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2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

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) performance appraisals. In this webinar, we review the essential elements in preparing and conducting...

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 compounded the problem rather than solving it. In this webinar, the presenters will first define the problem...

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 effective global teamwork when working across cultures and/or distances.

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.

Effective Delegation

Archived Webinar
Mar 21, 2012
Learn principles for successful delegation, applying to professionals in industry, academic, and government sectors.

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Whether you are getting ready to graduate with your chemical engineering degree, you are currently unemployed, or you are looking for a new technical challenge, learn about a number of tools AIChE has designed to support you in your job search.

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.

Job Search Strategies

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2011
Searching for a job is usually a full time job. Job searches can be both voluntary and involuntary but usually involve the investment of a significant amount of time. Professor Wickramasinghe has worked both in industry and at different state universities. In this webinar he describes some of the...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities & precious metals, and ways to maximize your investments over the long-term.

Dining Etiquette in Asia

Archived Webinar
Jul 13, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in Asia. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics. Due to a recording error, the video screen appears at a reduced size. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining Etiquette in South America

Archived Webinar
Jul 11, 2011
Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

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.

Put Your Compensation To Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 28, 2011
Michael Pascarella with Ameriprise Financial will outline how to leverage compensation from your employer and build for your goals

Dining Etiquette -- Europe

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in various countries in Europe. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2011
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...

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 or position in an organization.

Successful Interviewing Techniques

Archived Webinar
Jan 21, 2011
This video will focus on what to do to make an interview successful. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, get extensive advice on what to do and not to do during your interview, and learn what steps to take following the interview.

How to Get a Job in a Small Company

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2011
This video will give you lessons on how to target small companies, where to network, and what you need to do to be prepared to tackle your job search and interview.

Investing in 2011

Archived Webinar
Nov 3, 2010
Market woes are just the beginning to managing your portfolio and goals. Now, we have new taxes going into effect which will impact your income potential. So, what can you do with your portfolios to manage the new tax environment? We look at specific investments, as well as, investment strategies...

The Future of Chemical Engineering

Archived Webinar
Oct 7, 2010
Hank will discuss the key role of science and technology as well as how we may need to change the way that we look at our careers and the skills we will need for future success.

The Tic-Tac-Toe of Strategic Planning with TRIZ

Archived Webinar
Jun 16, 2010
This webinar demonstrates several of these lines of evolution and shows how using them in a simple 9-Box structure can provide insights into competitive activities, strategic planning, and technology forecasting.

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...

Opportunities for Leadership Roles in Graduate School

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Top educators in the chemical engineering field will discuss how leadership development is addressed through the ChE undergraduate and graduate curriculum and experience. The panelists will discuss strategies for developing engineers into leaders, how these strategies can be improved and more...

How to Shoot a Torpedo: Military/Industry Leadership Similarities and Contrasts

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Effective leadership styles must be varied depending on the situation and perspective of those involved. The disciplined control structure used by a US Navy submarine commander creates an efficient, cohesive fighting unit ready for rapid deployment in critical situations. Industry leadership styles...

Emergency Response Leadership: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire!

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Leadership during true acute emergency situations (fires, explosions, chemical releases, and natural disasters) goes far beyond the immediate Incident Command structure. Emergency response might not seem to involve leadership at all, but can make the all the difference between a distraction and a...

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 collective desire to have a functioning democratic republic ahead of their personal ambitions and...

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, and increasingly stringent health, safety, and environmentally concerns. Addressing these...

Bridging the Generation Gap

Archived Webinar
Feb 17, 2010
This interactive session focuses on concrete ways to minimize conflict, maximize communication and build productivity in a multigenerational workplace.

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.

TRIZ: Patterns of Invention and Resolving Engineering Contradictions

Archived Webinar
Oct 28, 2009
This webinar provides an overview and introduction to “TRIZ” (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving”), a “left brained” problem solving process based on patterns of invention in the global patent literature. As opposed to “right brained” approaches such as brainstorming, CPS, and DeBono techniques,...

The AIChE Endorsed Professional Liability Plan (Part 2)

Archived Webinar
Oct 22, 2009
This webinar is Part 2 of a 2-part series, presented by Kelly M. Jarvis, Account Executive, and Henry CiFuentes, Assistant Vice President of Hays Companies. For close to seven years, AIChE has joined forces with the service team at Hays Companies, a broker that recognized the specific needs of the...

The AIChE Endorsed Professional Liability Plan (Part 1)

Archived Webinar
Oct 20, 2009
This webinar is Part 1 of a 2-part series, presented by Richard Kissel, Counsel to the Plan, and Henry CiFuentes, Assistant Vice President of Hays Companies. For close to seven years, AIChE has joined forces with the service team at Hays Companies, a broker that recognized the specific needs of the...

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 approach to ethical reasoning and logic.

Progressing in Your Organization

Archived Webinar
Aug 19, 2009
You are beginning to establish yourself in your organization and now are ready to progress further, perhaps ready to take on additional responsibilities or move into a new role. What steps do you need to take to build a foundation for longer term success? Find the answers in this webinar with Dr...

Dealing with Difficult People

Archived Webinar
Aug 5, 2009
In this webinar, Professor Douglas Ludlow shares his insight and advice about how to deal with difficult people.

Six Sigma for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jul 8, 2009
This short introduction to the basics of Six Sigma highlights the most important features of this methodology and summarize the major variants in use by industry. The main part of the webinar focuses on Six Sigma protocols and tools that are most useful for the practicing chemical engineer. This...

What Does It Take To Be A Successful Consultant?

Archived Webinar
Jun 17, 2009
This webinar begins with a look at what independent consulting is. Not everyone has the same understanding or expectations for consulting, so success may be measured in different ways. As a consultant who has worked independently for more than ten years and served more than 120 different clients,...

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