In this episode, I talk about how to balance professional development activities while effectively managing or leading your team as a geotechnical engineer. You can view the video version for this episode here.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How to Balance Professional Development with Team Leadership as a Geotechnical Engineer
- Continuous professional development provides exposure to cutting-edge research and industry trends, benefiting individual geotechnical engineers and their teams.
- Strategic delegation and trust empower team members while managing responsibilities and pursuing professional development.
- Effective communication and regular check-ins maintain team cohesion during periods of professional development.
- A supportive environment that encourages growth and knowledge-sharing promotes a culture of continuous learning within the team.
- Providing resources and training opportunities supports the professional growth of team members.
- Collaborative development activities strengthen team bonds and facilitate collective learning.
- Leading by example by actively engaging in professional development inspires and motivates team members to do the same.
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About the Host: Jared M. Green, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Jared, originally from southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering in 2001 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He later went on to attain his M.S. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Focus) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign, in 2002. In 2003, he began working in the New York City office of Langan. He has since become a Principal / Vice President and is one of the owners of this international land development engineering consulting firm. After 15 years at Langan, Jared moved to the Philadelphia office and is one of the geotechnical practice leaders in that office.
Jared is a consultant and team leader who also enjoys mentoring young engineers and first-generation college students. He has been instrumental in increasing the number of pre-college students who are interested in STEAM majors and fields. He strives to make complex engineering topics relatable and understandable to people new to the field and to people who are completely unfamiliar with engineering. Jared and his family currently reside in Flemington, New Jersey. He and his wife have three energetic, inquisitive, and awesome children. You can connect with Jared here.
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To your success,
Jared M. Green, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Host of The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast