LA-SP Engineering Leadership

LA-SP Engineering Leadership

  • Duration:
  • Investment: US$ 299.00

Must complete all lessons




Despite the fact that most engineers spend a major part of their careers in some leadership capacity or the other, the truth is that a vast majority of them are often dissatisfied with the transition from “engineer to leader”. Much of this frustration is caused by a lack of preparation and training. This is where the intensive and practical nature of this course assumes significance. It is designed in such a way that mid-level executives and technical professionals can easily update their leadership skills and position themselves to adopt a leadership role in their respective corporations.

This online course examines the importance of creating results through people, by starting with personal leadership and then growing to being a leader of people. The key components of effective leadership is the ability to develop, motivate and equip people by being able to communicate clearly, manage conflict, develop creativity and coach effectively. You will gain the knowledge and resources to immediately put these components into practice.



  • The ability to lead engineers and technical professionals
  • A valuable toolbox of skills and tools
  • Time management skills and steps that can double your team's productivity
  • Skills to make conflict work for you and not against you



  • Mid-level managers
  • Technical professionals
  • Those who want to update their leadership skills and position themselves to adopt a leadership role in their company
  • Operations, marketing, human resources and customer service executives
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders and technical professionals
  • First-line supervisors




  • Program introduction
  • How is leadership for engineers different?
  • Engineer to leader – changing paradigms
  • The leadership imperative
  • What is leadership?



  • What is personal leadership?
  • Cause and effect
  • Be > do > have
  • Setting goals
  • Time management
  • Life balance
  • Ten personality traits of exceptional leaders
  • Three stages of leadership influence
  • Essential skills for leadership
  • Personal leadership toolbox



  • Introduction
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Behavioural summary
  • Team building
  • Assessing styles
  • People smart toolbox
  • Skills application exercises



  • Introduction
  • Understanding how behavioural styles affect communication
  • The communication process
  • The power of questions
  • Active listening
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Tonality patterns
  • The power of rapport
  • Authentic interaction – the Johari window
  • The power of constructive feedback
  • Three basic styles of communication
  • Communication toolbox
  • Skills application exercises



  • Introduction
  • Sources of conflict
  • Five conflict management styles and when they are appropriate
  • Assessing your own conflict management style
  • Growing with constructive conflict and reducing destructive conflict
  • Collaboration as a way of life
  • Conflict management toolbox



  • Introduction
  • Principles of creativity
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Brain writing
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and problem solving toolbox



  • Introduction
  • Sport and the coaching model
  • Five areas of coaching
  • Performance centred coaching
  • The role of questions
  • Metaphor outlines
  • Useful coaching models/tools
  • Coaching toolbox




Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 299.00


John Piperides

BE Electrical


John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and improvement. He has held management positions in several manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been directly involved with industries including building management, pest control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection

Courses by this presenter

Name Level Release Date
SX-SP Practical SCADA Systems for Industry 14-09-2015
LA-SP Engineering Leadership 21-09-2015
AU-SP PLC's for Automation and Process Control 22-10-2015
PJ-SP People Management Skills for Engineers and Technicians 03-11-2015
COG-SP Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering in Oil and Gas 17-12-2015
CAW-SP Australian and New Zealand Electrical Wiring Standards - AS3000:2007 05-01-2016
LT-SP Tuning of Industrial Control Loops 15-01-2016
PM-SP Project Management 15-01-2016
SS-SP Safety Instrumentation Systems and Functional Safety for the Process Industries 28-01-2016
DIA1-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control 12-02-2016
DIA7-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Process Control 16-02-2016
BNI2-SP Industrial Instrumentation and Control for Non-Instrument Personnel 16-02-2016
DIA8-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Tuning of Industrial Control Loops 16-02-2016
BSQ-SP Fundamentals of Instrumentation, Process Control, PLCs and SCADA for Plant Operators and Other Non-Instrument Personnel 17-02-2016
DIA10-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - PLCs for Automation and Process Control 18-02-2016
DIA11-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians 18-02-2016
DIA-SP Specialized Engineering (Industrial Automation) 25-02-2016
BAU-SP Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers for Industry 25-02-2016
MCD1-SP Fundamentals of Process Measurement 25-02-2016
BCIIP-SP Relay Theory and Basic System Protection 16-03-2016
MCD4-SP Process Measurement - Hazardous Areas 04-05-2016
MCD2-SP Process Measurement - Use and calibration 04-05-2016
SAK-SP Swiss Army Knife of Videos on Engineering Skills 08-06-2016
LA2-SP Engineering Leadership - Personal leadership 21-09-2015
LA5-SP From Engineer to Leader - Conflict Management Skills 21-09-2015
LA6-SP From Engineer to Leader - Creativity and Problem Solving 21-09-2015
PJ4-SP People Management Skills - The Four Behavioural Styles 03-11-2015
PJ8-SP People Management Skills - Team Motivation 03-11-2015
PJ6-SP People Management Skills - Effective Communication 03-11-2015
PJ9-SPPeople Management Skills - Effective Time Management 03-11-2015
CAW3-SP Regulations of AS NZS 3000-2007 05-01-2016
SAK10 - Fundamentals of Specialised Engineering 05-07-2017
DEMO: SAK-SP Swiss Army Knife of Videos on Engineering Skills 08-06-2016


General Requirements:

No previous knowledge, experience or qualifications are required to undertake this course. People management skills are transferrable and invaluable; therefore, all those willing to improve their skillset are encouraged to register.