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Short Courses

Friday, October 12

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Women in Engineering

Join your colleagues in an interactive session focused on topics impacting women in our profession. The workshop kicks off with a presentation by Stephanie Slocum, author of She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of Your Dreams. Participants will then break into small groups to discuss topics such as bias, negotiating, and ally-ism, how these are relevant to the industry, and how to engage these topics in the workplace. The session will close with a panel of senior women in the industry discussing how they see these topics unfolding in the profession and ways we can continue to work to progress our industry to be more inclusive and equitable.  This session is open to all ASCE membership.

Essential Success Enabling Skills™ - Clearly Communicate Through Writing

Well-developed writing skills set engineers apart and enable career success. Unfortunately, most engineers lack essential writing skills. This short course, based upon the Academic Competencies tier of the Engineering Competency Model, will focus on how to organize your thoughts, proper mechanics, and the tone of professional writing. Topics include:

  • How to create emails, letters, and reports that communicate effectively
  • Use of standard syntax, sentence structure, and grammar
  • How to create legible handwritten communications
  • The use of plain, appropriate language for the intended audience

Most importantly, participants will learn how to communicate professionally and courteously, showing insight, perception, and depth in their writing. Attend this short course to master your professional writing skills.

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