Seminar: Development of Leadership Skills

Development of Leadership Skills
IEEE Region 8 and Education Society, UKRI Chapter


Dr.Kurt R. Richter, Professor Emeritus
Graz University of Technology, Austria


Special Guest:
Dr.Charles Turner, Professor Emeritus
King’s College London, United Kingdom

This workshop will introduce participants into interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills. The format for the workshop is through interactive participation, using several exercises and case studies. The skills developed are appropriate for application in management or leadership positions in various types of organizations including business, industry or volunteer activities

An important part will deal with problem solution and co-operation with difficult team members by a proper involvement in the process of problem solving and decision making. In the workshop the different types of conflicts as well as various strategies and its consequences will be analyzed. Choosing the right team is a preventive measure to minimize the causes of conflicts and during controversial discussions it is important to have a team which acts as objectively as possible by keeping to the facts and weighing the consequences of the decisions. To select the right person for a position it is very useful to know and to categories its personality. Self-tests and its evaluation as well as case studies will help to understand a scheme of personality types presented.

Short Bio:

Kurt R. Richter, IEEE Life Fellow, graduated in Communication Engineering in 1958 and received his PhD 1961 from the Technical University Vienna (TUW), Austria. He was Professor at TUW before he became Full Professor for Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University Graz (TUG), Austria, in 1975. From 1984-1986 he was Dean of the Dep. of the Electrical Engineering Department. Since 2000 he is Professor Emeritus at TUG. From 1971 to 1973 he spent 2 years at NASA in USA. From 2009 to 2011 he lectured “Development of Leadership Skills” at the University of Passau, Germany. He was founding chairman of the IEEE Austria Section from 1979 – 1983 and 1991/1992 IEEE Director Region 8. Kurt Richter is a Corresponding Member or the Austria Academy of Sciences and Honorary Member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) . 2008 he received the IEEE EAB Meritorious Award for Continuing Education.

When: 19th March, 2014 (Wednesday), 14:00-18:00

Where: Room Eng 2.16, Engineering Building, Mile End Campus Queen Mary University of London London,E1 4NS

For Flyer please refer to: Flyer-for-R8-Workshop.pdf