Elevating and Activating Leader Character Alongside Competence
Good leadership is a function of competencies, character and the commitment to doing the hard work of leadership. In this workshop Dr. Mary Crossan will talk about what it takes to activate leader character and how it contributes to sustained excellence for individuals and organizations. Contrary to popular beliefs character can be defined, assessed and developed. Anchored in quality of judgment, the dimensions of character include Courage, Drive, Transcendence, Justice, Accountability, Humility, Humanity, Collaboration, Integrity and Temperance. Consider that strength of character, such as with the dimension of Integrity, is often simply assumed in the professions, but unfortunately there is little training to actually develop character.
Professor Crossan will describe an initiative with the Western Engineering Formula Race team designed to elevate character alongside competence that enabled the team to move from 45th in the world to top 10 out of 500 FSAE teams within just one year. She will also describe educational initiatives focused on developing character and address why it is critical for both educators and the stakeholders they engage.
Mark your calendars for our other seminars:
|Date/Time||Location||Speaker(s)||Institutional Affiliation||Seminar Title|
|October 17, 2018|
|GB202||Tracey Adams||Western University||Organizations, Autonomy, and Ethical Conduct: The Experiences of Ontario Engineers and Engineering Degree Holders|
|November 29, 2018|
|WB215||Meg Handley||Penn State University||Informing Engineering Leadership Curriculum Through Applied Research|
|January 23, 2019|
|GB202||Donna Riley||Purdue University||TBA|
|March 6, 2019|
|GB202||Juan C. Lucena and Jessica Smith||Colorado School of Mines||Engineering Leadership Redefined: From Social Justice to Social Responsibility|
|WB215||Lesley Foulds||Women, Engineering, and Leadership: Tracing the Past and Imagining the Future|