As an engineer, you know how important technical skills are for your career success. But have you considered the dubiously named, ‘soft’ skills, such as communication, collaboration, and leadership, in your professional development?
Soft skills are essential for engineers who want to succeed in their careers. Investing in them can pay dividends in the long run.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an essential part of an engineer’s career. So, it’s important to ensure that you are meeting your Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirements. Podcast-based learning is a convenient and effective way to earn PDHs and improve your soft skills. I mean, how great is PD that doesn’t add feel like a chore on your to-do list (high fives). World-class courses that can help you develop your soft skills and advance your career.
You work in a very technical industry. Effective communication is crucial whether you work in teams, present to stakeholders, or communicate complex ideas to non-technical audiences. By developing your communication skills, you can ensure that your ideas are heard and understood. And build strong relationships with colleagues and clients. (Listen to Gina Cody: Women in Engineering)
As you know by now, engineering projects are rarely completed alone. Collaboration is key to success in the engineering world. It requires strong interpersonal skills, such as teamwork, negotiation, and conflict resolution. By developing your collaboration skills, you can work more effectively in teams, build consensus, and achieve better results regardless of who is on your team. (Check out Temple Grandin’s module on Clever Engineering, Neurodiversity & Fixing The Skills Gap)
:Good leadership skills are essential for engineers who want to advance their careers and take on more senior roles. Engineers who can lead teams, manage projects, and inspire others are highly valued in the engineering world. By developing your leadership skills, you can position yourself for career success and make a greater impact on your organization. (Five-time TEDx speaker Bobby Umar shares his expertise in the module Creating Thought Leadership)
At LearnioCPD.com, you get access to wide range of engaging, conversational, podcast-based learning modules (PLM’s) that can help you develop your soft skills and earn mandatory PDHs. Turn up the volume, turn off the screen, enjoy learning.
Podcasts can’t work as Professional Development, right?
Most podcasts probably don’t. But these are designed specifically for that purpose We call them Podcast Learning Modules.
Every module is researched, designed and vetted by our team (including an award-winning science journalist) in collaboration with our world-class experts to give engineers great PD.
What are the essential soft skills for career success? Ethics, DEI, creativity and entrepreneurship, to name a few. Not to mention even more technical modules on everything from AI to seismic concrete construction to tower crane safety.
The convenience of podcast-based learning means you can confidently get your PD hours on your commute, walking the dog or working out. You can access our courses anytime, anywhere, and earn PDHs at your own pace, making it easy to fit professional development into your busy schedule.
Investing in your soft skills is an essential part of your professional development as an engineer. By developing your communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, you can position yourself for career success and make a greater impact on your organization. We’ve got a handy trial membership you can check out for free which allows you to access two complementary hours, or upgrade to Premium for an all access annual membership that is less than a dollar a day. We’re revolutionizing the Professional Development space.
PS if you have multiple engineers on your team we offer group discounts.
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