technologies of those businesses...

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