Problems Are Rarely 100% Technical

They require communication, connection, self-management, teamwork and collaboration

This is Part TWO of the three-part series.  In this part of the course, you'll develop self-management skills.  We often find it difficult to juggle life's bombardment of tasks.  Learn some key principles to prioritize your life and unlock time to focus on the things that matter.  Learn that a positive mindset has significant implications on your performance.  Apply a structure to set goals and stick to them.   We make decisions every day, but we're not taught a framework for making decisions.  Learn that here in Part 2 of the series.  Lastly, ethics and integrity build trust.  With trust, you can form lasting relationships to enhance your daily interactions and long-term success.  

This course is built for the technical professional.  We understand your work because we're in the technical field ourselves.  Our objective is to pass on tools and techniques that we wish we had earlier in our careers.  If you can incorporate these skills in your professional and personal life, you'll take better control of your time and commitments, set goals that stick, make decisions with confidence and endeavor to live a life of high integrity.

Part 2: Self-Management Skills

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Evaluate your time, improve efficiency and prioritize what matters. Establish a positive frame of mind and set goals in your career and life. Learn a framework to make decisions and avoid common pitfalls. Prioritize your ethics and integrity to build trust.

Course Content

  • 2

    Part 2 Introduction - Self-Management Skills

  • 3

    Time Management and Establishing Priorities

    • Introduction

    • Evaluate your time

    • Establish your priorities

    • Simplify, Reduce, Eliminate

    • Scheduling Priorities

    • Revise your calendar

    • Create and plan tasks

    • Execute tasks

    • Productivity, efficiency, quality, perfection

    • Conclusion

    • Quiz - Time Management

    • Resource - Weekly Calendar (Blank)

  • 4

    Mindset and Goal-Setting

    • Introduction and a Primer on Your Brain

    • What is Mindset?

    • Mindset - Belief Connection

    • How to Change Your Mindset

    • Mindset Foundations, Balance, and Resilience

    • Design Methodology

    • Goal Setting

    • A Vital Daily Habit and Conclusion

    • Quiz - Mindset and Goal-Setting

  • 5


    • Introduction to Decision-Making

    • How We Think

    • How We Make Decisions

    • Five-Step Decision-Making Process

    • Part 1 - Pitfalls of Decision-Making and Mitigation Techniques

    • Part 2 - Pitfalls of Decision-Making and Mitigation Techniques and Conclusion

    • Quiz - Decision-Making

    • Resource - Guide to Evaluate Options

  • 6

    Ethics and Integrity

    • Introduction

    • Ethics and Example Code of Ethics Statements

    • Integrity

    • Significance in Your Career and the 4R Framework

    • Examples - Design vs. Reality, Opinion, Mistake

    • Examples - Company Vehicle, Lunch, Excursion

    • Examples - Dollar Equivalent, Side Hustle

    • Safety Examples and Conclusion

    • Quiz - Ethics and Integrity

  • 7

    Part 2 Conclusion - Self-Management Skills

    • Part 2 Conclusion - Self-Management Skills

Your Instructor Team

Over 65 Years of Combined Professional Experience

Coach, Trainer, Mentor

Sage Hobbs

Sage’s passion for maximizing human potential and cultivating collaborative organizational cultures has led to over 20 years of experience working in both the public and not-for-profit sectors, as well as global companies. Her specialty is relational leadership and communication, enabling leaders and team members to create positive relationships and organizational cultures that ensure greater success and satisfaction. Sage holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. With extensive study of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sage brings an equity lens to all of her work. She’s comfortable facilitating uncomfortable conversations in order to support the growth and impact that her clients seek. Sage has quick ability to identify underlying challenges of an organization, which supports leaders and teams to make an even bigger impact in their communities, organizations, and the broader world. She’s also a mom of two, a cancer survivor, and a “retired” school counselor.

Retired Army Engineer, Program Manager and Instructor

Jason Toth

Jason Toth is a retired U.S. Army Engineer Officer with 20 years of experience as a combat and civil engineer leading infrastructure and heavy civil works projects. Jason led several US Army engineering organizations in rebuilding host-nation infrastructure overseas and partnered with federal, state and local government leaders to plan, design, build and repair infrastructure across the United States. As a professor at the United State Military Academy at West Point Jason taught eight courses and developed future engineer leaders of character. He has a passion for the leadership role that engineers have, infrastructure sustainability and resilience, building collaborative teams, and engineering education. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and master’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and geological engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla. Jason is a registered professional engineer and is currently the program manger for an international construction firm.

Senior Instructor

Matt Morris

Matt Morris is a registered professional engineer and has extensive experience in many aspects of the engineering and construction industry. He holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his roles as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force and a project manager for a major commercial general contractor, Matt has led over 160 projects totaling nearly $1 Billion. As a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado School of Mines, Matt has taught over 2,000 students through 16 different university courses plus thousands more students online.  Matt’s experience spans across many markets, including federal government, public works, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, laboratory, pharmaceutical, corporate, heavy civil and water conveyance. Additionally, Matt’s varied roles have enabled him to manage every phase of a project as an owner, contractor and designer.  Matt is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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