SELM Workshop Comparison and analysis of leadership and management competencies in first year engineering design courses

  • 12/15/2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)
  • Zoom, the link will be sent to you in your registration email


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Please join the SELM SIG for it’s December workshop, featuring Dr. Marnie Jamieson, P.Eng.,  Teaching Professor and William and Elizabeth Magee Chair in Chemical Engineering Design, University of Alberta, and Dr. John Donald, P.Eng., Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of Guelph.


This workshop describes the application of a Leadership Management Development Model (LMDM) to assess the intentional development of leadership and management competences in the first year engineering design curriculum at the University of Alberta and the University of Guelph.  Using the LMDM, developed by the authors, first-year course activities were captured and mapped to leadership and management frameworks, and categorized according to the CEAB Graduate Attributes. The two first-year engineering design course syllabi were compared and analysed on many aspects (e.g., self-leadership, societal impacts, relationship management) and supported by a series of comparative charts and tables based on the LMDM.

The authors will present the preliminary results, which indicate the model is effective at capturing and comparing engineering leadership and management functional coverage in the engineering curriculum. This information provides relevant insights, both within and between programs, that can act as an evidenced-based frame for improving the courses with respect to leadership and management development content.

Ultimately the authors hope the framework can help engineering programs develop, plan, and assess undergraduate professional and contextual skill development in learning activities and the curriculum. We hope to support the development of non-technical engineering skills at the same level and rigour as technical skills.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marnie Jamieson ( or John Donald ( ).

Box 63, 5707 St Peters Rd

St Peters Bay, PE  C0A 2A0

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