Establishing a Creative Engineering Culture Online Training Series

Date From: 17 October 2017
Date To: 31 October 2017
Location: Worldwide
Description: Creativity is at the heart of engineering, and is essential for developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to complex problems. Creative approaches are less effective if they are adopted by a few individuals. Real benefit is to be found wherever a creative culture prevails within an organisation. Establishing a creative culture in an engineering organisation takes more than installing some funky chairs, a football table and a suggestion scheme.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534431
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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Overview

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Creativity is at the heart of engineering, and is essential for developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to complex problems. Creative approaches are less effective if they are adopted by a few individuals. Real benefit is to be found wherever a creative culture prevails within an organisation. Establishing a creative culture in an engineering organisation takes more than installing some funky chairs, a football table and a suggestion scheme.

This modular online training course considers four key questions:

1. How might we characterise organisational culture?

2. What cultural factors are associated with creative problem solving?

3. How can we change organisational culture from the top down?

4. How can we change organisational culture from the bottom up?

The modules, each around 60 minutes in length, are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

Special note: Recordings are available if you can't make or miss a module.

Why creativity is important for engineers

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The specification requires engineers to demonstrate the design and development of processes, systems, services and products, including the ability to identify problems and apply appropriate methods to identify causes and achieve satisfactory solutions

 What's included in the series?

  • two 60-minute modules
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • four digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

Module 1:  Organisational culture and creativity

  • characterising organisational culture
  • measuring organisational culture and creativity
  • Factors associated with a creative culture
  • neuroscience/psychology context for a creative culture
  • Q&A and FAQs

 

Module 2: Changing organisational culture

  • top-down changes towards a creative culture
    • a. Learning from success and failure of others
    • b. Inspiration and motivation
  • bottom-up changes towards a creative culture
    • a. Establishing allies
    • b. Taking the initiative
  • Q&A and FAQs

Online training schedule - each module approximately 60 minutes

Module 1 - 17 October 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 2 - 31 October 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Fees

Single module fee: £99 + VAT (available as recordings)

Full course (2 modules): £149 + VAT (available as recordings)

Software

The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 

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You are advised to join the online training session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Presenter

Dr Jamie Cleaver PhD, CEng FIChemE, consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of non-technical skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey. 

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training, and identify the specific skills required. 

His skills training is enhanced by direct experience as an employee with BP, Cargill, Air Products and by several consultancy roles.

Jamie is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended."  UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with."  SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential."  Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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Mentoring for Chemical Engineers Online Series

Effective Communication for Engineers Online Series

Effective Technical Writing Online Series

CPD Recording Information2 CPD hours

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): 1 hour per module

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

New CPD verification process from 2017. IChemE (in line with Engineering Council requirements) will be checking a random sample of Chartered Members’ and Fellows’ CPD records. More details online.

IChemE member? Log your CPD via mycareerpath

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).