Personal development and leadership training

Enhance your professional competencies

Good chemical and process engineers should have strong technical and non-technical skills, but the latter can easily be neglected.

Demonstrable interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are an important part of an application for Chartered Membership too. Our personal development and leadership training courses can help you develop your non-technical skills across a range of topics. All the courses below have been written specifically for the chemical and process engineering community, and are delivered by Chartered Chemical Engineers.

We offer online and face-to-face courses, and can also deliver customised in-company training, both virtually and in person. Content be customised to address company needs and operational processes as required.

Creativity for Chemical Engineers

This course analyses the entire creative, problem-solving process, whilst introducing techniques that can be used to define problems, generate ideas, remove blocks to creative-thinking and implement effective solutions. Find out more >>

An abridged version of this course is also available online.

Effective Communication for Engineers

This course provides practical advice on how to successfully communicate through formal writing, emails, telephone and face-to-face interactions, as well as examining how to design and deliver compelling presentations. Part of the course is also devoted to developing assertiveness and confidence, in addition to overcoming presentation nerves. Find out more >>

An abridged version of this course is also available online.

Effective Technical Writing

This course provides guidance through each step of the writing process. From identifying target audiences and their needs, to planning, structuring, and presenting final documents. It is ideal for anyone wanting to produce accessible written materials on a technical topic. Find out more >>

An abridged version of this course is also available online.

Leadership of Remote Engineering Teams

This interactive online course aims to provide a solid foundation of core skills for effective leadership of remote engineering teams. It explores the challenges and opportunities of remote leadership, how to build trust, team coherence and engagement, how to provide structure, support and motivation, and effective planning and communication methods. Find out more >>

Management Skills for Engineers and Scientists

This interactive course enables engineers to understand the skill and behavioural shift required when leading their new team efficiently. It provides direction of how to manoeuvre from a technical background, to a position of authority and leadership. Find out more >>

Mentoring for Chemical Engineers

This practical course will coach you how to apply a range of mentoring concepts, approaches and techniques, in order to guide new fellow recruits and junior engineers. You will also develop skills enabling you to mentor senior engineers, who are undergoing changes in job responsibilities, as well as guiding colleagues working towards Chartered status. Find out more >> 

An abridged version of this course is also available online.