Developing the Effective Technical Leader

Short Course: Developing the Effective Technical Leader

You can take this short course online or in-residence on the Bloomington, Indiana campus. Participants will receive verification of their completion of the short course program. This is not a certificate course.

Format: This course will be delivered on three consecutive days on the beautiful Bloomington, Indiana campus. Evening sessions will provide expanded exposure to additional key leadership concepts, such as interpersonal communication, product realization, and diversity and inclusion.

Pricing: $1,890 short course fee. Included are meals, parking, plus two evening sessions. NOTE: Lodging is not included. Register now. 

  • NEW—15% discount available for groups of three people or more from the same company.
  • 50% off for Kelley School of Business alumni.
  • Discounts are also available for Kelley staff. 
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Upcoming Dates

Spring 2022 Short Course

April 5 to 7 in Bloomington, IN

Peter A. DeLisle

Peter A. DeLisle, PhD has extensive experience helping engineers and other technical professionals learn how to integrate interpersonal and business skills into more effective management and leadership practices. His human resources experience includes roles at two high-tech firms—operating division personnel manager at Hewlett Packard, and vice president for human resources at Convex Computer Corporation. He served as a program manager and senior associate at the Center for Creative Leadership, and as an organizational development consultant to the National Science Foundation.

Over the last 25 years, he has worked extensively with engineers, architects, computer scientists, and a broad range of technical managers and professionals. He was the first holder of the Severns Chair in Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has worked with several nationally recognized colleges of engineering to design curriculum to assist engineers and engineering students in developing critical leadership competencies.

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