ITE’s Experiencewith LeadershipDevelopment                  Becky White, PTP                          Sain Associates, Inc...
Presentation Outline   SDITE Leadership Program       Background       Approach       Program Overview   Personal Exp...
What Is SDITE?   Southern District Institute of Transportation    Engineers   Nine Southeastern States      Alabama     ...
Key Question What’s keeping our members from becoming more-effective leaders? Too busy to figure out how to do better?
Background Outcome of SDITE 2010 Strategic Plan Two member surveys -- compelling  need!       86% indicated leadership ...
What’s Different? First known ITE Leadership Program Overview, practical, and “how to” training Based on members needs...
Pilot Session GoalsLeadership Team facilitates workshops in each Section for 12-15 upcoming leaders                   Low...
First Pilot ProgramParticipants In TheGeorgia Sessions
SDITE Approach Provide a clear road map Condensed reading materials Engaging - dialogue / shared experiences Facilitat...
AL Section PilotProgram
NC Section Pilot Program
Program Overview   Leadership Overview   Five Key Leadership Characteristics   Eight Core Management Practices
Key Leadership Characteristics                             Creating a    Having a Positive       Shared Vision       Influ...
Core Management Practices   Conducting Effective Meetings   Communicating Effectively   Building Effective Relationship...
“The Results”   “The SDITE leadership program was    incredibly motivational and has armed me    with excellent tools to ...
Personal Observations   A retreat type setting is helpful   Small groups support interaction and    relationship buildin...
What’s Next International ITE Task Force to adapt  program for use nationally Alabama Section ITE to host the  program f...
Leadership development may be  a long and winding road . . .
. . . but the view is worth it!
Open Discussion Do you agree that Leadership Training is  an under served need among engineering  professionals? Do prof...
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    1. 1. ITE’s Experiencewith LeadershipDevelopment Becky White, PTP Sain Associates, Inc. ASCE Monthly Luncheon December 2, 2010
    2. 2. Presentation Outline SDITE Leadership Program  Background  Approach  Program Overview Personal Experiences Open Discussion
    3. 3. What Is SDITE? Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers Nine Southeastern States Alabama Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Composed of Transportation Professionals from Private & Public Sectors (Engineers & Planners)
    4. 4. Key Question What’s keeping our members from becoming more-effective leaders? Too busy to figure out how to do better?
    5. 5. Background Outcome of SDITE 2010 Strategic Plan Two member surveys -- compelling need!  86% indicated leadership development is training needed  60% did not know where to get training  72% indicated ITE should establish a leadership program SDITE Board Mandate → establish a program! Volunteers prepared training materials
    6. 6. What’s Different? First known ITE Leadership Program Overview, practical, and “how to” training Based on members needs Focused on outcomes and application Developed by experienced/committed volunteers (SDITE Leadership Oversight Team)
    7. 7. Pilot Session GoalsLeadership Team facilitates workshops in each Section for 12-15 upcoming leaders Low Attendees motivated to acquire Cost! leadership skills and willing to facilitate future workshops 2-3 year results: 100-200 future SDITE leaders with a road map, ITE passion, and ownership of leadership development
    8. 8. First Pilot ProgramParticipants In TheGeorgia Sessions
    9. 9. SDITE Approach Provide a clear road map Condensed reading materials Engaging - dialogue / shared experiences Facilitated by senior SDITE leaders Team building / program ownership (Importance of Section Champions) Emphasis on implementation and evaluation
    10. 10. AL Section PilotProgram
    11. 11. NC Section Pilot Program
    12. 12. Program Overview Leadership Overview Five Key Leadership Characteristics Eight Core Management Practices
    13. 13. Key Leadership Characteristics Creating a Having a Positive Shared Vision InfluenceDeveloping New Creating Leaders Positive Change Demonstrating Character
    14. 14. Core Management Practices Conducting Effective Meetings Communicating Effectively Building Effective Relationships with Elected Officials Creating Vision and Action Plans Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders Mentoring Others Evaluating Leadership Effectiveness
    15. 15. “The Results” “The SDITE leadership program was incredibly motivational and has armed me with excellent tools to be a more effective leader” “Excellent program to develop and improve ITE members to become leaders and to give something back to ITE” “Leadership training had been sorely lacking in our profession…something that is absolutely necessary for success in our careers”
    16. 16. Personal Observations A retreat type setting is helpful Small groups support interaction and relationship building A mix of young and seasoned professionals is best Allow time for dialogue and “war stories” Multiple smaller sessions are better than one marathon session Learning that isn’t internalized won’t be retained The true test of effectiveness is changed
    17. 17. What’s Next International ITE Task Force to adapt program for use nationally Alabama Section ITE to host the program for ALDOT in December & January Other Sections in SDITE to host program for members during 2011
    18. 18. Leadership development may be a long and winding road . . .
    19. 19. . . . but the view is worth it!
    20. 20. Open Discussion Do you agree that Leadership Training is an under served need among engineering professionals? Do professional organizations like ASCE have a duty or opportunity to provide leadership training? How can young professionals best tap into the wisdom and experience of senior professionals?

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