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Innovation and Leadership Development in the ECE Curriculum. ECEDHA July 2010. Objectives. Demonstrate need for innovation and leadership development in ECE curriculum Give examples of Lehigh University approaches using experiential learning Enterprise Systems Center Leadership Lab
Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transition
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National Academy of Engineering
There is a “call for us to educate technically proficient engineers who are broadly educated, see themselves as global citizens, can be leaders in business and public service, and who are ethically grounded… These include such traits as strong analytical skills, creativity, ingenuity, professionalism, and leadership.”
National Science Board“
“In addition to analytic skills…companies want engineers with passion; life long learning skills; systems thinking; an ability to innovate; an ability to work in multicultural environments; an ability to understand the business context of engineering; interdisciplinary skills; communication skills; and an ability to change.”
John McGlade, CEO, Air Products and Chemicals
Leadership is the biggest differentiator and specifically, how one tactically balances their knowledge, capabilities, leadership, interpersonal skills, global experiences, and team building skills.”
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Leadership Skill Assessments:
Beyond the Valley of Kings - Team Adventure®
Campbell Leadership Discriptor®
DISC Personal Profile System®
Leadership Practices Inventory®
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
Personal Style Inventory®
Tall Ships: Building Effective Teams®
"Whole Brain Approach to Leadership Styles"®
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Over 100 companies; 400+ projects since inception
“The Enterprise Systems Center approach to student projects is more effective than other schools. Its use of layered mentoring and commitment to deliverables adds value to the relationship.” Rusty Moore, Plant Manager, Kraft Foods, Inc.
“The innovative approach to combining EE and IE processes to energy reduction resulted in six-figure annual savings with no capital investment in a LEEDS Gold plant!.”Peter Rittenhouse, Supply Chain Director, Nestle Waters, NA.
“Students must differentiate themselves along the lines of leadership skills, interpersonal skills, broad (global) experiences and teambuilding skills. Leadership is the single biggest differentiator and is uniquely taught in the Leadership Lab.John McGlade, CEO, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.