Meeting/Event Information

Effective Leader Communication

January 23, 2020
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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3500 Parkway Lane, Suite 500
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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Speaker: David Low, City of Sandy Springs & France Campbell, AECOM


What skills do I need to develop to become an effective transportation professional?  

There are many qualities and skills an individual needs to become an effective transportation professional and to have a successful career.  Transportation is dynamic so it needs people who can work across disciplines, with others, and continually adapt to new challenges. In your transportation career we should focus on developing a variety of skills including technical competence, communications skills and leadership skills.

When professionals were asked which skills were most challenging, communications consistently ranked at the top.

The Georgia Section is offering a two part course in Effective Leader Communications developed by Dr. Beverly Langford for the SDITE Workforce Development Committee and the Leadership Development Program.  Part 1 is an introduction and overview at the October monthly meeting.  Part 2 will be presented at an event in January.  The intended audience is all of the Georgia Section ITE membership.

Effective Leader Communications

Leadership and communications are inextricably connected.  Since communications is the transfer of meaning, leaders must make sure they communicate in a way that makes their meaning clear.

The further you rise in an organization the less your technical skills alone will get you where you want to go.  Your ability to form lasting relationships will become determinants in your success.

“These are some of the soft skills that our members need. “  Richard Atkins, founder of the SDITE Leadership Development Program


Part 2 –  This is a deeper dive into Communications. (Part 1 was conducted at the October Monthly Meeting, Please note you did not need to attend the October Monthly Meeting to participate in this event!)

Our DISC Personality Assessment and Emotional Intelligence Profile affect the way we communicate
Message and Channel Strategy
Direct or Indirect Approach
Meaning Conveyed by Vocalics, Words and Body Language
Controlling Your Nonverbal Communications
How Leaders Gather Information
What Leaders Need to Know About Listening
Three Key Listening Skills
Reflecting Skills (Reflecting Meaning and Reflecting Emotions)
Effective Questions
What Not to Say
Role Play, Case Studies
Your Greatest Challenge
Your Task as a Leader
Suggested Reading List     

Lunch will be provided