Engineering Leadership Survey

Join us in tomorrow’s discoveries

Our research team has spent over 18 months conducting and analyzing focus groups and interviews with engineers across all organizational levels from junior to senior management, and our preliminary findings suggest that engineers do, in fact, conceive of leadership uniquely and enact leadership uniquely. This finding has important practical applications for professional development in the workplace as well as curricula and programming in universities.

Learn more about the ELP and our findings.

The next phase of the research will identify specific leadership characteristics of individual engineers through our online survey. The results will provide you with information on how your engineers self-identify along the three orientations in our model of engineering leadership. This nuanced understanding will allow you to better position your engineers for success. It will also help you identify ways to increase effectiveness in your recruitment, retention, and professional development programs. The survey will require a modest time commitment⎯less than 20 minutes per engineer⎯but will have lasting impact.

As a partner enterprise you will receive:

  • A report on our leadership orientation findings for individuals and for the company. We will include industry benchmark comparators.
  • A debrief on your company’s results to discuss strategic insights and prospects for enhancing engineering leadership development in your company.
  • Access to your organization’s data for further analysis and interpretation.
  • Communications material to support your roll out of the online survey to your engineers.
  • One-year membership in our ELP Community of Practice, a U of T-led network of professionals engaged in engineering leadership and leadership development. There will be two workshops at U of T where your professional development/HR team can hear about the latest research and evidence-based, practical methodologies from our faculty.


To learn more about becoming a partner enterprise, please contact:

Professor Doug Reeve, Director
Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
University of Toronto
416.978.2543 |