Introduction to "Soft Skills" Leadership & Professional Development
Professional Derailment: Lessons for Staying on Track
April 19, 2017 6:00pm Networking and Dinner, 7:00pm Lecture
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Building 1 (Lecture in Parsons Auditorium)
Presentation:Once an engineer achieves technical skills they must also have other skills. The challenges and complexity we face in our professional lives and our organizations can be compounded by the lack of self-awareness and the reality that “soft skills” matter. A “derailer” is a weakness that requires improvement if we are to realize our potential. The presenter will explore four categories of “derailers” that leaders and professionals risk in their career journey. Walk away with an action plan on how you will integrate “soft skills” into your professional career tool kit.
This action plan can be further developed and fine-tuned by attending the follow-on Workshop on Saturday, 22 April.
Space is Limited so Register Early (Separate Registration Required)
Speaker:Over the last 20 years Ms. Teresa Armstrong has presented this subject at various national conferences including the Women of Color (WOC) , Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Her current and past consulting/coaching clients include AHC Inc., Maryland Paving, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Marriott International, and the USO.
Advance Registration $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, and Students Free. Payments received after April 16th, add $5.
Professional Derailment: Improve “Soft Skills“ to Support Your Career Goals
The challenges and complexity we face in our professional lives and our organizations can be compounded by the lack of self-awareness and the reality that “soft skills” matter. During this session participants will focus on strategies to avoid trips and traps related to “derailers” that leaders and professionals risk in their career journey. This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of soft skills and how they are woven throughout your career. Gain practical insights, strategies, tools, and techniques for learning or improving a particular soft skills area you need.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch is included, $100 for INCOSE Members, $125 for Non-Members.
The Chesapeake Chapter in collaboration with the Washington Metro Area Chapter are pleased to offer a Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Exam at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Maryland. This Exam is being sponsored by Chesapeake Chapter and Washington Metro Area Chapter.
In October 2016, a number of our members were interested in taking the SEP Exam offered by the INCOSE Washington Metro Area Chapter. We supported our members by offering a free chartered bus for transportation to Virginia along with a light breakfast and lunch.
In response to interest expressed by our members to host an exam more local to our Chapter, we successfully arranged for the INCOSE Certification Program Manager, Ms. Courtney Wright, to travel to the Baltimore area to support our members to administer this exam.
This paper-based SEP Exam will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9:30am -11:30am, arrival by 9:00am and is open to INCOSE members only and non-members. If you are not currently an INCOSE member and wish to join, please register as a member Join INCOSE
NOTE: You may take this Exam without being a member of INCOSE. However, once you pass the Exam, you must become a member of INCOSE, and complete the Application Process with the required fees to become a Certified SEP.
You have two options in paying for the meeting dinners or events. If you have a PayPal account you can use it to pay using your account balance. If you don't have a PayPal account you can use PayPal to pay with any Debit or Credit Card.
Monthly Meeting Dinner Cost: Early Signup, INCOSE Members: $20; Guests: $25; Students: $10 if payment is received by the Friday before the dinner; Add to all catagories $5 for late payments. You can attend Lecture Only at no cost and you do not have to be member. Lectures start at 7PM.
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: A interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem.
Systems Engineering integrates all the disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Systems Engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs.
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