Continuing Professional Development Courses
The YPC sponsors a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Course each year at the ASABE Annual International Meeting
"Project Teams - Have you reached your potential?"
Many of us find ourselves working in teams everyday, but
does your team have the "edge" it needs to be highly successful.
Participants will learn skills related to situational leadership
and utilizing diversity within your team. We will cover how to
create trust, respect, and open communication within your teams. We
will also discuss the three Laws of Teamwork: (1) The Law of the
Niche - challenge participants to evaluate their dream and the team
that will help them fulfill it. Think about new ways to build a
Dream Team. (2) Law of the Catalyst - Nine important
characteristics of a catalyst. Participants will be evaluated to
see if they possess characteristics that challenge others to be a
catalyst (3) Law of the Bad Apple - Facing the challenge of the
all-important attitude. Members will decide if they have a best
friend or an enemy in their attitude.
"Communication and Leadership in the
Workplace - Leveraging your Personality for
To assist participants to identify and utilize the strengths they
bring to the workplace, to appreciate and understand the strengths
others bring to the workplace and to create a personal strategy for
handling workplace challenges constructively and productively.
Presentation will include short lectures and discussions supported
by Power Point, individual, group and out-of-your-seat
"Effective Communication - Conveying information to
Technical and Non-Technical People"
Presentation Skills: Participants will learn keys to organizing,
preparing and presenting information. This includes visual aids,
do's and don'ts and speaking skills.
Speaking the Language: Participants will learn
how to make an effective technical presentation to other technical
people. A Different Language: Participants will learn how to
make an effective presentation to non-technical people.
Benefits: Employers of engineers nearly always identify the
same concern about their engineers: lack of good communication
skills. Attendees will learn speaking tips and techniques they can
implement immediately, and other suggestions for things to practice
and work on as they develop more effective technical communication
skills. Four continuing education units are credited for this