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Establishing a Creative Engineering Culture

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 2

Price £149 + VAT

Overview

On demand course

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.

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
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes (on request)

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
  • FAQs

Module 2: Changing organisational culture

  • Top-down changes towards a creative culture
    • Learning from success and failure of others
    • Inspiration and motivation
  • Bottom-up changes towards a creative culture
    • Establishing allies
    • Taking the initiative
  • FAQs

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £819 + VAT. Contact us for more information at courses@icheme.org.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Jamie Cleaver

Trainer

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 soft 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.

"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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